Thursday, December 29, 2011


I finally have gotten around to making jewelry again, and it really feels good. It doesn't hurt that some of the components I use, like the fiber beads in these earrings are so so gorgeous on their own, I really don't have to do much else to them! If you have been reading my blog, you know I have fallen in love with Carolyn Saxby's fiber beads...they are wondrous, amazing, incredible little works of art, filled with texture and color goodness that words cannot describe. These beauties are so reminiscent of the ocean in every way, I am so longing to just see the ocean right now. These beads ARE the ocean. If you are not familiar with Carolyn's work, and she works in many art forms, visit her wonderful blog here and see what I am talking about.

Jewelry aside, I received some beautiful gifts today from my dear friend Dorthe! A gorgeous handmade angel she made me, my guardian angel. A pretty card and a romantic heart that are so special to me. Dorthe has given me her shoulder to lean on, which is the biggest gift of all, and many of you have done the I thank you all from the bottom of my heart...and a huge thanks and hugs to Dorthe! Visit her blog here, it is enchanting!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I can't even tell you how long I have been waiting to do this journal forever.
Tonight I decided it just had to be, despite cookie dough awaiting, massive cleaning to do, and lots of wrapping. But tough! I HAD TO. Now I am happy, and hope I can budget more time to do this, because it really makes me feel good.
My apologies for that awful upper right corner glow. It is really a beautiful moth, but the paper is shiny, and the glare took over, so for that part you can pretend!
Thanks for stopping by...I always love and appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Gettin ready!

Friday, December 9, 2011


The holiday preparations are coming on strong, and I am keeping a low profile! So much to do!! These are probably the last pieces I will list (I think!) until after Christmas, and these are very holiday inspired.

I made STARDUST using some gorgeous vintage buttons from my stash, Nunn Design goldtone twisted jumprings, smokey quartz, crystal rondelles, and czech fire polish glass.
SIMPLE PINE was made with some handformed sterling and goooorgeeeeous green faceted chalcedony briolettes!

Thanks for taking a look, and I always appreciate your kind comments.
I trust everyone is enjoying their holiday season also!


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Thank you!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I won a few fabulous giveaways recently, well, some of them a while ago, and I am just catching up and sharing them with you. I was so lucky to win some incredible gifts by such talented blog friends. This first picture is not the best lighting, but I wanted to show you these two very pretty bracelets I won from Malgosia over at She is from Poland and makes very pretty jewelry and uses a technique where she weaves cords somehow. My apologies, but I do not use cord, so I don't know anything about this technique, but I won these two green bracelets, and they are fantastic! You can visit her, and she has a translater button on her blog, and see her amazing talent! The turquoise bracelet I won from Melissa at Chinook Designs! I love it! Visit Melissa and see her incredible ceramic pieces on her blog here.

This gorgeous ring is a piece I won from the super talented and generous jewelry artist, Belinda Saville! Sterling silver with a HUGE prehnite set in a deep bezel with a brushed finish! It was a custom prize, as she gave 3 pieces away with giveaway she recently had. It is stunning! I am at a loss for words that I won something like this. Blogworld and blogfriends are real and beautiful! Visit Belinda's amazing talent here.

These pictures here are from Marie who has a beautiful blog called Lost Bird Studio! Pay her a visit and you will be amazed at her talent for creating beauty, and romance , as you can see by the things she sent me! I just swoon when I look at the pieces she sent, aaaahhh, so beautiful and pretty! And , that little bottle of buttons pulls at my heart!

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share in my joy!
You are all a part of my beautiful world!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I am still creating when I thought I would be resting! You know how it is, you just can't stop when the ideas come faster than your hands can move. I always appreciate that feeling. So here is a new bracelet with Carolyn Saxby's luscious textural beads again, red creek jasper, and a beautiful labradorite and sterling clasp. I started out making this because I just love stones with their intricate colorations and veinings, and texture just plain makes me wild, so this to me is a perfect combination!
I thank everyone for visiting and your lovely comments. I hope everyone's holiday season so far is joyous!

Friday, December 2, 2011


I am super excited to tell you that I have been so fortunate to be chosen as part of the 2012 Nunn Design Innovative Team! I am so honored, and humbled to be working alongside an amazing group of jewelry artists that I would like to introduce to you here. This team, and Nunn Design Inc., is the brainchild of Becky Nunn. You can go here to find out more about this incredible company, and more about the generous and kindhearted soul named Becky, who runs the show, but more importantly, is a super sweet person with a super kind heart. Becky's mission, as she says, " through collaborative relationships, Nunn Design inspires and nutures creativity".
What could be better than that!

So, here is the rest of this wonderful team:

Erin Prais-Hintz

Karen McGovern

Rochelle Nation

Stephanie Gard Buss
www.max and

So, if you haven't already, please visit Nunn Design to see all of their amazing goodies, and to treat yourself to something (remember, it's Christmas, the time for treats, right? Right!, although I never really need a reason to treat!)

or you can always stop by the Nunn Desiign blog to see what is happening with new projects and news,

and, remember to visit us over at the big social network to see what's going on and we'll chat!

Thanks for reading this, and visiting, and for your support as always. You are all a key ingredient that brought me to this point of confidence and belief in my self , and have made me a better person and artist. I am grateful.

I can't wait to see what's next on this journey!
Please join me!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


A new journal page....finally.

Monday, November 28, 2011


BROKEN WING-available on etsy here

I have been working like a maniac, ideas flowing like water, and it has been good. I feel the slowdown coming, and plan on enjoying the holiday season with out too much self imposed pressure.
Thanks to everyone who supports my blog and my shop. I hope to be catching up on blogs, and taking some time for myself, and some rest. Making this type of jewelry really does bring me a sense of calm and peace, and happiness.
Wishing everyone a great week!



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Saturday, November 26, 2011


I have been busy trying to divert my thoughts toward peaceful things and calming creations. These are my latest pieces, I get true joy making pieces like these, using elements from some incredible talented artisans.

Birgitta Lejonklou's moon face link is a beauty by itself, and oh so peaceful looking...very dreamy!
I have also been rather obsessed with Carolyn Saxby's textural fiber beads! Each one is so incredible and unique!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


EMPIRE-available on etsy here

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I just wanted to start by wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season! I had a terrific day, but kind of a lousy week, with continued health issues, but I am grateful for all of the things in my life, everything and everyday is precious. Thank you to everyone who supports and visits me.

Soooooooo, I am again offering 20% off in my etsy shop as gratitude, from now until next week. Just enter coupon code SAVE20 to receive the discount!

I managed to sneak in this holidayish piece , using my favorite vintage rosaries, a gorgeous vintage rhinestone stull clasp, and some pendants and beads from Nunn Design. I love the clear and black combination, the old and new, and of course the sparkle for the holidays! I hope to be adding more pieces to the shop soon.

Again, thanks for everything!


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