I’m a Craftster Best of 2009 Winner!

Here’s a picture of the winning project Craftster  is a wonderful online  crafting community where members post thousands of tutorials and DIY projects every year on every craft you could imagine.   It’s […]

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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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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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Earrings Earrings Earrings!

     Here are some polymer clay earrings I’ve made over the years.  The techniques include screen printing, stamping, geometric caning, mica shift and the use of inclusions and washi paper. The […]

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DVD’s from Kato, Miller and a Calder Article

  Donna Kato Presents: Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Polymer Clay  is three and a half hours of Donna Kato demonstrating caning, transfers, mica shift, finishing techniques and more. The […]

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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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