Martha Johnson, Collage Art, Magnets, Greeting Cards

Martha Johnson is a self-taught collage artist and a former nurse.  She draws her inspiration from the natural world around her, her travels far and wide, the words of many authors, and from color and texture.  Her smaller works include quotes of inspiration or humor.  She uses painted and patterned papers, fabric, painted plant materials […]

Beth Shaffer “Copper Tea Pot Wind Chime” at the Joyful Jewel

Yesterday Beth Shaffer brought in a number of new utensil wind chimes.  This relatively small one with it’s delicate silver pitcher is my favorite.  It is elegant in composition as well as the fine tinkling chime which comes to life with the slightest of movement!  These chimes make great gifts as they are guaranteed to bring a […]

Nancy L. Smith “Migration” Collage

“Migration” Nancy L. Smith Bees Wax Collage This is a brand new and lovely media for painter Nancy Smith.  The process is interesting and here is what Nancy says about bees wax painting: Bees Wax Collage is a hot wax art form using pure bees wax as a glue to attach collage elements (most often […]

Gina Boyle “Live Out Loud” Mosaic

“Live Out Loud” Gina Boyle Mosaic of ceramic, grout, and mixed materials Gina Boyle’s intricate mosaics each feature a theme with many specially created or chosen components that support a thought.  I think this one must be extra special because the theme “Live Out Loud” is so intrinsic to Gina herself — she named her […]

Mary Brookins “Framed Posies”

Dried Native Flowers in Frame Mary Brookins $15 Sweetness in a frame! – Mary Brookins’ dried flowers pressed and preserved under glass.  Common buttercups, a favorite flower of mine really, shine against the blue background. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. […]

Gina Boyle “Action Piece” at the Joyful Jewel 12-5-14

Action Piece Gina Boyle Amazing is the word I would use to describe Gina Boyle’s mosaic work.  She collects and mounts a wide variety of two and three dimensional items to illustrate a theme.  This wall piece focuses on “Action” and would be a great gift for someone who is starting something new in their […]

Barbara Thompson “Rock Filled Candle Holder”

“Rock Filled Candle Holder” Barbara Thompson ~ 4″ x 12″, Mixed Media Sculpture $15 Isn’t this clever!  Barbara Thompson has made a candle holder, complete with battery-powered candle) out of re-cycled glass components and filled the middle with lovely smooth river rocks.  Would make a nice centerpiece of dining table, maybe with a few cedar […]

Gina Boyle “Music”

“Music” Gina Boyle Collage of Pottery, Glass & Found Objects, 7″ x 7″ $64 Here is what new Joyful Jewel artist, Gina Boyle, says about her art – and I think she means it!: My mixed media mosaics combine my own handmade tiles (all of the the quotation, word & sculptural tiles) with fine china, […]

Andrea Saccone Snyder “Imagine Creating” at the Joyful Jewel 9-18-14

“Imagine Creating” Andrea Saccone Snyder Encaustic and Mixed Media Collage/Painting 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Original in 6″ x 6″ Frame $40 “Imagine creating something beautiful & wonderful today” is the invitation from Andrea Saccone Snyder.  I think she has a great idea!  What if each of us does this today.  What a wonderful difference […]

Marty Broda “Ascending Chaos”

“Ascending Chaos” Marty Broda Mixed Media Natural Materials Sculpture $35 I wonder what kind of day Marty Broda was having when “Ascending Chaos” emerged from her studio.  Surely all of those diverse feathers will help us in our personal challenge of living in this world of seeming chaos.  Fly, soar and see the possibilities beyond […]