Tag Archives: wax and wire jewelry

Valentines at the Pop Up Gallery

I was feeling the love vibe earlier this month and made some valentine hearts, along with other springy pieces. I decided to deliver these to the Evanston Pop Up gallery and refreshed my shelf. It was fun to determine a new configuration and see where it leads. Some items have been sitting for a while, […]

A family angel collaboration

Recently a friend asked me about various angel options, and when she mentioned having her children draw something, I couldn’t wait to start on this project. I gave my friend my angel paper to use (handmade scraps and teabags), and the family sat down to decorate. I received two drawings for the body, and two […]

Seussian Studiotime

Seussian pendant by Maike's Marvels

I’ve done a lot of uploading and tweaking wordpress for the shop, and while I have plenty of pieces in stock, I was itching to get back into the studio again. This brush needed to be taken out of its misery too! My rainbow collection garnered a custom Valentine order, which I cheerfully fulfilled. These are […]

Trunk Show Sparkles

The last day of April was marred by rain, but that did not deter shoppers from browsing See Jane Sparkle and my Trunk Show. I set up for the show in the morning, and dropped of more yarn bomb doilies next door, where drawing angel hung out for the day to support Stumble & Relish’s […]

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 […]

Artists Challenge

Last month a Facebook Artists’ Challenge made its rounds and it was an interesting way to narrow down my art into categories. I posted hearts on day one since Valentine’s Day was nigh. For that day I nominated Lisa Wilson of Being Breath, an artist and life-balancer I met during Shawna Moore’s encaustic workshop. With […]

Holiday Shop at the EXPO

Last week I browsed the Evanston Art Center’s 12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center. It is a vibrant exhibit of local artists who have hand-crafted holiday gifts for you and your family. Numerous fiber arts promise to keep you and your loved ones warm, while cheering the spirit with […]

Maraviglia at the Winter EXPO

This weekend I dropped off 70 pieces for the 12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center. It was a veritable tagging fest the night before. The EXPO opens on Friday evening and will be open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 12 pm […]

Pendants of the Summer

I haven’t been taking many jewelry selfies lately, though I always get compliments on the Maraviglia I am wearing. Earlier this summer I wore Blessed are you among Women out paired with my favorite twinsy spirals. At NEW’s anniversary party I wore my bangles, which pretty much go with all my outfits and can be […]

Summer Jewelry on Etsy

Before my 3-day escape last week I did a photoshoot for Etsy. This week I loaded more inventory onto the shop, as I explore other venues to display and sell my work. Draw was inspired by the fabulous pencil handler Lauren Levato-Coyne. She taught me how to draw, and her friendship has drawn me into […]