Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bottle Buttons

Here are some buttons fresh out of the kiln. I will be trying out some new styles of buttons with bottle glass for the Recyled Arts Festival. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010


he sale was a success. It was an amazing array of handcrafted jewelry, and I couldn't resist doing a little shopping myself.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Riveted Rings

I am very pleased with the look of these unique rings. I used beer and wine bottles and even a salsa jar to make these beads. The beads are riveted onto the sterling silver bands. Some of the bands have been aged to highlight the texture of the band.

New Work With Upcycled Bottle Glass

Here are some more examples of my latest work. I like the look of hammered copper or the aged look of sterling silver silver with the earthy tones of the upcycled glass beads.
These hammered copper hoops are accented beer bottle beads.
The hammered copper bead caps hug the green wine bottle beads on these hoops.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Recycled Arts Festival June 26/27

I am so excited to be a vendor at the 5th Annual Recycled Arts Festival in Vancouver's Esther Short Park. This awesome event is Saturday and Sunday June 26 & 27. Check out the website for more information about entertainment and other vendors. I am looking forward to showcasing my new work featuring beads made from glass pulled from the recycling bin.


This weekend some of my pieces will be featured at the Oregon College of Art and Craft annual jewelry sale. The sale helps fund visiting artists who present metal working workshops.