Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Here are two necklaces from the new "Wither" line. Picture these with patterned metal and enamel..hint hint!
Friday, October 26, 2007

Weekend Away

I am going away this weekend for MUCH needed escape from Baltimore. This is what Jess said to me when i inquired about intenet:

"nope no internet. which will be good for you. you can take a break from it for 48 hours."

Lets hope shes right!
Monday, October 22, 2007

The Pay Off!

More new work, Enjoy!
Sunday, October 21, 2007

Busy Weekend

I cant believe the weekend is almost over...sigh...

Congratulations to Chandra and Jon, who tied the knot on Saturday! It was a beautiful wedding, and i was happy to be part of their day.

I was doing some early shopping at IKEA this morning for the studio (pictures to come later), and over the speaker i heard an announcement for a business workshop they will be offering in November. YEAH, Ikea offers business workshops. And even better, its free!! It looks like these workshops are monthly events, and on November 13th, the workshop series (entitled "SmartStart your business") is going to cover "Finding money and building your business plan".

Here is the link. January 8th the topic is: Marketing your Business, and February 12 is Tax strategies and financials. Sounds like these might be a really smart events to attend.

Need another reason to attend... if your pre-register (remember its free!), you get a $10 Ikea coupon.

Ikea, I love you!

Here is a look at what Ive been working on. Something for the upcoming holiday season!
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dogwood Dangle Earrings

New, and in the shop!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I just received at email letting me know i was accepted for November Poppytalk Handmade Market! Im so excited! Its such a wonderful opportunity for someone just starting out to gain so much exposure from such a well established name.

You can check out the current handmade market here. Check back after November 5th to see my page. But dont worry...i will remind you!

I had a few days off work this week, so I got my studio totally re-organized, and a lot of work done! Some of the pieces from my new line; Dogwood will be available on etsy today!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Frederick Gallery Walk

I've recently been reminded of this great event that takes place in Frederick Maryland, and i wanted to share it with you! Im hoping to make it home the first weekend in November to do the walk myself.

First Saturday Gallery Walk is a self-guided gallery tour through the streets of downtown Frederick complete with guest artists and live entertainment. The galleries (and many shops) stay open late so customers can come in and browse, see many artists studios, as well as exhibitions. Stacy Krantz is one of the artist who is opening her (new!) studio up for the gallery tour, as well as Zaruba & Zaruba.

Downtown Frederick is always a wonderful place to visit, but i cant think of a better reason, or time of year to go. Enjoy the people, shops, art and the food! If you do plan on going, these are two of my favorite restaurants: The Orchard, and Brewers Alley!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Work In Progress

This week has really been a blur... last weekend i was in VA teaching a charm bracelet class, monday i had a dinner date with ms. imogene, and last night i taught an intro class.

so FINALLY, tonight i got to get some of my own work done. It felt soooo good to be productive. I was a little concerned about having enough work for Holiday Heap, but after a day of designing and an evening of making, I am feeling much better. This necklace is not formed yet (it will be slightly domed), but you get the idea. I have plans for many styles of necklaces, some earrings, a ring.... They will be available in silver, oxidized siver, and also patterned metal.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Holiday Heap

I JUST got the e-mail saying i was accepted to the Charm City Craft Mafia's Holiday Heap show!

I am beyond excited, and have a feeling that I will be in the company of some very talented artists. Guess i need to really get making!!!

The show takes place December 1 2007, from 10-5 @ 2640 St. Paul Street in Baltimore. Stop by!
Thank you CCCM!
Sunday, October 7, 2007

Quick project

Why do "quick projects" never move quickly?

I was finally able to finish this color board for all the colors i use in coloring my lucite. I think im colored out for the night, but i do like the final result!
Don't ask me why i thought it needed a ribbon!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tord Boontje

I had some time to kill yesterday, so i decided to stop into La Terra, in Hampden. Its something i had been meaning to do for a while after hearing good things about the shop from friends. And as soon as i walked in it was quite obvious why! It was such a cute store with tons of things that would have looked great in my apartment. Vintage inspired metalwork, beautiful glassware, soaps, candles, cards, purses, jewelry.... I picked up a few Christmas presents, and there was no way i could pass up a Tord Boontje paper "midsummer light". Its something I have wanted for soooo long, so when i saw that they were 50% percent off, i knew now was the time to buy one. Unfortunately, they didn't have any plain white ones left, but i love what i got!

If your not familiar with Tords work, i highly recommend you take a look at his website. He is very talented, and does work that is right up my ally. Target had him do several pieces for them over the last holiday season. I love that such a talented artist and designers work is accessible to the mass' through a store like target. The majority of his work is based on organic images, from flowers to raindeer (at christmas), and much of it is done using positive/negative space to enhance his designs. Its ALL beautiful.

Also, check this out on Amazon!

Monday, October 1, 2007

So Sweet

I am a big fan of the Post Secret books, and I recently heard about a new book being published with a similar theme. Other Peoples Love Letters is a compilation of 150 REAL loves notes that were given to real people. The book will be in stores October 30th, and im looking forward to flipping through the pages! It would probably make a fabulous coffee table book for a hopeless romantic like me!
Really, does it get any more romantic than this: "I can't believe you're real, and I think about you constantly in some way or the other all day. I haven't given the finger to anyone driving since I met you."

Meet Hank

I have a new image I will start using in production work! Im calling him Hank. Available on Etsy today!