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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….

Springing out of the Studio!

on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:09

After a cozy winter (OK that's an exaggeration) beside the Chubby coal stove in the studio, it's time to come out and play with sea glass again!   I've added much in the way of earrings and bracelets, plus a few new exciting pendants.   Not to mention the ever-expanding hair combs and unusual accessories like lariats, eye glass holders, and sweater guards to please the person that may have (almost) everything!

So here's where you can find me in the coming months:

May 2-3 - The first North East Sea Glass Expo in Hampton, NH promises to be a great reunion from the festival held her over a

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.