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We All Start Somewhere

wirework jewelry

 

Some time in my early teens I apparently found wire as a possible material for jewelry making!

 

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Lampwork Rings

Lampwork and Wirework Ring

Rainbow Ring

 

One of my goals last summer was to make more bracelets, brooches, and even make a ring or two to add to my shop.  I actually wear more bracelets than necklaces so figured others probably do the same.

Many years ago I took a workshop with the wire artist Sharilyn Miller.  She was a student of the amazing master wire artist Lynne Merchant, as I was, but she spent more time with Lynne as it became a passion for her and found her own voice.

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New Earrings Inspired by Tornados

Poppy Tracks, my 2014 Memorial Day Jewelry Piece

Every year I create a Memorial Day jewelry piece to honor veterans as well as those in the military that have paid the ultimate price with their lives.
 
Poppy Pendant

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Finnishing a Challenging Commission

New Techniques and Materials

This past weekend I spent in Oakland, California at a jewelers' retreat called Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, or BABE for short. It's a real treat to go to one of these as you're surrounded by creativity, positive energy and joy. Spending time with like-minded individuals is relaxing and inspiring at the same time. Learning something new is always something that gets me up and to also have the chance to shop in a vendor hall filled with a myriad of tools, stones and beads...

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