Sunday, April 25, 2010


I had a wonderful afternoon at St. Louis' Nishmah conference on Women's health and Spirituality.  They had a vendor section and there was a nice of people at the conference who were checking out the artist and other associations and vendors present.  It was nice to meet up with old friends and meet new ones.  And making some sales was great too!
I meet Israeli and Kansas City artist Limor Katz-Evans who makes really fantastic original designed t-shirts other garments with inspirational Hebrew motifs.  I bought a couple for my girls, check out her website, the t-shirts are really excellent quality too.

Monday, April 19, 2010

a charmed life

I am so happy and honored to be participating in the emc team, Etsy Metal Clay, charm swap.  If you don't already know, the emc team is a group of extremely talented etsy artists who specialize in working in metal clay.  I was juried into the group last year.  The artists lend support to one another by promoting our shops and also exchanging ideas, techniques and resources.
For the charm swap we were required to make 24 identical charms, 22 to exchange with the other artists, and 2 additional charms that will be made into bracelets that the group auctions off for charity.  Honestly, the last bracelet that was made (a year ago) was incredible and really priceless.  The charms  had to be in metal clay, silver or you could use bronze, copper or a combination.
So here is what I came up with.  They are not identical, but pretty close.  They are silver.  I decided to make a 3 dimensional charm since I love to construct my pieces.  I just send the box of charms off,  and I should get a box back next month with 22 different charms from all over the world.  I can't wait to see all the different techniques and points of view.  I might make a bracelet out of it, or maybe a charm necklace.  Oh, by the way, this one will not be for sale!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the mezuzah project-april

This very special mezuzah has a lot of detail and personality.  I am especially proud the raised scroll design as I carved the the design myself on a rubber block and used the carving to texture the metal clay.  I think that this mezuzah is a perfect example of how I try to create modern art which has great reverence to antiquities.
Please remember to check my etsy shop for new designs (this mezuzuh will be featured there soon), and visit me at Artrophy or Monday evening at the JCC in St. Louis.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This week is very exciting because I am finally getting my * together and I am showing my artwork ad jewelry in 4 venues during the next two weeks. 
I have a private studio art tour visiting my home and studio on Tuesday.  I will tell you more about it later this week.  On Saturday I am participating in Artrophy.  The spring show of handmade arts and crafts sponsored by Showme Etsy.  These are a great group of local St. Louis artists who also have Etsy shops.  I am really looking forward to being in this show.  If you want to enjoy a wonderful St. Louis day and check out Lafeyette Square neighborhood, head down to the Squires Restaurant and check out the show.  There is truly something for everyone. Show runs from 10am to 3pm.

Coming up I will be at the JCC for Yon Haatzmauit and the Nishmah Women's  Health and Wellness Fair.