Jewelry from the Trash Can

I have been exploring textile arts and learning  techniques for incorporating them into jewelry.  And making up a few of my  own.  The bracelets below are from recycled materials:  old […]

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Jewels from the Sidewalk

I walk to and from work every day and I constantly scan the sidewalk for treasures I can use to make something. Trash day is the best day of the […]

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Make Clasps from Found Objects

I’ve been thinking a lot about jewelry made from found objects lately, probably because I have been asked to give a talk on the topic at the April meeting of […]

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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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Some Web Sites I Like

For interesting takes on Metalsmithing and Metal Jewelry,  check out the work of David Paul Bacharach, Barbara Briggs and Connie Fox’s wonderful site, Jatayu To learn to make just about […]

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My Lust For Rust

I came upon Altered Curiosities by accident. It’s not the kind of book I would usually buy. But boy, I am so glad this book made it to my door. […]

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Repurposing Revisited

        This necklace is made from part of another one of my Grandmother’s silverplated spoons. After I made the bracelet I showed in an earlier post, I decided to try something […]

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Spoon Bracelet from Recycled Materials

     I wanted to make a meaningful Christmas present for a younger family member.  My mother had given me my Grandmother’s  silver plate and  said that it would be OK if […]

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