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Something Sublime
Jewelry designer, author, instructor, pray. make jewelry.
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As much as I love my 12 days of ornaments swaps, 2012 was the year I had to scale back, just a touch. Rather than 12 swappers, in 2012 we had 6. However, the ornaments were no less fantastic! Nellie... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Something Sublime
Don't look now but we're up to 2011 in our Festival of Ornaments. Some amazing and beautiful work was done by my artsy friends. Let's take a look... Melissa David Melissa always makes gorgeous things. I especially love her fabric... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Something Sublime
Joy, joy, joy! Posting this Festival of Ornaments is like opening them, for the first time, all over again. It makes me happy. Here we go with a few lovelies from 2010... Kelly Snelling First of all, there's this fuzzy,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Something Sublime
What you're looking at are Shiny Brites hanging on my fabulously campy tinsel tree. I have a long ago memory of my grandma having a tinsel tree and I adored I just had to have one, myself. It was... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Something Sublime
In my Christmas ornament swaps in the past, starting with 2007, we did a 12 days of Christmas ornament swap. Honestly, the making of at least 12 caused a chaos of glitter, paint, tinsel, ideas and sometimes panic! It's a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Something Sublime
Remember this girl? From last year? Well, she made it...all the way from Oregon to Texas...and she's quite at home at the top of my art tree. Her hideousness makes her endearing and adorable. See what I mean? She's looking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Something Sublime
Here it new art tree. Like I said, my collection has grown so much that I had to expand to a bigger tree. This one is about 6 feet tall.'s still stuffed! I love the tall, skinny shape... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Something Sublime
It's my 10 year anniversary! For the last 10 years...yep, 10!...I've participated in a Christmas ornament swap with some of my art friends. The group has changed, over the years...players come and go...but that's what makes it interesting. Every single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Something Sublime
Thanksgiving is upon us, friends! In the twilight of 2014, I'd like to ask you...what are you thankful for? There are so many things, for are just a few: God: I consider myself blessed beyond measure. I'm may not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Something Sublime
Brand new from my studio...Altering the Past, mini class. I'm so excited to offer my first mini that will be available to students indefinitely. That's right! You buy it, it's yours to access for as long as you like. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Something Sublime
I promise, there aren't many things prettier than The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell, at night... ...except maybe The Prairie by day. I've loved teaching in this peaceful and beautiful setting for several years now. This time, I decided to take... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Something Sublime
Bezel Bootcamp I've been writing a series of posts about micro businesses and branding but I'm going to back up, just a little bit, here. I'll be talking about starting a jewelry micro business but these things apply to any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Something Sublime
Good Sunday morning to you, friends! If you've been reading my blog then you know that I've been busy giving away a couple of seats in my Art of Closure online class. I've got a second winner: Abby Coffell! I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Something Sublime
Hello, my friends! I'm here to announce the winner of my online class, The Art of Closure: Christine Nelson! I'd like to thank all of you who played along with me and signed up for my newsletter. You've made the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Something Sublime
Hey ya'll! I have big news...big, big news. I've been working on a website and it's finished! It's up and running, and it's beautimous. I would love for you to stop by the site, look around, then come back here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Something Sublime
You've taken over your dining room table and your jewelry making gear is overflowing into the living room, kitchen and entryway of your home. Your friends and family are raving about your talent and potential: "You should sell that!" "Do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Something Sublime
You may have noticed, on my Something Sublime facebook business page, the debut of my brand new logo, along with some links that I posted about small business branding. I got quite a few questions and comments about it so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Something Sublime
It's that time of year, again. It seems like I'm almost always caught off guard. It's time to dream up some new classes and send in proposals for the various venues that I hope to teach for, next year. Yes...these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Something Sublime
Good news, my friends! Registration is open for my online class, The Art of Closure. Looking for ways to make your pieces more unique? Closures are one of my favorite ways to add interest to a piece of jewelry. Really,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Something Sublime
Let me introduce you to my new baby...a Hay Budden 173 pound anvil from 1913. Swoon! You know, I've been looking for one of these for quite a long time. Nope. I'm not going to use it for inappropriate activities... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Something Sublime
photo from The Rice Museum website I promised ya'll a post about we go. I spent the month of April in my hometown of Hillsboro, Oregon and I finally learned about the fabulous Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Something Sublime
Although I don't have my upcoming online class schedule completely gelled, I wanted to give ya'll a heads-up, save-the-date alert. Check out the info on my online class page and if you'd like an email notifications on my classes, please be sure to send me your email address and I'll... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Jewelry Works
Artisan's Daybook class sample by Deryn Mentock Some amazing work is coming from my Artisan's Daybook online class! Many, many in-person students have admired my jewelry journal and I've wanted to make it a class, for quite a few years so it's very gratifying to see them enjoying this workshop.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Jewelry Works
Ah...the beauty of Phoenix in August! Such a great time was had by all, at Art Unraveled. It's always the same fantastic, creative scene there, Chuck and Linda Young do an amazing job of organizing, directing, entertaining, herding and just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Something Sublime
I've been a busy girl... walking on the wild side... ...breathing in the mists of the roaring, high-water, mountain runoff... ...chatting with the wildflowers... ...howling at the moon... But, it's back to the big city for me. I'm fixin' to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Something Sublime