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Jewelry Crafted from Broken Dishes Returns to OKC!

After a much-too-long absence, I’m returning to Oklahoma City with my new collection of broken china jewelry. I’ve missed the warm Oklahoma welcome and fun times I’ve had in the Sooner State! You’ll find me at the Mistletoe Market at the Cox Center this week (sorry, I haven’t been given my booth number yet… I’ll […]

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Irish, Scottish, & Celtic Shard Jewelry Returns to Bethlehem for Celtic Classic

I’ll be settling in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the Celtic Classic festival ( with a whole new collection of jewelry I recovered from bits of broken dishes from Ireland, Scotland, and around the world. Stop by and visit my booth in the Glen Marketplace near the Tavern Stage, and you’ll find all my reborn […]


New this Weekend in Greenfield, WI…

This lovely lady will be joining me at the Trimborn Farms art show this weekend in Greenfield, WI. I crafted this pin/pendant from a broken plate from the late 1800s. 


Irish Shard Jewelry Returns to Milwaukee for Irish Fest

I’m back from Ireland and will be arriving at Milwaukee Irish Fest this week with new pieces of shard jewelry that I recovered and crafted on the Emerald Isle. Stop by and visit my booth in the Lilliput Marketplace (I’m in a slightly different location again this year), and you’ll see all my latest reborn […]


Irish Shard Jewelry Makes Its Way to the Twin Cities

I’ll be settling in St Paul, Minnesota, this weekend for the Irish Fair of Minnesota ( with over fifty new pieces of shard jewelry that I recovered and crafted on the Emerald Isle this summer… each pin and pendant carefully crafted from broken dishes. Stop by and visit my booth in Tent B #23 along […]


Irish Shard Jewelry Returns to Dublin, Ohio!

I’ll be settling in Dublin, Ohio, this weekend for their grand Dublin Irish Festival ( It’s one of the largest Irish festivals on the planet, AND it’s the only place you can get the first look at over SIXTY new pieces of jewelry I made in Ireland this summer… with each pin and pendant carefully […]


Irish Belleek for St Patrick’s Day

Being an Irish-American, I’m always ready for a celebration on St Patrick’s Day. This year, I’ll be celebrating (and set up with my jewelry) at the Fountain 0′ Green Festival in Fountain Hills, Arizona. You’re welcome to take home a bit o’ the green with a piece of jewelry from a broken piece of Irish […]


My new favorite… Roseville Pottery Shards

I’m continuing my One of a Kind Show email preview by showing you two types of unique china that I worked with for the very first time recently. Get a closer look at them online until Wednesday day night (then they’re going on display at the One of a Kind Show in Chicago).


One of a Kind Show Preview

My largest and last show of the year opens on Thursday in Chicago; and this year, I decided to preview some of the new pieces to you BEFORE the event starts. I want to let you know a few of my favorites and what makes them special. If you see something you like, you can […]


Irish Shard Jewelry Makes Its Way to Milwaukee

I’m back from Ireland and will be arriving at Milwaukee Irish Fest this week with over fifty new pieces of shard jewelry that I recovered and crafted on the Emerald Isle. Stop by and visit my booth, and you’ll see all my latest reborn bits of Irish Belleek, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, shipwreck china, Royal Tara, […]


A Few New Favorite Pieces…

In just one week, I’ll be boarding a flight to Ireland where I’ll be spending the summer touring guests… and hunting for more broken dishes to turn into jewelry! Before I leave, I have one last art show this Saturday and Sunday in Elmhurst, Illinois. Of course, you’re invited to stop by. But even if you […]

May the Road Rise Up

Something Special for St Patrick’s Day

It’s St Patrick’s Day, so I thought I’d invite you to be a part of a family tradition… sharing an Irish blessing. I didn’t want to just write it down… this one is better sung. Click below to hear me sing May the Road Rise Up to Meet to You (more…)

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All Decked Out for Paddy’s Day!

It’s almost St Patrick’s Day… that day when everyone with an once of Irish heritage beams with pride. Here are a few of my favorite Irish and Celtic pieces of shard jewelry. These pieces DO NOT appear in my online store, so you’ll need to email me directly it you’d like to purchase a piece.


27 Pieces You’ve Never Seen Before

This month has been a very creative and productive time for me. Between art fairs, I’ve managed to work in some studio time and finish some fantastic pieces of shard jewelry. I thought you’d appreciate seeing them before they are unveiled this weekend at the Litchfield Park Arts Festival near Phoenix. All the pieces are […]


A few unexpected surprises… and a Get Well Soon Sale.

Just as I was finishing up my new collection of jewelry and ready to escape the icy Upper Peninsula of Michigan for winter shows in California and Arizona, I had a bit of a setback. My partner Corey (who you might have met at an art shows) was hospitalized for a week. He’s recovering at home […]


The Best of Fall

I drove from Milwaukee to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this week… and yes, there a few hints of autumn colors in the trees. That inspired me to share some pieces of broken china jewelry from my Fall Collection. Here’s my upcoming schedule…


The Greats in Irish China Making

Corey and I are gearing up for Milwaukee Irish Fest, and this year we’re adding a mini-exhibit to our booth. Stop by and learn a bit about Ireland’s great china makers… Belleek, Carrigaline, Arklow, Irish Wade, Royal Tara, Nicholas Mosse, and Donegal Parian. You can take a peek at the info HERE.


My Spring Roadtrip Begins

It’s been a busy winter with shows in Arizona and California, but it’s time to start heading home. Of course, I’m not taking the most direct route. I’ll be stopping for shows in Tempe, AZ; Norman, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Baton Rouge, LA; Stevens Point, WI; Milwaukee, WI; and Chicago, IL… before getting back to […]


A Love Letter from Liam

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you. Hopefully, your day has been going well, and you’re in the mood to check out a few brand new pieces of shard jewelry. I just added pieces to my online store that you’re sure to love.

Winter Thaw Sale

Winter Thaw Sale – 25% OFF Shard Jewelry!!!

Hopefully your 2015 is off to a fantastic start! At this very moment, I’m escaping the frigid conditions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and pushing my way to Arizona and California. There are a few sunshine-friendly shows on my calendar. So far, I’m officially OUT of the “snow zone” 🙂 Since not everyone gets a break […]

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