Monthly Archives: February 2010

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

Posted in artistic life, polymer clay, silver jewelry

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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I’ve joined Etsy

Wow, it’s February 4, and I’ve got two big goals in place–the first was this blog, and the second was to try selling work on Etsy.com.  Perhaps I’d better come up with a few more resolutions/goals for the rest of

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It’s finished!

I’m pleased to announce that my second book has gone to press.  Perfectly Paired:  Designing Jewelry with Polymer and Metal Clays will be released in April by Kalmbach Books. The good folks at Kalmbach also publish Bead & Button magazine,

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