studio jewelry

Mount Mary Starving Artists’ Show

The Starving Artists’ Show draws thousands of people to the grounds of the Mount Mary University campus every September. A longtime favorite Milwaukee venue, the SA Show is run by volunteers and benefits a scholarship fund at the college. I’m so glad that I was juried in again this year. As is typical, once the… Continue Reading

Jewelry at the Domes

Our local society of jewelry-makers is hosting “Jewelry at the Domes Gift Show” on Saturday, May 2, from 9am to 4pm. The venue for this gig is the Milwaukee Park Conservatory, a horticultural landmark featuring three exhibit domes: the Tropical dome, the Desert dome, and the Show dome (changing exhibits). I’m pleased to be selling… Continue Reading

Upcoming Teaching Gigs

As Spring makes a tentative arrival in Wisconsin, I’m gearing up to teach at The Shake Rag Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, and at the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee. Can’t wait to meet my new students, and reconnect with former students and longtime colleagues. Now, off to pack those student kits! Continue Reading

Mabel the Muse

Meet Mabel — my muse. She keeps me company in the studio. She is a no-nonsense kind of muse. Mabel doesn’t have patience for any kind of artsy-schmartzy angst. If I’m stuck and procrastinating, Mabel says, “Just do it already.”  When I couldn’t find earring stands that I liked, Mabel said, “So make your own.”… Continue Reading

Seed Bead Mosaic Mania

Sometimes you discover a new technique because you’re really bad at the one you thought would be a cinch. I am enamored with the colors, luster, finish and feel of seed beads. However (embarrassed cough), after amassing quite a stash of them, I quickly learned that I am hopeless with a needle and thread. I… Continue Reading