Did you know that oak trees are able to survive severe burning?
I added a silver vein to accentuate the shape of these heat-treated hand shaped copper leaves. Becoming even more beautiful after meeting the flame, these heat stressed copper oak leaves symbolize endurance and healing. Priced at $45.
Come on by the Creative Arts Group’s (CAG) February Faculty Show in Sierra Madre, CA this month to see the amazing talents of the faculty, teachers of all types of fine art. Pieces on display are representations of what’s taught in the classes offered at CAG. As always, these pieces are for sale! This is a good opportunity to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone.
As you may know, I teach a Jewelry Fabrication class at CAG, so they are featuring some of my new pieces. The pieces I have chosen to display are demos for the projects I will be teaching my students this winter.
Interested in joining my class? You too can learn how to use a torch, set stones and create wearable art! I have a Beginners & Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication class, and I have recently added a new Advanced Jewelry Fabrication class. Join us and sign up for my class on Tuesday nights (Advanced class is on Monday nights).
Looking forward to seeing you!
Pieces will be on display from January 28th – February 25th 2022.
108 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024, United States
As we enjoy the fall colors that are starting to show, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays!
Show location: Creative Arts Group Art Festival
I will have a table showing and selling my pieces at the Creative Arts Group Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday on November 6th and 7th from 10am-5pm at 108 N. Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, CA. I would love to have you come by and peruse my newest pieces and maybe even discuss a project that you have in mind for the holidays.
After the Art Festival is held by all of the artists that are members of the Creative Arts Group, it’s not over. There will also be a student sale for all of the works that the students have created during the arts classes offered at the Creative Arts Group. The student sale is on November 13 from 10am-4pm.
I hold a jewelry class for beginning, intermediate and advanced Jewelry Fabrication and I’m proud to have some of my students selling at the Student Sale. If you’re interested in joining my class, the next session starts soon. My next 4 class interim session that focuses primarily on Stone Setting starts in November, and the next full 10 week class starts in January. Give me a call, or check the CAG website for more details .
Show location: Lavender Market
You will also be able to catch me at a table at the Lavender Market, on Saturday, November 13th from 9am-4pm. It’s at 89 Olive Avenue in Sierra Madre, CA. There are over 26 vendors at the Lavender Market and a wonderful place to find hand-made holiday gifts.
Rhodolite garnets galore in my popular “GIngko leaves” setting
Garnets are in focus here as they are the birth stone of the month of January. Garnets are quite special because they come in so many colors. My favorite is the Rhodolite Garnet. Sometimes, depending on how much purple is in it, we call it a grape Garnet. I recently made a pendant, with earrings to match, of Sterling gingko leaves that had a very rich looking 9×6 Pear shaped Rhodolite
Garnet hanging from the bottom. The earrings have 5mm round faceted garnets that match well. They look so pretty together and I know they are worn with love!
Would you like to order a pendant and earring set, or discuss setting alternative stones in this popular “gingko leaves” setting? Send me an email and we can start the creative process together.
Make it a set with this necklace and earring combo
Bring out the colors of a winter sunset with citrine and amethyst. Natural citrine and amethyst crystals hang with purple amethyst and citrine beads in the beaded necklace and sterling silver earrings. Earring Price $45 (Inquire for Necklace Price)
A thoughtful hubby ordered these tourmaline drop post earrings for his wife for her birthday. She loves them! So do I – although, every new piece I make seems to be my new favorite. That’s the benefit of working with what you love.
In these earrings, I have linked together clench set natural tourmaline watermelon slices of different colors, and hung them under deep pink tourmaline post earrings. This special setting shows off the uneven edges of the watermelon tourmaline slices, while doubling as protection.
Do you have a project in mind for a loved one for the holidays? Let me know, and we’ll see what we can do – send me an email.
I’ve always loved watching hummingbirds flitt from flower to flower in our southern Californian garden, and the plumeria flower brings fond memories of vacation time in Hawaii. They have inspired me to make this whimsical Sterling Plumeria Pendant that can keep flying around your neck. I also have a pair of Sterling Hummingbird earrings that match this nicely. Pendant Price: $55 (chain sold seperately)
Make it a set…
The Sterling Silver hummingbird earrings are 30mm from top to bottom. They swing freely on posts to give the impression that they’re flying. I have made each so that they face opposite one another. Earrings Price: $50.00
There’s always the option to customize an existing piece when you’re in contact with a custom jeweler. Maybe you’d like me to set a diamond in the middle of the plumaria or for the eye of the hummingbird? Or a birthstone? You can find my contact details in the menu here: Contact
Large wavy discs of sterling silver and copper dangle and spin.
I used this piece to demonstrate riveting in my jewelry fabricaiton class that I teach (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Jewelry Fabricaiton). I’ve riveted a small copper flower in the center that gives contrast in color and a center point of interest.