Tag Archives: mixed media

Playful or Controlled

It is amazing how a minor tweak with an accent bead can move a necklace with identical components from controlled to playful. I have been eager to try a mix of ‘rock’ beads with the sea urchin spikes. Initially, I … Continue reading

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Experiments & Samples

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the studio doubles as a guest bedroom. In early August, my son and his family came for their annual beach vacation. So, the studio was the domain of my teenage grandsons for eight … Continue reading

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Off to the Publisher

My latest blog post was postponed because of the holidays and a January 15th deadline for the summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. While I can’t reveal the specifics, the photo is a sneak preview of the items that were submitted. I … Continue reading

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Live Does Interfere!!!

YIKES!!! Since we last met, there has been a hurricane, foot surgery, the fall show and Thanksgiving. While there has been plenty going on in the studio, I just couldn’t wrap my head around blogging…sorry!!! Pastels seem to be the rage … Continue reading

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Price Points & Neck Sizes

The idea of the Dots and Dashes collection grew out of the realization that I needed lower price points and adjustable neck sizes at the Charleston Crafts gallery. Our customers are eager to purchase from local artists and they come in … Continue reading

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Metals Studio

When we moved to our new home, I immediately set up the polymer studio in one of our guest bedrooms. The metals studio was another story. Location wasn’t the problem…we moved the worktable from Columbus and placed it in the … Continue reading

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Wire of Choice

My introduction to telephone wire as a design element was during a conversation with Kenya’s Gemini Desai. In Africa resources are scarce and materials are repurposed in a myriad of ways. The idea of using telephone wire in my designs did not materialize … Continue reading

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