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Something Sublime
Jewelry designer, author, instructor, pray. make jewelry.
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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 7 days ago 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
Ya'll have been so kind to play along with me in my giveaway. Thank you for sharing! I LOVE your level of excitement about matches my own! I have a winner for that spot in my Artisan's Daybook online... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Something Sublime
Here it is! Win a spot in my brand spanking new online class, Artisan's Daybook. Click HERE for all the class info. Jewelry peeps...this is me showing you how to create your own jewelry journal. Mixed Media peeps...this is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Something Sublime
Waiting for my next online workshop offering? Looking for a jewelry journal, art journal, sketch book, diary or artist's book? This is it! Artisan's Daybook If you've taken a class from me, in person, you've probably seen my jewelry journal. It's my indispensable right hand and I carry it with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Jewelry Works
Some of you have seen it in class...many of you have asked me about's finally here! My new online workshop, Artisan's Daybook, shows you how to create a fabulous jewelry journal (art journal, sketch book, artist's book) to keep... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Something Sublime
Some like it hot, it's true. And, while I'm a mountain/river/beach kinda gal, I do love my yearly sojourn to Phoenix. Love that place. Love Art Unraveled...just love teaching there. Alotta love. One of my classes is already full but... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Something Sublime
Thought I'd give you a small peek into what's going on in my studio, these days. I'm madly working on my new online class, Artisan's Daybook. If you've taken a class with me, in person, then you've seen this journal.... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Something Sublime
Mission accomplished! This Wednesday past was my interview with Mark Lipinski, online radio personality and mojo maker extraordinaire. I have to admit to ya'll that I was a little nervous. This is the first time I've done anything like this...a... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Something Sublime
Hello, my friends! Exciting news! I'll doing a LIVE internet radio interview with the frisky and charming Mr. Mark Lipinski, this Wednesday, May 7th, (that's tomorrow!) on his internet radio show, Creative Mojo. This is a live interview and you,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Something Sublime