Sunday, February 27, 2011


Guess I was in a bracelet kind of mood this weekend, and I can absolutely say I am in a spring kind of mood, permanently! I am craving green and flowers and spring, and that is what seems to be pouring out of my mind, into my hands, and onto the bead table. Bird Lover features a beautiful vintage sterling silver bird charm with an inspirational quote on the back. Garden features a gorgeous ceramic butterly focal by Nan of Spirit Rattles.

Hope everyones weekend was a great one. Remember we are one day closer to spring! Thanks for visiting!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!! You have till March 4th!

Friday, February 25, 2011


These can be yours! These are beautiful deep peacock 10mm pearls, wrapped in sterling, and they dangle gorgeous citrine quartz briolettes, also wrapped in sterling.
It's giveaway time again. The fact is, it's been a real crappy 2 weeks around here, and it's about time this gets turned around and things start moving in the right direction, and I can't think of a better way to do it, then to give back to everyone who is always there for me. Sooooooo:
1. Leave a comment
2. Become a follower or let me know you are already.
3. "Like" me on facebook.
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link back.
5. Heart my etsy shop and tell me your fav item, I am always looking for feedback.
6. Spread the word on facebook.
Six possible chances to win! I'll draw a name on March 4th.
Thank you again for all your kindness, you help me to be able to keep creating things like this and I am forever grateful!
Oh, AND, 10% off everything in my etsy shop if you enter code 10OFFNOW!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


DUSK-available here

Two more pairs for the shop. Here we have what I like to call the representation of the two faces of Sharon, vintage and pretty, and the rustic Sharon, a bit of bling among the subtle beauty of silver itself. I can't live without either!

It's been another rough week, as my tooth problem led to a huge antibiotic problem, and I landed up having to get the damned thing pulled anyway. Yes, I am so so so sick of this. I have lost at least 5 teeth over the past 8 years, and the others are mainly caps, and bridges. Is it connected to the autoimmune or vice versa? No one knows. I pray for an answer.

Okay, lets talk jewelry, that's a lot nicer! Thanks for letting me vent, your kind visits, and your friendship. Look for a giveaway in a day or's time to give back to all you lovely people!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I am so happy , and honored and humbled to be published in the latest edition of Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine. I had submitted pieces about 6 months ago, and the issue arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I was just blown away. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would at some point be published in this beautiful publication, and together with all the other fantastic jewelry artists that are in the magazine also. I do not have adequate words, and my emotions are so overwhelmed right now, to tell you just how I feel. I have Christen Olivarez, my family, and every person on the blog who has stopped here at my little blog with encouragement to thank for this. I am grateful. My apologies for the photos here, since my scanner sucks, but pick up the magazine if you can, and see all the amazing pieces and artists that are all contributing in idea, creativity, and thought and to helping each other reach our goals....with each other they are all attainable.
On another note, my eyes are closing as I am on so many pain killers due to another nasty tooth problem, ever ongoing in this disease of mine also. Even my wonderful dentist came to his office and saw me today, on a Sunday, another reason why I am grateful.
Thank you all again for visiting, I am honored and so fortunate to have all of you as a part of my life.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I will never tire of this color, I am always drawn to it.....the color of the ocean, well, as close as it gets. Holding these stones and wearing earrings like this help me to feel a connection to the ocean, that incredible vast space of water that when I close my eyes takes me to another world, a world of calm, warmth, peace, rythm....goodness. It connects tiny me to this huge universe and makes me feel good, and I hope it does that for you too.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all your visits, comments, friendship, and words of help me everyday...I thank you all so much!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I have fooled around with this blog long enough, and this is as close to getting this how I want it as I can. Lori from Waterstone sent me a link to a great tute about getting your photo to fit your header, but none of the things listed in her tut are listed in my html. I cannot find a size in the header section anywhere, and to verify I am not totally insane, my daughter spent time trying to help me out, and she couldn't find it either, and she rocks with computers. When I was in work I could go to template designer and change the colors of the fonts, at home I cannot get anything to work in the section, and there aren't any pictures of the templates, so I am wondering if this is a Mozilla problem, and maybe I need Internet Explorer, or maybe I really don't know what I am talking about! In any case, it is staying like this for a while, cause I am done wasting time when I want to make jewelry! I am still open to suggestions.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Okay, I need help bad! I am trying to change this blog look, and I cannot get a photo to fit this header, does anyone know what I am doing wrong? I will be the first to admit, I suck with computers, and right at this moment I am despising it. I also cannot remember how to change the color of the fonts on the titles....2 years and I am going brain dead! Can anyone help this sorry soul? Yes, you can laugh at me if you want!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


