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I am so excited to share with you that I have been selected to be a vendor at the November 9th, 2013 Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market!  This is truly one of the premiere shows here in the Phoenix area for all things rusty, chipped, hand-made and especially Vintage.  The great thing is, some of the best creative talent, all locally from Arizona, will be there.  Did I mention that they hand pick vendors to participate?  Here is a list of all of the talented vendors that will be there.  Some have websites which will give you an idea of all of the wonderful things they will have at the event!


The market is held at WestWorld, 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ 85260, and will be held in the huge Tent.  It will be held from 8:00 am - 3:00pm, with Early Entry at 8:00am for $10, and General Admission at 10:00am for $5.  600847_550738288327017_1441581804_n


Plan now to come and get there early!  You will find some fantastic things for your house or garden, hand made Jewelry, Vintage clothing, fabulous remade furniture, and hundreds of other fabulous treasures!  Stop by Booth #33 and say hello.  I'd love to see you!

I have been asked to teach some classes at It's Vintage Charm in Glendale, AZ, and the first one is called Resin Paper Wire Forms.  The class will be held on both Saturday, September 28th, from 1:00-3:00 pm, and also on November 16th, 2013 from 10:00am - 12:00noon.  The cost is only $35.   This is especially exciting for me, as I love chances to show my enthusiasm for anything creative with others.  Since I make Jewelry regularly, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share what I've learned using this fantastic technique.  Here are some of the supplies we will be using for the class:

1)  Ice Resin - If you are not familiar with this product, let me just tell you that you will LOVE it!  This is a wonderful Jeweler's Grade Resin, created by one of my favorite ladies, Susan Lenart Kazmer.  This Resin dries clear, domes beautifully, and can be drilled, sanded and tinted almost any color you like.  It is non-toxic, and is odorless, and it is truly fantastic!index

2) Steel Wire- which is inexpensive and can be found at your local hardware store, such as Ace Hardware.

3) Vintage, Scrapbooking, Tissue or other papers - really anything that you love.  Use your imagination here!  Old letters, sheet music, or even pages from a book work really well, although it's best not to use photographs for this project.

4) White Glue, such as Elmer's.

5) Beads you would like to incorporate into your charms.

One of the best things about this class is that you can use your imagination, and even better, you can use old paper, letters, favorite words and things that have special meaning to you.  The charms are fantastic, once finished, and can be used in many different projects, including Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings and even in Mixed Media projects like Journals.  Here is a picture of two charms on a chain.charms

You can register for this class by calling 623-201-3363 or by visiting  It's Vintage Charm.