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Witchy Studio

I meant to get my travel blog started but I had too much fun in the studio. Halloween is coming, and I picked up some napkins in Germany to expand the collection from last year. So I set about wrapping wire based on the designs. I used the Now That’s A Jig! Big rounds to […]

Making Mini-books

During my play date with Brenda Schweder I specifically focused on her angled gadgets, since sharp corners are not my forte. I took home the Square NTaJ Accessory Peg Pak Mix. Higher gauge wire is easier to manipulate, but my affinity for 16 gauge steel remains strong. As I fiddled with the multiple squares a […]

More musical pendants

My violin clef pendants are a best-seller, and I need to replenish my inventory on a regular basis. See Jane Sparkle has a bass clef pendant in stock, but I need to swing by there to add more violin clefs for a friend. I sold a musical pendant at Moon Art Gallery as well. So […]

Jigging a Daisy

In 2011 I learned to make wrangled bangles with Brenda Schweder. Little did I know that intro to wire class would lead to a whole new career! Wrangled Bangle by Brenda Schweder in 2011 At the time I considered myself a paper collage artist, and encaustics were just beginning to show up on my radar. […]

No Frills Fun Factory

I’ve been preparing for the No Frills Fun Run Vendor Night that takes place on Thursday. No Frills Fun Run is an annual charitable run that was started in 2012 by two local moms in Elmhurst, Illinois. On February 28, participants will run  a half-marathon or half-half distance (6.55 miles) to benefit one family in […]

Claiming my closets

When I first got my built-ins created my second bedroom was still a guest room that would function as a craft room. I was focused on greeting cards at the time, and that wall was ample space for all my supplies. Then I left my career and my plans as a small business owner morphed […]

Upgrading my Studio Space

It is pretty telling that with all the documenting I do, I have not taken a single photo of my studio since my last studio view blog post in 2014. As my creations toggled between jewelry making and larger wall collages, I’ve been envisioning an extra table in my space, but wasn’t sure how to […]

Least Favorite Christmas Songs

Believe it or not, I incorporate lyrics of holiday tunes that grate on me, because I know they are popular. We can’t get around Feliz Navidad during the holiday season. I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, but now it seems to be everywhere. My younger brother is an established drummer in the […]

Studio Time

Here’s a peek at the studio. I’m busy replenishing my angels and frosties inventory for Small Business Saturday. You’ll find me at Rebecca Marie Photography at 5254 N Damen Avenue in Chicago from 10 to 5 on November 28. I’m also gearing up for a pop-up at the old See Jane Sparkle Location, which will […]

Ghosts, Spiders and Witches abound

I’ve been spooking up the studio with some wax and wire Halloween pendants. I picked out purple and orange papers to embellish with rubber stamps. Then I wrangled some wire to fit the images I fired up the griddle and covered the paper in encaustic medium. Now they’re ready to be worn by new owners! […]