Tag Archives: ornamental elements

There is Always a Solution!!!

At times, working through the design process creates beautiful surfaces, but the back is less than desirable for a finished item. In some instances, this can be remedied by adding a backing of textured clay, silk screening etc.  When the … Continue reading

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Worth Exploring

Recently, I added an industrial heat gun to my arsenal of tools. I was singing its praises to one of the coordinators of a polymer group, when she requested that I demo its use…GULP!!! My expertise ends with clearing liquid … Continue reading

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From All Angles

For several years, I have been collecting ‘interesting’ cocktail napkins for use in a variety of applications…typically as a focal design.  After completing the transfer design process for these earrings, the backs needed something that would complement the front without … Continue reading

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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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Solar Inspirations

The latest prediction for eclipse visitors to South Carolina is approximately 2 million. Since Charleston is Travel & Leisure’s #1 city in the US, the Charleston Crafts Gallery should be very busy before and after. Several weeks ago, I started … Continue reading

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Surprises & Experiments

During our move in 2015, the supplies from two studies were combined. Aside from the duplicates, there were some pleasant surprises buried in the moving boxes i.e Dr. Ph. Martins Iridescent 11R Copper Plate Gold. This little one ounce bottle … Continue reading

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