Busy Work…

I’m running low so it’s time to make more components for the “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” Kit. This entails creating more polymer faux amber, coral, and turquoise beads and sterling silver heart charms. The photos show the final...

Lucky Me!

It was on my birthday list and my wonderful husband gifted me with this nifty piece of equipment!  This manually operated machine is called the “NEVERknead™” and it is extremely efficient! Anyone who has ever worked with polymer clay knows how important it...

My jewelry design challenge…

I’ll admit that I’m a packrat! Over the many years that I’ve made jewelry, I’ve collected a lot of scrap metal and doo-dads. Things that didn’t work out or were leftover from finished projects just get thrown into containers. Many of the pieces are still useable so...

Snow…

It has finally arrived. Beautiful and pristine, it is coating the birdhouse and the branches and stems of what’s left of our prairie. The snow-covered pastureland across the river in Iowa is black and white resembling an Ansel Adams photograph. It would be a...