Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Little Bird Creations

I'm excited to announce I have been asked my Michele to teach a resin workshop at Little Bird Creations in NYC on Sunday, April 21, 2013.  Little Bird Creations is a cozy studio where you can create art, jewelry and make many friends.  Please go to the Little Bird Creations website to get additional info and to sign up. Space is limited so don't wait.

These are some of the pieces you can make at the workshop.

Guilded Lynx

I taught a resin workshop at the Guilded Lynx in September.  Lessley Burke is the owner of the gorgeous studio in a quaint town in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  I had such a wonderful bunch of students, they made lots of beautiful resin, klay resin and crystal clay pieces.  I will post pics soon.

Hurricane Sandy

I want to wish everyone a a speedy recovery from Hurricane Sandy.  So many  friends and family have been affected and are still going through hoops trying to get back to "normal" living.  I pray every day for those whose lost loved ones.  My heart aches for you.  I will keep everyone in my prayers.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


In The Pink is or rather was a secret group of BSBP participants. It was created to honor Lori Anderson for coordinating the bead soup blog party.  There were 400 participants from all over the world participating in this blog party and Lori was responsible for pairing us all up!! Amazing don't you think? I say hell yeah!!!! LORI ROCKS!!! She worked tirelessly to pair us up, to set up three reveal dates and to answer all our questions, and boy there were lots of questions!  I had the honor to work with Heidi Kingman. She and I had similar taste in jewelry, in colors, and in style - I just don't know how Lori did it but she was spot on when she paired us together.

My hat goes off to you Lori, thank you for being such a giving person, for allowing us to come together and create. It was my first time participating in a BSBP and you made it a wonderful experience.  Not only did we create beautiful jewelry but we made so many friends - and that my dear is priceless.

This is in honor of you Lori....IN THE PINK! Laurin and Isolina

Laurin with pink feathers
Faux pink hair


Friday, August 24, 2012



It has been a great experience participating in my first bead soup blog party sponsored by Lori Anderson.  Over 400 participated from all over the world in this blog party and I am still in awe - so many beautiful pieces of jewelry created.  There have been two reveals thus far with this reveal being the last one for this BSBP.

My bead soup partner, Heidi Kingman sent me the most beautiful assortment of semi-precious stones with a beautiful birds nest focal and clasp.  I tried to incorporate as many of the stones and findings as possible,    Heidi sent a generous amount of the most amazing stones.  I will have lots of fun making many more pieces of jewelry with the remainder of the bead soup.

This is the bead soup Heidi sent me

And this is what I created

Kyanite/sterling silver earrings

Fire Agate, leopard jasper, brass birds, copper/sterling silver clasp - Bracelet

copper/sterling silver focal birds nest, amazonite eggs, multi quartzite eggs grossular garnet,
 smoky quartz necklace with resin pendant, fiber, etched copper and sterling chain.

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs

Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Saturday, August 11, 2012

2nd reveal - Bead Soup

Today is the second reveal of the bead soup. Looked at some blogs - awesome pieces.  Will have to continue in the morning - pretty tired.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Resin Workshop

Had a resin workshop over the weekend with some talented ladies ever! The amount of pieces they competed was amazing! My reaction was "what!" some of these ladies were making jewelry for the first time! While others were beaders. I was blown away by all the beautiful pieces created. I will be posting pictures as I get them from the students then you can judge for yourself. I'm positive you will be amazed as well.

Monday, July 9, 2012

500 Beaded jewelry

http://www.larkcrafts.com/jewelry-beading/resources/attachment/showcase-500-beaded-jewelry-ad-2/ see my work in the 500 Beaded Jewelry Book coming to your favorite bookstore in August!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

Today I mailed out my partner's bead soup package. It has been an exciting adventure thus far.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

Omg!!! I think I went a bit overboard on what I'm sending my partner but it all looks so good together. I just hope my partner Heidi Kingman likes it. I was taking pics with my camera and the battery died so I switched to my iPad. Really hope it looks good when I post it. Gonna start wrapping and packaging the items. First stop tomorrow morning is the post office!!! Yay!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

I'm working hard on my pendant for my bead partner, Heidi. I really hope she likes what I put together. Forming and hammering the clasp tomorrow. It's really exciting and I am so happy I joined this party. Now I'm off to blog hop and leave some comments.

