Salutations friends,
Lots of great news to report in this month’s newsletter!  Lots of workshops, show dates, market news, a new tutorial and an exhibition featuring ME at Blue Morning Gallery – and YOU’RE INVITED!
That’s right!  I will be one of eight featured artists whose jewels will be on display at the upcoming featured artist show:
 Adorned, Art Jewelry!

You are invited to join me at the reception on Friday, September 7th from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.
Wine and cheese will be served.
Live Entertainment featuring the music of Lojah
September 8th catch the special trunk show at Blue Morning Gallery from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Participating Artist include; Delia Stone, Joy Oxley, Holly Vaughn, Meghan McMillan, Donna Freckman, Jan Kurtz, Elain Woodward and Lynn Gentry.

Palafox Market dates: August 18th, August 25th
     Be sure to come out to see me at Palafox Market on Saturdays in Martin Luther King Square.  I am at the northern most end of the market (Nearest Wright St.).  I am always running a special at the market so it’s an excellent time to get a great deal.  For the month of August, anyone who mentions this newsletter will get 20% off of any item on my table.  That’s the ‘back to school special’ for the month of August.
More Palafox Market News

As many of you know, my very handsome and charming nine year old son, Dakota, has been working the market with me this summer.  He made his debut in the Pensacola art community in July at the market and  quickly became known for his wire sculpture.  He has been working hard to save up to buy his very own computer.    The first week in August he reached his goal and was able to buy a computer of his very own.  I am very proud of him.  I am happy to spread the word of his accomplishment!  Congratulations on attaining your goal Dakota!

Workshops for August:

First, a quick note on the issue of workshops!  If you attended my dragonfly pendant workshop, or my Variations on a Ring workshop at Danish Princess and didn’t receive your tutorial file, please email me a.s.a.p. at so that I can take care of that for you.  The rug rats got to my computer desk and the list of emails that I had for those workshops magically disappeared!  My apologies for the delay … that’s one of the headaches of working from home, but the pleasures far outweigh such small annoyances in the end so I STILL wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Please remember that seats are limited in workshops so be sure to reserve your seat in advance to ensure your place!
Metal Etching 101 $45 Materials Included
Learn how to transfer your own hand drawn images to sheet metal for jewelry making.  You will complete a cuff bracelet in this class with a design of your choosing.  You will have the option of adding a variety of patinas to your completed cuff.

Date:  August 15th, Wednesday
Location: Danish Princess Beads,5212 Elmira St. Milton, FL  (850) 490-0310
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Level: Beginners welcome!
Cost: $45 materials included
Wire Wrapped Filigree Cross Pendant $35, materials include

Date:  August 19th, Sunday
Location:  A Bead and Crystal House, Pensacola, FL
711 West Garden St.  Phone: 850-432-3400
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Level:  Intermediate
Cost: $35
Sculpted Bead Pendant $40, materials not included
Date:  24th, Friday
Location: Danish Princess Beads,5212 Elmira St. Milton, FL  (850) 490-0310
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Cost: $40
Findings 101 $35  Materials Included
Learn how to create a variety of handmade findings including head pins, jump rings, ear wires, beaded chains and various styles of clasps.

Date:  29th, Wednesday
Location: A Bead and Crystal House
711 West Garden St.  Phone: 850-432-3400
Time: TBA
Herringbone Pendant @ University of West Florida (see UWF Continuing Ed website for details)
Date: September 20th
Location: UWF Pensacola, FL
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Forged Filigree Earrings @ University of West Florida (see UWF Continuing Ed website for details)
Date: October 17th
Location: UWF Pensacola, FL
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Viking Knit Bracelet @ University of West Florida (see UWF Continuing Ed website for details)
Please note that this is an evening class running two consecutive evenings in a row.
Date: November 14th and 15th
Location: UWF Pensacola, FL
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
I have a new tutorial, just released!  The long awaited Wire Bead Tutorial is now available in my Etsy shop:
Angel’s Garden Dates Have Changed!
I have been doing Angel Garden’s New Beginnings Art show for twelve years this year!   That fateful first show back in 2000 was the beginning of my career as an artist.  After years of making jewelry for the sheer joy of making it I finally had the courage to present my offerings to the world.  My first pieces debuted at Debi’s art show.
     Angel’s Garden art show is usually the first to kick off the art show season in the area in September; however, due to the fact that Debi will be undergoing major surgery this year she has had to push her show dates back to October 19th 20th and 21st this year.  In addition to giving Debi proper time to heal post surgery it also gives the artists and shoppers the advantage of cooler weather for the show.  If you have followed her shows as I have, you know sometimes the heat was punishing.  Did I mention that I was pregnant for three of the eleven Septembers I’ve worked this show in the past?  Oh yes, a little drop in temperature would be a welcomed change.  Please be sure to drop by to see me.  I am always right on the corner of 12th and Gonzalez .
Tenative Show Schedule:
August (Every Saturday)
– Find me at Palafox Market on the Northern most median – Confirmed
September – Featured Artist Show ‘Adorn’ at Blue Morning Gallery – Confirmed
September – Palafox Market dates TBA
September 21st – Gallery Night @ Seville Quarter – Confirmed
September 28th – 30th– Seafood Festival, Pensacola, FL
October  19th – 21st – Angels Garden New Beginnings Art Show – Confirmed
October – Grand Festival of Art by the Bay, Fairhope, AL
November 3rd – 5th– Great Gulf Coast Art Festival, Heritage Row  – Confirmed
November – Art at the Farm
December – TBA

Etsy Shop:


Wire Bead Tutorial Now Available for Sale!

Okay, so I’ve been a procrastinator.  No news flash there. I FINALLY expanded the Wire Bead Tutorial and have made it available for sale on my Etsy website:

The first 10 customers to buy get 50% off and can snatch it up at $5 rather than the regular price of $10.  Get yours today – don’t be a procrastinator and pay double later!  Be sure to look for the specially priced listing to get the deal.  If you can’t find the listing, you missed it!