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March flowers

We keep getting more snow but it is springtime in the studio. I received a gift in this vibrant floral tissue paper and couldn’t resist making some cheerful pendants with them. A simple oval was the obvious choice, but then it was fun playing with petal shapes too. I pulled out Brenda Schweder’s Now That’s […]

A River Rock Commission

After a recent pop-up event a friend asked me if I could wrap her river rock into a pendant. When she brought it to me, I instantly thought of a heart shape. She agreed, and the wrapping began, while putting on appropriate music for this dancer. I used a prior heart pendant as a template, […]

New pendants for dibs

I made a few new pendants this month that I almost do not want to part with. The studio has been shiny and bright, luring me in. Someone posted Isaiah 55:12 in a piece of their work, so I went to my art Bible and ripped that page out for a pendant. Don’t you love […]

Jigging Frosties

My offline life is speeding up so the online blog is getting off-schedule. Here’s a peek at what pulls me away from the computer these days. In mid-October I was able to purchase Brenda Schweder’s Now That’s A Jig Starter Kit, which I eagerly anticipated. I consulted with Brenda via email on the various Rounds […]

Birthstones projects

My friends are enjoying their mother-daughter pendants so much that I got to work on two more birthstone projects. The first was a pendant based on a collar I made a while back. The collar has been dibbed, so I made the closest replica the wire would allow. Not all the ‘traditional’ birth stones were […]

Etsy is getting crowded

“Very beautiful! I love the attention and artistic care you put into both sets.” ~ Birthday earring shopper I’ve been loading pieces to Etsy over the past week or so, so you have some new pieces to peruse. The Mustard Square: Three Pearls of Wisdom: I loaded a set of earrings last week that got […]

Bound Hearts

Just before Mother’s Day I got an order for a mother-daughter set of ‘bound hearts’. I was asked to incorporate the birth stones of the family into a pendant like wrapped triangle, which is a fantastic idea. Visiting Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop is never a hardship, and I enjoyed sifting through their bead […]

Maike’s Marvels takes commissions

I recently shipped off another commission. A customer I met at the Girls’ Night Out pop-up was torn between the design of Beacon Triangle and the message of Know Thyself. I hand-stamped the message, including a blooper: Upon clarifying the favorite colors of her recipient, I set about combining the elements she liked. Here are […]

Creativity burst

Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings. ~ John Thorn I’ve got a lovely outing to report, but yesterday inspiration struck, so here’s what took […]