Category Archives: Assemblage Art

Two Easy Pieces: Copper Art Jewelry

  Putting a square on a square is one of the basics in making art jewelry.  And while it would sound incredibly simple, it’s not as easy as you think. There are logistics involved, and I have found that making … Continue reading

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Art Jewelry Class with Mary Hettmansperger

My friend Beth and I hit the road last Sunday and spent a week in Gatlinburg, TN making jewelry under the tutelage of Mary Hetts {sic}.  The week was full of surprises and fun, including a birthday gift from Mary, pictured … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Pinned! Or is it “Pinched.”

I think it was in 2011, but perhaps 2010, that I did this mantle for Valentine’s Day. While checking my blog today I noticed the search “Valentine’s Vignette” by Pinterest.  Curious, I made my way into the Pinterest machinery and … Continue reading

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A Country Christmas Tree

I am surrounded by antique shops.  They are everywhere in Western North Carolina, and one need only look at the tags on the cars in the parking lots to know that people come from far away to shop here.  It’s … Continue reading

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Spider Pumpkin House

The first fourteen days in my new-old home included sixteen trips to Lowes to the tune of $4000.  And I’ve only just begun.  This house needs everything from ceiling paint to new floors, a new furnace and air-conditioner, kitchen appliances, … Continue reading

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Needlepunchy

I think I now know how my friend Patti in West Virginia feels.  She’s always knitting something new.  She can’t get on an airplane without her knitting.  She’s definitely got the knitting bug, and she’s a master knitter. But like … Continue reading

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Halloween Lapel Pins

I have a box filled with handmade pins I have collected through the years.  Many are Halloween, fall, and Thanksgiving motifs, and most were bought at county fairs, craft shows, and little shops like you might find in Occoquan, Virginia … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Pumpkin in the World

Thirty-one years ago around this time I was pregnant.  I was huge.  I was uncomfortable. I was supposed to keep my feet up.  But you can’t sew with your feet up, and sewing was the one activity that soothed my … Continue reading

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Halloween Decorations

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I’m just getting started with my decorations, and as promised have put some pictures up for fun and maybe a little inspiration.  Most of my decorations are very old, handmade by New England artisans, and bought at fall craft shows … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse: Halloween Ready

I’m not in an art class this fall, which is unusual because I often take some kind of class each semester.  And it occurred to me while I was snorkeling the web looking for a skull to draw that I’d … Continue reading

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