Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Earrings

I finally finished a pair of earrings I had started working on last year.  The iridescent earth tone lampwork headpins were made by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads

I had also started this pair last year.  The polymer clay charms called Moroccan Lace were made by Ashley of Summer Wind

I really like how this pair turned out.  They are long and just a tad on the heavy.  They are 3 inches long, not including the ear wire.  I love the rustic pearls that I bought from Smitten Beads!

I have a few more pair that I need to photograph.  Still working on camera skills and usually not very happy with my pictures.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cancelled - 9th Bead Soup Blog Party

Unfortunately, the Bead Soup Blog Party has been cancelled.

It's almost time to sign up for the 9th Bead Soup Blog Party!

This will be my fifth time to participate in Lori Anderson's BSBP and I have been partnered with some very talented and creative jewelry artists in the past.

If you make jewelry of any kind, this is a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.  The blog hop is great and takes a few days to visit everyone's blog, but is well worth it. I'm always amazed at how many creative people there are and it's wonderful to see everyone's finished product.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

We're All Ears - June Reveal

illustration by Theo Carreras

I'm so happy to be able to participate in the June challenge!
This is the inspiration picture that spoke to me for the June Earrings Everyday We're All Ears Challenge.  For some reason I was drawn to the fat, orange starfish and the little bit of dark blue in the picture.

And here are the earrings I created for the challenge. 

Gifts From the Sea
 I used a pair of rusty orange Beach Comber Mini Starfish beads made by Ashley of Summer Wind, wire wrapped with faceted orange Sodalite rondelles.

If you would like to see how others were inspired, or join along, just go here. 

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

What's New!

I've been pretty productive lately and have added several items to my Etsy shop.

Bracelet made with oval Network Jasper, also known as Matrix Jasper, Onyx rounds and cross, and copper.

Dangle earrings made with lovely amber colored pod lamp work headpins by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads.

Gorgeous blue Turquoise drops and Azurite rounds are combined with faceted Pyrite rondelles to create these earthy dangle earrings.

Bracelet made with Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper, an earthy stone in shades of red, black and cream. 

Dangle earrings made with gorgeous ceramic drops by Gaea are paired with lovely complementing lamp work beads by Ellen Dooley. One earring is wire wrapped and the other earring is strung with brown waxed linen.

Dangle earrings made with burnt orange and amber colored ceramic beads by Cindy Pack of Cindy’s Art and Soul.

I have a few more items that I hope to add to the shop this weekend.

Thank you for stopping by!  If you see something that you like, please click on the Etsy icon on the right side of my blog, which will take you to my shop.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

2014 was a whirl wind and went by so quickly!  One of my goals for 2014 was to open a shop on Etsy, which I accomplished in September (whoot whoot!).  Although I only listed a few items, I made 2 sales before the end of the year!

Sold, thank you!

Sold, thank you!
For 2015, I will be working on becoming more organized with my time, listing new items each weekend and blogging more often.  Here are my first listings of 2015.

Thank you for stopping by!  If you see something that you like, please click on the Etsy icon on the right side of my blog, which will take you to my shop.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wow! It's been a while

I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted on my blog. I haven't been intentionally neglecting my blog, just focusing on other things.  One being, finally opening a shop on Etsy.  

I have been planning this for a while, but was still lacking the confidence to take the final step.  Once the shop was open, I felt confident and ready for my first sale.  When I received the Etsy notification that I had made my first sale, I was elated at first and then started to freak out, loosing all sense of rational, and I couldn't think of my next step in the process.  Needless to say, I regained composure and completed the sale process smoothly.

And talk about perfect timing!  A day or so after opening my shop, I was contacted by Karen Martinez of Fairies Market inviting me to do a guest post on her blog.  This is a new post series for Fairies Market called Creator's Corner and will feature talented artist, sharing their life and creative works.  I am honored to be the guest of today's debut post!

Now back to my work table to finish some pieces that I hope to list in my shop before Monday.  Wishing all of you a wonderful and creative weekend!  Here are some links for your creative inspiration....

Something Sublime: Finding Creative Inspiration For Jewelry Artists And Creatives: 7 Ways

Fairies Market: Jewelry Designing with Color

Cold Feet Studio: A Little Monday Riveting

Art Jewelry Elements: Kiln Enameling for Beginners...that's me!

Earrings Everyday: We're All Ears September Reveal

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