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Childhood Memories Influence My Work

Have you been watching Bravo's Work of Art?  It's the ONLY show on television in the last 10 years at least where I do absolutely nothing while watching it.  No knitting, no flipping through a magazine, no talking, no eating, no beading...nothing. &nb

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Fine Silver - what does it mean?

Forest Brooch by Honey from the Bee

Forest Walk


Forest Walk is a brooch I've created in PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and a Fine Silver bezel.  Both PMC and Fine Silver are practically synonymous except in their original form.  PMC, a brand name for one of the metal clays on the market, is composed of fine silver (99.9% pure silver) and an organic binder that burns off in my kiln, leaving just the fine silver.  Sterling Silver, as you probably know, is an alloy of 92.5% silver and other metals, usually copper. 

Acorn Pendant by Honey from the Bee

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Celebrating Summer with ArtFire Discount

Hot Air Balloon Pendant by Honey from the Bee


Through Sunday, June27th, you can get a 20% discount on all non-sale, handmade by me, jewelry items.  Sale only valid in my ArtFire Shop (now closed). Use coupon code "HFTBSummer"

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My Whole Family Sacrifices for My Art

I've got a very supportive family.  I sometimes forget to give them full credit for the sacrifices they make for my art.

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Breach of Trust Found Object Necklace

Statement necklace

Within days of the spill I was finding myself depressed and feeling helpless and maybe even a little hopeless.

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Whale Tale Continued

As someone who sells artwork created with my hands and from my imagination every sale is gratifying, a confirmation that I'm not alone in the beauty I see. However, when the purchase is made because of an intense connection where the buyer feels I must have created it just for them, it's magic. I feel the joy throughout my body!

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Whale Tale

If you've been reading my blog, you'll recognize the stones I used in my latest pendant and earrings from a previous blog entry showing some of my purchases at a show.

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Genuine Positive Feedback Feeds One's Soul for a Long Time

Simple Pinecone pendants

My neighbor who commissioned the necklaces for his young female co-workers has given them their gi

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How do I design a new piece?

Art Nouveau nature-inspired pendant.
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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington

Commissions can be a little nerve-wracking at first, but I love to do them.

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