Category Archives: Musings of The Empress

Into the Big Leagues…

Okay.  Maybe not quite.  However over the last year, my creative process has undergone a dramatic shift.  While I am not necessarily designing differently, I am using different materials.  A lot of them. Back in the beginning, I used a … Continue reading

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Moving into fall…

So life has been a little busy lately and I haven’t updated this page the way that I should.  So if you’re looking for my fall show schedule as well as my new designs, hop on over to my Facebook … Continue reading

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The Creative Process

I’m a creative person, or at least I think I am.  I always have been, which was partly why my first chosen field was television.  Well, that and “professional daydreamer” was not really a viable – or profitable – career … Continue reading

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Metal Stamping – it’s hot! And occasionally painful…

For the last few years, the metal stamping trend has been on the rise.  Companies like ImpressArt that started out small now offer an entire line of different fonts, blanks and just about any sort of tool you can imagine.  … Continue reading

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New Year…New Styles

It’s January which means it’s time for the annual White Sales in stores – or it used to be “the thing” back in the 70s and 80s when I was a kid.  It’s also time for organizational sales and the … Continue reading

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The Great Acorn Experiment

Do you ever see something in a store, in real life or online and think to yourself, I absolutely have to do that?  Because I do it all the time, especially with jewelry.  I see something and wonder if I … Continue reading

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Just For the Shell Of It…

Difficult to believe that summer has already come and gone.  It seems like just yesterday I was taking selfies with my mom as we were on our way to the local Memorial Day services.  Did I mention that was my … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

And what time of the year is that?  Why, it’s BeadFest time, of course! Twice a year, beaders and jewelry designers from all over the place gather at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for BeadFest – whether … Continue reading

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Trend versus Timeless

It seems like everyone these days is searching for the next “big thing.”  Whether it’s in music, movies, or fashion (including jewelry) there is always someone proclaiming the hot new trend.  As a jewelry designer, one of the most difficult … Continue reading

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The Wires Have It!

Wire wrapped jewelry.  Other than the big, bold statement pieces made from resin and plastic, it’s the hip, “in” thing.  And since I can’t make a plastic necklace for less than the $10 you’ll spend at your local “big box” … Continue reading

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