Friday, December 04, 2015

Christmas Earrings!

Today is a snow day and the whole city is shut down. It's nice to stay inside and drink eggnog coffee and make pretty Christmas earrings and other things Christmassy. I do like going out into the snow though. It's very pretty and peaceful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


    Spirals appear everywhere in nature and have different meanings in many different cultures such as rebirth, renewal, balance, infinity, journey, progress and development. Whatever the meaning, I love the spiral and use it often in my jewelry and art.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I have been busy working on portrait commissions the last little while, which is great because I love to draw. I have also been making journals and jewelry in between. Soon I will start preparing for Christmas by making my gifts. Hope everyone is good.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Birds Nest Pendant!

Some new pendants to be listed in my shop this week.

Monday, November 09, 2015

A Christmas Journal!

This journal was a lot of fun to make. It's probably one of my favorites. I transferred an image of an old world santa and some text from a book using gel medium, added paint and a button closure to finish it. Now in my Etsy shop

Sunday, November 08, 2015

New Journal!

Wow, I can't keep up with the time! I've been so busy exhibiting, working on commissions, filling jewelry orders and making journals for Christmas. It's all good! I love everything that I do. Here's a pretty little journal that I made today. The cover is heavy canvas with an image transfer of a bluebird on the front. I added paint and a button closure. I also made another one that I will post in the next few days. I hope everyone is well. All the best!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October Beauty!

Some photos I took on my latest visit to the beach. Going there and sitting by the water fills me with peace.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Driftwood Journal!

I went to the beach the other day specifically to find a piece of driftwood to make a journal cover. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day and there were many pieces of wood all over the place which I gathered and placed in my bag. I had almost given up on finding something when I looked down and there it was, my journal cover. Lol! I cut it in half to make front and back and I tea stained the pages for a rustic look and bound it all together with a natural twine. I'm very pleased with this journal and will head to the beach again soon to find more treasure.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Artisan Jewelry Times!

I made the cover of Artisan Jewelry Times! How cool is that!

Etched Journal Pendant!

This lovely little etched journal pendant is so cool! I have to make more.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Last night's sunset was one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. This beach is a two minute drive from my home. Oh lucky me!

Questions and Answers!

I was invited by the folks over at Patience Brewster to participate in a Q&A artist spotlight! Patience, is an artist who does amazing work and is best known for her whimsical Christmas ornaments

 Here are my answers to the Q&A:

1. As a child, do you recall a significant moment when you felt truly
affected or inspired by any particular artwork or artist?

My grandmother had a painting that hung on her wall in her living room. It was a winter scene with a lovely tree-lined country road that led to a white wooden church. I felt peace when I looked at it and I wanted to paint like that myself. I did create several paintings of churches when I became an adult and winter scenes are one of my favorite things to paint.

 2. As an artist, what do you hope to convey with your work?

That there is beauty in absolutely everything and to inspire others to create.

3. What memorable responses have you had to your work?

I was at an art exhibition with other artists showing my work a few years ago and a girl came up to me and asked if I was Gina Cuff. I said that I was and she went on to tell me that my painting, a watercolor of some beach rocks, was amazing and that she was so inspired by my work. I hadn't been showing that long and her sincerity really touched my heart. I do get messages from people all the time telling me they love what I do, but I'll always remember her response to me and how it changed how I viewed myself.

4. What is your dream project?

I don't have a dream project, not really. It would be fun to share some creative time with other artists but I enjoy working in my studio on my own. I certainly wouldn't turn down an interesting opportunity if it presented itself to me.

5. What artists, of any medium, do you admire? (Famous or not!)

I love all mediums and I've tried most of them, however, oil remains my favorite. Vincent Van Gogh, William Bouguereau, Carl Larsson are some of my favorite painters. Susan Lenart Kazmer, Richard Salley and Nina Bagley are three jewelry artists whose work I admire very much.

Monday, September 21, 2015

New Etched Pieces!

Some beautiful new etched pieces I made using a brass spoons and copper pennies. I will be listing these pieces in my Etsy store this evening.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Spoon Pendant!

This very beautiful pendant was made from a hammered brass spoon and etched with a bird and stamped.

Book Marks!

Monday, September 07, 2015


Mixed media resin pendant.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Sand Dollar Art!

    I embellished a sand dollar I found on the beach in Marystown with paint, old newspaper, an image of a bird and some text cut from a book. A very cool piece of wearable art.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Resin Pendant!

Oh my goodness! Where did the month of August go? It was such an amazing month in many ways. The weather was gorgeous and made up for the dismal July we had, and it looks like September will be lovely.
This is a new resin pendant I will soon be listing in my Etsy Shop. These are so much fun to make.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dream Big!

A hand bound journal made with coffee stained pages and Dream Big in type written text in a frame filled with resin. Very vintage looking.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Journals!

Some pretty new journals I made for a local shop.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015