Come Join me at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show for Women’s Journeys in Fiber

WJCFG16 invitation

Our umbrellas will be on display.  I will be there along with my friend Bobbie tomorrow, Saturday March 11 from 11:00am-8:00pm.  I hope to see you there. … [Read more...]

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry with Giovanna Imperia


Back to blogging at last after frozen shoulder rehab!  The class I just completed in wire Kumihimo is only one of several that I've attended in the last little while.  For the longest time I have been excited by the use of wire in bobbin lace, and my North Suburban … [Read more...]

The Gems of Nature, Wheeling, IL

Druzy Stone Setting

I have no idea how I missed it.  A rock shop practically in my neighborhood!  For jewelry lovers there are wonderful handmade selections.  For jewelers, there are cabs and cut stones, and for those into healing crystals, teas, and aromatherapy,this shop has that too. … [Read more...]

Free Digital Metalsmith Magazine

Check out this link for a free digital copy of Metalsmith Magazine,   This is great for inspiration if you make jewelry, or like to wear it! … [Read more...]

Easy Chain Maille Bracelet

Chain Maille Bracelet

Directions written by Cindy Heineman Feb 2013 Supplies:   285 precut rings  3/16” (4.8) 18 gauge ( I purchased these from Blue Buddha Boutique @ 5 ring magnetic tube clasp ( I purchased from … [Read more...]