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What’s old is new again!

For awhile now I have been collecting vintage Sterling jewelry pieces to re-purpose into new designs. Pins and earrings become rings or pendants. Some need a bit of work -grinding off the old broken pin from a brooch or removing the screw back earring findings and smoothing the back. Sometimes I add my handmade fused glass to the new piece just for a bit of sparkle.  And everything gets a bath!!

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Experimenting with new techniques!

My first scheduled show is in March so I am taking this time to design new jewelry and try out a few interesting techniques. Since I have been working with Sterling flatware in some of my designs, I have a bit of silver left over to play with.

I decided to try a version of reticulation, the process of creating a textured surface using a torch to bring the metals to a high temperature. 

Here are some of my first attempts!

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Stay tuned for my upcoming spring and early summer show schedule!

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October Art Shows

My handmade decorative terracotta pottery and unique re-purposed sterling silver spoon jewelry are among the items I will be sharing at Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars, Sweet Home HS, Amherst, NY on Saturday, October 13, from 9-3.

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September Fall Festivals and Art Shows

I am excited to share my new fused glass jewelry, decorative pottery, and re-purposed silver spoon jewelry! 

Parkside Artisan Market

Sunday, September 23   10-3

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Decorative Raku and Horse Hair Pottery

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Raku and Horse Hair Pottery

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Re-purposed Sterling Silver Spoon Rings

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A Mermaid Tail & Ring from a Re-purposed Sterling Fork

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Handmade fused Glass Pendants

 

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Late spring & early summer shows:

It’s exciting to find new opportunities to share my work -lots of new designs and many returning favorites!

Here are the confirmed shows to date:

Friday, May 18   5:30 – 9

Buffalovefest @ the Buffalo Zoo

Sunday, May 20  10 – 4

Parkside Artisan Market

Sunday, June 24  10 – 3

Parkside Artisan Market

Saturday & Sunday June 30 & July 1  10 – 4

Buffalo Garden Style Art Sale @ The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Sunday, July 15  10 – 4

Hamburg Garden Walk

Sunday, July 22  10 – 3

Parkside Artisan Market

Saturday & Sunday July 28 & 29    10 – 5

Glen Park Art Festival

and more to come…

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New this year: re-purposed antique sterling silver pendants and rings

Hope to see you this spring or summer!

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Once they were sterling spoons hiding away…

Having fun re-purposing antique silverplate – especially love Art Nouveau floral patterns!

Recently found some beautiful Gorham and R. Wallace sterling spoons and converted them to wearable pendants.

I will be at Sweet Home High School for their spring Basket and Craft Show Dollars for Scholars  1901 Sweet Home Road • Amherst, NY 14228

Saturday, March 17  9 to 3

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