Monday, December 8, 2008

New Poly Clay Work

I have just added this and a couple other new items to my shop at I am having tons of fun playing with this stuff. Trying to perfect imitating minerals like agate, jade, and some others. Very difficult to perfect but should have some new items to add again soon.

I have also been working on building my portfolio website. I am almost done but am using a template. I can't wait to take some web design classes in the spring. I really feel constrained by the template but I need to get something up so I can direct potential employers and clients to see my work and get in touch with me.

Until then I am looking forward to a nice two week vaca to New Jersey for Christmas to visit the inlaws and then to San Diego to visit with my family for the new year. Yippee!! Aside from all the flying I am really looking forward to the trip.

Well Happy Holidays to all and remember - if you are looking for "secret Santa" gifts for the office or one of a kind stocking stuffers check out my store at etsy. The link is on this page!

TTFN! ;)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How much do I love this? - Let me count the ways!

This is a new piece that I have just added to my web store. It is 1 1/4" fine silver (.999 pure silver) sunflower, hand made by me of course. This beautiful pendant hangs on a simple yet sweet brown satin ribbon. The clasp is made of sterling silver and is also hand made.

I have a ton of ideas brewing for this stuff so stay tuned!

If you like this and have an idea for a piece of jewelry you'd like to see in fine silver be sure to contact me! I am always open to custom orders!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am so proud to be alive to see this. Never so hopeful for our future.

We have got to protect our president now. Have to help him achieve the goals that he has set for all of us.

Let us make this the beginning of a new era. The choice for our president was in our hands. Now let's choose to do the work to create the changes.

Monday, November 3, 2008

More PMC pieces

I made a "Thor's Hammer" in fine silver for my brother along with the earrings for his wife. Here are both pieces shown boxed for gift giving.

I really like this new medium. I have a Sunflower Pendant in the works. Stay tuned!

Looking forward to a very productive and hopefully profitable November!

Suggestions? Ideas? Make sure to leave a comment ;)

Monday, October 13, 2008

My new love!

These are my first design using a fantastic medium called Precious Metal Clay. Not so new on the market but new for me!

I was trained in metalsmithing in college at Syracuse University what feels like a hundred years ago. Actually only 13 years or so ago. But because setting up a metal studio was so pricey I hadn't been able to work in metals for the longest time. The introduction of PMC has totally opened up a new world for me and I am so excited to explore and experiment with this new medium.

I am pleased with the outcome of these earrings and can't wait to give them as a gift to my sister-in-law for her birthday. This material is actually a purer form of silver, .999 pure. Most silver jewelry that we are used to seeing in the stores is called sterling which is .925 pure. The best part about this is that you can make pieces without having to use the lost wax casting method. And thus I do not need as many tools and equipment to create silver pieces.

These earrings are the first of what I expect to be a long and loving relationship with PMC.  Yippee! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm a PCAGOE Member!!

This is a pic of the winner of PCAGOE's last challenge for "Texture", Marcia Palmer. Truly amazing work! Check out her work at

I am so excited as I have been accepted into the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy!

I am so pleased. Check out their website (PCAGOE. com) and see all the amazing things people are doing with polymer clay.

I will be working on their new monthly challenge, Dio De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Fitting as they celebrate this day well here in Nuevo Mexico!

I expect to learn some new techniques from these talented artists and I am honored to be a part of their group!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

PCAGOE or Bust!

I am trying to join the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy -

I was following links at Etsy and came upon their most recent competition and was totally blown away with the multitude of thing some very talented people are doing with polymer clay!

Wish me luck! I'll let you know if they accept me. Until then check out these photos of some other people's work from their website!