Tag Archives: wire wrapping

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 […]

Jigging at the Bead & Button Show

Two years ago I visited the Bead & Button Show for the first time and was overwhelmed. It is amazing how a convention center can have a block worth of bead booths with all of them offering different wares. The plethora of colors and sparkles resulted in me only buying a few strands, since I […]

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 […]

Playing with beads

The Bead and Button Show is on May 27 through June 8, but this year I won’t be able to attend. I would love to take Brenda Schweder’s Jig workshops, but time- and money-wise it’s not feasible to travel to Milwaukee this year. Instead, I am perusing the beads I picked up last year for […]

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, […]

Communicating Love

The Textual Encounters show at ARC Gallery inspired me to create two new collages in February. I wrote about Encounters with Language prior to the show opening. When I warm up the various wax colors I generally have two new substrates to play with. This keeps me from ruining a layer when I am too […]

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 […]

a (messy) glimpse at fair preparations

What it looks like when I am in pre-fair production mode: Preparing and bending wire: Adding embellishments: Keeping track of labor and materials: Determining what to send to the Evanston Art Center Winter EXPO. Lemont fair re-cap coming soon… Visit Aurora Rose between 2 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday to meet entrepreneurial women, try some […]