Friday, January 30, 2015


During the cold winter months, I love layering both my clothes and my jewelry!  This January, I started making tassel necklaces using vintage thimbles as my bead cap.  I layer the thimble over strands of repurposed leather and top it off with a faceted crystal.  It's my current go to necklace at the moment which I wear with a long chunky crystal accent necklace.  Layered together, it's the perfect combination.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

  Happy New Year!  Start off 2015 by engaging in something new!  The following art centers offer a variety of adult learning classes.  Listed are 2 jewelry making classes that I'll be teaching
this month.

Spruill Center for the Arts  Dunwoody, GA

Resin Relics

Do you love vintage pieces with a story and history of their own? Learn how to use resin to cast and recreate your beloved found objects. Participants will craft silicone molds then pour resin to cast unique components that can be used in the fabrication of mixed media jewelry. Students will learn how to color, patina and age resin after it's been cured. Next, we'll explore layering and cold connecting the casted resin with metal to create one of a kind rustic treasures.

Wednesday's:  January 14 - February 11, 2015
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 

Chastain Arts Center
Atlanta, GA

 Everything Wire

 Get inspired by wire! Learn how to bend, wrap, coil, and forge wire into beautiful jewelry creations. This class will cover the proper tools and techniques needed to get started with constructing wired art jewelry elements including decorative headpins, jump rings, and clasps. Class projects will include wired earrings, connectors, beads, and more. The last day of class will incorporate finishing and fabrication techniques.

Friday's:  January 16 - February 6, 2015
 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM