Dishfunctional Designs

Author of BoHo Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping and More

and Soldered Alchemy: 24 Jewelry Project Using New Soft-Solder Techniques

Artist. Jewelry designer. Creative upcycler. Free spirit. Rocker. Daydreamer. Mom.



Moving Closer To Nature With Feline Pine

To be honest, before I tried...more

Fried Candied Sweet Potatoes With Caramelized Brown Sugar and Butter

My mother has been making fried candied sweet potatoes every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for as long as I can remember. They have always been one of my very favorite parts of our holiday celebrations and now when we get together I've taken on the tradition of preparing them for our family. I have got to say, that I think that I have perfected my technique!...more

How To Peel Boiled Yams and Sweet Potatoes

My family loves sweet potatoes and yams, so I cook them all the time for different recipes (especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas), but without the proper know-how, peeling boiled cooked yams or sweet potatoes can be a disaster!...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Shop For Black Friday!

I have lots of new broken china jewelry...more

New Design Listed on Society6 - Blue Space Feather

Hi friends! Tonight I listed a brand new design on Society6, so be sure to check it out here! I really love the way this piece turned out! ...more

The Evolution Of A Design From Drawing To Finished Product

This summer I worked on some illustrations and was really pleased with my finished designs... I drew some mandalas, artistic feathers, and some other various designs...and I blogged about them just a little bit over the summer, and shared a couple very short videos on my YouTube channel as I was drawing them. I decided to transform my designs into textiles, turn them into a collection available in a few different color schemes, and here are a few samples...I think the plum scarf below turned out especially beautiful! ...more

Time to DESTASH! I Am Thinning Out My Beautiful Bead Inventory And Here Is a Preview!

It's that time of year again! Time to destash my beads and jewelry supplies. I've been going through my supplies and thinning them out a bit, and now I am selling off some of my extras!...more

Keeping Our Cats Happy With Meow Mix Brushing Bites

Families come in all different shapes and sizes. Mine has always included cats. If you read my blog regularly you've probably seen my two cats Sam and Sara here and there in my photos, lounging around my workshop, keeping me company, or trying to play with my jewelry while I'm trying to photograph it! ...more

Small Distractions: Scattered Wastes of Time or Essential Creative Excursions?

I've been thinking. (hehe - really!) I've been thinking about the small - - and sometimes not so small - ...more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop

I have lots of new broken china jewelry...more