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My RAW Artist Showcase Experience

My RAW Artist Showcase Experience

First of all, I want to give a HUGE shoutout to everyone who helped me get to Nashville for the RAW Artist Showcase! I had an overall very positive experience, and I'm honored that so many people in my network purchased tickets and reached out to their friends and connections on my behalf to share my jewelry offer. 

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Valentine's Day Giveaway

Valentine's Day Giveaway
Whether you have a sweetheart, friend or family member you want to surprise this Valentine’s Day, or whether you simply want to give yourself a gift for being uniquely awesome, here’s a chance to win a pair of handmade mixed metal earrings. (Materials: Brass, copper, and niobium hypoallergenic ear wires.) Continue reading

Sparkle and Rust: Copper Fire Meets Scrappalachian Metal Work

Sparkle and Rust: Copper Fire Meets Scrappalachian Metal Work
When I first started making jewelry six years ago, I loved the sound of my hammer on the anvil so much that I designed my logo around it. Recently, fellow metalsmith and jewelry artist Amber Crouse gifted me a sculpture by Greg Tune of Scrappalachian Metal Work Continue reading

Home Sweet Studio

Home Sweet Studio
Back in 2012, when I was a floundering freelance writer (the first time around), I did a story about regional arts and craft schools for Smoky Mountain Living. In it, I included Studio 212 as an example of how smaller community art spaces fit into the bigger picture of arts in the region. Continue reading

A Happy Coincidence or a Happy Miracle? How Two Creatives Got Connected Through Synchronicty

A Happy Coincidence or a Happy Miracle? How Two Creatives Got Connected Through Synchronicty
While I was radio silent for much of 2017, I was working behind the scenes with Angie, a sweet customer-turned-client and co-owner of Coop Decor, to develop a product line for her business. One day, after working together for several months, she told me the significance of the design she commissioned. When she said it represents 11:11, which she sees on the clock all the time and which has taken on personal significance to her, I was taken aback. I, too, see 11:11 on the clock, so much so that it has become a personal symbol for me as well. So much so, that I launched my jewelry business at 11:11 one Saturday in October 2016. Continue reading