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The Joy and Healing of Writing

Lately, I have been focusing my energy and attention on creative writing more than jewelry making. My life has taken quite a turn, with my 13-year marriage reaching an end a couple months ago, and writing has proven to be one of the most gratifying and therapeutic things I’ve ever done (excluding meditation). I had[…]

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Marshall Handmade Market Arts & Crafts Show

I was finally able to take some pictures of my new silver jewelry designs I am bringing to the Marshall Handmade Market, which is happening this Saturday, November 20th, from 10 to 5, at the Marshal High Studios in Blannahasset (Blannerhasset?) Island, NC. This is a place I had never been to before. I went[…]

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New Bronze Jewelry Designs with Pro Clay

After my Art Clay Copper experiments, I decided to try a different brand of metal clay for copper and bronze pendants. I ordered some of the Prometheus clay made in Turkey, instead of the other brands, simply because it fires quicker and seemed easier to deal with. I was not disappointed at all!

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Virtual Jewelry Studio Stroll

As promised, here are some photos of the new studio set up. I cleared some room to have a separate table to set up my mini photo studio, so now I have three 6′ tables to work with for everything: metal work, metal clay, collage, soldering, polishing, tumbling, keum-boo, and patination. Roomy!

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Uncluttering the Studio

I have been busy uncluttering my studio and setting up a new area for my mini photo studio. I have to be able to manipulate the lighting better, which obviously entails having more room to move lights, props, camera, and so on…