Friday, August 14, 2015

A Gift from Brighton

Do you know who created this item back in the 1830`s ?
More than likely you pass their place of business traveling to work every day in the U.S. and the answer, I guess you will just have to attend my presentation on the History of Sailors Valentines at the Beachside in Nantucket. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The History of Sailors Valentines

It has been said over the years that Nantucket is the capital of Sailor Valentines and for me there is no better place to bring that truth of my years of research. In slide show form I cover its History from the Caribbean to New England in the 1700`s, to France and England in the early 1800s. Join me at The Beachside Inn on Monday, August 17th at 9AM and again at 3PM or on the 18th,19th,20th at 3PM each afternoon
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or on the last day Friday the 21st at 9AM.
There will be a small cover charge of $15.00.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Yes you read it correctly; the Nantucket Pendant Class will now be presented “Free of Charge”.
The original figure of $685.00 was based on a class of 12 students, a break even number in consideration of air fare, lodging and etc, not only my cost but also for the cost of two additional teachers. I could easily cancel it, but that would not be fair to those who have already booked in advance as I did setting it up months ago. The revised price will not change the expertise of the class in any way; all I am interested in is filling the remaining spaces to bring the total to 12, nothing more, nothing less, besides an ad in my morning paper boldly states, “JUST DO IT”
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Monday, July 6, 2015


This Jewelry Box was created by Susan Lloyd whose work appeared on The Martha Stewart Show in 2007 (  ).
I asked Susan to create this item to represent the work being produced in London in 1878 known then as  “A Gift from Brighton”. On August 17th thru to the 21st this item will be addressed in my slide show presentation on the History of Sailors see: If you would like to view more of Susan’s creative art please visit
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Friday, July 3, 2015


                        Another new Pocket Watch Pendant design for my Shell Art Store on Etsy