Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

I will be leaving soon to join my family in Iowa for a Christmas celebration, so I'll leave you with a few  Christmas images to enjoy. May your Holidays be spent with friends and family, making our space a better place, and may peace prevail.

Friday, November 18, 2011


 Wine Stoppers

 Cheese Knives
 Bracelet with Bronze chain, Lampwork Glass beads, Kyanite,Lapis,and Sterling Hilltribe Flower beads.
 Fine silver focal with lampwork etched disk and concave Fine Silver disk suspended on a long gathering of different bronze chains, freshwater pearls, silk an various other goodies.
 Two strands of beautiful Bronze Freshwater Pearls with 2 Lampwork Glass beads adorned with a special glass frit, and a Sterling Hilltribe flower. and toggle clasp that rests in front.
Lampwork glass bead focal in a silver glass done in a twist style suspended from a sterling drop ona rubber cord. As always click on the photo for  a closer look. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Rhinelander has arrived! We have a group of dedicated people that are working on an Arts & Cultural Center for the town. So far there is a building, the old Federal Building with its red brick and white fat columns, that makes it stately already. It's located in the heart of Down Town Rhinelander and is about to have it's first Gift Gallery Opening. I will be in attendance as well as some of my artist friends and we will all have work in the new gallery space. The group hopes to accomplish bringing some major exhibitors to the area and is working on ideas to help bring this about. You can see more on ArtStart on their Facebook page!/ArtStartRhinelander  I'll be posting some of the pieces that will be in the gift shop on my next post. You can always check out my Facebook page for work as well. Here's your chance to SHOP LOCAL and help support your communtiy and local artists too.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some Art Detour Frames....

These are some photo frames I had made for Art Detour. and they all sold so I guess they fit the bill for several people.
This one has a semi precious gem stone called Sugelite,in the middle crevice as well as a hollow glass bead with a paper thin glass shard.

 These two also have hollow glass beads and  yes the dog photo is my Micky.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Even though I will not be able to be at Art Detour next weekend, my friends there have kindly taken my Jewelry and Stained Glass and will have it on hand when they open for business on Friday Oct. 2. So I thought I might as well put up some of the photos I had taken of the work I managed to complete, before my mother's illness.  I will be back with more photos of some of the other items I have as well. I'm sure this will be a great show and I will miss the camaraderie of artist friends, as well as crossing off a few things on my Christmas List! Check out the ART DETOUR site on Facebook for more information on the other artists, as well as times, location, and yes S'MORES!!/ArtDetourWisconsin

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My deepest apologies, but due to a medical emergency, I will not be able to  be at the Art in the Yard Show this Saturday. My mother is ill in Iowa and I need to be with her. I will keep you posted about the next upcoming show Art Detour on Oct. 7-9. Thank you for your understanding

Monday, September 19, 2011

ART in the YARD

On Saturday Sept. 24 I will be at ART in the YARD to celebrate the FALL EQUINOX  and sell a few wares. It's a wonderful Fall show featuring the Art Gypsies, a gathering of artists with many talents. The Fir Tree Cottage in Land 'O Lakes is the site for the event. There will be a campfire where you can write down your wishes on a tagged twig bundles and throw it into the fire. There will be music, home baked goodies, and hopefully a nice sunny fall day to enjoy. The leaves are just starting to turn here, as you can see, on this photo of a pair of Fine Silver earrings with freshwater pearls.
Another pair of Fine Silver earrings with fused circles.

This choker pendant has 4 clear hollow glass beads with glass shards over fine silver mesh, Sterling beads and freshwater pearls.
A double strand of silvery olive colored freshwater pearls helps display this new piece. The base is Fine Silver with a spiral design softly patina'd, next is a lampwork disk bead of Silver Plum glass and a copper domed disk, all held together with a hand made Fine Silver headpin. One of my new favorites. 

There's a whole big basket of earrings ready to go and I'll have more photos later this week. Remember to view a larger image just click on it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Rehearsal

My son  Ben's wedding to Lauren McGraw went off without a hitch last Saturday. I am now a proud Mother-in-law. Unfortunately, these are some of the only pictures I took , but I'm hoping to have some wedding photos soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More to see at The Northwoods Art Tour...

Starting this Friday it's Northwoods Art Tour weekend. I'll be in Lake Tomahawk at The Rodd Umlauf Gallery on Friday and Saturday and here's a few things you might see there. This Fine Silver pendant with a silver glass bead encased in clear suspended on a rubber cord. 

Tear drop faceted Labradorite with handmade Fine Silver piece and Labradorite dangle.

Softly etched clear disks with a steel green rim and Fine silver disk center on handmade sterling wires.

Fine Silver twistie bail with a cobalt tabular bead with glass shards and a Murrini on a fine silver headpin.

Friday, July 22, 2011


The annual Northwoods Art Tour will be starting on Friday, July 29th of this week and will run through Sunday July 31st. As usual , I'll be up in Lake Tomahawk at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery  on Friday and Saturday helping Rodd out. Here are a couple of stained glass windows that are currently there and I'll be posting more things all this week. You can click on the link on the right to get more info on the tour as well as a map to plan all your stops.
This free hanging window has 2 Brazilian Agates and a Lampwork glass bead. The other window has a Kokomo Glass Roundel that was hand blown and which I picked out right at the factory. All their glass is made right on the premises, where they have a 12 pot furnace and make both sheet glass as well as Blown Glass . This has been going on for the last 122 years.        
I had the pleasure of touring the factory a couple years ago so was able to pick up a few choice pieces. One of which is the glass Roundel in the second window. It 's clear with glass frit in  light teal and amber colors, this makes the spiral design. The roundels are often blown and then spun swiftly to flatten them. Most are very beautiful and I found I couldn't live without this one below. There's also a Lampwork bead in amber with Fine silver dots and a ring of silver plum glass.  

A little something new this year is the Stained Glass frame. I thought I would try this idea out and see where it took me. I added a large Lampwork Flower bead suspended from heavy gauge copper wire. The frame fits a standard 4x6 photo.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A few offerings at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery...

After closing for the winter this year, the Rodd Umlauf Gallery reopened on Memorial Day weekend. These pieces are just a few that are available in  the Gallery. The piece above has a Fine Silver block with images of oak leaves and acorns with a suspended Lampwork bead with Fine Silver dots and a Green Murrini.Bronze chain and peacock Freshwater pearls pull it all together.

Fine Silver earrings with handmade ear wires and Garnet dangles.

Etched champagne lentils with Silvered Ivory stringer are suspended from Sterling wires.

A cobalt heart with Silvered Ivory glass shards and "wings" hangs from a Fused Fine Silver three ring bail on a Sterling ball chain.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Church Window you say.......

Yes! This is in fact a window that was a custom order as a memorial. It's located in a Catholic church in the Green Bay area. The church had been rebuilt and wanted to stick with a more contemporary nature and so required that there were no images. It was so much fun to work on. There are actually 2 windows that are about 5' x 18"  and are mirror images of each other. There are some amber squares made by Chicago Art Glass called turtle backs and some glass nuggets as well as some wonderfully textured glasses in greens, ambers and clears. Remember  you can click on the close up views for a larger image. Enjoy!