Monday, May 30, 2011


I can find no better way to relax and meditate on things important to me than to create a piece of jewelry using things that I love, and things that I want to share.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and thank you so much for visiting !

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Making jewelry inspired by my senses and surroundings.

Wishing everyone a great holiday weekend!

I thought I would share some of my flowers with you while I had the opportunity, two days in a row of sunshine without rain! We are sun starved here, and I hope it is the beginning of a trend! My poppies are starting to bloom, the dahlias, the magnificent lupines, and finally a clematis bloom! I love color in the garden, and hoping it will inspire me a bit in the jewelry department....ummm, we'll see! Still love my neutrals!

Hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are! Thanks for looking and I welcome and appreciate your visits and comments!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Yup, that's right.....downright gorgeous! Barbara Lewis, of Painting with Fire, is having a fantastic and very generous giveaway over on her blog, go here to check it out, and you could win these, or color of your choice! What's not to like?! You'll also get the inside scoop on Barbara's book, due to be released at the end of the summer, which we are all waiting so patiently for .
Go show Barbara some love!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Don't you just love this skull's smiling face?!! My daughter Briana made this, and I just listed it on etsy for her. Bri lost her job about 6 weeks ago, and she is trying to find a creative outlet. I think she did a great job, and she describes this as "for the girly girl with an edge!"
Just had to share the cuteness!
Thanks for taking the time to look...I appreciate all your kindness always.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


After a crappy week of health stuff, and devoting a lot of time to making jewelry for a presentation today, I finally have some me time! I just started a new journal class with artist Kelly Kilmer, and I just love her style! She uses very few materials, and uses lots of leftover papers and things we already have. I am loving it, even though this is not a style I am used to, but the fact that I can do it rather quickly(tonight I spent an hour, that is quick for me), and I am trying to break out of my "same old" style. I like my style, but I also like to try new things, and this feels rather liberating. I am soon to start a class with the wonderful Roben-Marie also. Have to finish watching the videos .
The bracelet here I created as a part of jewelry that makes me feel good, you know, so maybe someone else will feel good. I can always keep it!
Thanks for visiting and I love hearing from all of you! Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


PLETHORA-available on etsy here

Sunday, May 15, 2011


old lace handkerchiefs

vintage rosaries

gorgeous vintage rhinestones

funky vintage buttons

vintage glass fav

vintage black with rhinestones

vintage metal, more metal, rhinestones, plastic

vintage MOP, brass, rhinestone, and enamel

Can you tell I had fun?! My heart palpitates when I go to this vendor, my only vendor, and I have many more things in my head trying to remember for the next trip! Thanks so much for looking with me, and I thank you for all your comments and support.
Have a great week!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I put together a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and I love how it turned out! Mixed media in jewelry has become my favorite, along with vintage items, so I will be off to the flea this weekend!

The sun is shining and even though I am getting ready to set off to work, just the fact that the sun is out is so inspiring to me! Hope all of you are inspired today too, and the sun is shining upon you!
Thanks so much for taking a look!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


LIFE CIRCLE-available on etsy here

Nothing like a great pair of earrings to make you feel good!

Hope you are all having a fantastic week,and thank you for stopping by and your kind comments.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


This necklace was inspired by this beautiful and humbling quote that I see on my friend Karen's blog everyday. When something is so blatantly simple and meaningful, it's easy to carry it with me, and I had to create something around it to reflect that. I don't think with this there is much need for more words.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and you all have a beautiful week.


click on photos for a better look!
I have been making lots of jewelry, but haven't had a chance to photo any of it, so I thought I would share my latest journal page. I started out actually wanting to make some mixed media dolls, and by the time I was done I was so happy with this one I had to stick it in my book, and soon my book will not close at all! I made more dolls, and enjoyed it so much I have many more ideas brewing. This Catherine Moore stamp is one of the things I love, also. the toile fabric, my antique buttons, beautiful papers, doodads, trims, bling, and ...calm.
Thanks for looking sweet friends.

Happy Mothers Day!


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