Monthly Archives: February 2010

what makes a favorite bible verse?

I’ve been thinking this week, as I’ve worked on more of the polymer only pendants, about the bible verses I’ve picked to use for my jewelry.  I’ve been pondering what makes a verse a favorite.  I’ve even wondered if I

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The apple of your eye

The first time I used this verse from the Psalms, “Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings.” (17:8), it was a custom order.  A father requested this verse on a pendant

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Budget minded

I’ve been thinking for a while about doing some all-polymer pieces that are more affordable.  These pieces use all the same photo-polymer plate molds which I developed for my silver line. The back side has a leaf impression or one

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Sneek Peek!

Guess what came in my mail? An advance copy of the April issue of Bead & Button Magazine.  It features the complete project “Bearded Iris Pendant” from my book!  (They don’t have the cover image up for the april issue

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Love letters

No, this isn’t a valentine’s day post too late. I love books.  I love text.  I love history.  This is a story of my love of calligraphy and letter forms.  I also love to combine these interests with faith. When

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gourmet and clay?

Yesterday morning, I heard a little bird outside my window.  I think the poor thing was just protesting and asking himself–or a pal, if he had one–“Just who’s lame idea was it to come back here, already?” With many feet

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telling the stories

I had a good time yesterday with the Lifelong Learning class.  One of the questions was what advice do I give other artists.  Well, I’m not good at career advice.  But here’s one thing I told them, and I do

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A walk down memory lane..and longing for spring

I’m teaching a class this afternoon for ISU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly called College for Seniors) about polymer clay and metal clay.  I went through all my images of the last 12 or so years to pull together a

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On Exhibit

My local art center, The Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa holds an annual juried show of fine crafts.  The show is called Clay, Paper, Fiber, Metal, Wood and is in it’s 42nd year.  I have a set of

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For the love of making

When I was writing a lot of project articles for bead and craft magazines, I had a pattern:  I would spend a week or so working out the design ideas, develop and write the project for the magazine, and then

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February 2010
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