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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 […]

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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).

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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…

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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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Christmas Ornaments from Broken Dishes

Every year I take some of my favorite bits of broken dishes and turn them into ornaments for my Christmas tree. I’ve gathered such an extensive collection that this year the weight of all those ornaments actually tipped over the tree… it was quite a scene. Fortunately, none of my shard ornaments were damaged, but […]

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Help Cure Jeweler’s Block

I’m working away on new shard jewelry for the holiday season, and with thousands of dishes to choose from, I was hoping you could help me out by suggesting what kind of pieces you’d like me to work on next. As a way to say thanks, there are THREE $50 gift certificate to be given […]

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My New Uniform Accessory

I had half this piece finished for a while… E.T.’s head from an old mug, but I never knew what I’d do with the hands. This week I finally figured it out, and I’m thrilled with the results. I’ve decided I should wear this one at a few shows. If you’re at an upcoming show […]

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The Made in Ireland Collection

I’ve been talking about in my e-newsletter… it’s made it’s way around Facebook… but now it’s actually available in my online store… it’s the collection of jewelry I made in Ireland this summer. A special thanks to everyone who has shown interest in these pieces. It was a bit of a process setting up a […]

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A New Batch of Shards Turned Into Jewelry

I’ve been busy working on several new pieces of jewelry from broken china, and they are ready just in time for the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. Here’s a bit about a few of my favorites… It is always a pleasure to work on Haviland china, but this piece with its brilliant blue background […]

Fionnuala O'Kelly, Megan Smolenyak, and Enda Kenny at the White House for St Patrick's Day (that's a piece of my jewelry around Megan's neck).

A Celebrity Shard Spotting for St Patrick’s Day

I was delighted to find out one of my pieces of jewelry was worn at the White House this morning for the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Megan Smolenyak from the book and TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” was wearing a piece when she posed for this photo with Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) […]

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