Sunday, April 1, 2012

Time really flies!!

Oops, I had no idea that it had been so long that I have updated my blog.    I have been very busy with lots of new pieces and designs.  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Woke up to -7* this morning, makes it a new adventure to be lampworking in the garage.   Got lots of new designs I'll will trying out soon.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wow!!! Great weekend at the Cannon Falls Wine & Art Festival.  This was the first year of this to be annual event.  I was very impressed with the organization and the participation of 10 Minnesotan Vineyards.

I'm quite late in getting caught up on my computer stuff,  just realized I was featured at  Thank you very much!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

G'day M'lords and Ladies

Well, another wonderful weekend at the Annual Olde World Renaissance Faire  in Twig Minnesota.  The organizers of the event even managed to import realistic foggy,  misty, rainy UK weather; talk about dedication to an event!!!

My daughter, Lauren, was able to accompany me this year and after a bit of reservation on her part was able to fully enter the realm of renaissance and had a wonderful time as did I.  It was great catching up with friends from last year, meeting new ones and being a part of a great artisan, merchant family.

Entertainment this year was provided by multiple talented people providing a wide variety of talents.  Jousting, Robin Hood, Vikings, musicians, re-enactors, you name the faire provided it.

Please view the slide show (double click on the pictures for larger image) and enter the realm.  I urge you to mark the dates for next year and plan on attending a wonderful family oriented event.

Please email if you would like use of these photo's.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." Leo Tolstoy

Monday, March 1, 2010

Starting off the month featuring DreamBubbles

This weeks featured artist is "DreamBubbles"  yes I know close to my shop's name but much different in styles and media used.  She makes the most fabulous spiders ever.  Now I know that not everyone is fond of spiders but they fill an extremely important biological niche and hers are non-venomous and non biting as well as being just lots of fun!!!!  The spiders range from the fantasy to very realistic and may be used in a variety of ways.  Her talents don't lie with just spiders though, a beautiful line of chainmaille and beaded items fill her shop at Please stop by and visit her shop & blog.

Her blog may be found at
and to quote her blog : "A place of reverie for my jewelry company aptly names DreamBubbles. Musing, contemplations and creations shared amongst friends."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting ready for Renn Faire

I know it's early, but with over 2 feet of snow on the ground I am anxious to start thinking about warmer weather.  I will again be at the Olde Worlde Renaissance Faire June 12-13, 2010. 

Here a few new pieces, some using new materials.

This weeks featured artist

So many talented artists may be found at the Handmade Artist Forum  this week I'm showcasing Tuscan Road Designs.

tuscanroad's Shop Announcement
you will find an eclectic mix of mod and vintage jewelry designed and handcrafted by me. Creating handmade, original and unique jewelry is my "therapy" and It has definitely unleashed my creative side. I have consistently been inspired during numerous world travels, always keeping an eye out for the beautiful and unusual bead or idea that helps make these one-of-a-kind creations so unique.

Holly creates amazing pieces in various designs from simple to elegant, steampunk to formal.  Her work may be found at


Friday, February 19, 2010

Artist of the week 2/14/10

This weeks featured artist is Red Fox Jewelry.  A very versatile and creative artist skilled in many different techniques and media's.  Chainmaille, wire wrapping are just a few of the talents possesed by this artist.  A full range of jewelry may be found at  Like many handcrafters she is  happy to create jewelry in your requested colors. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Featured Artist 2nd week in February

My featured artist for this week is, Anagram for Ink she creates the most interesting items or to take an excerpt from her site " Hand-binding books, letterpress printing, writing, reading and making peculiar art in backwoods Nova Scotia  AKA White Raven Arts brings you White Raven Ink artwork: hand-bookbinding, printmaking, fine letterpress printing and photography inspired by nature, mad science and the neo-Victorian retro-future. You'll also find White Raven Press comics, in the pages of which lurk scientific detectives, daredevil test pilots, really large bats, faeries, satyrs, and artists just trying to save the world. verything is handmade, hand-printed, and hand bound as one-of-a-kind pieces or in very small editions (except comic books, or unless otherwise noted in the descriptions).  Absolutely fabulous works may be found at please take a look at the many items featured in her shop.  LOL,  I keep finding myself going back and trying to figure out which to purchase!!