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As I mentioned earlier this week, it’s been more than 4 years since I’ve done a craft show.  The Reiman Gardens show allowed applicants to pick an indoor or an outdoor booth.  I chose indoor!  I won’t have to worry

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At the Bead & Button show, I debuted some new products for clayers.  I am currently offering 8 texture plates hand made from my original low relief sculptures.  There are several leaf or flower designs as well as some art

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Garden Art Fair

For the first time in several years, I’m going to do a retail art fair again.  If you are in town, come see me on Sunday July 13 at Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State Campus. Hope to see you

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I made 18 pens yesterday!  One of my galleries let me know they’d sold all their inventory and needed more.  So I figured I’d make plenty to send to several galleries before the holiday season. These were lots of fun

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Telling stories

I’m blogging at this month, but remembered to repost this here as well today… At the Bead and Button Show, or in any class I teach, I like to tell stories while I’m demonstrating.  I talk about my experiences,

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I love pearls.  I use many colors of dyed pearls in my leaf series of silver earrings and pendants.  But I haven’t used pearls often with polymer.  I have been doing a fun design with pearls set on a post

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playing with resins

A while back, I bought a small uv light for exposing the photopolymer plates that I use with text and silver.  But I also bought some uv hardening resin which I kinda forgot I had for a while.  But looking

Posted in polymer clay, silver jewelry
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