Sunday, September 11, 2016

Classes at THE FOLK ARTIST,  Huntington Beach CA. Oct 22 and 23 2016

Hope to see you in Southern  CA !   

I  will be teaching these 2 fun classes . 

" Industrial whimsy "  bracelet of hammered metals and  altered shrink plastic .
Sunday Oct 23 10 -4 $155 Includes all you need to make this bracket plus lunch 

" Feather My Nest With Love" Mixed media  wearable art necklace of laces, leather, beading, fibers  and altered shrink plastic . Saturday Oct 22 10 -4 Includes all you need to make the necklace plus lunch . 

Saturday, September 3, 2016


My newest online class Cats and Dogs on Wheels ...

The class and  the kit are for  sale on my etsy shop 

In this online class you will mold paper clay into wee dogs and a cat. Once dry body part you made will be sanded to mimic wood. You will be taken through the process of dry brushing painting 4 critters in different colors .
Once painted the dogs and cats will get tiny nail legs, felt ears and beaded head adornments . Rectangle bases are also created and little spoked wheels added. Our dogs and cats are then mounted one the bases and a chain is added to create a pull toy dog or cat on 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Free Bottle Doll tutorial.

Below is the  5 step tutorial using the vintage bottle and  half doll stoppers
I hand made for my ETSY shop.  ENJOY

Click  here to view the tutorial in  HD

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The materials to make this doll are for sale on my etsy shop

     * Embellishment  bottle doll kit. WHERE TO BUY .

                (Includes  the materials I used, plus the  Stabilo ALL pencils and paper clay )

                          *  Bottle doll OR Half doll bottle stopper. WHERE TO BUY .


Thursday, June 2, 2016


A FIRST !! I am beyond happy to announce I am offering my first ONLINE shrink plastic CLASS. You will learn make one of my unique pendants and also have an intro to making my shrink plastic beads.
I am offering a limited amount of kits for the class too so get them while i have them . Both class and kit are sale on my etsy shop .

Monday, May 30, 2016

BOHO Whimsy new on my etsy shop

I was making a couple of custom orders and decided to make two for my etsy shop . "BOHO the Dragon" and "Gypsy the Bee" .They have just arrived on my etsy site. I have not done these in quite a while, so I am calling them limited editions...Ha ha

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jar knob tops

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest and so I  have done a variation  on the idea  with hand made knobs . But first a shot  a short video on how to paint the jar top, drill holes and add a knob. In   this case a TOM HOLTZ knob. But any will do .  

I created  unique knobs using wooden knobs. The knob i feature here is one I made mad myself by gluing a dowel final  onto a half wooden ball . I then drilled  a hole at the base for a screw. You can use the basic raw wooden knobs that you can buy at Home Depot, Lowes and  most hardwares stores.  The sun and moon are done  in the same technique I  teach in my  WHIMSICAL CABOCHONS online class .

Basic how to video ,painting  the jar lid, drilling a hole in the lid and adding a knob . 

Basic raw wood knob 

Knob tops, designed the same technique I teach in WHIMSICAL CABOCHONS my online class .

Side view of knobs 

Knobs added to jars with spray painted lids I use black chalk board paint for these the lids. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Styles I love

These are 2 style I loved making. Creating a see through  cover using shrink plastic, allowed me to create depths of layers.

Feather My Nest with Love ( shrink plastic cover )
 Feather My Nest with Love ( inside layers 
 of lace and leather )

A Story Unfolding (layers of brass shrink plastic and lace )
 A Story Unfolding ( back side)