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Embracing Spellbound

As I previously mentioned, I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Spellbound Art Event in Pasadena, CA.  This event is put on by the uber-talented Mother and Daughter Team of Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso, otherwise known as A Gilded Life.  I didn’t think last year’s event could possibly be topped – but […]

Becoming Spellbound

I just adore this time of year.  The time for Spellbound – a most amazing art retreat put on by A Gilded Life. For five glorious days I made jewelry, sewed, and spent time with the most creative of souls.  Part of the fun is in the preparation – making special things to wear and […]

Magical May

This past weekend,  I had the opportunity to take my lovely girl-child and one of her friends to the Spoutwood Faerie Festival, in Glen Rock, PA.  Have you been?  We had the perfect day – sunny and warm.  I really enjoy this festival – it’s just overflowing with creative free spirits, out to enjoy a […]

When the going gets tough, the tough make jewelry!

This piece incorporates an antique portrait tin type, framed by a lovely Victorian pin. The grape motif on the pin works perfectly with the grape leaf metal finding that I used as a base.

It’s been a stressful couple of weeks at work.  Luckily I am blessed  to have  wonderful family, as […]

Casting a Magical Spell at Spellbound

Just back from the most wonderful and inspiring event in California – Spellbound-with the ever elegant mother and daughter team of Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso of A Gilded Life.  This is the first event of theirs I have ever attended, however it most certainly will not be the last!  From the Welcome […]

Feeling Spellbound


So excited to be heading to California soon for the Spellbound art event put on by the ever elegant and inspiring Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso of A Gilded Life.  I am busy putting together my totes for the vintage trim swap, and have so enjoyed rediscovering hidden treasures in my stash – looking […]

Reflecting and Recap of 2011

Bee Warm!

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is officially old news – I guess it’s time to look back, take stock and reflect on the past year.

I started off the year with a commitment to become more healthy, and thanks to dear friend Robin R.who provided constant encouragement, and the support and […]

California Dreamin’ Part 3 – The Rejuvinated Jewels Workshop

photograph by Jenny Doh

The purpose behind this wonderful West Coast adventure was to attend a jewelry workshop by my hero, Amy Hanna, hostessed at the amazing home of the incredibly  talented Jenny Doh.  I was too involved in the fun to take many photos, but here are a few.

California Dreamin’ Part 2 – Urban Barn

While in CA I was lucky enough to meet up with my Silver Bella pal, Robin for a day of treasure hunting.  We met up at the Urban Barn for their monthly street faire, which conveniently fell on the weekend I was in CA!  Here’s just a bit of eye candy from that […]

California Dreamin’ Part 1 – Laguna Beach

In mid August I was lucky enough to squeeze in a quick trip to California to take a class taught by the amazing Amy Hanna.  I also planned in a couple of days of sight seeing, since it’s been ages since I have been out west.  First stop – Laguna  Beach!  Lovely to […]