I don’t usually wear pink…

So when I tinted a batch of River Rocks with burgundy-colored pigment from Rousillion and they baked up purplish-pink, I was disappointed! After letting them just sit in the “flow” for awhile, I noticed that they actually worked with some … Read More

Picture This

Well, we had our Wearable Art Show at Auburn Old Town Gallery and it was fun! Shown below, my River Rock necklaces as seen on a fellow artist and on the finished “Mimi.”

Mimi gets ready

She needed a bit of body work. More to come!

Rust to Riches Entries

I just entered this series into the General Gomez Arts & Event Center upcoming art show, “Rust to Riches” It’s going to be a great show! The focus is on automobiles and runs from July 2 – 30 in Auburn, … Read More

High Hand Champagne Reception

I’m presenting a new earring design for my door prize contribution to this fun event. “Protector” earrings are a polymer shield, wired to a lightweight metal frame for strength. Of course the winner may exchange them for another pair of … Read More

Hearts A’fire 2015

It’s time to display our hearts once again–the season of love. I’ve been inspired to do more metal work, beginning with this hammered metal and polymer “RA” style necklace. Comfy leather cord, on display at Auburn Old Town Gallery as … Read More

Large Buttons…

…and large spirit/story pendant. The pendant sold right away at Studios Tour. The buttons have gone to Tin Thimble, where I hope they find homes on beautiful felted garments. The large buttons are about 3″ in diameter.

Preparations

Here are the earrings I made from my last workshop. I love them! They are a polymer “quilt” made from my student’s cane slices. I cut the sheet up for these earrings. On Saturday November 1 we will be getting … Read More

Canes Galore

What fun we had at the cane swap. Next stop; assembly workshop on November 1 at Altamont Beads in Auburn.

Cane Swap Workshop

We’ll be building canes this Saturday and then swapping pieces of them! Click here to see my Pinterest page cane collection. We’ll be starting with two color palettes: These sketches are for coloring and experimenting before the workshop. Interested in … Read More

Street Fair Preparation

The first-time Art, Wine and Flower Street Fair in Old Town Auburn is one you won’t want to miss! I’ll be part of the event on Saturday, May 31 with some new pieces. Sneak preview here…

Roseville Rockers Treasures

I went to the gem and mineral show in Roseville today–what fun! I couldn’t resist a few stones. After all, they are the inspiration for much of my polymer work. I’m anxious to figure out how to use these beautiful … Read More

Tuxedo Dreams

Recently I learned of a shamanic belief about the Skunk. I’ve always had an affection for these beautiful and quiet creatures, and the story resonated with me. I never knew I might be able to consider an animal as my … Read More

Workshop Fun

What a good time we had at “Introduction to Polymer Clay.” Attendees want another workshop! Contact me if you are interested in joining us, probably in February and/or March.

Fresh Clay for workshop!

I don’t usually purchase lots of colors (I mix my own colors from the basics) but I SPLURGED on some fun colors for this Saturday’s workshop. We are going to have a great time!

Vintage Beads

I found these golden vintage beads at Beadazzled in Lafayette, and had a hard time putting these earrings up for sale. Gold-filled ear wires, they are at High Hand Gallery in Loomis.

Holiday fun

I’ve been working on fun holiday pieces for “Black Friday” here is one of my favorites–red “sputnik” beads and tiny Swarovski crystals, black seed beads on sterling silver wires. These are showing at Auburn Old Town Gallery.

The purses are finally finished!

Just in time for Studios Tour this weekend, I’ve finished the first batch of mudcloth QP purses. Fashioned from my QP pattern, you might recall that I purchased a lovely batch of handmade mudcloth a few months ago. Some of … Read More

Bead Sale!

Please visit me Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10th to peruse the beads I’ve created but not yet used. I’ll have my drill with me to customize your bead holes. And I love to see what others create with … Read More

Leaves Collection

Every fall the turning leaves are an inspiration!

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