mini makeover

August 8, 2012 – 7:00 am

zn_homepageHave you visited the ZN website lately? Besides a little facelift, social media share buttons have been added to the product pages to make it easier for you to share, tweet, and pin your favorite ZN pieces to your social media sites. Enjoy!

R is for Rex | {reversible} initial pendant

August 7, 2012 – 4:30 am


I’ve had a few requests for initial pendants and here are 2 versions I’ve worked up so far. One is in the form of our popular reversible pendants (shown above left on a silver neck wire; 1.5″x1.5″ square) and the other is inspired by vintage type keys (above right on a silver beaded chain; 1″x1″ circle). I love how the type key pendant looks layered over another piece!

oh wait, have I mentioned that they are reversible?

Bucktown Arts Fest

August 3, 2012 – 12:00 am

Almost two years ago, in the midst of a mad dash getting ready for the Bucktown Arts Fest, I found out that I was pregnant. As I was setting up the booth for the 2010 Bucktown show, I wondered if that would be my last art fair for a very long time. So here it is, 2012 Bucktown Arts Fest, my first outdoor event post baby and I can’t wait to get out there again and show my work. I hope to see you there!

Bucktown Arts Fest
august 25-26, 2012
11am – 7pm
Senior Citizens Park
, Chicago, IL

sneak peek | reversible pendant

August 1, 2012 – 8:00 am

Hot off the press! A mock up of a new reversible pendant design (shown on a sterling silver beaded chain). What do you think

custom enamel switch plate

July 30, 2012 – 4:18 pm

custom switch plate
I just completed a custom switch plate order enameled with the pattern from the fern necklace and wanted to share the results.

psst… I’m back!

June 25, 2012 – 1:25 pm


yep! after a year long maternity break (who knew caring for a baby would be so much work?), I’m thrilled to announce that ZN is back in business! Not only has the shop been updated with new designs, the ready-to-wear items are discounted and ready to ship to make room for new products!

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retailers look here!
I’m also taking wholesale orders. interested in carrying ZN jewelry in your shop? if you haven’t already, head on over and fill out a wholesale form to qualify for access to the wholesale shop.

maternity break

March 24, 2011 – 8:52 pm


As I slow down in the studio and prepare for the arrival of a baby boy, the ZN shop will be temporarily closed for maternity break starting April 1st. Please sign up for the mailing list to be notified when the ZN shop is reopened.

2010 Events

May 11, 2010 – 7:46 pm

listed below are the events we have scheduled for 2010. check back for more updates.

Hope to see you there!



Bucktown Arts Fest
august 28-29, 2010
11am – 7pm
Senior Citizens Park
, Chicago, IL

Evanston Lakeshore Art Festival
august 7-8, 2010
11am 6pm
Dawes Park, Evanston, IL

Fountain Square Art Festival
june 26-27, 2010
10am – 6pm
Downtown Evanston, IL

Artrageous Friday
april, 23, 2010
6 – 9pm
920 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

in the studio: new sink

May 6, 2010 – 9:07 pm


A few years back, I had a utility sink installed in my basement studio and it made all the difference in the world. All the copper pieces need to be scrubbed before enameling and in the pre-sink days, that meant a lot of running up and down the stairs to have access to water.

Although the utility sink has been a great addition to the studio, the height and position of it added to the shoulder pain I’ve been dealing with for a while; it was time for some adjustments. Once we decided on putting in a new sink (a counter height bathroom sink, to be precise), it just didn’t feel right not to go ahead and pretty up the whole area. I love how it turned out and can’t help but share the results!

Artrageous Friday at Poppy

April 20, 2010 – 7:43 pm


Well, it’s been a busy few weeks around here putting together a nice batch of enamel goodies to send out to one of our favorite galleries, POPPY, in time for the Artrageous Friday event on April 23rd. Better yet, I will be there in person as Poppy’s featured artist for the April Artrageous Friday.

So if you’re in the Columbia, MO area, stop by The District and check out all the exciting happenings on Artrageous Friday. Don’t forget to stop by Poppy to check out the ZN collection in spring colors and say hi!