0

Waste not…

Over the years I have found a variety of beautiful antique and vintage Sterling spoons and forks. My favorite are the highly detailed floral designs from the Art Nouveau era. I enjoy repurposing them into jewelry pieces, creating several keepsake pieces from loved one’s silverware.

Because I often only use the handle, I am left with the bowl of the spoon or the tines of the fork. Many these are just as ornate as their handles. It would be a shame to let them go to waste…

Left: antique gold washed Sterling spoon with Sterling rose Right: antique Sterling spoon with amethyst

2

Winter Creations…

While my gardens sleep under their blanket of snow, I am still inspired to create Sterling Clay leaves!

I only have two indoor plants at the moment- a large coleus I dug up last fall and a small primrose from my local market. Thought I might try another type of leaf to imbed in the clay. Inspiration struck as I was eating my spinach salad! Why should flowers have all the fun?

My latest batch of Sterling Clay leaves

0

Garden Inspired…

Under normal circumstances I would be preparing for The Buffalo-Style Garden Art Show held at the Buffalo & Erie county Botanical Gardens.

Here are a few items I created with them in mind…

Although this and many other wonderful summer shows are cancelled this year, I hope to be exhibiting my work later this year. In the meantime, be well and enjoy the summer!

0

Vintage & Antique Sterling…

Having fun re-purposing, repairing & restoring vintage and antique Sterling!

October Show Schedule: 
Clarence Chamber of Commerce Women In Business Conference *October 16 8:30- 2:30 Samuel’s Grande Manor https://www.facebook.com/clarencechamberofcommerce/
Sweet Home High School Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser *October 19 9-3 https://sweethomeschools.org/SHSHS/Events/9819-DO-Dollars-for-Scholars-Craft-Fair-Basket-Raffle.html
Bryant & Stratton College Wellness Fair *October 22 10-1 (more info to follow) Getzville Campus

Restored Sterling (2)

0

New Work for New Shows!

I have been busy creating new raku fired leaves and new fused glass and broken china pendants for my August shows.

Saturday, August 10 (3-7 pm) Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Artisan Market

Sunday, August 11 and 25 (10-2) Hotel Henry Summer Market

newaugwork

0

First Summer Sunday Market at Hotel Henry!

Summer Sundays & Market at Hotel Henry

Sunday July 14  10-2

I will be exhibiting my handmade decorative raku & horse hair pottery along with my kiln-fired fused glass jewelry. I will also have a large selection of re-purposed Sterling silver jewelry!

HHsummer

0

Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale

Saturday & Sunday June 29 & 30    10-4

I will be featuring my garden-inspired handmade jewelry and decorative pottery at the Botanical Gardens of Buffalo for the Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale

rakuleavesHHsummer

0

St. Andrew’s Spring Show

I will be a returning artist at St. Andrew’s Spring Craft & Vendor Show on Sunday 3/24 from 9-3. I have been working on a few new things including raku leaves and vintage sterling dragonfly wings…

wings

0

Horse Hair Pottery!

Just finished two pieces featuring the hair from my niece’s horses in Colorado. (Twister and Daisy kindly donated some of their hair after grooming!) Special thanks to their owner Jill!

These pots will be donated to a local charity fundraising event: The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York (LAUNY) Diva’s Treat Raffle

horse hair pots