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Hollow Form Pendants, Rose Cut Gemstones, oh my!

Hi everyone! I really hope that this spring has been a time of joy for you. The world, at least here in America, is pretty tumultuous right now, and I am finding solace and calm in my immediate surroundings of friends, family, my pets, the flowers and trees coming into bloom, sunshine on my face. […]

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Can I take a breath?

Gathering of the Guilds is done for another year. Phew. It was fun! But it did have challenges for me this year.   Moving my booth to CMAG, the Creative Metal Arts Guild, was going to cause some steps backwards in my business, as far as the show was concerned. I had new people to […]

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Metalsmith Adventure

I’ve done something this week that I haven’t in a long time, and something else that I had been talking/thinking about for a few years now. The two things coincided nicely in the second half of this week.   One: Having a solo adventure. It’s been awhile since I did any sort of small trip […]

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Gathering of the Guilds 2017

It’s about a week now until I will be ready, or not, hee hee, for this year’s Gathering of the Guilds at the convention center in Portland on April 21-23. Show info. I’m feverishly working to finish my pieces, and hopefully will get started with final pricing and making sure I have things like sales […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s different this  year, isn’t it? Last year I was giggling at Deadpool’s take on the holiday, and today it has become something bigger. In some ways, something more serious, and dark-seeming, but to me, it’s more full of light, because it’s full of activism and awareness and awakening. There’s good news for women who […]

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Business Meltdown (and melting down is good)

Oh my goodness, friends. I’m adrift. I’m all over the map. I’m not sure what I am doing.   That means I am onto something. I took this free marketing class for a week about a month ago. It was one of those things where you get a little bit of information, free, and then […]

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Reaching Out.

It’s a rainy late morning. There is much to be done today, and once again, none of it at the bench. But I’m ok with this. It’s hard, but so much is shifting at juiceglass, the work of the brain and the pen are what is flowing right now. It’s good work and it’s hard […]

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Back to the ocean

I’ve been working so hard on upping my silversmithing skills, and working to make pieces that incorporate both silver and glass of late. It’s a lot of work and hard and frustrating but also fun and exciting. Each piece takes me a lot longer, however, and I have a jewelry trunk show coming up in […]

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Emerging from the Snow

Depending on if you have been watching the news or not, the Pacific Northwest was pretty buried for the last week, especially in cities and areas that are not used to a bunch of snow, real quick. As a result, along with freezing temperatures for days on end, those of us in the Portland metro […]

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Tuesday Nights

Non-maker post subject ahead. *grin*   I still sleep with my son on Tuesday nights. Sometimes, he talks me into more than one time a week. It’s very hard for me to say no.   I read somewhere recently that the basic job of being a mother, in the grand scale, is to push your […]

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