Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ornament Time of Year

I have worked hard to create many ornaments this year.  See them at Gandee Gallery and Cazenovia Artisans. Such a fun way to start the season!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Custom Order- A Fiber Artist's Necklace

What artist doesn't like custom orders? Joining visions with a client can be a wonderful sharing of ideas which enhance the final project.

So I was tasked with making a necklace for a fiber artist friend.  She liked the idea of incorporating some the tools of her trade not the necklace.  We worked on a length and basic concept.

Then I got to play.  Here is the finished piece.  I used bobbins, thimbles, a Monopoly piece and a vintage chocolate mold plus a repurposed piece of chain.  She is very pleased.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Roseland Cottage Fine Art and Craft Festival

Back in February, when life was much quieter, I thought it might be fun to go to a craft show out of state.  The Roseland Cottage Fine Art and Craft Festival caught my eye with the thoughts of fall color dancing in my head and the church dinner scheduled on Saturday night.  Sounded ideal.  And I hope it will be.  I have been working quite hard to bump up my stock and even obtained a Connecticut tax number.  Doing new shows is a bit like dating, although I haven't done that for years, you don't really quite know what you are getting into.  But nothing ventured nothing gained. So I am almost ready to pack the car!  On my way to Connecicut!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Little Houses

I have been fascinated by little houses I see being built around the nation.  So I have made some of my own.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Main Attraction

Look for East Street Tins' jewelry at
The Main Attraction
214 W. Main Street
Tupelo MS

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 10th Year!

Truly the the most aromatic festival this summer! A wonderful selection of crafts people.

Hours for the Festival are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8th, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9th.  This is a rain or shine event!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


New Work

New Assemblages

By juxtaposing objects with disparate histories a new dialog is started.  Are they people looking out? Are we voyeurs in their life? Are they trapped by the windows or liberated?

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cazenovia Artisans

I have moved in!  East Street Tins is one of the newest members of Cazenovia Artisans, a wonderful gallery  located in Cazenovia, NY.  Check out their website :  cazenoviaartisans.com or better yet come visit the store!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

College Earrings

A friend recently asked me to make earrings for her college friends for an upcoming mini reunion.  As it happens, I went to the same college and graduated 4 years before them so there was no overlap. However, I knew the college colors well: affectionately known as mud and blood (brown and maroon).  Here are the earrings I created for the women.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Typewriter Keys

A good friend of mine gave me some vintage typewriter keys in the fall.  It has taken a while for me to find the time to play with them and have them whisper designs to me.  I put them on my bench and with a bunch of other materials for lots of visual stimuli.  I cut some copper pieces out and made prongs to capture the keys,  Yes, there is a spring in the picture along with brass pieces and steel jump rings

I added some brass square tubing, antiques brass chain, vintage tin from a baking pan, Monopoly pieces and a stone with a natural hole through it and these are the results: