Sunday, December 30, 2007

An Email I Received Last Night

Emails like this really make me feel good! (Don’t worry, I asked permission to post it publicly).

Boy the holidays have been busy...
I just wanted to let you know that I got the necklace and earrings in
time and my wife absolutely loved them and loves your work! She said
it was the best surprise I have ever given her. I will send you a
picture with it on her when I get a chance. Thank you so much for your
beautiful work. We will always keep you in mind and recommend you to
friends. Thank you!!!


It was this necklace and a matching pair of earrings he bought.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Some Great Stuff!

Over the holidays I had a few people submit some items for my directory sites Handmade boutique and Indie Crafters so I would like to point out a few of my faves!

Not only are the hats great, but the model and photography are perfect to compliment them! One day I’ll get some professional pictures of my jewelry. Noxenlux Chapeaux

If there is a little baby in you life you need to buy one of these layette sets! And if not check out these scarves.
Gopi Designs

I love this porcelain!
Yoga Goat Pottery

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Organic Styled Vine Bangle

I could see the White Witch from Narinia wearing this bracelet!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Seedbead Embroidery

For some time now I have been lusting over seedbead work. In particular Sherri Serafini, I love her cuff bracelets, and the skull and crossbones handbag is incredible, well, they're all incredible!

Free Spirit Collection is another site I just found the other day, this artist also does mind bloggling embroidery work. Beautiful!

Another amazing artists is Dianna, know as The Lone Beader, she makes multi-dimensional bead "paintings" It's hard to explain so just look through some of her sites!

Do you know of any other seedbeaders I might like? Post in the comments.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Website Maintenance

Tonight all of my sites will be down for a short time due to a software update. They should be back up soon! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My new Websites!

On a whim I decided to create two new websites. I thought it would be great to have websites dedicated solely to promoting quality handmade items and indie businesses. Now I’m sure you’re thinking that there is a ton of these sites out there already, and yes, there is, but now there are two more! And these ones are mine! hehehe I think they turned out good, and I look forward to seeing them grow and evolve.
If you would like to be considered for one of the sites or would like to recommend someone just contact me through the email address on the contact page of the site.

Indie Crafters
Handmade Boutique

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bracelets and more Bracelets!

I've really been on a cuff kick lately! Here are a few of my latest.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Want To Win a $500 Shopping Spree?

I am a member of Trunk and Trunkt is giving away $500.00 worth if handmade lovelies!
All you have to do is register and make a wishlist! It’s free! A wishlist is exactly what it sounds like, it’s your list of products that you like from the Trunkt site. Of course I would be thrilled if you included my products in your list. ;)
Trunkt Giveaway
My Trunkt Portfolio

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Cabs!

Ok, I like kindergarten! I was able to go to the workshop today while the kids were at school!
This is a local rhodonite and jade!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

It’s happened. My babies have grown up, they had their first full day of kindergarten today!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Scrap Metal and Emeralds Cuff Bracelet

I know I haven’t been posting much, but I have been busy! Time just seems to zip by these days! Anyway, here is my new favorite bracelet. It’s a sterling silver cuff bracelet with 5 little emeralds. Here’s the blurb from my website.

It looks like it came out of the scrap pile, it looks industrial, heavy metal, or medieval, however you see it, you can tell it’s a unique one of a kind piece. Five genuine emeralds are set in this cuff, like they were caught in the flow of the molten metal. This cuff bracelet will fit an average sized wrist comfortably. I think it looks particularly nice right at the base of the hand just above the wrist bone. This bracelet is between 1/2 inch to 3/4 of an inch (1.5 – 2cm) wide

Sunday, July 22, 2007

On A Personal Note

My daughter and I a few weeks ago.

My kids are almost 5! I just can't believe it has already been five years. So many people told me to enjoy them because they grow up so fast, those people were right!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Egyptian Coil and Pearls

This was a custom order necklace that I made to match a bracelet the client previously bought. There is about 35 feet of sterling silver wire hand coiled into these egyptian links and the pearls add a lovely feminine touch.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jade Pendant on Leather

I have been having fun playing with bits of melted wire! I have a few more idea's I'm going to work on when I can find the time. So much to do... so little time....

Thursday, May 31, 2007

My Website Is Up!

It has taken a long time, but it is finally up and running. There is still quite a list of things I need to do, but chances are once I take something off the top of the list something else will be added to the bottom. I think a website is an entity all it's own that requires constant attention! If you have any ideas or suggestions for my site just drop me an email.
Also, this site is running on a new framework that my DH built; in the future (we're beta testing now) we will be offering sites with hosting. If you might be interested in something like that shoot me an email

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Thank you Bead Faery for the name suggestion!
In between planning my wedding, working on my website, having company, and the rest of life’s interruptions I managed to get this necklace made. It's quite different from anything I've done before, but I like how it turned out.
I cut and polished the stone, (agate I think) made the weird wire links and details on the bezel, then set the stone and made the chain! I used 14, 16 and 18 gauge sterling silver wire on this piece.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Egyptian Coil Tutorial

For those of you who enjoyed my egyptian coil tutorial you can now see a more detailed version in the July issue of Art Jewelry magazine. It is available online if you register and log into their site, or you can buy the magazine. :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hand form sterling silver scallop links. This necklace is adjustable from 15 1/2 - 17 inches.

Amethyst Earrings

Faceted amethyst briolettes carefully wrapped with sterling silver.

Wedding Jewelry

Sterling silver and juicy red rubies! Hard to go wrong...
The earrings are about 3 1/2 inches long, the necklace is 20 inches long plus the 2 1/2 inch focal.

I am getting married in June, and I think I am going to weear this set!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Sterling Silver Coiled Earrings

I've managed to get a couple photos (not the best) of earrings that I've made while away from home.
These are oxidized sterling silver, they are about 2 1/2 inches long.

Sapphires and Silver Earrings

I made these earrings using multicolored faceted sapphire rondelles, smoky quartz briolettes and sterling silver, They are just under four inches long.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Just a Quick Hello

I have been away from home for over a month now but should be coming home in a week or two, I will have a bunch of new goodies to post for you!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

14 gauge sterling wire coiled, sawn, soldered, textured, 1/2 sawn open again, hooked together re-solder and polish! PITA but pretty lol

Monday, March 05, 2007

Big Pretty Hoop Earrings

These earrings are made with sterling silver wire, little fresh water pearls and sapphire rondelles. They measure just under 2" from outside edge to outside edge.

Sterling Silver and Amethyst set

A substantial set, each ring is about a 1/2" wide.