Author Archives: Suzanne

Spring 2020 Valentine Class

Join with me in laughter, smiles and friendship while creating a treasured keepsake. This year the Sarasota Shell Club Artisans will be sponsoring a one day introduction class for Sailor’s Valentine Enthusiasts. Suzanne Dietsch will discuss the ins ‘n outs … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine Raffle 2020

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How to Create the Perfect Dahlia

by Anne Stegner This flower is made from fish scales, approximately 400 or so.  Each fish scale was soaked several days so they were pliable.  I cut each one into the shape of the petal and then bent it into … Continue reading

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Newest Valentines Available at the Gallery in Nantucket

There are two new 6″ sailor’s valentines on display at the Gallery at Four India, Nantucket. Sized just right for holiday gift giving. 6″ Sunshine 0919 inspired by early morning sun light. 6″ Midnight 0919 inspired by evening moon light.

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New Additions to the Gallery in Nantucket

Three more of my sailor’s valentines have arrived and are now available through Kathleen’s Gallery at Four India in Nantucket, MA. Kathleen has on display award winning valentines by Karine and myself.

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Valentine Cases Available

Tim has completed several shadow boxes available through the “Treasures” link on my website or on my eBay store. He can also take special orders. Audrey O’Donnell completed the valentines pictured below using Tim’s cases made from zebra wood. Simple, … Continue reading

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There’s Still Time

My summer sailor’s valentine class will be in Nantucket. This is a 4 day class, Aug 19-22. To sign up check the details listed on the Nantucket Historical Association’s website www.nha.org/1800house This year we will be creating the 9″ sailor’s … Continue reading

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Framing Shell Flowers

Create a beautiful shell flower and simply adhere it to the glass of a beautiful frame. Add a sand back ground and a few shell/pearl embellishments. There you have it !!!

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New Valentine Case Maker

Valentine Artists now have another choice when purchasing a well constructed valentine case. He has done woodworking in the past including an award winning turned bowl. Watch for Tim’s designs available on this website and eBay.

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Here Comes the Kracken !

While honoring the sailor’s valentine traditional techniques, I’ve added a bit of an updated twist.

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