Wednesday, December 14, 2011

11 days 'til Christmas....

and here are a few pieces i can ship to you for FREE before the big day. cufflinks for the guys, necklaces for the ladies- holla!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

happy holidays!

trunk show this saturday in franklin, pa. see link at the top of blog for address/info.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday mART

my jewelry, along with many other handmade items, featured at this year's Holiday mART. check it out in Sewickley, PA.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

just so excited!

well, here is the official first ad that will be featured in the cranberry eagle next week. i am sooooo excited to be a part of "the center of harmony"!

holiday jewelry

just some of the many new pieces available this holiday season!

Monday, October 10, 2011

new jewelry, new studio

new ring made of bone, lemon quartz, aquamarine, sterling silver and pearls. pics of my new studio in Harmony, PA coming soon- still getting unpacked!

Monday, September 26, 2011


that's right, the U.S. Virgin Islands, also known as my new obsession! spent the week on st. thomas, but the highlight was a day trip on the monohull sailboat "simplicity" over to st. john. most beautiful beaches ever, hands down!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

jesse bert

jesse bert is a maker (and friend) living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. the combination of his craft, design and use of found materials makes his work sooooooo beautiful. check out his website by clicking on his name above.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

wildwood, nj: we go hard

creepy clowns, trashy t-shirts, the beach, the boardwalk...who could ask for a better time! Fellow jeweler Brittany Sondberg and I went hard in wildwood, nj. Check out Brittany's beautiful jewelry at: and

Thursday, July 14, 2011


sitting in pennsylvania and dreaming of crossing the bridge over to wrightsville beach, nc.....thoughts inspired this brooch.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

mother's ring

i choose pearls to surround aquamarine (for a march birthday) and sapphire (september birthday) on this sterling silver mother's ring.

Friday, June 17, 2011

tuxedo jewelry

cufflinks and tuxedo studs are such a great way for guys to personalize their wardrobe. just finished this set for a pittsburgh'er... and how great would this set look in 18k gold?!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

pinafore bracelet

hammered sterling silver decorated with an 8mm lemon quartz, pearls, and torch fired enamel on copper

Monday, April 11, 2011

spring necklaces!

inspired by spring flowers blooming in pennsylvania, these necklaces are made of recycled bead and vitreous enamel on copper.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


my new piece, anticipation corsage, is enamel on copper with a silver hinge, adorned with pearls and tulle. sawn out are the words "ask me".

Monday, February 28, 2011

Artists + Kids at SCC

what a fun weekend! i taught 6 talented young people enameling techniques. they each created their own 4" x 6" panel- the design was based on their answers to a group of personality questions.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ice ice baby

earring challenge: week 4 (yes, i am still behind!) and some ice crystals from my freezer

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

earring challenge

just third pair of earrings for the earring challenge! i am a bit behind the group, so will be playing catch up these next few weeks. click the "earring challenge" header for more images.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

earring challenge

i started the earring challenge this past week. i am making one pair a week for 2011- exciting! my friend betty is bloggin' about it- click above on "earring challenge" to see more. fun and inspiring!

Friday, January 28, 2011


every year sharon massey (the store manager at society for contemporary craft and my lovely studio mate at the studio situation) puts together a show called "charmed" just in time for valentine's day. jewelers from around the country make charms for the show. all will be available for sale on and on display at 2100 smallman street, pittsburgh next week.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


waiting for the ferry over to hamilton in bermuda, i came across this weathered chair. love it!

Friday, January 7, 2011

rain chain at penland, nc

my friend amy tavern, a current resident artist at penland school of crafts, took this pic of the rain chain i made back in 2006.