A set of 8 feather pendants

This fall I’ve completed a set of 8 feather pendants. They are all one of a kind and hand made with polymer clay, resin, acrylic paint, and mixed media. As my process is intuitive, the pendants have been through an alchemy of unforeseen transformation. I’m including some behind the scene images too so you get…

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Necklaces, best friendSHIP pendants, giveaway #fridayvibes

Our friendSHIPS are more crucial than ever this fall. I’m giving away this pair of best friend pendants. One is the wheel, and the other is the anchor of this friend-SHIP. Who is Who?  The pendants are hand made with glitter, acrylic paint, UV resin, on a polymer clay base. The charm is a silver-colored…

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New Art for the Body, Costume Jewelry

This summer I created rings and pendants with resin and I added them to my shop this week. The rings include dry plants. The pendants are made with resin that includes heat sensitive pigments that are black when it’s cold and light gray when its warm. I put a ton of silver glitter in the…

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Playing with UV resin and the Elves Box

In July the Sophie and Toffee subscription box is a kit for making succulents. This is my first experience working with UV resin. The chemical is toxic to work with so I’ve been reluctant to try it. In small amounts, it was ok to work with. I think the small scale art works on polymer…

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Bead making, behind the scenes

Learning new techniques for polymer clay beads is so fun with YouTube and social media. Its easy to be inspired by this community of artists. The little charms and jewelry are a delight with colors and shapes. I encourage you to search the hashtag #polymerclay and find some more artists you like. This post is…

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Beading, restringing my strand with a new pattern

Gemstones are beautiful and some are said to be medicinal, in the sense that if you wear them close to the skin, they can effect change in the body. I have one long strand of beads that I like to wear around the wrist or neck. As 2020 started, I needed to restring the beads.…

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Something for everyone, 24×48, acrylic 

Final painting. Something for everyone, 24″x48″, acrylic painting.      This charm bracelet holds charms from my childhood. Some are from family vacation destinations. Other charms make milestones achievements and birthdays.    

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How to design Black & White bead jewelry

This is a brief tutorial about how to design and make your own beautiful black and white bead jewelry. There are several steps involved with the process. I added in one color to my designs – and you can adjust as you like to match your vision. Step 1 Design the Black and White Beads…

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How to etch copper

Have ever wanted to etch your own copper and make jewelry? Well it turns out that it’s not that difficult to do at home with a few tools and some space to work in. Special thank to Kim and Jim Graphics for showing me how its done! What do you need? The material list could…

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Santa Barbara Women’s Festival

What is the Women’s Festival The Women’s Festivals celebrates the accomplishments and nurtures the dreams of women in an interactive, multi-cultural, and multi-tracked program and expo focusing on the critical areas of women’s lives: Personal, Professional, Philanthropic, and Planet. Our goal is to help facilitate premier gatherings for women’s self-empowerment worldwide. Our efforts have resulted…

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