DIY Painted Leaves Tutorial

I published this blog post so late in the season...more

Beautiful Chaos: Combining Broken China With Wire And Soft Solder

Beautiful Chaos (broken china shard, silver & copper wire, silver soft solder)...more

Nominated For A Blog Award...Will You Vote For Me?

I just found out that my blog, Dishfunctional Designs, was nominated for Amara Living's...more

My Favorite Things: Handcrafted Boho Necklace Trio

These are three necklaces that I made for myself a few years ago that I love to wear together... Choker length: ...more

Inside Of My Studio: Soldering Jewelry Outside (and my hydrangeas)

Okay so the the title is misleading...I suppose it should instead read, Outside Of My Studio... I love summer and I've got to say I'm kind of sad to see it come to a close, so I am sucking up any tiny last opportunity to do things outside in the sunshine before the cooler months roll...more

What To Include In A Child's Art Box

Making an art box for your child is a great way to help them learn about the world around...more

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer.It sings because it has a song....more

How To Stop Critters From Digging In Your Flower Pots

A few days ago I planted a new flower in a flower pot on my porch and the following...more

A Musician Must Make Music, An Artist Must Paint, A Poet Must Write...

I think there is so much truth to this quote. As an artist and writer I can say from my own experience that without being able to express my creativity...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop!

Here are some of the new items that I recently listed in my Etsy shop. For detailed descriptions, sizes and prices, click the photos!I hope you like them! What do you think? ...more