My name is Lori Jean Poppe (nickname lorilllijean) and I live in rural Wisconsin with my husband Allen and 2 of our 4 children. My husband and I own a farm just out of Bear Creek were we raise feeder steers and pigs. We also have 2 beautiful horses, 2 wonderful dogs, 1 inside cat and many barn cats .  In my opinion country living is by far the nicest way to raise a family and creativity too. With that being said I would like to share my creative side.

 For the past 12 yrs now I have been designing and making jewelry out of my home. I have a small studio set up in what used to be my office and that is were I spend my time creating jewelry for family, friends and charities. Most of my work includes silver, copper, lampwork & glass beads, crystal, natural stones and now Metal Clay. My techniques include wire wrapping, metal work, fused glass, metal clay and mixed media. I enjoy reading everything I can that has to do with designing and creating jewelry and accessories . I also plan to set up classes for the medias I of have learned and teach these wonderful forms of art.  

 I hope that you will enjoy all of our Adventures in Creativity and please share any tips, techniques, ideas and thoughts along the way.