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Goodies In My Mailbox

Merci Boucoup to my friend Steph for the goodies that she sent to me. There is always something in her gifts to inspire me to run to the studio, and something yummy to satisfy my Belgian chocolate craving.


This yummy elephant focal is one of her creations. I was inspired by her jewelry to create something with it in a tribal style. This will be at Wall Candy at this month’s First Thursday Artisans Party. Hope to see you there!


Salt and Light


After having lunch with a friend in downtown Columbia, we were looking for something else fun to do. We decided to look around in the antique store on the square for a while. I looked carefully through the whole store and hadn’t found anything that caught my eye and was about to leave, when I spotted a wonderful cache of tiny antique and vintage salt shakers. The glass ones have sterling lids. The wheels started turning in my mind and I snatched them up and brought them home to my studio.

These would make a wonderful place to store a small memento such as a lock of baby hair or to put tiny inspirational messages in. I’m sure your imagination could come up with something interesting.

Several of these are available at Wall Candy and Cliques Hair Salon in Columbia, as well as Heart and Hands on Main St. in Franklin Tennessee. You could also send me a comment or email and I can make one with your color scheme in mind.



Rolling On The River


My family and I just got back from our yearly kayaking trip to the Hiwassee River in East Tennessee. With just enough rapids to make it a little dangerous and adventurous, and just enough calm parts that you can sit back and enjoy the scenery, this is one of my favorite rivers. There is one particular spot that we stop to rest and I always take the opportunity to gather a few stones to make some mementos of our trip.

I love these stones because they are easy to drill and carve. These will be available at Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in Columbia, Tennessee. We will be having our September First Thursday Artisans Party on September 6th. Come on out and join us for the fun!

Twigs and Leaves



It was a back to nature day for me in the studio today. I had some leaves that I had made from ceramic clay using the leaves from my lamb’s ear plant to make an impression in the clay. A piece of driftwood from the Tennessee River served as the twig from which the leaves could dangle.

These leaves were impressions of my apple mint, strung with wooden and glass beads with a vintage button for a closure.

These can be found at our First Thursday Artisans Party tomorrow night (June 7) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in beautiful downtown Columbia, Tennessee. Come enjoy the food, wine, live music, and local art. Help us to revive downtown Columbia with the arts!


Stained Glass Garden

Stained glass is another one of my varied interests. This is a piece that I created on a double-paned window in the style of a mosaic in which the glass is glued to the backing with clear adhesive and then it is grouted like you would a tile or stone mosaic. It is approx. 2 feet square. I can get you the exact measurements if needed. This piece is available at Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in Columbia, Tennessee.

Fibers Old and New

This is an assortment of bangles that I made using wire and silk sari fabric and beads. The other ones are leather and waxed linen and some old, weathered ball chain.


I unearthed an old quilt that was made by one of my relatives. Being of an unknown vintage and in tatters, I wasn’t sad to cut it into small pieces to use in some necklaces. The original fabrics for the construction were flour sacks. It is embellished with an appliqued heart and a hand stamped piece of copper and then I hammered a rectangle of copper to enclose it. Each one is strung with glass and wooden beads to complement the fabrics.


These will be for sale at the upcoming First Thursday Artisans Party at Wall Candy in Columbia, Tennessee on May 3 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

In Living Color

I was in the mood to mix it up a bit today as far as color was concerned, mixing my favorites with some contrasting colors and warm wood tones. These will be available at next week’s First Thursday Artisans’ Party at Wall Candy in Columbia, Tennessee.

The party is on April 5th from 5:30 -8:30 P.M. with live music by Cody “Cash” Huber, plenty of tasty food, wine and YOU!



Harbingers of Spring

As I write this, it is a scary warm February day. It is 78 degrees outside and breezy…probably a record high. I say scary, because I am reminded of a spring a few years ago when it was unseasonably warm and then, ZAP!!!! We had a hard freeze after the leaves were already out and the fruit trees had bloomed. We had no fruit that year and it took a while for the trees to recover. It’s hard to complain though.

As I hiked up into our forest to find a mossy background on which to take a shot of this necklace I just completed, I almost stepped on this groggy little fellow who had ventured out to enjoy the sunshine too. He (or she) didn’t even budge until I tickled him with a twig and then he slithered back under the leaves.

I’ve been playing with a new app on my Ipod camera, called Scratch Cam. You can get it for free from the App store. I have the free version, but it’s so fun, I think I will shell out the two bucks for the paid version and get some more textures. Now if I could just figure out the easiest way to get them off of my Ipod and into my blog.

Tiny wildflowers are peeking out of the leafy forest floor and then the real show will start very soon.

It was hard to stay in the studio on a beautiful day like today, but I have to prepare for the First Thursday Artisans Party next week (March 1) at Wall Candy on the square in the Columbia, Tennessee. The festivities are from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Come and join the fun!




Blue Girl

I was cleaning out some old boxes and found this very old pocket watch case. I added a photo of my grandmother when she was a young girl and a very blue butterfly. The chain is glass and brass beads, chain, and some blue sari fabric yarn that Steph sent to me.

This will be available on Thursday evening at the Artisans’ Party at Wall Candy, 116B West Seventh St. in Columbia, Tennessee.

The party will be from 5:30 until 8:30 with yummy food, drinks, and live music. Come and support your local artisans!

Faux Fossil

The focal on this necklace was sent to me by my friend Steph (aka Vladthebat.) It is a clay replica of an ammonite fossil that she created. I painted it and added the other gemstone and glass beads to match. This will be available at the Artisans Party next week on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Art Candy in downtown Columbia, TN. The party is from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Come join the fun!

Heavily Laden

My little headless lady is getting weighted down with new creations awaiting the next show. Be watching for details of the upcoming show at Wall Candy in Columbia, TN on February 2.

Repurposed Vintage

Vintage dresser pull, crystals, glass beads, wire, chain

Vintage dresser pull, freshwater pearls, French coin, metal leaf charms, wire, glass beadsVintage dresser pull, glass beads, torch fired enamel on copper, wire

These are coming up for sale at an upcoming open house art show that I am doing with some local artisans. The show will be at Wall Candy which is a frame and art shop just off the square in Columbia, Tennessee. 116-B West 7th St. on Thursday, December 1 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be food, live music by Damien Boggs, and a wine tasting by Lexington Vineyard.