Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts

Reticulated Silver Pendant

Come to the Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts on June 3rd and 4th, 2017.   The festival is held on Park Avenue, the street East and Parallel to the Metra Deerfield Station and across Deerfield Road from Whole Foods.  The hours are 10-5.  Hope to see you there!  My booth is … [Read more...]

Adventures in Stonesetting

Rhyolite cabochon pendant

When winter stonesetting class ended at Lill Street Art Center, I was glad to get in some studio time where I was able to finish off some projects.  I made two pendants on handmade sterling chains among others.  The process for my cabochon setting is as follows:  Pick out … [Read more...]

Lill Street Stone Setting Class with Susan Franker

Bezel set pendant

Tonight I just ended a wonderful class at Lill Street (Chicago area), in metal smithing.  I finally got a bezel setting done that I've worked on for most of the 10 week session.  Here it is.  I can't wait to wear it, but it's in the display at Lill Street right now.  For … [Read more...]