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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Behind the Picket Fence

Come visit me this weekend in Huntington Beach,Ca at this vintage and handmade marketplace.  I will have my handmade goods as well as never before seen antiques, goodie bags, small furniture/props,  and all kinds of odds and ends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mermaid Cuff class this weekend and my newest inspiration


I am teaching this class at the Garden of Beaden, Upland this Saturday April 16, $55 10-4p.  Optional Kits are going to be available for purchase so you won't have to bring anything except jewelry pliers for $15-20.  Otherwise there is a materials list.  The GOB has everything you need to create your cuff.    Call ASAP 909-949-7107
*************************NOW FOR MY NEW INSPIRATION!!*************************
Okay, I rode my bike to Borders this past Monday and did something I NEVER do anymore....I sat in the craft book section and looked at books for about 2 hours!  I came home with my newest obsession and inspiration **MOSAICS!  I never do this because I am so busy making my own stuff but I needed to get out of the house and chill.  Until Monday I had never heard of Laurel Skye and I wasn't really looking for any kind of book in particular but when I saw her book, Mosaic Renaissance,  I imediately fell in love with her style and her story.  I love how she adds mosaic to EVERYTHING!  Her entire house is mosaic...bath tub, shoes, entry way, floor, outside of house, toaster, dish washer and everything else.  The mosaic skulls in her book were the tipping point and I had to buy it!!  You GOTTA check out her web site and her short youtube clips.  I guarantee you will be inspired too!   I have a link to her book right here on Amazon called Mosaic Renaissance.  She teaches in Arcata Ca......dose anyone want to take a road trip with me up to her home and learn?????  Here is her web site:

Laurel Skye

Have a fantastic creative day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New jewelry and workshop!

I've been asked to come back and teach a 2 day workshop in San Diego at the Bead Gallery.  We have sold out the Saturday class (find it and link it) and have started a waiting list but have a couple seats left for the Sunday class "Lace Scrolls" which is a bracelet class (pictured above with the green roses) made with the "tube bead" featured in Jewelry Affaire magazine.  No experience necessary.  Class is $75, 10-4p.  Bead Gallery is a large bead store located in the Scripps Ranch area of North San Diego and has a really nice selection of jewelry supplies, magazines, books and of course beads.  For those of you who have never taken a class with me I have been told that I am a patient teacher so if this is all new to you, no worries.  Call 858-831-9190 to reserve a seat and check out their web site here