Sunday, March 6, 2016


June 25-26, 2016
Anacortes, Washington
Elisabeth's Cottage by the Sea

Email me for more details.

Click HERE to register for the workshops! 
You can click on the Paypal button to make payment that is on my sidebar.
They are one third full as of today peeps!!
Hope to see you.

Queen's Lace

Bird Cage Box

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hi Everyone!
I'll be teaching at Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats 2016!
The preseason kick-off includes the AG annual Hop Contest.  
I'm one of the featured instructors this week! 

Contest begins today!!
Hope you'll hop along with us!

Here's a little sneak peek of one of the projects in this summer's workshop.
All levels are welcome here. Hope to see you!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Summer 2015 online workshop

Come join the fun
in this on line, mixed media workshop
at Artful Gathering.

My session starts on June 6, I'm in the first session.

I am so excited, I hope you can make it!!

Read more about the retreat here...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in Tucson, 2015

Come join the fun at the
Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in the Desert!

I'll be teaching three amazing workshops, if I do say so!! These are full day projects, and so much fun to make and then enjoy.

The Tab Please

Another example of The Tab Please
 In this workshop I will be showing you how to custom make your tabs for a cabochon, an antique brooch or anything flat on the back really.

Queen's Lace
A touch of solder, some metal work, a little resin, and you have an amazing focal for your necklace.

Timeless Beauty
 We will be making custom watch bands from scratch! I'm bringing the watches and you provide the workmanship. So excited.

Here is the link for the retreat so you can read all about it.
Hope you can make it, did I mention the International Gem Show happens the same weekend? Bring some cash and some walking shoes, it is amazing!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

AG online workshop summer 2014

Stackable Boho Bangles
starts July 16th
on line

You don't want to miss this fun. Start to gather your supplies, and lets make some 
Stackable Boho Bangles. All levels are welcome. This is a great introduction to metals work, as well as learning some more advanced techniques.  We will be making bangles and charms, and wearing them layered is as much fun as skipping and throwing daisies!!

I hope you'll join me!! 
Just click on the link and register if you aren't already. There is only a $5 registration fee, then the fee for the class. The complete list of tools and materials is in the description for you to see before you purchase the class.

Why are on line RETREATS so great?
You can take the workshop at your own pace, looking at the videos over and over again, then work in your jammies to create. Very cool.
And this is a retreat, not just another on line workshop.  It lasts six weeks long, with me there to help, support and root for you every step of the way.
Artful Gathering is unlike any on line workshop, it is a retreat. You get to talk with your other students in class, and ask me for help at any time.

Very cool baby!! 

Hope to see you there.

Peace out!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

LA area workshop March 22, 2014


LaBrea area, Los Angeles, CA
March 22, 2014

Please check out the link for more info

This is the loft it will be held at! Isn't it darling?

And here is a darling hotel that is recommended by my friend Barbara Buckles, who lives in the LA area and likes this hotel. Kind of farmer like for the big city, love it!

I hope you can join me, it would be so great.
Brand new workshop, lots of new techniques.
- a touch of soldering
- some metal work
- wire some treasures together
- learn Barbara Buckle's new mixed media technique of making an Auratone!

Fun, fun, fun.
And you can get yourself a gift certificate for Christmas! Put it in your stocking.

lots of love

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A little catch up for 2013

Seriously...a year since a post?
Where did this year go? Oh my goodness.  I can't believe I have't posted in that long. Guess it is easy to say just a few words on Facebook.  But you can't get in to detail and you can't post many photos.

It has been a great year! I have taught at...

Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in Tucson, AZ in February
Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in Coronado, CA in May
Elizabeths Cottage by the Sea in Anacortes, WA in August
Squeezed in some summer shows in somehow.
And finished up at Art is You in Petaluma, CA for a grand finale!

Whew, that was a lot for me. Oh yes, that doesn't include two online workshops last summer with Artful Gathering! And I loved every minute of each retreat, and the on line workshops.  I have met some wonderful new ladies, and instructors, and loved the travel.

So what's the latest?
There is a new on line lab for beginners in jewelry, who want to try metals, hosted by Roses On Your Table, and it is called Simply Charming.
You can get the details about it here.
It runs on line until Feb. 1, 2014.

And if you missed my on line workshops with Artful Gathering the last two summers, you can purchase them HERE.  
Each workshop includes supply list, handouts, step by step instructions on the techniques I teach.  I loved making them, and I'm really proud of the outcome!  I've received great feedback on the quality and content.

Those workshops include:
Overcoming the Fear of Fire
Romantic Relic Frames
Whimsical Teensies
Sweet Tweets

So far, here is the line up... more to follow I believe.

Workshops coming up for 2014 include

Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in Tucson, AZ
February 7-9
information HERE

A workshop to be announced, in Los Angeles, CA
March 22, 2014

A workshop at Lexi Grezner's home in Los Gatos, CA
 Saturday May 3
then to the Alameda Flea Market for fun
Sunday May 4
information HERE

And then I will be teaching on line again with Artful Gathering, so excited to be invited back. Classes will be announced in a couple of months, and you can pre-register 

I hope to see you on line, or in person at one or more of these workshops!!

lots of love,