Blog and News

A New Look for the Season

My New Collection Show is less than a month away, and I'm excited that I've got brand new display cards for every piece. I've retired the Lamplighter Studio cards I've been using for the last few years, and everything will now say Liam Shard Jewelry. The new cards are...

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Announcing the Winter 2012 New Collection Show

I'll be unveiling a new collection shard jewelry on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 2-8:30 pm. This show is an especially big deal for me as I had to cancel my usual Spring Collection Show while I was helping out my mother. Well, mom has bounced back, and my new...

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And the Winner Is…

Things just seemed to be going right this weekend. I arrived at the Wo Zha Wa Days Art Fair in Wisconsin Dells with a chance to move one booth over... a more visible and level spot. Then imagine my surprise when I brought home a first place ribbon in the jewelry...

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Shamrock Harvest

I'll be back at Milwaukee Irish Fest this year, and for the occasion, I've got a whole new collection of shamrock pieces that were made from shards of broken Irish Arklow, Carrigaline, and Belleek dishes. The photo above gives you a peek at some of the pieces I'll be...

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Good New, Bad News Regarding My New Collection

Let me start with the good news... my new collection of shard jewelry is coming together beautifully. Now for the bad news... because my mother had major surgery several weeks ago, I've been spending a lot of time shuttling between Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan....

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Hangin’ with Angela Lansbury and Megan Smolenyak

Take a close look at this pic of Megan Smolenyak-Smolenyak, author of "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "America, Your Roots Are Showing," and Angela Lansbury of stage and screen fame. One of my charms is in the photo! More about the charms...

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What a Show in Oklahoma City

It's my first time at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, and I must say, "WOW!" This is probably the most arts-focused show I've been in. It's well-organized, all the food vendor booths are staffed by volunteers and proceeds go to organizations (and the food is...

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New Collection Show Date Announced!

It's time for me to announce my the date for my Spring New Collection Show wine and cheese event. This is the day I unveil my new selection of shard jewelry. New Collection Show Thursday, May 16, 2012, 2-8pm The Knickerbocker on the Lake 1028 E Juneau Ave Milwaukee,...

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Meet Me in Louisiana

I'm making my first visit to Louisiana this month and I'm looking forward to catching up with friends and making a few new ones. If you're in the area, you are invited to a little evening out in Baton Rouge. SHARD JEWELRY SHOW THURS, APRIL 19, 5:00-8:00pm at Gabriella...

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10 MORE Pieces of Shard Jewelry You’ve Never Seen Before

This month has been a very creative and productive time for me. After the Tubac Festival of the Arts, I journeyed to Ajo, AZ, a tiny town where my dad worked in the copper mines back in the 1930s. While in Ajo, dad unearthed copper; meanwhile, I've been digging up old...

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10 Pieces of Shard Jewelry You’ve Never Seen Before

I've been busy in the studio and managed to finish up a few new pieces that I added to the online store. Here's a preview... 1930s Luncheon Plate with Gold Trim This unique ivory china is trimmed with 24 karat gold in a gorgeous design from the 1930s.   1930s...

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The Wild West

Here at the Arts Tubac Festival I'm offering a special little service... free horse drawn carriage ride tours of my booth. Okay, so it's not just my booth you'll get to see, but I thinks it's a great way to see the show and the...

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The Sunny Winter Show Season Has Begun

Ah, the warm sun, cool breezes, and palm trees. I'm thrilled to be back in California and Arizona for the winter show season. This weekend I'm in Indo, CA, for the Southwest Arts Festival. In two weeks, you can find me at the Tubac, AZ, art...

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We’re “On the White Line”

Baby Ita... our RV... is all packed with jewelry supplies, and our journey to the southwestern corner of the US has begun. My first show out there will be in one week at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indo, California. It'll be my first time at that show... my fingers are...

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