Sunday, May 08, 2011

Random Thoughts

~My google calendar is sooo wrong- it says I have nothing scheduled today.  It doesn't know that I've got a big project of sorting & putting away my stuff from the shows this week.
~I need to find my charcoal block and my envelope punch.  Can't remember where I put either but have a feeling they're at least in the same room!
 ~My kitchen scissors seem to be broken.  "not me" did it!
~Doing a show actually inspires me to make more pieces.  Not ever sure why. 
~This piece sold yesterday.  She loved the "Simple Reminder".  Sweet. 
~My kitchen is a mess.
~I got handmade stuff for Mother's Day.  That means more to me than anything they could have bought & I think they know that.  ;-)
~That's a really crappy pic isn't it???!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Howdy- remember me?

I seem to lack consistency in blogging.  It's not that I don't have anything to say- if we were to get together for coffee I would be able to carry on a conversation about loads of things.  I think my issue is photos.  I know a blog post can be dull without pix.  Long ago when I started my blog, I was making mixed media pieces & it was easy to pop the piece onto the scanner & I'd have a photo.  But with jewelry it's different.  Camera, light tent, etc- I'm just NOT a photographer!  Anyway, the Indie Craft Bazaar has come & gone.  Fun show.  Already looking forward to the next one.  My next two shows are a couple of days apart.
If you're local to me- c'mon out.  I have some new pieces & I'd love to show them to you.  No photos yet (of course!) so you'll have to stop by to see them.  Affordable necklaces with "simple reminders" on them.  Such as: I am enough, brave, nourish, strong & beautiful, bliss- things like that.  After I sold the necklace that I was wearing at the last show, I wanted something simple.  Easy to throw on.  They each hang on a 24" black beaded chain so they easily slip over your head- even when you're wild hair is in a ponytail.  Oh wait....that's me.  Anyway- I really like them.  Each is embellished with a metal bloom or some similar item.  Yeah, soon.  ;-)  Well- probably not until after the next two shows!

Dada is on a Thursday night.  And the following Saturday is:
Art Rock is going to be another fun show.  I was excited to be accepted this year.  So now you know where I'll be for the next few weeks.  I've been busy getting ready for these two shows.  Then I'll have a break for a while where I'll be cutting some rocks.  Not that I need to for new pieces- I just miss it.  I have no problem just adding new ones to my growing collection!

Cross your fingers that the price of silver comes down a bit.  I really don't need it at an all time high, then I feel bad if (when) I inadvertently melt it!  ;-)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Year of Jewelry- Week 1

After years of watching the year of jewelry, I decided to join them this year.  One piece of jewelry per week, for a year.  It's not that I don't make jewelry regularly- that's not the challenge for me.  For me- the challenge is to finish and photograph a piece a week.  This will form the habit of finishing/ photographing.  At least I understand that it will form a habit & I'm hoping so!

Organic Rustic Copper Blooms

For week 1- I revisited an old design with a different metal.  These rustic blooms are made of copper with a sterling center- on sterling ear wires.  I wanted to use copper for two reasons- I love the warmth (and it won’t be touching skin) and I wanted to play with a patina.  The patina was to be blue and I still don’t really see blue.  I don't mean a hint of blue- I'm talking about a bright cobalt.  And since they are sealed- I’m not getting the glow from the copper that I love so much- except for around the edges.  I want to play with the process some more.

Friday, January 07, 2011


While sometimes I really feel like I will never be caught up- sometimes, with some focus- I get there.

In keeping with my one word for 2011 (stretch) I have joined the Year of Jewelry.  YOJ 2011 is one piece per week, every week.  I've watched it from the sidelines for years.  I've watched people really grow.  And this year I am going to be one of those people.  Of course I'll have to address two problems that I seem to have with making jewelry:  Finishing and taking photos.  This challenge will help me address both because each week something will have to be both finished and photographed.
I'm excited!