Sunday, June 27, 2010


When I got this gorgeous pendant from LeAnn of Summers Studio, I instantly thought of flowers at night, against the dreamy dark blue sky. They seem to dance and have a life of their own. I strung them against browns (twigs, stems , and mulch), and blues of the highlights that bounce off the petals by the light of the moon.

available here on etsy

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Okay, now I am really starting to enjoy this, and although this isn't what I set out to do on this page, it's what happened and I am okay with that.
It's 12:21 a.m. , I'm really tired , and 7:00 will roll around quickly for work in the morning, so goodnight, and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Apple Leaf...available here on etsy

Extinct...available here on etsy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The fun thing for me about doing some art is that I get to put my feelings on paper...share my inner most soul with all of you. It helps me during the translation, and it isn't always obvious what the heck I am talking about, or, as they say, it's open to interpretation.

These are some small projects I've been doing. The zetti postcard is for a swap that required an art quote, and the inchies are for a "things with wings" inchie swap.

Hope you enjoyed these....and thanks for taking a peek!


A Big Congrat's to MELISSA MEMAN!! You are the lucky winner of Zinnia! Please email me your address and I will get it right out to you.

Thank you to everyone who played. I appreciate every comment and kindness that I receive here, and I could not do this without you! Hugs to all!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Look at this! Denise Yezbak Moore is having an incredible giveaway on her blog, but you'll have to go visit her to learn the details! You won't be disappointed!! Click on the pic to enter!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


available on etsy here

Some of you may remember my first pair of Victorian Punk earrings that were featured in Bead Trends. I thought i liked those a lot, till I decided to kick it up a bit, and made my new favorite pair, chunkier, heavier, more of a statement. I guess this freeing effect of journaling has given me a renewed strength in myself to go with it, be bolder, be myself, try not to hold back.

As always , thanks for visiting, and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY here. You still have a few days...I'd love to meet you and hear from you!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I finally did it, I made a journal page for myself, first time since I can't remember. It was a long time ago because I only made 2 pages before this. I have now resolved to myself that I should be able to do one a week....for myself that is. I find this is my way of letting go. I am not comfortable, at least not yet, with writing. My way of having my thoughts on paper is creating it, the process of forming it, the physical movement of touching the paper and creating texture, design. And to dream.
I dream of wearing a crown, of holding a wild bird in my hand, to be able to understand it, to be able to grow wings, leaves, or just to grow , keep growing, and finally to love unconditionally, and to understand the unknown, or to have complete faith.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


As promised, I am offering a giveaway to show my thankfulness and appreciation to all of you . You support me, encourage me, grow with me, and are a part of me. I made this necklace recently...I call it Zinnia.....etched copper pc by me, ceramic leaf by Erin of Every Heart Crafts, faceted carnelian, chrysoprase, and a mix of sterling and copper.
Just leave a comment, which I truly appreciate each and every day, and I will randomly pick a winner on June 23rd.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 11, 2010


My dear friend Lenna has been the most patient person on the face of the earth while I work in my altered book , in between work, jewelry, home and health crisis, and just plain chaos here sometimes. My theme is birds...are you surprised?! I finally am sending it off to her with this much done that you see here. I am happy with it now, but there were times I wasn't. This is a BIIIIG learning experience for me, and Lenna is the best teacher. Her additions help me see what I really want to say.....
I am really grateful for the chance to do this with her. Although at the rate that I am moving, it will take a long time, I really never do want it to end!

A great weekend to all!!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I needed to come up with another way to transport some of my jewelry for presentation, so I made this fabric roll, and am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Last time I took my jewelry to show a client , if you remember, I took it in a vintage suitcase, and secured the pieces in fabric covered styrofoam with floral pins. It looked great, but the pins were difficult for my sometimes painful fingers to maneuver through the fabric covered foam. I also think the places on the jewery I put the pin through may have weakened some of my components (jump rings). So this is my new solution. Totally freeform, I stitched some pockets through muslin and batting, and stitched tabs at the top to tie the pieces in place, and the body of the piece can rest in the pocket and be protected. Then I stiched that to a piece of great toile I found for the outside. Then I can roll it up to carry, and it's easy peasy, or so I think! The test will be Sunday. It's gotta be better than plastic bags. I had fun with the stitching too! Now all I want is a new sewing machine with some nifty stitches on it!! My friend Lenna showed me one a few months ago, and it's still in the back of my mind!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Still working hard for the weekend, but I thought I would show you a quick peek at one of my new pieces. Huge apologies for the poor photo qualities, but this was spur of the moment and I didn't bring out my lighting equipment. I promise next time I will do LeAnn better justice!! The beautiful pendant featured here is by the good LeAnn of Summer's Studio. I think it speaks volumes for itself. I just dressed it up a bit with some goldish pearls and blue opals, amazonite, and a wonderful little find of the perfect shell from my collection.
Thanks for taking a peek, and here is wishing everyone a great week!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I made this altered envelope last month for a swap, so I thought I would share it with you. I have been working like a maniac getting ready for another jewelry presentation coming up, so I haven't been posting, or blogging as much as I would like. I see the end is in sight , so I will be back to normal soon. I miss not being here are all my extended family, and are so important to me., today, (it's now 1:56 a.m.), is my birthday, so I hope to celebrate next week sometime with a show my appreciation for all of your support! So check back in a few days!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


At times along the way I have to touch base. Feel the metal, cut it, shape it, pound it , and make it mine.


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