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Serendipity Magazine Article – Symbols in Time

In August of 2011, I received my certification as a gemologist from Santiago Canyon College in Southern California. My course of study took three years and I was trained in the identification of colored stones, diamonds, pearls and antique jewelry. … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: A Conversation with Wendy Van Camp

Clara was gracious enough to interview me last week and the result is now posted on her blog. Please stop by and pay her website a visit: Clara’s Blog.

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Artist Profile: Metalsmiths Unite!

One of the groups that I’m fond of is Metalsmiths Unite! It is a community of metalsmith artisans who join together on facebook. We come from all walks of life and are scattered across the globe. Once a year we … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: NiceGirlsTV.com

Back in 2009, one of the editors of NiceGirlsTV.com was viewing the artwork in the Comic Con Art Show where I was exhibting my artisan jewelry.  After the venue, I was contacted and asked if they might do a profile … Continue reading

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Anvils and Hammers: Hand Stamping in a Small Studio

I’ve recently published an article on the equipment that I use for hand stamping.  I make many poker tournament champion bracelets and hand stamp the event and year on each one to customize it.  Recently, I’ve wanted to use more … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Simply Shiny

I belong to an online marketing group known as the “JETS” which is composed of jewelry artisans that have shops on ETSY.  It has been a fun group to belong to and I’ve learned a lot about how to set … Continue reading

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Jewelry and Beading: Pom Pom Earrings Tutorial

My tutorial on how to make pom pom earrings has been published on the Jewelry and Beading Blog.  I used to make dozens of these earrings to sell in my booth.  Sadly, I only have a single pair left…the one … Continue reading

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Artist Profile – Jewelry and Beading

My friend Cyndi Lavin is reprinting the interview she did on me earlier this year, this time in her new jewerly and beading blog on B5. I hope you’ll stop by and see new blog, as always, it will be … Continue reading

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Answering the Call: Belle Armoire

I’m pleased to announce that two of my collaborative charm necklace projects were accepted by Belle Armorie for publication in their September/October 2007 issue. Belle Armorie is a national magazine featuring mixed media art to wear. Both necklaces can be … Continue reading

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