September 28, 2019

     One of the things I simply adore about working with cultured pearls is that it encourages good environmental practices.  Think about it: the higher the cleanliness level of the water, the more nutrients there are, leading to healthier mollusks and a better quality...

May 10, 2019

I don't have a macro lens on my camera, but I wanted to try to share a picture of different quality pearl strands.

The front strand of pearls is rated AAA. This means the lustre is very high, has a great reflective quality with mostly crisp outlining, and a strong depth...

March 21, 2019

With a freshly covered bra and a bold heart, I was ready to start decorating the bra...

Well, almost.  I had NO experience with beadwork or embroidery, and I had learned during the building process that the yellow satin I used was really not very forgiving to snags or m...

March 21, 2019

I had inspiration.  I had a design.  I had porcelain components so I could bring myself and my work into the piece.  I had made a trip to a local fabric shop with my sister, so I had fabric and thread and glass beads and interface and ribbon and needles.  I was ready!...

March 21, 2019

Once I had my inspiration for my Art Bra, I began toying with the ideas for how I could incorporate my porcelain work into my piece.  I really wanted a fun way for that to shine through.  Panels? No, those might not line up right and the fit might be bulky, not to ment...

March 21, 2019

Getting started with inspiration!

I LOVE learning new things.  It makes me feel enlivened and excited.  I also enjoy helping those around me.  If I get to use my creative gifts to help others AND I have a great time learning new things: BONUS!!!!! 

When a...

November 20, 2018

"How?" is often a question I get asked, so I thought today I would talk tools.

I use a LOT of different items in my making practice.  From the dyeing/staining and the forming to the polishing and assembling, a lot of work and love goes into each piece.  The work is made...

August 7, 2018

I frequently get asked about how I get the rich, luscious colors that I use for creating.  In most instances, it is a blend of pigments called Mason Stains that get added to the clay body.  The porcelain is literally teal or black or gray or some other fabulous color t...

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