We now have a second show date confirmed that we can share with you. The Winona Lake show is new for me, however I have attended it in the past and can tell you I'm happy to be a part of it. The artists' booths will be set up among the artisan shops of the Village at Winona.Silver drop dream earrings with handforged sterling earwiresSo here is the confirmed calendar so far for 2013:Spring Into ArtSaturday, April 27th, 10 am to 6 pmCoppes Commons (Indoors)401 East Market StreetNappanee, INsponsored by the Nappanee Public LibraryFacebook PageVillage at Winona Art FairSaturday, June 1st, 10 am to 6 pmSunday, June 2nd, 11 am to 4 pmVillage at Wi... » Read More
Here's my first confirmed show of 2013, coming up soon:Spring Into ArtSaturday, April 27th, 10 am to 6 pmCoppes Commons (Indoors)401 East Market StreetNappanee, INsponsored by the Nappanee Public LibraryFacebook PageThese earrings on the purple background look very springlike!... » Read More
This was originally published in 2011 and recovered from the posts that Artfire unpublished for some reason:My daughter got married recently so, of course, I made the jewelry for the wedding. Her colors were wisteria (kind of lavender) and green. The wisteria wasn't the shade I thought it would be, but it turned out to be very pretty against the green of the gardens.
The bride wanted lots of sparkle so I got some Swarovski briolette drops and marguerite crystals to go with the crystals and freshwater pearls that I already had. I added a two inch extender and a handmade hook clasp made from sterling wire. Here is a picture of t... » Read More
This will be the first of a series of jewelry buying tips for customers. (If you want a more behind the scenes look, follow me on blogger by clicking the B icon under "Find Me Online".)Anyway, we'll start out with a jewelry basic: loops. It's one of the first things a jewelry artist learns to make and is used in all kinds of designs.Did you ever buy a piece of jewelry that was made out of cool little wire links that just fell apart on you after wearing it a few times? An open loop may have been the culprit.I was recently cleaning out all the stuff my grown daughter left behind in her room, and I came across what appeared to be the remains of... » Read More
You can find my handcrafted art jewelry at these upcoming events:Saturday, October 27th, 9am - 3pmHoliday Festival of Arts & Handmade CraftsLakeland Christian Academy1093 S 250 EWinona Lake, INAll vendors have handmade items!Saturday, November 10th, 8am - 6pmWinter Wonderland (and Quarter Auction!)Rodeheaver AuditoriumGrace Colleage901 Park AvenueWinona Lake, Indiana 46590The very popular quarter auction requires a $5 admission ticket.... » Read More
I did have some blog entries here, and they mysteriously disappeared! I am going to use this blog mostly for items of interest to my customers. I do have another blog, which will be more of interest to artists and other jewelry designers -- you can find by clicking on the little orange B on the bottom right where it says "Find me online".This Saturday, December 10th, I am planning on participating in the "Holly Trolley Shopping" event in Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. It sounds like an old fashioned kind of Christmas event. It's a chance to shop local and handmade, although I'm sure it's not all local and handmade, but you have the choice. ... » Read More