The headaches are coming back as the steroids wear off, and I am doing my best and hoping this is temporary. I continue to create jewelry and the things I love especially because that just makes me feel so good, and I hope it helps someone else feel good too. I have many ideas in the works.
Thanks so much for stopping by, taking a peek, commenting, and all your support. Thank you, thank you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


New earrings added to the shop today....called FAVORITES, because these are my favorite type of earrings to wear everyday, go with everything mix of rustic and bling. Available here.

And I wanted to share with you some beautiful fabric and papers and a Stampington Magazine that I was lucky enough to win on Steph's blog...Purple Lotus Art! If you are not familiar with her blog you should take a peek and you will see Steph's wonderful mixed media pieces and her wonderful photos as she shares her life and culture living in Singapore. Very beautiful and very inspiring. Thank you again Steph for gifting me with these precious pieces!

A stunning piece of fabric that I am already conjuring up thoughts of 25 different ways to use this...yummmmm.

Just some of the most beautiful papers that I have ever seen, I am particularly taken with the one she has marked as "double happiness" !! How can you not like that!

I am starting to feel human again , thanks to steroids, and want to thank everyone again for all your wonderful, beautiful, and heartfelt comments and help me more than I can ever put into words....please know that.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Lori, over at Waterstone Jewelry is having another giveaway! Unbelievable, but true, and along with it is another great tutorial, so if you don't win this cutie, you can make it! This is a woman of many talents and gorgeous products, go check it out by clicking on the link!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Follow your heart....available here.

Just added this to my etsy shop, although I may have to make one for myself as a reminder! I really loved making this, there is something about adding words to your jewelry story that makes it so fulfilling.
Today I had my first Ivig infusion.....although painless, except for a whopper of a headache, I am utterly exhausted. Doing nothing for 5 hours is exhausting, and headaches and exhaustion are a side effect, so I am now headed for the couch.
Thanks for visiting and all your support....I appreciate it so much.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I used two wonderful focals by Nan of Spirit Rattles. I am so longong for spring and to hear and see the birds...they make me smile!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I just had to share this because I think it's really gorgeous! Lori at Studio Waterstone has a wonderful tutorial on her website and a spectacular giveaway. Go there right now to check it out, and hurry, because it ends tomorrow! Lori uses eco friendly and recycled materials to create bags and jewelry, what could be better?!
Click here to go

Friday, February 4, 2011


available here

Wishing everyone a very peaceful weekend

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


ICE! Yes, today is ice day here, and I am not liking it. Yesterday was a few inches of snow, and last night we got an inch of ice. You can't shovel it, you just break it and then pick it up. I do a little bit and then am exhausted! Try to help the DH out, but this is a tough one. I am so ready for spring. Punxatawny Phil says it is right around the corner.

I wanted to take a minute to address what is going on with me. I have not been to wordy lately, I really don't know what to say anymore. I, I know I am depressed. The god news is that I am really into making jewelry these days, but not really any art. I am scheduled to start a new treatment called Ivig infusion, to give my body new and good antibodies. It takes 2 days in a row once a month. Each day is 5 to 6 hours long. The past 2 weeks I had to cancel because of snow because it takes over an hour to get there. I have to do this for 4 months. As if I am not aggravated enough, my hours were cut at work, 20 hours less a month, and this will impact me greatly. I have worked at my place for 26 years, it has never been so bad. So I have been concentrating on my etsy shop to increase my income a bit, and January was a pretty good month for me. I am scared in many ways right now. I have to still go for more tests, and I am tired. I don't want to drive people away because of my illness talk, so I haven't been talking a lot.
So that's it. I am sorry . I want to be in a better mood. At least I am creating...hopefully I will snap out of this soon. I need some sunshine, and flowers in the yard, that would be the perfect prescription!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


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