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My blog is about the paper arts and wearable jewelry I make in my studio. I have lots of images and.. how tos!

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  • Paris Postcards
    on Sep 12, 2014
     Some days I wish I was in Paris so much that I have to stop and just make something with a memento I already brought back from a trip.These two postcards now are finally framed and in my line of vision to enjoy.
  • Bead and Crafting Links
    on Sep 11, 2014
    Carmi’s ArtI have a sweet resin project on’s blog this week. Paper Embellishments with Jewelry Resin featuring vintage postcards.Mini CanvasesCherie makes some mini canvases for her office.A Bead A DayReady for a crafty weekend?
  • Crazy Cuff Eleven - The Pink Elephant
    on Sep 4, 2014
     This latest cuff experiment took me longer than the others. It was inspired by the elephant ribbon I already had in my stash. So many pink beads were added. There is not much room left!I used ultra suede to back the bracelet...wh...
  • Crafty Links
    on Sep 3, 2014
    A Bead A DayThere’s always room for learning a new beading technique! Lisa’s getting ready to learn kumihimo! Stop by to lend some encouragementArt Bead SceneTake a peek inside the studio of Mary Harding, and be in with the chance to win some of...
  • Liberty London Frou-Frou Necklace
    on Sep 1, 2014
     I have been wanting to make this necklace for over a year.  I finally had the opportunity to start it earlier in August and I finished it yesterday. I am using the most beautiful bias tape on the planet.  This is Liberty London.&...
  • How to Can One Hundred and Eleven (111) Jars of Tomato Sauce in Seven Hours
    on Aug 18, 2014
    My parents, like so many others in Canada, continue the tradition of canning their year long supply of tomato sauce for Italian cooking.   My Mom is Austrian, but she has been part of this tradition since she married my father (over 50 years ago...
  • Embroidered Handkerchief to Pendant
    on Aug 17, 2014
    This gorgeous embroidery will now find a permanent home in my jewelry collection.Ordinarily, I am a bit on the squeamish side about buying old handkerchiefs.This one was used to showcase this pin which I did want.Once I was home, I could see that the...
  • Crazy Cuff Ten - Homage to Oscar Wilde
    on Aug 14, 2014
     My summer project to learn to enjoy beading by working without patterns or sketches continues to be enjoyable. This cuff took many nights of night time TV time beading. I used A LOT of tiny beads.“One should either be a work of art,...
  • Pinterest and a Few Great Crafty Links
    on Aug 11, 2014
    This is one of several projects I created for Michaels this summer. It is a unique way of showing people how to work with resin.  Pictures and a little bit of text.The Michael's DIY Jewelry Pinterest board is just full of great mi...
  • Queen of The Night - The Flower That Rules!
    on Aug 9, 2014 in Queen of The Night
     This is not the most attractive plant to be showcasing in your garden.  The leaves are not very pretty.It is this strange bud that eventually unfolds to become a spectacular the middle of the night.My Dad has been looking after...
  • The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making
    on Aug 6, 2014
    I was thrilled to get my advance copy of the new edition of "The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making" by Tammy Powley last month.  The resin chapter features three of my projects and I wanted to give you a little peek at what I...
  • The Queen Of The Night!
    on Aug 3, 2014
     I am just home from my folks where we are preparing for the biggest event of 2014.  I am now "on call" and on alert for a night time call about this plant; The Queen of The Night.Then, I will be speeding to my parents to document this...
  • Crafty Links
    on Jul 31, 2014
    Art Bead SceneCheck out Ema’s new favourite tool - her wood-forming block for making curved metal components!Resin CraftsWhat could be cooler than miniature people at the beach?Origami-Inspired Calling Card Holder Suits Gift or Credit CardsThis ori...
  • The Remembercuff - My Class This Fall At The Creativ Festival!
    on Jul 30, 2014
    This is my special class sponsored by Westcott at the Creativ Festival this fall!Do you know about Toronto’s Creativ Festival?  The Creativ Festival (formerly Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival) since 1988 has been offering an unbeat...
  • Crazy Cuff Nine Featuring Hand Crafted Beads
    on Jul 28, 2014
     This latest cuff gave me the opportunity to permanently showcase a set of handmade floral beads. My background is vintage Parisian ribbon. I feel like my flowers are now in a wonderful field! Random beading was a pleasure.Li...
  • Crafty Links This Week
    on Jul 24, 2014
    Crafty Cupcake “Recipe” Calls for Styrofoam and GlueNot only are they cute, these cupcakes are fun to make. They’re guaranteed to be sugar-free, gluten-free, calorie-free and cute as the dickens.Carmi’s Art/Life WorldIt is wonderful to see ho...
  • Crazy Cuff Eight-Hot Pink Hearts
    on Jul 23, 2014
     This cuff is a surprise, even to me. My lap table began with a few key items.Vintage (and very expensive) ribbons and new buttons from Paris and an assortment of beads and threads. I think it beaded itself.  I have no idea how I...
  • Crazy Cuff Six - The Lavender Cuff
    on Jul 17, 2014
     Making this cuff brought me so much joy! My lap tray started with this simple gorgeous ribbon and a purple glazed button from my favorite fabric store in Paris. I added some gorgeous sewing notions as my closure.My beading was simple...
  • My Crafty Links This Week
    on Jul 17, 2014
    Art Bead SceneCheck out Kylie Parry’s beautiful post on summer inspiration!Beading ArtsNote every project can be a smashing success…come see why!Mixed Media ArtistAre you interested in wearable art? Cyndi has gathered a number of her tutorials th...
  • Crazy Cuff Seven - The Lavender Cuff
    on Jul 17, 2014
     Making this cuff brought me so much joy! My lap tray started with this simple gorgeous ribbon and a purple glazed button from my favorite fabric store in Paris. I added some gorgeous sewing notions as my closure.My beading was simple...