The Left Brain Artist Podcast

check out my interview on The Left Brain Artist Podcast, link below!


In the Left Brain Artist podcast, I interview artists who talk about their art, techniques, and how they run a successful business. Artist interviews are every Wednesday, and mini business episodes are every Friday. My podcast can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, CastBox, and Google Play



Do A Little Dance

Make a little Brooch, get down tonight and check out the shop! Remember 30% of all sales from my shop in the month of October is being donated to GiGi’s Playhouse - Houston!!


Down Syndrome Acceptance Month!

October is Down Syndrome Acceptance Month! In honor of this month and my beautiful, funny, curious, strong and giggly niece - Elliott, and her amazing parents - 30% of all sales during the month of October will be donated to GiGi’s Playhouse- Houston.

In addition to this month’s donation, I have some select Down syndrome community designs featured on necklaces and earrings for sale. 30% of the sale of these designs will always be donated to GiGi’s Playhouse-Houston. (Cufflinks and Tiebars available on request)


A little about GiGi’s Playhouse:

GiGi's Playhouses are Down syndrome achievement centers that offer 100% FREE programs and therapies to people of all ages with Down syndrome. They provide purposeful programs for each stage of life helping everyone with an extra 21st chromosome to be their very best self. GiGi's Playhouses offer community, camaraderie and support to families touched by Down syndrome. At GiGi’s Playhouse families are never alone. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, they make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed! GiGi'sPlayhouse was created to change the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

October is Down syndrome awareness month, but really, we like to call it Down syndrome acceptance month 🙂 To have Down syndrome means a person was born with a 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome. The medical term is Trisomy 21. Therefore the meaning of 21 and 3 is very strong in this community. In fact, ‪March 21st‬ (‪3/21‬) is World Down syndrome Day!

The extra chromosome brings lots of other extras. A person with Down syndrome can learn and do most everything someone without Ds can, but it may take them longer and more practice. It's places like GiGi's Playhouses that encourage and fuel that development fire with purposeful programs and the right tools to teach a person with Ds so that they can be their very best self! Everyone deserves to learn and be independent whether you have an extra chromosome or you don't.

Now with over 38 GiGi’s Playhouse locations nationwide (one in Mexico!) Houston is next on the list with a grand opening later this year. With your support they can open their doors and serve the Down syndrome community of Houston with FREE programs - and even more importantly, ensure no one limits a person with Down syndrome but rather is accepting of all the magic that extra 21st chromosome brings!

For more information and ways to help/donate check out their website!




Bench Life

This summer was filled with seemingly endless teaching, some much needed adventure and a studio move. But after a wild last few month I am finally (almost) all moved into my new space and I am really excited to be back at the bench again!!



35 Years Strong

This is WAY late but I am super honored to have been asked to make a necklace for my Mom from my Dad for the 35th wedding anniversary. Happy 35 years Chris and Debbie Tritico, you are be most wonderful parents we three kids could have asked for.  @ Houston, Texas



Dialogue Series No. 4 CONNECTIONS

Come check out this piece, “Moderne Necklace”, the work of Lisa Johnson, Mark Walnock and Many of our students during the connections opening this Friday August 10,2018 from 6-8pm at the @armoryartcenter


August 3rd – August 17th

Exhibition Reception: Friday, August 10, 2018

East Gallery


Connections features artwork by Armory Art Center instructors Mark Walnock in Ceramics, Lisa Johnson and Maria Tritico in Jewlery /Metalsmithing, and their students.


These active, inspiring, and dynamic teachers provide expertise and dialogues with their students to inspire and to help find their artistic voices. Likewise, students bring their experiences and visions of what they plan to create and hope to accomplish in class. This relationship creates Connections, a synergy between teachers and students.


Connections are also relevant between these two disciplines as both are three-dimensional. Although the technical approach to developing work in Ceramics and Jewelry/Metalsmithing is different, they connect with the same design language, tackle similar concepts, and share concerns regarding surface, scale, and functionality.

“To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

Leonardo Da Vinci


Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Opening receptions for this series are free to members and a $5 suggested donation for non-members for summer shows.

Visits during regular gallery hours are free.

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | armoryart.org @ Armory Art Center




DON’T MISS OUT!! Today is the last day of the July Sale!! 20% off everything ends today at midnight EST. Link below!!




Large Deco Pendant

Just added this 14K Gold Vermeil beauty to the shop! Make sure you get what you need during this July Sale!! 20% until the end of July, don’t miss out!!! Link below!

Dimensions: 2.5” x 2” pendant with a 28” chain



Vermeil a Day (8)

make sure you check out these new rings in the shop! And don’t forget... 20% OFF EVERYTHING FOR THE MONTH OF JULY!!! Get it while it’s hot!


Vermeil a Day (7)

24K Gold Vermeil Necklace

Dimensions: 2” x 1” pendant with a 19” chain - $225

Don’t forget 20% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop for the month of July! Click the link below!


To clean gold vermeil jewelry, buff VERY gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. NEVER use chemical cleaners vermeil jewelry--it can strip the gold finish.


Vermeil a Day (6)

20% off EVERYTHING for the month of July!

Rose Gold Vermeil Triangle Necklace

Dimensions: 1.5” x 2” pendant with 18” chain

Gold vermeil is an overlay of gold over a base of sterling silver. Gold vermeil jewelry requires special care. Remember to store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight container when not in use—and to remove before applying perfumes, lotions, or before bathing. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold vermeil jewelry. Avoid wearing gold vermeil jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.

^^ Good advice for all fine jewelry^^