The Fabric Workshop: A Philadelphia Treasure

  I recently had the opportunity to see an exhibit at the new home of the Fabric Workshop and Museum .  It’s a roomy, comfortable space that takes up several buildings […]

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Real Steampunk

     The Steampunk  genre (or more correctly, sub-genre) encompasses movies,  clothing,  art, fiction,  jewelry,  sculpture and more.  It draws heavily from old fashioned technology and appeals to those of  us  interested in technology, fantasy, and […]

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Amulets, Talismans, Polymer and Wire

There are two new books that will enhance the library of anyone creative.  Both  show you how to elevate non precious material into art imbued with special meaning. The first […]

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My Blue Heart

My husband had an extremely difficult 2008- so bad his heart was broken and he finished the year undergoing open heart surgery.    He’s  getting better,  regaining his strength and looking […]

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What I Learned from Susan Lenart Kazmer

Mike Models Susan’s Bracelet If you read this Blog last week, you know that I was heading down to Damascus, MD to take a class with Susan Lenart Kazmer at […]

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Appointment in Damascus (Maryland)

I’m off to Polymer Clay Express at The Artway Studio to take a class in Creating Objects and Elements in Jewelry with Susan Lenart Kazmer. If you’re not familiar with […]

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Make Your Own Clasps!

It took a long time for this necklace to come together.  My friend Jeanne gave me the amber after her husband died.  I got the coral, turquoise and Balinese beads […]

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Dancik with the Stars

     Dancik was Riveting   I mentioned last week that I took a two day class called Forming Lasting and Meaningful Attachments with Robert Dancik and sponsored by the […]

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