Thanks for visiting my art jewelry blog! Please explore my blog posts below where you’ll encounter intimate details regarding my process, my inspiration and my unique jewelry creations. Enjoy my vintage costume jewelry collections and the designs they’ve inspired. Please contact me for more info!
Marbles – I collected them as a kid – now they are useful as well as beautiful. Caviar – I mix micro glass beads with glue to create a paste that enhances the appearance, but also adds strength to the construction. Vintage components – They are earth friendly, repurposed/upcycled/recycled materials that are interesting to look… View more
For the moment, I was alone in my booth while at Las Cruces Fine Art Show, when a woman suddenly stopped and stared at a sculptural bird figurine bracelet I had displayed on a turn table. She seemed mesmerized by it. She exclaimed, “So many lives!” I wasn’t sure how to reply, so I… View more
One of the items present in nearly every piece of art I create is a marble… Why? Many of us played with marbles as toys when we were kids… not me; I didn’t want to crack, break, or mar them. I just collected them! I loved how tactile they were – smooth and cool –… View more
Using an old, vintage compact, a story emerged.. The story goes.. It starts after WWII, when the “greatest generation” returned home to rebuild their American Dream. In a normal, middle-sized town in the U.S., the teenagers attended Central High. And didn’t so many towns have a HS with that name?! There was a normal girl… View more
Ever have a brooch pin, old or new, that the just kept coming loose? Maybe it even fell off – perhaps to be damaged or lost? In the case of the parrot pin, I acquired it without an intact “C” clasp – it had sheared off somewhere in its history (since 1940s.) Well, here are… View more
An early piece, “ORIENTAL SEAS”, is in my private collection, I wear it of its color and textures. The “Oriental Seas” started life as a pill box with an oriental lake with a swan serenely cruising it – I purposefully left the pill box structure apparent. There are exotic fish, pearly sea flora, opaline touches,… View more
Often, I hear… “How do you create these?” I thought I’d give you my start to finish thought process in creating the Blue Globe Ballerina bracelet cuff… Beginning with an art glass paper weight in shades of spun blue and white that to me looked like a spinning globe of clouds and ocean, I… View more