The Brassiere Chandelier

The Brassiere Chandelier

My art offering to Jacoby Art Center’s BRAS ON BROADWAY breast cancer awareness fundraiser – blown, pressed, dichroic glass, recycled chandelier crystals, pearls, lace, wire, beads, brass, & many hours!


After being part of Bras on Broadway during October 2013, this bra will be donated to South Hampton Health Care Center in St. Louis, Missouri, where I have been a patient for almost 25 years.


Ride to Live – Live to Ride – Help others along the way!

I will DONATE proceeds from every Harley-Davidson glass suncatcher I sell at Grafton Artisan Village on July 28, 12-4, to the MARCH OF DIMES BIKERS FOR BABIES fund.


I will be demonstrating jewelry-making at Grafton Artisan Village, 15 E. Main Street, Grafton, Illinois, this Saturday – and, in honor of the Metro East March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride, I will donate proceeds from my Harley Davidson-themed items to the cause.

Live to ride – ride to live – and help others along the way!

Did You GIVE What You Wanted for Christmas?

Another Christmas come & gone – did you GIVE what you wanted to for Christmas?  Not Did you GET what you wanted – I meant GIVE.

I found more joy in giving & surprising people this year – people who did not expect it – way more than in the nice things I received as gifts.

I don’t regret anything I gave – my gift was how it made me feel so good.  I am thankful to have an art form (glass jewelry) that most people appreciate receiving. 

I started out this holiday season to give handmade & homemade – and I did, and it brought joy!  I love the handmade, homemade gifts I received as well – much more than the things box stores were foisting off on people.  (Enough with the microfleece already!)

I would have liked to give more to those in need – but at least I gave some, in my corner of the world. when and where I could.

My Christmas moment this year came in AUGUST – writing 15 letters “fromt Santa’s elves” to school children for a friend’s friend who is a teacher.  I had a jolly time, and the kids who got them enjoyed them too I heard…

Spreading joy and kindness – that’s what it’s all about…even if it doesn’t help the bottom line – it helps each heart.

May you always delight in simple things and give from the heart!