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** Sorry due to to updates to the "Packaging Act" I am unable to ship to Germany. **

New Designs at the Fallbrook Art Center

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I just sent another shipment up to the Fallbrook Art Center for the Art of the Holiday Show.

These are a few of the new designs you'll find there. If you're looking for unique, handmade gifts be sure to stop by.   You can see more of the designs that are available at the Fallbrook Art Center in this gallery.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center
103 Main Street,
Fallbrook, CA
Through Dec. 24, 2021

Open Daily November 7 through December 24, 2021
Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun Noon - 3 pm





12 Days Before Christmas Sale!

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I wanted to change things up this year so instead of doing Cyber Monday or Artists Sunday or Black Friday I decided to do a "12 days before Christmas" sale.  The song 12 Days Of Christmas actually starts on 12/25 and that would be a little too late for Christmas.  So I decided to start my sale on 12/1 and have it run for the 12 days before Christmas.  Each day will have a new theme for the sale.  This gives all my wonderful customers a chance to shop and get their purchases before Christmas.

You can read more about this sale in my newsletter here.

Upcoming Shows for October 2021

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I have 3 more online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below. 

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Here is a preview of some of the designs for my show on 10/7:

Upcoming Shows for September 2021

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I have 4 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below. 

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Upcoming Shows for June 2021

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I have 4 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below. 

Here are details and links:

Pantone Colors of 2021 - Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

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The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the Pantone colors of the year for 2021.  The colors are "illuminating" (yellow) and "ultimate gray".  Here is the inspiration picture we got.

Fun with Raku enamel

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I played a bit with the raku process a while back and got so-so results.  Then I listened to a video by Jean Tudor through the Enamelist Society, Inc and she inspired me to give it another try.  I incorporated some of her suggestions  and was able to get some really nice results.  As she says - if it doesn't come out the way you want it the first time, heat it up and try again.  In most cases it takes 2-4 tosses into the can to get the look I want - or to get the 2 parts of earrings to look somewhat similar. 

The World of Narnia Showcase

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A two day showcase of my jewelry and Pandanimal lampwork and jewelry starts this afternoon.  Our theme this month is "The World of Narnia".  We both read these books as kids (and we've both been refreshing our memory about them) and made our designs with Narnia in mind.  Here are just a few of the designs that will be available from me.

Winter White Spikes

white spike earrings white with freshwater pearl crystal quartz ice

Tarkeena's Delight

It's National Mutt Day!

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It's National Mutt Day and I love dogs! If you don't already know that, you will if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

We always get rescue dogs and right now we have 2 - Max (our little old man) and Bijou (the youngster). Max (a Westie aka West Highland White) is from Westie Rescue of OC. They do rescue mutts as well, but they focus mainly on Westies.  Bijou (a Schnauzer mix) is from Karmic Rescue.  I share pictures of both of them regularly since they're both so CUTE!

Demons and Angels 2 day Online Trunk Show at the LBA Designers Galleria Showcase

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I'm doing a joint show with Pandanimal Lampwork in the LBA Designers Galleria Showcase Facebook group.  Our theme this month is Demons and Angels.  As we discussed it with each other we tossed out ideas on how to approach this so our thinking was to go with opposites - angels and demons, yin and yang, black and white.  Come check out our show to see how we interpreted this theme.  Here are pictures of a few of the designs I'll have available in the show.

Twisted Halos Hooplets Earrings - fused sterling silver hoop earrings

mish mesh hooplets hoop earrings twisted halos