A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).

Friday, April 1, 2016

Artisan Jewelry Times

Hey everybody, guess what?? I've been featured by a very impressive online jewelry magazine, Artisan Jewelry Times! Yay!! Be sure to click on the link and check out this great publication--it is chock full of great tutorials, gorgeous photographs, and informative articles. Many thanks to Tracey for sharing my story and one of my favorite pieces of jewelry--"Art Deco Surprise"--which is built around a fabulous Mykonos verdigris openwork panel from Stinky Dog Beads. Enjoy!


  1. Congratulations.

    I miss seeing your creations.

  2. I love the little flat round disks at the base of a loop (horrible description) like you have at the bottom of the Art Deco Surprise magazine cover above. Are these purchased, or do you make them? And if so, is there a tutorial or brief explanation you would share?

    1. Those are just ball headpins I make in my torch from copper wire, hammered flat, then I make a loop at the top. You can find instructions on the Internet for how to melt wire for ball headpins (Just do a Google search for "how to make ball headpins" and you will find a number of YouTube videos). Also, the book "Handcrafted Metal Findings" from Interweave Press has instructions about how to make the hammered ones like in my necklace.