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Sea Glass jewelry and accessories - elegant, wearable art

If you have ever held a piece of sea glass or pottery, you would know there is no substitute for how it feels in the palm of your hand and how it takes shape as a result of its travels in and out of the high seas. With tide chart in hand, and just after a big storm, I look for days when I can begin my search at the morning low tide, when the sun is low and I can walk the beaches in solitude.


Unique piece of hair art or an eye-catching brooch

To achieve the interesting designs needed for hair accessories and brooches, I look for specific sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. I visualize a series of puzzles and try to imagine how these pieces will naturally fit together to form a unique piece of hair art or an eye-catching broach. The glass and pottery have stories of their own. Whether cast overboard in a shipwreck or by tourists on the seas, these lovely and vanishing gems are about to start a new life….

An important milestone: Marketing guidance for fellow artists

on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:13

Last year at this time, I had the opportunity to gather 20 of my fellow Cape Ann Artisans for a 1/2 day workshop on arts marketing.  It was a huge challenge (many, many hours of reflection) to boil down 30+ years as a professional marketer to a 4 hour workshop.     The Marblehead Arts Association, now led by respected arts supporter, Kristine Fisher, has asked me to do a "talk" to higlight a few of the topics covered in the workshop.  So a further boiling down to the ESSENTIALS of arts marketing.  To do so properly, we have to start with a framework.

Upcoming Winter events for Cape Ann Designs!

on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:04

Cape Ann Designs is very pleased to be joining “ART FROM THE HEART” CRAFT FAIR sponsored by the Marblehead Arts Association in February.   I will be there for the entire day (10-4PM) to help you choose something special for you or a loved one just in time for Valentine's Day!   We will be donating 20% of our sales to MAA and I am thrilled to be part of a diverse and enthusiastic group of artists presenting a wide variety of work.   MAA will also be donating 5% of its proceeds to the American Heart Association.


The Holiday Show Line-up! Rockport Art Association, Sawyer Free Library & more...

on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:14

Here you go, in case you missed my newsletter, here's the latest on shows!  Hope to see you soon to share new work.   Having sold out of all the blue & green combination earrings...I have a new batch plus more bracelets, lariats, and shorter earrings.  And of course the ever-so-fun caged sea marbles.  Many elegant necklaces to show & hope one is for you!   And please stop into Peggy's amazing Pop Gallery at the end of Main Street at any time! Very cool clothing & stunning jewelry, fun gifts for all!