First show of the season is coming up soon!!

613 Christmas Sat Nov 12, 2016 at Landsdowne Park, Ottawa ON
613 Christmas Sat Nov 12, 2016 at Landsdowne Park, Ottawa ON

Feels as bit strange thinking of the holiday season when we still have Halloween decorations out though I am a firm believer in finding gifts throughout the year and saving them in my present drawer. This upcoming show is such a fun one as it is a mix of vintage collectors and handmade artisans.

The not-for-profit 613flea returns  to Lansdowne Park on Saturday November 12, 2016 with the most  "won...won...wonderful day of the year"!  From 10am-5pm a special event called 613Christmas will fill the Horticultural Building with the most amazing one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans and makers!



How was your summer? Did you travel to any beautiful beaches?

I've had the pleasure of meeting several of you who have brought me your sea glass treasures to transform into one of a kind jewelry. Thank-you so much for sharing your memories with me and for allowing me to create a personal keepsake for you!

Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) seems to have been a popular destination this summer. For whatever reason, I've come across more aqua colored sea glass in P.E.I. than in Nova Scotia. Aqua is one of the most popular colors of sea glass, I've noticed, maybe because it is the color that we associate with ocean surf...

 Aqua colored sea glass

Aqua colored sea glass


Now that the sugar maples are beginning to turn red at the tips of the crowns, it is time for me to turn my attentions to the Fall 2016 craft show season. This time round I am focusing on one or two events to allow more time for custom orders and the many family commitments that accompany the season.

You'll be able to find me at the Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair, November 18 - 20, 2016. This is held in a beautiful neo-classical building in a great community so this is wonderful chance to shop local handmade gifts. Free admission and street parking.

And I do plan on hosting an open house once I can confirm a suitable date, likely in late October or early November. Stay tuned for more details! Why not join the newsletter so you'll be sure to get an invitation? The form is on the right hand side menu.

If you are thinking about custom gifts for December, please do get in touch soon so I can be sure to have them ready in time.

Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair
Friday November 18, 6-9pm
Saturday November 19, 10am - 5pm
Sunday November 20, 11am - 4 pm
Glebe Community Centre
175 Third Ave., Ottawa ON K1S 2K2
Tel 613.233.8713
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We're having a Spring SALE on all stock in honor of spring! And my birthday is in May, along with Mother's Day so in the spirit of gifting, prices are very much reduced. Find the perfect gift for beach lovers, fashionistas, and eco-conscious shoppers alike. These designs are great for beach weddings, graduation gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, you name it. Special pieces at not so precious prices.

To claim this offer, use coupon code May2016sale30 to get 30% off your purchase, valid until May 30, 2016.


You wouldn't know it here in Ottawa, but it is April and Spring is here. I swear I saw a purple crocus in the backyard last week although now it is under a foot of snow. Next week the temperature is forecast to rise to the high teens!

In years past, I have participated in several spring shows such as OVCC Vibrant, MAC Blooms, Love Handmade, Handmade Harvest and the Glebe Jewelry Show. It was fun, but chaotic as it coincides with many family events and birthdays which I couldn't not participate fully in. Part of the reason I wished to explore the lifestyle of an artist is to reclaim my schedule and family life.

That being the case, I have decided this spring to focus more on promoting my current work through social media, accepting custom work, and exploring new ways of showcasing sea glass artistically. I will still do a few shows in the Fall but much fewer than in previous years so that I can channel my energy as productively as possible.

As always, I enjoy your sea glass stories and always happy to discuss how to transform your sea glass treasures into wearable art or some other expression of your coastal memories.