They say that if you love what you do then you never have to work a day in your life. I know what they mean. Starting this new venture is the culmination of a lifetime of learning and experimenting. I love creating anything. For many years now I have been known for my one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. I've created and given etched glass pieces, carved emu eggs, jewelry, dyed/painted silk items, wooden creations, soap, food items, and much more. (You'll probably see some examples of much of this work as I add to my site.) About three years ago, I was fortunate to have found the Arlington Gem and Mineral Club (AGMC ) and become a member. This new alliance opened me up to the world of rocks, gems, and minerals. What a world! Known in the metroplex for its classes, AGMC offers a world of learning, camaraderie, fun, and opportunities for growth. If you live or work anywhere near Arlington, I would highly recommend checking out the club! I would love to meet, and get to know, you. I'd also love to learn with, or from, you. Maybe I could teach you something also? That reminds me! I'm going to be teaching water casting on August 17th at AGMC. The class is already in waitlisted status. I can't wait! I'll post pictures (if I remember to take them). Meanwhile, here are some pictures from the Clubs recent show at the Grapevine Convention Center, including some of the beautiful member displays and donated raffle items. Enjoy! Until next time, may you find joy in the little things....
Demonstrating pendant-making process on a Good Morning Texas TV spot about the club and the show.
Raffle item I donated - broomstick cast antique bronze seascape with soldered brass charms.
Raffle item I won - copper enameled necklace created as a collaborative effort by club members.