Category: Jewelry

My best work

Autism is fascinating to me. Don’t get me wrong, most days I want to kick it square in the jittles, but yes…fascinating. Sometimes I just sit and watch Zion, as though starting at him for long periods of time will allow me to actually see inside him. I would do anything to know what’s going on in there. Yesterday I…

Starfish Thrower Parties

  Our dear friend, April Lee, is hostessing a Starfish Thrower party in her lovely home today. Woohoo! We love being invited to have these parties. We get to hang out with amazing and beautiful people, while raising money for Zoë’s Starfish. And if we’re really lucky, we get brownies. Score! This week we have been working on hammered bangle…

7 Secrets to Affordable Jewelry Making

1. Buy materials online.  Use your noggin. Hobby stores are robbing you blind.  This is made even more obvious by their constant 40-50% off sales.  You can triple your profit buying your materials wholesale from sites like this and this.  If you are going to buy from hobby stores, learn the art of watching their online flier for sales, and…

Jewelry Makers: One stop shop

I love making these bracelet sets. There is something serendipitous about hammering, twisting, shaping and oxidizing wire that is much like my life. While you start with a collection of beautiful beads and shiny copper wire, it looks pretty… but it doesn’t have much use until something is made of it. So I start cutting, hammering and pruning until it…

I know what you did last summer

I have been mostly quiet about the actual struggle portion of our lives, because it has been very painful. Me, quiet?  About anything? Surely you jest, woman. Only those closest to me and my children know what we have been dealing with since last August. I don’t make a habit of posting our struggles with Autism all over Facebook and social media.…

A Star is Born

This is the first memory wire bracelet Zoe ever created. She was 10 years old at the time. I was making jewelry for one of my upcoming craft fairs, when Zoe sat down next to me and started playing with a bowl full of beads, as she had done a hundred times before. I looked over at her, and she…