Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ice Resin

I am busy finishing up all the designs for the Ogden Arts festival  and the SLC 
artist market, both open on June 11th.  SLC is from 8-1pm and Ogden is from
10- 8pm.I have lots of new pieces this year and you can watch for some of my 
designs in the Ogden Standard Examiner.  The paper asked for some photographs
for the festival and I gladly sent them on their way.  It will be fun to see the 
pictures in the paper.  

I posted some of my work using Ice Resin.  If you want to learn how to use it and 
          get some really great designs then see Jen Cushman's new book at: 
     I just bought the book this week at Hobby Lobby and love all the great designs
and the tips on using resin.                

Friday, May 13, 2011

Handmade bezels and SLC Artist Market

As you can see I have been really gearing up for the SLC market that opens the same day as the Ogden Artist festival. on June 11th.   Sometime I wish I could clone myself, so I do not miss anything.  Just think of how much more we could get done if there were two of each of us. I cannot go to the opening day of the SLC market, since I will be at the festival, but am sending my daughter Nichole to fill in for me.  She has been such a help to me and is really good at making jewelry.  She helped me fill these bezels with paper.  We have about 400 of them right now and have been working all winter on these pieces to be able to share them with you. We still need to do the resin, chains and add charms and crystals.  I am so excited to have the opportunity to be invited to the SLC market this year.  I am conflicted that I will not be at the Ogden market this year because I have sold there the last two years and have many customers that have been loyal to me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

By the seashore Jewelry

I have been really busy getting ready for the demonstration I am doing at the Three Chicks store in Layton, Utah. I have been making lots of orders for name necklaces for their Mothers Day special event, which is on May 7th.  I will be making the name necklaces to order on that day, but will only be on site for three hours (11-2) so if you want one then try and arrive early.    I have been preparing for the Ogden Artist Festival which is June 11th at the historic Union Station.  I have many new pieces and designs that I am bringing this year and hope to see you there. The necklace in the picture has a seashore theme, freshwater pearls, vintage velvet ribbon, sterling silver, and aquamarine. The necklace will be in an upcoming issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry either in June or Sept, but not sure which issue yet.  It is a how to article so you can make it yourselves.