Tuesday, July 7, 2009

MAN Jewelry

I was so excited to get a commission for an anniversary piece for a friend of mine. She wanted a necklace for her husband with their children's names and the number 11, as it's their 11th anniversary. Needless to say, I don't do a lot of jewelry for men, and so this was a challenge! I am so glad that I was able to complete the piece and stretch my creative thinking. Getting out of the box so to speak!

Monday, July 6, 2009

The post office loves me

I LOVE getting packages! Today I got my new Stringing mag, 2 strands of pearls, 1 strand of Lapis Lazuli, copper bead caps, and top drilled Swarovski crystal... not to mention a 1/2 lb of Aurae glass rods... I am in heaven and this isn't even the BIG order!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blue Daisies

These are new for me, and I love them! Lots of my beady friends make these beads, so I thought I'd try some too! WOW...they are really FUN to make! This set is on Etsy now!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Spring Cleaning... a little late!

Today I am going to do a deep clean and re-organize session in my Studio! Since having it built this past winter, I have been so busy that I've let it get a little messy in there! Now some will say that creative chaos is a natural state for an artist, but I have to admit, I have a tipping point. I don't mind a little mess, but the disarray that a studio can get into after a really busy season is stifling to me. SO, that leads me to today. After traveling for what seems like the entire month of June, I am finally home for the forseeable future and have lots of new projects that need to get a good start in an organized space!

I also just ordered a couple of back issues of Studios magazine and wow! will that ever inspire you to organize your space.... some beautiful spaces are out there. I may be a little late, but Spring Cleaning day is here!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Shop!

I have added another online venue for my work... an Artfire Studio. Lots of cool new items listed including my great "Special Day" Necklace- totally personalized. I hope that you will visit me there.

I will also be a featured artist on Artfire's Blog- www.handmadenews.org! Please check it out!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Oh man... I'm in trouble....

I just spent an amazing weekend gathered together with beadmakers from all over the country. Of course, I learned so much and in particular, how to make these gorgeous knobs. I am in trouble. I made these two, and now EVERYWHERE I look in my house I see mundane, factory made knobs. No. I am now on a mission to re-knob everything...