1. My purse pattern 2. Cutting the leather   3. Prepping the strap. 4. Inserting the zipper to the attached pocket. 5. Inserting the magnetic snap 6. Gluing the facings down 7.Sewing the strap 8.Glue the side before stitching...
August 15, 2015
Hand Painted Zippered Bag   In January of this year I taught surface design techniques from one of my favorite books “Acrylic Techniques” by Roxanne Padgett. Well, we just finished the best instructional book on painted surface design...
July 18, 2014
Oh Martha   I love Martha Stewart Jewelry Enamel Paints. I can’t believe I like anything Martha, but I love these paints.  I had an opportunity to demo these enamel paints at a Michaels Store event and since then I really like the way...
February 11, 2014
Flower Pins   I realized I had a lot of beautiful polyester scraps left over from my endless tube scarves just lying around. I never want to throw anything away. I never waste a thing. I decided to make something out of them. I came up with...
February 10, 2014
           Foil Bead Maker   Make fabulous foil beads with this awesome Foil Bead maker.  This was a thrift store find that was designed as a toy for children, but I love it. Look at the fabulous beads you...
April 25, 2013
I took a silk painting class last month and I think my project turned out okay. I had no idea how to paint on silk with resist and add paint with silk dyes. Well just look at this step by step process.          ...
March 6, 2013
 I’ve been beading for well over 30 years, long before all the beautiful beads and findings you see available now. I enjoy making all kinds of beaded jewelry. I love mixed media jewelry. Metal dapping and stamping are my favorite. I...
January 3, 2013
There’s a time in your life that you need to wake up and make things happen. You need to get the show on the road. Well I need to get moving and make things period.  As I sit here with ten day before Christmas and not a single gift under the...
December 15, 2012
    Hello Friends! I’d like to invite you to come join the fun at the 20th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival! It's the perfect place to shop for yourself, your home and for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. 225 of America's...
October 30, 2012
I am not a writer or journalist, in fact I haven't been much of a blogger this month. I have been busy getting ready for three back to back weekend shows.  I have been sewing and beading like crazy. Seems like I waited til the last...
October 17, 2012