Santa Rosa artist Ann Nolen will be showing her detailed hand painted coin jewelry at Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery on Saturday, August  5th from 11-3 in Glen Ellen. Enjoy FREE refreshments during the hours of her presentation and her work will be 20% off for this event. Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery is located in Historic Jack London Village at 14301 Arnold Drive #2A in Glen Ellen, CA 95442. This shopping complex is located just 12 minutes from the Sonoma Plaza and just 25 minutes east of Santa Rosa. Come enjoy lunch, international outdoor sculptures, whimsical gifts and cards, wine tasting, and delicious chocolate at one of the center’s shops.

Ann’s unique coin jewelry comes from combining several of her passions. Her artistic past already included had painting silk and creating wire wrap jewelry. She also has been collecting coins with animal themes for over 15 years. Besides wanting to offer something unusual, he hated seeing the beautiful coins just sitting in the drawer. S he wanted to turn them into jewelry that could be worn and shared with others.

Over several months Ann began playing with jewelry ideas using coins. She decided she wanted the beautiful look of enameling but found that coins turned black when heated. So she began blending her own paints, and hand painting the coins. She then added a thick coat of epoxy to protect the paint and give them the glossy look of glass. From there it took months to practice to be able to paint such fine details on each piece. We are so happy she will be in the gallery in person with her extensive collection for a personal appearance. For more information please call 707-343-1931.


By Ann Nolen

Saturday, August 5   11-3

FREE refreshments and 20% off  

Recent "SOCIAL SUNDAY" Artists and Demos

October 2        Benita Gaudier Watercolor DEMO

September 11  Lynn Wood/Porcelain and Clay Demo

September 4  Ed McKee's /Wine Barrel Home Furnishings

August 28      Ed McKee's/Wine Barrel Home Furnishings

August 21     Kate Williams/Photographer and Jordan Celso/Painter

August 14     John Sumner/Dog and Cat Portrait Demo

August 7       Debbie Harding/Pastel Drawing Demo

July  31         Susan Long/ Angel and Day of the Dead Totems

July 24          Audrey Fontaine/Jewelry, Della Sumner/Jewelry, and Auora Ashton/Jewelry


   HOPSCOTCH Gifts & Gallery

"Where Dr. Seuss shops with Alice in wonderland!"