May 152013

THAT is the topic for today’s artists Synchroblog!

(A synchroblog is a synchronized blogging event. It’s a great way to have fun, learn, and increase your blog traffic.)

We’ve asked a number of artists to blog about a quote or verse or saying that has some meaning to them.

I’m really intrigued to read all of the blogs and bet you are as well so please see the full list of blogs below.


Go! Visit! Read! and Comment!


Please visit these blogs over the next day or two and see what words, quotes, verses, or sayings these artists have to share with us. 🙂


 Posted by at 8:35 am

Registration is open NOW!

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Feb 152013


Registration has begun for the 2013 FALL East Coast retreat!

Sign up page is here.
There is information and links to photos here.

This is such a great opportunity to meet others who are passionate about the same things as you; to learn new skills in an open environment, and just recharge. Come inspire and be inspired!


The retreat takes place in Littleton NC, in a big house, right on the lake. Although most of us spend most of our time in the garage creating, you can sit on the dock and listen to the lake sounds, water lapping the shore, birds calling. Go for a walk, read a book, or just hammer away in the garage all week – it’s up to you, we do not adhere to any strict schedule.


Use the contact tab above if you have questions!




 Posted by at 10:13 am
Dec 272012

Winner!!! Winner!!!

#68 – zoraida, who won with her ‘share’ entry – “Here are my facebook pages I shared this post on both – and”
In her other entry Zoraida said: I love tools and books! I do a lot of hammering and I would love hammer with a small head and fine edge like the bordering hammer. My most useful took is probably my square nose pliers. I couldn’t do my wirework withouth them! I’m sharing this post on facebook.

Zoraida, please contact me to claim your prize(s)! (you can use the contact tab above)

 Posted by at 10:12 pm
Dec 192012

I was listening to the radio on my way to DC yesterday and heard of a store that has just cleared out all Christmas items and put up Valentine’s Day items! It’s bad enough that V-Day is (was) 58 days away, but what is worse is that Christmas isn’t even here yet!!!!!!!! It made me think how  many people live always looking at the future. Looking towards things or marking schedules by things yet to come.

I know I do it to a certain extent. I think, “when I get past the holidays then I can work on my basement” – my head is three weeks down the road. Or I’m looking for that next paycheck, or the ‘whatever it may be’.  Sometimes, I realized, I’m not very ‘present’. And then I thought……….”hmmmmm, V-Day is 58 days away, should I be planning jewelry for that NOW so I’m ready THEN.?” I don’t normally plan seasonal collections or design or plan according to holidays, but I am beginning to think that way a little bit . However, that really only compounds my dilemma with living in the present. And it got me thinking of the designers who really DO make it a point to plan for the next season….Christmas, New Years, V-Day, Easter, Wedding Season, graduations, etc. and I wondered,


Or is it really not a ‘problem”?

Does constantly looking forward mean we can’t see where we are now?


 Posted by at 8:46 pm

day 18 check back later

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Dec 182012

where running a little behind schedule. Please check back this evening for today post.

 Posted by at 7:36 am
Dec 152012
Ever had the desire to make prongs? How about on a ring?

Then you’ve got to check out this Prong Ring Tutorial from renowned Wire Jewelry Artist Dianne Karg Baron, Wire Wrapture. You can view her other tutorials at Wrapture Tutorials
Dianne has been creating, innovating, and teaching for over 15 years. She has very graciously agreed to share her fabulous Two Tone Prong Ring Tutorial.
Download now: EXPIRED

Download link will be available for 48 hours
Dianne’s websites:
Wrapture Tutorials
Wire Wrapture

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