I’m teaching at Adorn Me!

I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be teaching at Adorn Me!, an all-jewelry event Feb 28th to March 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

I’m so excited to be teaching a two-evening workshop called “Resin Paper Rocks” using ICE Resin, our signature 2-part epoxy jeweler’s grade resin. The first evening, I’ll be teaching how to make your own resin-covered paste papers to use in your jewelry and mixed media art projects. The next evening, we’ll be turning those gorgeous altered resin papers into a cute stacked ring with a simple cold-join connection that makes it so simple to create stunning jewelry in, literally, minutes.

For those of you who might be finding me for the first time from the Adorn Me! website, let me take a moment to introduce myself. I’m a self-taught mixed media artist who began my artistic journey in collage and assemblage and yes, even altered scrapbooking. While I made my own jewelry in high school for fun, my passion for it ignited six years ago when I met Susan Lenart Kazmer.

I was doing freelance writing at the time for some national magazines, such as American Style and Niche. I was also a contributing editor to Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine where I wrote and produced a mixed media column called Paper, Scissors, Crop!

Susan and I clicked instantly, and I began taking as many classes from her as I could. Our relationship developed over the years and last year, I joined her company as the Director of Marketing and Education. I coordinate our amazing design team, work with editors, write the blog, do our social media and a few other things like work our booth at trade shows. I also eek out time in my studio to make mixed media jewelry whenever I can, which is often between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight when my family sleeps. I’m in the process of updating my website as we speak. So, for now, thanks for taking a look at my blog.

My jewelry has been featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry and Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion. I have feature articles coming up this winter in Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire.

I am so thrilled for opportunity to teach at Adorn Me! I’ve been assisting Susan at Linda Young’s fantastic Art Unraveled event for years and I can’t say enough about the professionalism and pure creative energy that exudes from all the teachers and attendees. 

I hope to see you there. Be sure to check out the site. Susan is teaching, of course, but so are my amazing design team sisters Jane Salley and Deryn Mentock. Their classes look simply fab!

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