The Sand in San Diego

The Sand in San Diego

It’s hard to believe that our glorious summer is winding down, but Labor Day really is next week.  My last tribute to summer is my Seafoam bracelet with my logo magnetic clasp.  A great way to end your summer would be a trip to downtown San Diego to see the Tall...
The Road to Malibu

The Road to Malibu

Going to shows always has challenges.  Packing up and moving what is essentially a tiny, self-contained store involves considerable organization.  Trying to stuff everything into my beloved Duncan has become impossible, so I now rent a little U-Haul cargo trailer....

La Jolla Festival of Arts

It looks like another spectacular weekend coming up here in San Diego.  Get outside & appreciate some fine art at the La Jolla Festival of the Arts.  From 10-5 Saturday & Sunday, over 100 fine artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photographs,...

Rocks on the Road

Time to load up old Duncan hit the road!  I’ve been invited to exhibit at the Long Beach Fine Arts Festival this coming Memorial Day Weekend. I will be debuting my “Cosmos Collection” featuring the art glass of Stuart Abelman in my own woven Kumihimo...
Spring Sprouts

Spring Sprouts

I will attribute last week’s lack of a post to continuing computer challenges, but things have been going great in the studio.  Recently, I posted about making a lost wax Argentium® sterling silver clasp & the various steps involved.  One of my castings...

The Persistent Luddite Triumphs

I’m not sure if anyone noticed that there was no blog last week. My attempts to get my first video into the blog 2 weeks ago were thwarted by my aging computer & operating system, resulting in an inserted video that is only viewable with an archaic version...
Peridot Passion

Peridot Passion

Last fall at a show, client asked me for a necklace made of peridot for her mother.  Even though peridot is my birthstone, I have never been a big fan.  On my next purchasing trip, however, I found some exceptionally nice 3 mm micro-faceted rondelle beads.  I wove...

Trouble in Cyber-land

Although my goal with this blog was to share my love of all things gemmy, it was also to document the everyday trials & tribulations of running a artisan jewelry business.  So I must report that this has been a most frustrating week.  I was very proud that I was...

Tucson Wrap-Up

Well, here we all are back at home, back at work, & back to designing new pieces with all the gorgeous materials I got at all the Tucson shows I attended. I think that I counted attending at least 9 different shows, but it tends to get a bit blurry after the...