Yellow Circles


I was completely obsessed with yellow circles for a few days and the result was somewhere around two hundred 2″ circles of varying colors of yellow that I strung up to be a some-kind-of mobile or chandelier or hangy-down-from-the-ceiling thingy.


I was wondering what to do with it and then Diablo Cody climbed on a chair and put it on a hook for me. And I love it right there hanging from the living room ceiling.


Sale in SLC

If you live in the Salt Lake City area and you are looking for some Christmas gifts, drop by this Saturday. We’ll have a variety of things (handcrafted sterling silver and recycled jewelry, glass beaded jewelry, purses and hand-painted bags, magnets, hats and lots more!) from a variety of talented people including Robin Wade. They are letting me put my stuff up for sale there, too. Very kind.

December 6th, 10am to 4pm

1008 East Hillview Drive (4060 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Cell: 310-351-7998

Drop by and say hello!

Rings Part 2


Here are the finished rings. The large one is my favorite and I’m going to keep it. That stone was particularly difficult and Robin had to help me (mostly do the whole thing) finish it. So instead of feeling bad that I couldn’t hack it on that one, I’m going to look at it like a gift from her and just appreciate it.

Now that I’ve done this, I have a whole new appreciation for the craftsmanship that it takes and I’ll never balk at spending 80$ for a nicely crafted ring again.

Rings Part 1


Today my friend taught me how to pick out a stone, create the bezel to fit the stone and solder the bezel to the base. Tomorrow I learn how to finish the rest like trimming and soldering on the finger band. Man, this is much harder than I realized and all my rings are going to sell for a kazillion dollars. Just kidding.

Ask Leahpeah, A Collaboration Letter

Dear Leah,

Your interviews rock!

I love your interviews!

Are you still doing interviews?

Why aren’t you still doing interviews?

Will you interview me?

Why won’t you interview me?

I know someone that would be a great interviewee!

If you don’t interview me, I’m going to tell everyone you wet the bed.

Sincerely/Best Wishes/Warm Regards/Love/Later,

Your Readers

Dear Ones,

Thank you for your email! Thank you for liking the interviews! I’m sorry, I won’t interview you, even though you are AWESOME and INTERESTING!! This is not because I don’t like you or think you are pretty. Because I do. And I like your brooch.

It’s because I’m not doing the blogger interview series any longer. There may be a few straggler interviews that could possibly come in from last year, but at this point it seems highly unlikely. However, I would certainly post them if they did show up in my inbox because everyone that I asked and emailed questions to, I love and would love to include in the series.

I’m working (and when I say ‘working’ I mean the term very loosely) on the group painting and some video interviews. I’m also working on interviews and articles for print magazines like the ones I recently did for LAB and CRAFT. Also, Alphamom will be posting all the video interviews I did last year on their new website once it launches. Additionally, new projects get posted to my website homepage as they get launched.

Thank you for reading and liking the interviews! I hope you like the next stuff I do, too. If you are an interview-reading craziak, could I suggest two places you could go get your fix? Ransom Note Typography is starting a series and of course, Matthew from In The Air who interviews an awesome variety of people.


Candle Making

I’ve been making candles for at least 10 years and it’s still one of my favorite things to do. It wasn’t until Joe and I were completely done last night and we were wiping off the last counter that I wished I would have taken some step by step photos this time and created a post out of it. Dang. Next time. But if you have some questions (Michelle), ask away. I’ll do my best to answer with no photographic evidence of any kind.

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