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Trying to “hold it all together?”
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Trying to “hold it all together?”

Grasp it dimensionally with 3D Filigree! Art Nouveau Meets Contemporary Filigree If you’re curious how long it took me to create this piece, I’ll give you a hint. I paint my fingernails about every 3.5 weeks, and I don’t always change the color. In other words…It took ages! Access begins February 15th with the first…

It’s Time To Celebrate!
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It’s Time To Celebrate!

2024 marks my 35th year as a professional metalsmith! To celebrate, I’m launching 2 huge projects! One is a retrospective of my artwork with insights and highlights about my most significant pieces from each year of my journey. This will be experienced both online and in print, so wherever you are, you’ll be able to…

4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea
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4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea

In an unprecedented move of playfulness and exploration, I flew to the UK in early December and delved into all things metal, mud, and fun. One of the better ‘Coronabonuses’ of the last 4 years was the many airline credits and thousands of points my husband and I had racked up in our limited travel…

Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver
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Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver

It’s been yet another tough week, here on planet Earth. Frankly, I have been grateful to be living indoors with adequate water and, occasionally, heat. Last week our not-very-old-furnace tripped the carbon monoxide detector when I wasn’t in the house, but my son and husband were. Still, there was electricity to power that alarm to…

The Online School of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
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The Online School of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design

It’s official! I don’t just teach courses, workshops, and masterclasses. I have my own school. Technically, it’s been official for a while, but after many months of work behind the scenes, I’ve assembled all the pieces, fused the foundation, soldered the connections, forged the materials, and sanded like mad to present my school’s shiny polished…