Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop

About a month ago, Diana P. realized she was on a mega waxed linen kick and decided to host a blog hop. The requirement being participants make jewelry using waxed linen. I've never used waxed linen before. So I decided sure, why not. So I ordered some waxed linen. I couldn't decide what color to get. So I got all of them. 

AJE Component of the Month for April

It's time for another installment of the monthly design challenge we refer to as the AJE Component of the Month. Each month a member of my team at Art Jewelry Elements provides a handmade art jewelry component to several team mates plus a few guest designers with the simple rule that they must use the component in a design. Then we all reveal at the end of the month. 

Video Demo for Using a Bellflower Press

I had requests on my Facebook page to share how the Bellflower Press works. So my 12 year old daughter filmed me, helped me cut the 6 minute video down to 1.5 minutes, showed me how to do voiceover, and decided the video needed a music background. 


She did a great job! I definitely could not have done this without her. 

Valentines Day and Indiana Art Fair Recap

Did you all have a great Valentines Day weekend? Mine was a bit...unconventional... And I suppose it isn't technically over. 

First show of the year is this weekend!

Good morning! Hope you're staying warm/dry wherever you are. It's been so bitterly cold with storms marching across twice a week since Christmas, that I am so grateful for the few days of sunshine this week (even though it's still really cold). I took this photo yesterday morning after the freezing fog cleared off and just left the freezing part on the trees and the beautiful sunshine. It was about -10 when I took this photo. I was very quick about it. Brrrr!

Art Jewelry Elements January Component of the Month Reveal

For the January challenge, the talented mixed media artist Jenny Davies-Reazor created personalized focals for each participant. 

November Component of the Month Reveal

  Kristen Stevens, the talented seed bead weaver, hosted the Art Jewelry Elements component of the month design challenge for November.

She was inspired by this palette


to create these beaded beads

2013 Art Charm Swap Reveal and Benefit Auction for Beads of Courage

The day is finally HERE!!! After months of planning, creating, swapping, shipping, photographing (and editing those photos...UGH!), and listing on eBay, we can show the world what we have done!!!!

Well THAT was a big job and that was only Part I

Remember way back on September 6th when I announced the art charm swap and Beads of Courage benefit auction? Yeah, it's a struggle for me too...seems like forever ago. Anyway, over the last few weeks, packages have poured in from all over the United States, plus Canada, England, France and Slovenia.

October Component of the Month Reveal

As you probably know by now, Art Jewelry Elements has a design challenge every month where one of my team members provide components for others to design with. Then we all reveal at the end of the month. This month Kristi Bowman was the hostess. Kristi was inspired by this photo:

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