Blog and News

A Love Letter from Beyond the Grave

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I tell one of my favorite love stories... the tale of my mom and dad. When my mom was sixteen years old, she started working at my paternal grandfather’s store, and that is where she met a handsome,...

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A Few of My Favorites from the Online Store

Here's a look at ten of my favorite pieces from my online store. They range from whimsical to historical to bold and beautiful. Each of these pieces was available in my online store when I hit the "publish" button. "What Big Teeth You Have"...

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A Rare Peek Inside My Studio…

https://youtu.be/-kAbMYQnmmI Here's a look at a few of the steps I take in turning broken dishes into jewelry. You might be surprised by the number of steps it takes to finish a...

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A 2017 One of a Kind Show Preview

My largest and last show of the year opens on Thursday in Chicago; and this year — the One of a Kind Show and Sale. I've been working hard to complete a whole new collection of jewelry crafted from broken dishes, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek... without having...

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Broken China Jewelry Returns to Louisville

I'll be settling in Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend for the St James Court Art Show (www.stjamescourtartshow.com) with a whole new collection of shard jewelry... each pin and pendant carefully crafted from broken dishes. Stop by and visit my booth on Third Street...

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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 (www.irishfair.com) 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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