I just loved watching Maggie Smith playing the Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. Especially when she inquired as to what a weekend is. I sometimes question that myself because I tend to work seven days a week. Even when I’m traveling, I try to get...

The “Tide Pool” Cuff Beading Kit is listed…

Although the tutorial for this design has been available, it’s been a while since the “Tide Pool” Cuff beading kit has been listed in my shop. I had run out of the bronze metal clay seashell components that are so integral as focal embellishments in...

Formed, Dried, and Sanded…

These bronze metal clay seashell charms and buttons are now ready to be fired.  I’ve recently had requests for “Tide Pool” Cuff beading kits. Tutorials for this design have been available but the kits have been out of stock for some time as I’d...

Bronze Metal Clay…

It seems like forever since I’ve worked with it…months have gone by without playing in this medium. But I had run out of the Bronze Flower Disks that are used for embellishment in my “Bollywood Bling” Beaded Ruffle Cuff, hence, although the tutorial has been...

And Now For Something Completely Different…

Just kidding! I’m still having fun with the “Marine Life” brooch design. This black-lime-green rendition is the latest. Several kits in this color combination are now listed in my Etsy shop along with red-lime-blue and aqua-lime-lavender colourways....

Wishful thinking…

In the midst of our frigid Midwest winter the idea of warmth, sun, sand, and sea is very appealing. With no chance of a tropical vacation in store right now, I’ve brought a tiny bit of that atmosphere to fruition with this mixed-media bracelet. The pieces of coral...