Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter whiteout

Wow, almost a foot of snow overnight. I'm using the time to refill my inventory. I would also like to thank all of you for your support. I have revised the photo catalog, descriptions and pricing to be added later. Feel free to email for pricing or custom work.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Anderson Center-Red Wing Exhibit

December 12, 2009 I will be exhibiting at the Anderson Center, RedWing MN from 12-7 pm. This is a great event and I am proud to have been invited. Artist from around the area will be exhibiting their items.
Love to see you there!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Beauty in glass

I have added my bracelets featuring lampwork beads to the photo catalog on the right side of page.

I am truly enjoying working with glass, the possibilities are endless.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Tide Pool"

This eye catching piece is the first to combine chainmaille with my very own handmade lampworked glass beads. The blues combine and remind me of a tide pool, hence the name of the piece. Please inquire if you would like to purchase this piece for $ 36 plus postage if applicable.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Crafting with molten glass

ooooh, how fun lampworking is. I'm enjoying it very much, there are so many possibilities, just not enough time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New work, new media and techniques

Hello!!! I have been busy learning lampwork techniques. It's quite addicting and fun working with a torch and molten glass. Please see the catalog link to the right for all of my new designs.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I have always admired and loved glasswork. I finally took the plunge and purchased a starter kit for lampworking. How fun it is. Here are my absolute first beads and first pendant. I'm very happy with the results and look forward to creating more.

Friday, July 24, 2009

UK imports

This necklace features hand lamped beads by Sabine at

The lamped beads are separated by tektite and hand wound copper coils, all encircled by black anodized single rings.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sarongs from Bali

I am also featuring a select number of sarongs and 1/2 sarongs from Bali. Sarongs are a great fashion item, may be tied as sash, scarf, belt, skirt of coverup.Half Sarongs can be worn in a variety of ways. Wrap as a mini-skirt, top, headpiece, scarf or shawl. They are made from fast drying, breathable rayon and measure approximately 66" x 23", not including the fringe. They wash easily by hand or machine. Hang to dry. Wash separately the first time or two. Email for pricing

August 6, 2009

August 6, is the first Thursday of the month and 1st Thursdays events are resuming and will continue through October. Looking forward to another great crowd of vendors/merchants and entertainment.

Stop by and say hi!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Summer

Summer seems to have finally arrived, the warm sunny days are very appreciated.

I have added lots of new items to the online catalog located in the right hand column, please take a look. Email for more complete descriptions and prices. Remember I only charge actual shipping costs!

I will be at the New Trier, Minnesota Car & crafts July 12, 10:00- 6:00pm. Stop by and say hi.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Art in the Park, Zumbrota Minnesota was a good time. The weather finally cleared up and the sun was out and shining.

Next event (prospect) "Tree Topper Day" in New Trier Minnesota July 12, 2009 10-6pm. I will post as soon as I confirm.

Wishing you all a safe and warm summer!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Art in East Park" meet & greet

My next event is Saturday June 20 in Zumbrota Minnesota.
The event is held in conjunction with the covered bridge festival.
I will be located in space 17- come join me, see the sights, eat lots of great street food, flea market and other events

Monday, June 15, 2009

Back into the present time

Olde World Renaissance Faire was this weekend. A fabulous weekend was had by all. The atmosphere of this faire is very friendly and laid back and family oriented. Entertainment was provided by a number of very talented people. I had an absolutely wonderful time. I would also like to thank those who helped out with my booth as I did not have any of my helpers. The wonderful owners of and their friends were invaluable to me, THANKS!!
Artists freely gave their knowledge w/o prejudice and a wonderful community existed.

Of course you can see by the pictures that it was a complete medieval experience with dragons, knights and noblemen present.

The dragonmaster & mistress may be contacted at incredibly beautifully detailed dragons. I am proud to say that "Edgar" has allowed me to be his dragon keeper.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


born of fire, cooled by silver. This necklace features swarovski side elements standing guard for the large 3" crystal. Japanese weave variation in jewelers aluminum and brass, closed by gold plated clasp.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Come see me at the Olde World Renaissance Fair !

June 13-14 in Twig Minnesota. Lots of cool vendors, festivals, demo's even jousting.

Friday, May 29, 2009

updated maille catalog

I have added the recent additions to the slideshow available on the right side of the blog. Please remember double clicking on the photo will bring up larger images and the entire catalog may be viewed on one page by clicking on the view all button.

I appreciate your interested in my handcrafted jewelry. Contact me by email for further information on specific pieces, I do ship and charge actual postage costs only.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Return from the past

The girls and I have returned from medieval times. We had a wonderful time, even if the thought of running into royalty made us somewhat more reclusive than normal. Castle Fever is an event sponsered by Silfren-Mere a Society for Creative Anachronism group. Much fighting and feasting occured. It was great practice in getting the booth set up and medievalish.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New places, new pieces

Hello, It's been so beautiful outside with flowers poking up through the ground, grass greening that it's been occasionally a struggle to stay inside and work. I have however found an answer to this dilemma..... work outside!!! Funny thing, I don't need my glasses when I work outside, must be something with the natural lighting.

5.7.9 was the first day this summer of Cannon Falls First Thursday event. The event is hosted by the city and many local and non-local vendors/crafters/food were there. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the attendance was great. I shared the booth with my friend and her candle creations. We both had a very enjoyable evening.

Picture is of "Capri Blue" a new necklace that I am absolutely in love with, I think it is the color blue in the Swarovski crystals I used, There are two different sets of earring to match.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Now on Etsy!!!

Hello, I have opened a shop on etsy. Etsy is the place to go to purchase handcrafted items. I will slowly be adding items to my shop. If you see an item here on the blog that you would like to purchase please send an email or visit the etsy shop or stop into Monarch in Northfield MN.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ren Wear

Handflower in jewelers brass with ruby Swarovski crystals.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jewelry now carried at Monarch Gift Shop

I'm very proud to announce that my jewelry is now carried at Monarch Gift Shop in Northfield MN. any items that you view on my blog may be purchased through Monarch or at the Faires I have listed. Thank you Monarch for this opportunity.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

kingscale in jewelers brass and aluminum #213
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more patterns/designs

Queens lace in purple anodized aluminum # 212 Followed by two views of Byzantine in enamaled copper and anodized purple aluminum # 214, Pendant, ruby in zoisite silver (over copper) wire wrapped # 218

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