Thursday, April 3, 2014


While I have been spending a lot of time getting ready for a gallery showing, I spent some time in the yard today, with some precious hours of sunshine and mild temps, and had some fun with my camera. In the near future I hope to post some jewelry, and gifts from friends, but today it is observations in the yard! 

Iggy-the boss

Thanks for walking around my yard with me! I'll be back soon with new jewelry and hopefully new art! Hope your spring is bringing you some joy also!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Another month gone by without a post, I am beginning to be a hopeless case! I have resigned myself to the fact that I will get to it when I get to it. That's it. Blogging without guilt! 
     I have been busy making jewelry and have done some more art journaling which is good for my soul. A girl needs to do something to lift her spirits in the midst of the cruelist winter ever!
    Hope you enjoy these pages......

and then I finished this

It's been a good couple of weeks! 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


It's been a month, and I don't have a very good excuse for not posting. I hate the winter, and I like to come home from work and get right under blankets because I have a cold problem with my hands and feet. It is so hard to get motivated. Eventually I can't sit still, so I get moving, and then it's late, and I get too tired to post. The truth. 

But here I am today. 

So here are some of the things I have been busy doing.

So, that's it!  There is a bit of collage work, (and I am really itching to do more), a lot of jewelry, and the beginning of teaching my self to make bezels and set stones! I am almost finished with it, I'll let you know what happens...fingers crossed!  Thanks for stopping by and not giving up on me totally!


Sunday, January 12, 2014


            I enjoyed working on some colorful jewelry this weekend. The winter is getting to me already, the super cold temps and the grayness of the skies have me craving color! I have so many beads, and I just love the way they look when they are all laying next to each other on my bead table, randomly mixed.....serendipity.....bead love. And did I mention sari silk makes me crazy happy,  so I had a rush of color energy and I hope it brightens your day!

Thanks for visiting and taking a peek!

Sunday, January 5, 2014


As promised , here is the rest of the post on Terri's Christmas gifts to me! I saved the best for last! Terri made me this exquisite necklace, Love, Peace and Joy. Terri teaches an online class called Soulful Adornment and she is a master at creating these soldered and resin filled pendants, and I am just googly eyed over them! I tried it, and was not so successful, she really has a great talent, and she tells such a beautiful story every time she makes these necklaces, every bead and stone is a magical meaning in the journey of the story! Each necklace is so personal. When I took the photos I did not have the proper lights set up, so please forgive me, but I think you will get the idea. I think you will enjoy and marvel!

I am so lucky! Thank you Terri! I love wearing this treasure and feel the love when I do! Terri also included this beautiful little vintage black beaded bag to hold the necklace....SWOON......

Thank you friends for sharing this post with me! We are off to the start of a new week, and I wish you all good energy and happy days! Thank you for visiting! Hugs!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Yes, I am still here. You know how it is, when you haven't posted for so long, that you start to feel that as each day passes, and the time grows longer and longer, it gets harder and harder to get yourself together! Well, I just had to, and this is one of the reasons! I just had to share with you this incredibly beautiful and generous Christmas gift sent to me by my friend Terri of Artful Affirmations.  Terri is the most kind and generous soul, and she touched my heart so deeply with these special handmade treasures that she sent, and wonderful vintage items she took the time to find. Thank you so much Terri !

Aren't these pieces wonderful?!! The top photo is the tin that everything came packaged in, it is so lovely and dainty and nostalgic and I LOVE IT!  The dreamy bits of vintage laces and buttons....sigh....some special beads collected from various trips, teas for me to try and some I forgot to include in the photo...oops! 

MORE super special stones!!!

THEE MOST GORGEOUS tag I have ever seen...please click to see all the layers Terri has sewn in this tag, I will leave it up all year!

There is very very special necklace Terri also made for me, but that will be part two of the post, in a few days.....too much to post!

Thank you for visiting after such a long absence, and I will be around to visit all of you!

Happy New Year to all and and a healthy one too!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I had a real nasty, ugly, knock down type of cold a few weeks ago, and I haven't been the same since. I am better now, just slow... slow at doing everything, just not myself, and the added pressure of Christmas gift shopping, ,making, cooking, baking, just thinking about it, is weighing heavy on me. I am making small progress and hoping I can step it up soon. Anyone else feeling like this? I think I better start taking my vitamins and that is not a joke.

This is something I made over the weekend, a simple piece that I thought works in so many ways with so many things. It felt clean and fresh to me, and I just loved the stone, the green amethyst is beautiful. It clears negativity, promotes self acceptance and love, and strengthens the mind and the will. It is available in my shop if you are interested.

 Hope your week is coming along well and your holiday preparations are progressing smoothly! Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I always appreciate it!


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