My New Book, Soldered Alchemy, Now Available For Pre-order!

I'm excited to announce that my new book, Soldered Alchemy: 25 Jewelry Projects Using New...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Shop Today

I've been working on some new broken china jewelry pieces for the holidays and just listed these new beauties in my Etsy shop. Let me ...more

Center Of Attention: Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescapes

You don't need to spend a fortune to create a beautifully decorated table for Thanksgiving.As a matter of fact, many of the Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas you will find below can be...more

Look! Mom's Dishes! ...Connections To Our Past

Sometimes I think I have the best job in the world, getting to work with...more

Colorful Mixed Media Butterfly Necklaces Made From Vintage Ephemera Illustrations

Newly listed in my Etsy shop... these necklaces are made from beautiful vintage butterfly illustrations that have been copied and applied to paper. The paper is then adhered to thin wood and then laser cut and then sealed ....more

Easy Homemade Holiday Thin Mint Cookies

These easy no-bake cookies are perfect for the holidays and are a homemade replica of Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies! All you need are Ritz crackers, bittersweet chocolate(or semi-sweet), peppermint extract (make sure you use peppermint extract and not...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Shop

Now that I've finished up my second jewelry book, it's great to be back to work doing what I love, making jewelry! Check out these new pieces that I just listed in my...more

Jewelry Made From Antique Skeleton Keys + Tutorial

I just listed these necklaces in my Etsy shop...I made each with an antique skeleton key.Check them out and let me know what you think! Want to make your own? Check out my tutorial at the end of this post! ...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Shop Tonight!

I have lots of new items I will be listing this weekend, here are a few... all are available in my Etsy shop What do you think?Which is your favorite? Learn how to make jewelry from old broken china, silverware, ...more

The Perfect Autumn Craft: Painting Leaves

After painting acorns a few weeks ago, we were ready to move on to painting leaves!...more