Candleholder Pincushion

assorted stickpins

assorted stickpins

I love stickpins. Long before I started making jewelry, I had a job where I had to wear a suit everyday. Which in itself was kind of crazy because I unloaded trucks, drove a forklift, climbed ladders. etc. Doesn’t sound like a job that would require a suit, does it? To make that suit different from all the other suits out there, I often wore a stickpin on the lapel. Now I make stickpins (even though I no longer wear a suit), and how to display those pins has been a problem for me. Continue reading

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A Week of me on Cut Out +Keep!

one of the coolest sites ever!

one of the coolest sites ever!

You know that feeling you get when you’ve been noticed? And I mean noticed in a good way; not like when you trip on an invisible pebble and fall slow motion face first into the sidewalk. No, the kind of notice when someone says “I saw your work at such and such, and I came to see for myself”. Continue reading

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Embellished button rings

Eiffel Tower heart ring

Eiffel Tower heart ring

It started with this ring. No, actually it started before this, with a request for an anchor ring. Wait, it started a long time ago, when I first learned how to make button rings. But we’ll start with this past week. A call to make a birthday present. A heart ring and an Eiffel Tower glass tile pendant. I suggested why not just an Eiffel Tower heart ring, because I had done that before. Then I found out I didn’t have any more flat Eiffel Towers. So this is what I made. Continue reading

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