Articles with Little Things

Inside the summer issue of Somerset Life you’ll see two articles of mine.


One shows a clothespin necklace…


…with a message of love.


I used mini-clothespins to make my necklace since the regular sized ones are too large.

My other article also shows necklaces, which are fish-inspired (from our recent Christmas family trip to Spain and Portugal).


Along with the necklaces I made a hanging fish, intended for our Christmas tree, but I can also display it year round since the theme is not limited to the holidays.


All three fishes were made using Das air-dry clay.


Adding a dangling pearl or crystal gives the fish a spot of gleaming light.


For texture, I used some scraps of lace.



I love using little things to make little things…I’m guessing you do too!


9 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. laura H

    I do love using little things. Love this post. Gives me ideas of how to document my own holidays, but in a meaningful way. love your work, and your messages. Enjoy your weekend.

    July 11th, 2014

  2. Your creativity is amazing…these necklaces are wonderful! I especially love the one with the mini clothespins!!

    July 11th, 2014

  3. Congratulations on yet another publication and with two this time. Your little necklaces and fish ornament are so sweet. What a wonderful way to remember your travels. I am so happy to be home and able to read my favorite blogs once again. Traveling is enriching and exhausting. Creative Bliss and Summer Sparkles Dear…

    July 11th, 2014

  4. Linda K

    These are just darling Becky! I just love how your creativity and love flows thru everything you make. Love the fish-such beautiful reminders of your trip.
    PS I’m just starting to work on some starfish for my beach friends:)

    July 12th, 2014

  5. Becky Shander

    Lovely of you ladies to drop by and say hi…thank you!

    July 14th, 2014

  6. Ann Marie

    Ooo! Love the fish! You could get a big map of the US and pin the little fish on the places you have visited (well, mine would be for Michigan since I don’t travel anywhere) ha ha ha.

    Beautiful job!

    July 14th, 2014

  7. Your “little things” are always so darling, and your articles look amazing! But if I can (softly) tell, I’d really, really, really LOVE to read more here about your perspective, your approach to life, art and illumination etc. You are such a luminous soul for what you’ve shared in previous posts… that I seem to not have enough. Please do think of writing more!!!!

    July 14th, 2014

  8. Becky Shander

    I am touched Monica…that you want to know more…truly I am. And the reason why I haven’t been going there is because I felt that maybe, I was sharing too much, or rather more than anyone would care to know. I suppose I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time by blogging on and on about things that may not be so interesting to others. But now that you’ve asked to know more…I’d be happy to share more. Thank you so very much for letting me know that you’ve appreciated my past sharings!

    July 14th, 2014

  9. Lovely work Becky. Congrats on the articles and I look forward to reading them in the magazine.

    July 14th, 2014

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