Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Paper Jewelry In My Etsy Shop

New paper earrings in my Etsy Shop.

These have the look of metal but they are actually paper.  An so light, I include a small rubber fitting for the back of each ear wire to keep them from floating off your ears.  

If you like the look of metal or big, bold earrings 
but can't handle the weight
- these are your earrings!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Typography and Words

I've spent much of my career in the world of print, design, and graphic arts ...  making the printed word look interesting and artful.  And I've always taken pleasure in quotes, inspirational phrases, bible verses - kind of words to live by.  So now, I have combined the two, and use my graphic arts skills just for fun!

A sampling of some of my favorites are shown below.  You can see lots more in my Etsy Shop at "Print Me Digitals"  where you can purchase instant, digital downloads.  These images work well for small and large prints on paper or canvas, stationery, note cards, post cards, puzzles, mugs and on fabrics such as for t-shirts, purses, totes, pillows, etc. Use your imagination!  You can print them at home from an inkjet printer or send them off to be printed just like a photograph.

And if you have a favorite phrase or quote you would like to see as art, please let me know and I will include it in my shop.


See lots more at

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paper Earrings

A couple of really nice things about paper earrings - 1. They are incredibly light! 2. They are so light they can ship for only $1.00!! I've been moving a lot of my jewelry and typography to my Etsy shop. I hope you'll take a tour:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sale On Framed and Canvas Prints

Two ways to save! Find the perfect wall art and style it your way. 
Take 30% off all framed prints. Use code: IKFRAME30FB 
Take 40% off all canvas prints. Use code: IKCAN40FB
Offer ends August 25th at midnight.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

More Happy Trees!

Just putting the finishing touches on a commission piece.  "Melissa's Happy Trees" will be going to it's new home in California Monday or Tuesday.

It's the latest of my Happy Trees and was created to go with the client's decor.  She had specific colors in mind and sent me color swatches.

I finish up by signing the front and added two coats of Golden varnish.  The varnish makes the colors pop, gives it UV protection and makes it easier to dust.

I also sign on the back.

I always ship via UPS and let them do the packing.

If you would like me to create a painting just for you - just contact me.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


A few of my necklaces.
A mix of modern glass beads, lava beads, my handmade paper beads, and upcycled vintage beads.

I usually prefer to make my own focal beads but I couldn't resist these handcrafted, fair trade, fish beads from Indonesia.  I mixed them with wood, glass, brass and a few of my handmade paper beads.

Don't be square, try some of my handmade clay triangles for a one of a kind necklace.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Purple And Black Striped Earrings

Unique purple and black striped paper earrings dangle 2 1/8" from the top of the gunmetal ear wire.  You won't believe how light these are.

Only $16 in my Etsy Shop.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Teal And Orange Boho Style Necklace

Clay and paper beads handmade by me are mixed with glass and wood beads on an adjustable hemp cord.  Will adjust from 19" to 26".

In my Etsy Shop at

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blue And Yellow Necklace

$52 in my Etsy Shop.
Hand made clay and paper jewels are mixed with wood and glass in this one-of-a-kind necklace.  Hemp cord will adjust up to 34".

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Blues

Handmade by me from watercolor paper.  These measure about 2" long from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring.  I hand-paint each piece and seal it to make it water resistant. You won't believe how light these are.   Average price point is $16 a pair.

My jewelry may be purchased at Herron and Wills in Paris, Tennessee or online in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Black Stripes Necklace

Just finished this!

 Black, gray, taupe and off white handmade clay and paper beads with a sprinkle of wood and glass beads on an adjustable black suede cord. Item # NC152  for $46.00.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

All Things Paper Jewelry Artisan Round Up

Special thanks to Ann Martin of "All Things Paper" for including me in her Paper Jewelry Artisan Round Up.  I think I'm about the 4th artist going down the page.  All Things Paper is one of my favorite websites and is full of beautiful things made from paper - including Ann's beautiful jewelry and artwork.  It's really quite a compliment to be included with these other artists and I hope you will visit Ann's website.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Venue For My Jewelry - Herron & Wills Co.

Just in time for your Valentine's Day shopping - my jewelry can now be found at Herron & Wills Co. on court square in downtown Paris, Tennessee.

Herron & Wills Co. is "a unique boutique with a style of its own, just like the clientele they serve."  I think it will be just the place for my unique, one of a kind jewelry.   I hope you'll visit there soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fini! My Orange and Yellow Spree.

After much doing and undoing and redoing ... this is what I came up with.

Available in my Etsy Shop at:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In The Works ...

This is what I'm working on today.   Orange, red and yellow have become one of my favorite color combinations. (In Pantone speak this would be Fiesta and Buttercup.)

I'm putting lots of love into this necklace.  A few of my handmade paper and clay jewels, a little bit of wood and glass on strands of hemp.  Little bits and pieces I've stashed over the past year.

Check back in a few days to see the finished piece.