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On starting Happenstance…
June 3, 2014, 12:32 pm
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On starting Happenstance…

I wrote this article for Arts in Bushwick to share resources and lend support to others thinking about starting creative businesses in Bushwick.  Each day I am thankful that I am able to run my studio and do what I love for a living.  Maybe someone else will take heart once they see what’s been accomplished here.


New Studio!
June 5, 2013, 12:59 pm
Filed under: Spring 2013

Earlier this year, I decided it was finally time to build my own dedicated work space, where I could spend more time building my own personal and commission work.  As of June 1, I am open for business at the brand new Happenstance Jewelry Studio.  Located in East Williamsburg/Bushwick Brooklyn, I hope the new studio will be a home to myself as well as a few former students who are just starting to make their way in the jewelry industry.  I will also be able to offer supervised work time and private lessons, which I haven’t been able to offer in the past.  In the upcoming months we’ll be adding a lofted office to the space, so we’ll also be bringing in clients to meet there.  Here’s hoping for a fruitful new year at the new space.  Check out all the details here: and check out the snapshot of a corner of the space below:

Bench space.

Bench space.

Good news!
May 22, 2013, 9:41 pm
Filed under: Spring 2013

My Magnolia Earrings have just been approved as a production design on….what does this mean? It means that you can order a replica version of my original design at a much lower cost than the originals. Check out this link to pre-order, and when you enter the code PREORDER50 you can take 25% off the listed price! Just perfect for wedding season…I made these in time for my friend Meghan’s wedding last year, I hope you will enjoy them on any fanciful occasion!


Craftsy class Sale for Spring!
April 5, 2013, 2:44 pm
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Craftsy Spring Sale: Select online classes up to 75% off. Sale ends Monday, April 8th, at midnight!

Snapshot: Interlocking Ring Sample
February 26, 2013, 3:16 pm
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We’re tweaking the curricula at 3rd Ward where I teach.  I decided, before I could ask students to make this project, I ought to try it.  So here’s my interlocking ring sample in bronze and copper.  It looks a little like bunnies, but the original intention was for the line to look like the top of a wheat schaff or other cluster of grains.  I think I’ll have my students keep it a little more simple.

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Commission Work: Flower Bikini Snapshots
February 26, 2013, 3:06 pm
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On my way to drop this commission piece with the client I took a few snapshots of this wild bronze bikini.  Each flower is about 4.5″ x 4″ x 3″.  I left a rainbow oxide/heat patina on the piece, and each adjustable chain is hand built, forged and soldered.  Now you know what I’ve been doing the past few months – plus, my never ending quest for the next steps in my design studio and with my non-profit, Uproar Art.


Check out this Black Friday Discount on my class at!
November 23, 2012, 3:26 pm
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Craftsy Holiday Sale: All online classes are $19.99 or less. Sale ends Mon. Nov. 26th, at midnight!