Friday, June 22, 2012


OMG! OMG! I have a bead soup partner - Heidi Kingman!! I'm so excited - jumping up and down! Ok, ok take a deep breath....what am I going to send her? It's got to be good...what colors? Just checked out her blog - AWESOME! Stay tuned for the big reveal coming soon.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bead Soup

Well today is the last day to sign up to be part of bead soup #6. Soon I will be paired with an awesome beader! Can't wait - it's going to be great!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Resin Workshop

I will be offering a Resin Workshop on Sunday, July 15, 2012, from 10-6.

We will be using the leading brand of resin in the industry as well as the new and fun klay resin and apoxie resin.

Join me for a fun filled day!!!!  You will go home with many beautiful pieces.

Bead Soup

I signed up for my first Bead Soup Blog!!!  I hope to start putting some great beads together so I could be ready when my partner is announced.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Visit from Lynne Suprock

I was so busy with celebrating my 50th Birthday that I almost forgot to post an awesome lunch date I had with the talented and amazing Lynne Suprock! It was so nice to be able to sit and chat. We talked about everything family, friends, and our passion for the wearable art we create! I got an awesome gift (teeheehee) I'll share with you when time permits. For all my students, Lynne and I are working on having her as a guest artist at FIT. We hope to have her teach two all-day workshops. Stay tuned you will not want to miss this opportunity! Check out her blog at simplyprettystuff.blogspot.com.

Bead Soup

Joining my first bead soup blog - I'm excited and nervous!!! Stay tuned will post as soon as it starts. Sign up is June 15th.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Belle Armoire Jewelry

Belle Armoire Jewelry has accepted 3 pieces of jewelry to be featured in upcoming issues - 2 article pieces and 1 boutique! I'm very excited and can't wait to see the articles - will keep you informed when it will be published.

Resin Workshop

The next Resin workshop will be on Sunday, July 15, 2012, from 10-6. Email me if you're interested in attending.
Had an awesome birthday!!! Got an iPad and I'm using it to write this post. Had a week of celebrating now back to business

Monday, April 23, 2012

Double-sided pendant: resin with vintage watch parts and bird

The other side: epoxy clay with chaton crystals 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm always on the hunt for unique ornaments for my tree.  I found this gorgeous fairy at Kurt Adler - they have a sale open to the public once a year - usually around Thanksgiving.  

Perez Christmas Tree

The resin, klay resin and painting on metal was fabulous!!!  The pieces created by the students were awesome and... well take a look for yourself.
One other student was there Lillian - hopefully she'll send me a pic so I can post it.  Fun was had by all!!!                                                                          

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Artwork in resin.  Just finished teaching a fantastic workshop on Sunday.  What a great group of students!  We had so much fun and the work created - WOW it was amazing!!

Thank you for such a wonderful day. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

These cute Halloween babies were created last year when I attended ArtBliss in the D.C. area. This was the first class I had taken that involved soldering with a soldering iron. Boy what a difference from a torch!  After a few tries and a few burns I started to get a hang of it and I had so much fun!!!  This workshop was offered by Diane Cook, Diane offers many workshops throughout the US and in addition will be offering an online workshop this summer.  Her blog is awesome - check her out.:)
My latest collage work

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I'm thrilled to announce two of my pieces were selected to be in the 500 Beaded Jewelry Book!!!!!  The book is due to debut August 2012!!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Hi All

I'm a newbie at this blogging stuff so hang in while I start adding some interesting stuff.  Keep watching :)

Resin Workshop - February 19, 2012

Back by popular demand!! I will be offering a fun filled day working with the leading brand of resin in the industry.  I will also cover painting on metal and clay resin.  If you are interested please email me and I will forward all the information.