Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Seats open: Silver Soldered Pendant workshop at the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show (June 7, 2019)

                                                                     Registration Link

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Etched pendants class at Meant To Bead ...this weekend!

Care to join me this Saturday (10/29/16) at Meant to Bead in Sun Prairie, WI?  We will be etching Nickel, Copper and Brass to make a multi layer pendant.   We will use wire rivets to connect the panels and use silver wire to make the bails and hinged bars.  Check out the store website at

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Riveted Sterling Silver Link favorite bracelet of all time!!!

Class offering at the 2017 Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Etched, riveted earrings project class at Meant To Bead

Class at Meant To Bead, Sun Prairie, WI on May 9th.      Go to for more information or email me at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bead and Button Show Class offerings for 2015!

                            Browse at your pleasure starting Dec 9 and register at your pleasure Jan 6
..textiled silver pendant..
..silver dogtag necklace..
..etched riverstone pendant..
..soldered silver spiral earrings..
..double rectangle earrings..
..metals finishing techniques 101..

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dimpled metal..........

The industrial look......

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Upcoming classes at the Art Glass and Bead Show coming up March 21-23, Madison, WI

Check out the website at kept secret in the Midwest!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cover of the 2014 Bead & Button Show catalogue features my metalwork earrings!

Catalogues ship next week and registration opens in 6 weeks. See you in June!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Etched Cuff Bracelet class at Peninsula School of Art

A successful class with John, Sara and Theresa at the Peninsula School of Art (Fish Creek, WI). Finished projects.......Class room............Bracelet in progress

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ruby Wrist Candy Bracelet ..............from Bead Meets Metal

Check out this wrist candy bracelet featured in my new book "Bead Meets Metal". Book and photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing. Book available at

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Kimono Earrings class at Eclectica Beads, Milwaukee this Saturday, May 25

Start out your Memorial Day weekend with a metals fabrication project and choose a bead from Irina's wonderful collection as an embellishment. Check out the website: Store is located at 18900 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield. The class starts at 10:30am followed by a "Bead Meets Metal" book signing with me around 3pm.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Key To My Heart Pendant

Etched mixed metal pendant (copper, nickel silver, brass escutcheon plate). This is a donated project for the Restore Habitat for Humanity art auction in Madison, WI. Each project has to contain an item of salvage.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Etched cuff bracelet.................

I will be teaching a course featuring this etched cuff bracelet at Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI this summer ( 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Bead Meets Metal" metalsmithing book available soon!

Here is a bit of shameless self promotion on youtube!   A metalsmithing book that will show you how to design art metals jewelry projects featuring your favorite collectible beads.  Book will be available May 2013.   You can place a preorder by contacting me at as I will be adding a Paypal link to my website soon.  It is also available for "preorder" now at the Kalmbach Bookstore and on and at  You can purchase a copy at the upcoming Bead and Button show in Milwaukee this June!  A number of my classes offered at the show are featured in this book.  I want to thank all of my previous students for their interest in my classes!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Apatite Bead Toggle Bracelet offered at the Bead & Button show

Really rich beautiful teal blue Apatite beads.................and a funky sterling silver toggle bracelet you can make! Check out the photos below of the Abacus bracelet........more wrist candy.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bead and Button show classes.............sign up soon!

Start browsing classes at the 2013 Bead and Button show. This is the Abacus Chain and Lampworked Bead Bracelet.......bling, bling!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Etching class at Shake Rag Alley

A fun weekend of etching metal at Shake Rag Alley (November 3-4, 2012)