Monday, March 30, 2015

oldie but goodie!

I have been requested to teach this oldie but goodie treasure charms bracelet April 11 at French General  in Los Angeles,  10-4p,  $110.   Sign up now as we are almost full!  Learn TONS of techniques to make this awesome conversation piece and make it you own by bringing your own treasures!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Want me all to yourself?

Want me all to yourself?? I'm offering private and semi private art and jewelry lessons and I'll come to you! My specialties include: wire wrapping, soldering (with an iron), sculpting, painting, beginning mosaics, tassels, art dolls, crochet bracelets, henna tattoos or if you've seen something you like on my FB page and want to learn it let me know.....You supply the materials and I'll supply the knowledge, advance notice required. $100 for the 1st hour and $50 for every hour after that up to 3 people. I'll travel up to 50 miles. Over 50 miles add $20 . message me if your interested or email

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Charlottes Party Dress

I'm teaching this adorable shadow box pendant and providing all of the materials.  No experience necessary so come join the fun!  And these really are so much fun to make...I've never taught this one in particular but have taught similar pendants and everyone just loves them to pieces!  Click on the photo to get a better veiw.
March 21, 2015
The Folk Artist
Huntington Beach,CA  
$125 includes EVERYTHING to make the pendant(antique charlotte, precut glass, amazing high quality charms, vintage millinery, rhinestone, wings)
snacks included, bring lunch if you like
To sign up email
or go HERE

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Twice the fun!

Want to learn how to make these super popular wraps?  Come to French General this Saturday, Feb.21 from 10-2 and learn my techniques to make these highly addictive beaded bracelets or necklaces.  $110 includes EVERYTHING!!!  5 color choices of well thought out awesome kits, crochet hook, c-lon cord......NO experience necessary.  Click HERE to sign up !!!!  CLICK WORKSHOPS THEN ECLECTIC WRAPS.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

dessert first

Hellooooo!  Thought I would catch you up on some exciting news and updates for shows and classes!

First, the exciting news (like having dessert first) first ever online teaching class is launching March 31 this year!   I'm making myself accountable by posting it right here and anyone who reads my blog or FB page will be on the list for an early bird discount!

The great thing about producing an online video is all the extra techniques and bonus material I'll be able to add that I wouldn't have time for in a one day class so even if you have taken this class (see pictures below) you'll have access to so much more and for a lot longer!  I'm thinking of teaching this class online:

It's one of my most requested classes so I thought this would be a good one to start with.  You'll learn my step by step process of constructing a locket from scratch that opens and closes, how to make your own bezels, cut your own metal wings, make a charm holder and of course how to solder.  There will be  bonus material for this class which will include:

-wire wrapping techniques to make and attach the necklace using store bought components as well as made-from-scratch components like attachments for rhinestone chain, clasps, sturdy jump rings and connectors.
-3 different ways to make this piece that include:  effective ways to open and close the locket, resin application and directly soldering onto to the wings
-decorative soldering

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions??

 Another class that's in the making are CROWNS!  Here are pictures of ideas:

From now until March 21 I'll be teaching classes and vending at GLITTERFEST.  Click the links below to see where I'll be!

Feb.21 FRENCH GENERAL eclectic wraps
Feb. 28 GLITTERFEST ~  An AWESOME mixed media art show!
March 8, SOLD OUT Private workshop- Doily Dolly
March 21, NEW CLASS at THE FOLK ARTIST Huntington Beach, Charlotes Party Necklace see picture below
                      Thanks for taking the time to come by! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sneak peek

Hello Creative ones!  I hope you join me this Saturday and Sunday for an intimate holiday soiree hosted by the lovely husband and wife team, Linda and Robert Bucci who open up their beautiful home for some one of a kind holiday shopping with hand selected artists.  Scroll down for a sneek peek of what I have been making.   Here are the details:

Dec. 6 & 7
10-5 sat
10-4 sun

345 East 19th St.
Costa Mesa,CA  92627

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How do you want to feel today?

 How to you want to feel?

This is it.   The core of Danielle Laporte's poetic wisdom.  It's so simple and profound....why didn't I think of this sooner?

Hello Creative ones, this is an unsual blog post for me as you can see but please allow me to direct your attention to someone whom I'm a big fan of that I feel will be of benefit to you.  I'm giving you a little peek into another part of my life that I dont' usually talk about but I feel compelled to share.  To be honest I've wanted to share it from the first time I heard her speak so here you go.

I'm talking about Danielle Laporte, the author of a some eye opening books, pod casts and cd's who breaths life and a new mind set to getting what you really want and desire.  I found her vicariously through b-school a few months ago (serendipity) and proceeded to buy her 2 most popular books, The Desire Map and Fire Starter sessions and I want to share links to her words of wisdom and approach to living a soul filled life using your feelings as land marks.  I want to share with like minded you!  Artists, moms, makers, friends, students, left and right brainers!

I have been following Danielle's work for a few months, starting with her books, sound cloud readings/interviews and cd's and now I'm ready to start 2015 with her day planner journal so that I can stay focused on my goals for the new year by reminding myself daily, weekly, monthly and yearly how I want to feel.  So that I don't "wait" for things to happen.  So that I can remember to focus on how I want to feel in my work, my home, my health by following this one simple phrase that will make me feel how I want to feel and compel me to stay on track.  And how to I want to feel and what are my core desired feelings you may ask?  Well they are very simple really:  I want to feel happy, healthy, wealthy and affluent.  BTW affluent not only means being rich but "flowing freely" and abounding in anything!  I want to feel that! 

If you are stuck in a rut, feeling like your on a hamster wheel not getting anywhere and want to figure out what it is you really want to do to be happier, healthier, wealthier (pick any adjective or verb) then join me.

Here are a few recommendations to start you on your soul filled artful way:

I suggest you start with her 2 books:
The Desire Map
The Fire Starter Sessions

I also recommend her CD audio:
The Desire map daily:  A guide to feeling your power everyday

And to keep you on your feet and ready for 2015 journal along with me:
The 2015 Desire map day planner

In all the years I've been blogging I've never affiliated myself with anyone in particular...until now because I really love her philosophy and I really do have all of the above and would'nt say so if I didn't.  If you like what you see from the links above and buy any or all of the above from my links, I get a little tip.... aka moola...and it's reciprocal.  See for your self and let me know what you think (nice matters).  There's enough for everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More eye candy..

2 more commissions down, 3 more to go Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bungalow Bucci's 5th Annual Holiday Boutique!

Mark your calendar for the OC's best kept secret December 6-7th to attend a lovely holiday boutique hosted by the artistic husband and wife duo, Linda and Robert Bucci in Costa Mesa,CA.  This is the OC's best kept secret and your on the guest list!   Linda and her husband will be hosting this cozy, friendly affair at their beautiful bungalow in Costa Mesa Ca, for 2 days of one of a kind artisan gifts and holiday shopping from a select group of hand picked artists, no rushing around only a friendly warm festive atmosphere with a select group of artisans, including me.   Little nibbles and beverages on the house!  See you there.    See flyer below for all the deets.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


After Glitterfest I was asked by  several people who couldn't make Glitterfest to make some of the things they saw on my FB page.  So I've been busy working on some and here is one that I sent off today for a person whos birthday falls on Halloween.

The tassel is fairly long, about 18 inches total and has a nice weight to it because of all the dangles  and charms.

 I have more to post.  Enjoy!