Resin Demo by Linda Russio

The multi-talented artist Linda Russio will be the guest speaker at the Friday August 7, 2015 Pinole Artisan general meeting.  Linda, whose business is called Stop n’ Paws, makes unique handmade jewelry and accessories including personalized pendants, and apparel for dogs such as coats, harnesses and bandannas.

Linda Russio Floral Raincoat

Linda’s exciting and diverse line of jewelry is inspired by animals and nature, and she creates a lot of her jewelry by re-using game pieces and other vintage finds.

Linda Russio woodpecker domino

At the August meeting, Linda will demonstrate and give us tips and tricks on using epoxy resin to make tile coasters and small jewelry pieces.

Linda Russio coasters

Linda created this optical lens necklace — the  frame around the cats is three dimensional and the frame and image are coated with resin.

Vintage optical lens necklace with two cats hanging out on a branch

You can see Linda’s work at her website, Stop ‘n Paws  and in her Etsy store. Some of her pet apparel is also available at the All Hounds Pet Store in Crockett, California, and she shows at local fairs. You can get updates by following her on Facebook.

Linda Russio coasters

Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m., are free, and all are welcome! Questions? Email me at

Visit the Pinole Artisan website to learn more about this wonderful group.

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