A New Tutorial!

I’ve received so many inquiries from fellow polymer clay enthusiasts who love my “Matisse Inspired Cutouts” Earrings  as to whether a tutorial for making them is available and here it is! The tutorial contains over twenty full-color process photos and step-by-step...

Back in Working Order…

My hydraulic press has been out of service for several months. After 26 years of service, the ram was leaking oil like mad and the pressure gauge had “given up the ghost”.  A new Bonny Doon ram with gauge is quite expensive, but what good it to have an unusable press?...

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...

It’s that time of year again…

Registration is open for the 2017 Bead&Button show. I’ve been perusing the class catalog and there are several classes I’d consider taking if time and money were no object. I would definitely take Celie Fago‘s Master Class, but the cost would be...

Happy New Year and…

What better way to start the New Year than with something colorful and sparkly! I’ve just finished this pair of mismatched earrings (I love asymmetry!) composed of oblong, pear-shaped, round, and square cushion-shaped Swarovski crystal stones, 15/0 seed beads, and...

Still Working With Warped Squares and…

I’m loving playing with the Geometric design in different colourways! I plan to suspend this Warped Square from a 14 x 10mm Swarovski pear-shaped crystal stone in elegant Dark Moss Green. I’ve finished bezeling the first crystal, but I’m not quite...

They’re Ready!

  My “Geometric Warped Square Arrow” Drop Earrings were such fun to make that I will want to create several more pair in different colors!  I’ve finished the tutorial and assembled several beading kits.  The kit is composed of Delica, seed, and...

My Take on the Warped Square…

This may be the start of a beautiful friendship…with the warped square! Inspired by Kate McKinnon’s book, “Contemporary Geometric Beadwork” and Jean Power’s “Geometric Beadwork”, I started beading geometrically several years ago,...

I’ve decided…

The project I take on my next vacation will consist of Delica, seed, and Charlotte beads and a collection of beautiful Swarovski crystal cabochons. These beauties just arrived and they are absolutely breathtaking! I’m ordering more in other colors, shapes, and...

I’m ready!

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked with resin, but I have a renewed interest in playing with this medium after taking a class from Susan Lenart Kazmer at the 2016 Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee. I have my workspace all set up and I’m ready to make more...