Sunday, December 05, 2010

Right Back to It

as some of you may know, about 28 hours after my big fall show, we were on a plane to paris! i didn't do any post-show paperwork or even do the draw for the $20 gift certificates. but we've been home for a few days and i finally got to it all. so congratulations to lisa v., kristen g. and karen f.! your certs are in the mail! thanks to everyone who came out and made the show such a huge success!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

One more sleep...

well tomorrow is the big fall show and miraculously, i am ready! didn't think i was going to pull it off this year. the last month, i've felt so behind.
so here are a few new ones, hope they all sell tomorrow!

an expansion of the layered window series, with a granulated square riveted into one of the windows

also an expansion of the window series. these character 3d silouettes are epoxy'd into the windows.

an extra special guest artist this 10 year old daughter, Bronwyn! she designed these charms in polymer clay first, we made a mould and cast them with pmc. she is bursting with excitement to be selling her designs!

and last but not least, a bit more polymer fun. for months last year, i drove by the same hill. someone had dumped a couch on it and the grass had grown up around it as high as the seat. every time i passed i'd think about what a fun art piece it would make. well i finally made it! this one is polymer clay riveted to a sterling silver back.

have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bling x3

more new pmc designs!

still have tons of photos to download, but have been lost in price tag hell, getting ready for saturday's show. 10:45 and still not done! ugh :) oh well. will try to show a few more tomorrow. have a good night!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bling x2

well, 'tomorrow' came and went. tuesday was devoted completely to soccer mom duties. but never fear here is 'tomorrow's new bling', just a wee bit later than expected :)

new larger format distressed granulated earrings. these are 3/4" square.

having a bit of fun with polymer clay

new large square granulated (shiny and distressed) pendants.
these measure approximately 1" square.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Bling!

new distressed granulated bracelet
(don't know if i can part with this one!)

had a blast experimenting with precious metal clay some more. just two examples...

recycled gift card with silver and anodized aluminum charms for the 'build-your-own' charm necklace table

more tomorrow!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Fall Show and Sale

Saturday, November 20
10am - 5pm
2007 Ramsay St. SE
Calgary, Alberta

New designs, holiday gifts, teacher gifts and more!
Light refreshments served.

403.262.3795 or
Visa, Mastercard, cheques & cash gladly accepted

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The 2010 Studio Art Sale Fundraiser

November 4 – 9, 2010

The 2010 Studio Art Sale offers affordable works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery, photography, glass, ceramics and textiles compositions by Western Canada’s leading and emerging artists and designers. This event offers new and emerging artists the opportunity to present their works to a much broader audience. Over 100 artists are represented this year!

Join us for the Official Opening on Thursday, November 4th at 7 pm at the Triangle Gallery. Many of the participating artists will be in attendance.

50% of the proceeds support Triangle Gallery’s art exhibitions and education programs. With your support today there will be a Triangle tomorrow!

i've been working my tush off getting ready for the fall show, but i'm happy to say i have 16 new pieces on display at this show. hope you can make it out!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

can coughing be fatal?

well, months have gone by and i always say i'm going to post more often and somehow i never manage to. seemingly the only thing to slow me down enough to spend quality time on the computer is a cold. and its a doozy. pretty sure i need that chunk of lung i just coughed up, but what's a girl to do? hopefully you are having a better weekend than i. but i'll be back in the studio starting this week, as the kids are back to school, and will have more blingy loveliness to show you soon. stay well!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


WOW! what a great show! great peeps, great sales, even great weather :) thank you to everyone who came out!! and congratulations to the winners of the $20 gift certificates.
Lana C., Pat C. and Eve D., your g.c.'s are already in the mail!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Show & Sale 2010

It's time for the 2010 Spring Show and Sale!

Saturday, May 1
10am - 5pm
2007 Ramsay Street SE
Calgary, Alberta

New designs, Mother's & Father's Day gifts,
teacher gifts and more!
Light refreshments served.

Visa, Mastercard, cheques & cash
gladly accepted.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Layered Ring

my new fave ring! and as you can see its quite a bit larger than the others :) we'll see if i part with it for the spring show (may 1st for those in the area who'd like to mark their calendars). i could seriously make this line all day, every day! so fun. hopefully i can get some wicked new gift cards in japan!

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Mini Mongos

in addition to the new line, i've been expanding the granulated lines too. these are a new twist on the mini mongos which sprang from the full granulated necklace (affectionately named the mongo :) i wanted to make some that had a more vertical feel and less horizontal action. the first one also has 3 disks featured within the chain. enjoy and have a great weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010


i have become completely obsessed with this new line! in a good way. i hope :) two more pendants, some charms, earrings, cufflinks and another ring all waiting to be photographed! until then, here are a few more pendants....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Pendants Pt. 2

here are three more of my new multi-layered pendants. each one uses sterling silver, anodized aluminum and recycled gift cards. i'm going to have a hard time letting some of these go!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

by popular demand here are photos of the rings instead of more pendants. more pendants later! all three rings are layers of sterling silver, anodized aluminum and recycled gift cards. and each is one-of-a-kind. sorry these pix are a little darker than usual, but i was losing the light (i prefer natural sunlight as a rule). cheers!
full frontal view
these rings feel great on. nice thick band and a really comfortable weight due to the multiple layers of metal and plastic.

Monday, March 08, 2010

New, new, new!

i have been frantically getting ready for my spring show on may 1st. it may seem far away, but i'll be away for 2 weeks over spring break and am therefore panicking as usual. this is a new line that will debut at that show. each pendant is layered with recycled gift cards, anodized aluminum and sterling silver and then riveted together. i'm having a lot of fun with them and just finished some rings tonight that turned out great! may have to make some more of those :) more pix tomorrow. there are currently 10 pendants and 3 rings, all of which are one-of-a-kinds. have a great week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


my friend and fabulous local foodie, Julie Van Rosendaal, challenged me to come up with some food-related jewelry. since i have a notorious sweet tooth, it was either donuts or cupcakes. and even though donut sprinkles would have been an interesting challenge i went with a cupcake. this pendant measures 1.5" in diameter and is made with sterling silver, anodized aluminum (in chocolate brown even though it looks darker in the picture) and a recycled gift card. fun, colorful and fewer calories than the real thing!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 2010


its a little late, but hope your 2010 has started off great!