Tuesday, December 30, 2008

new logo

i have a new logo :) just in time for the new year

designed by me of course. :)

what do you think?

i'm going to have a stamp made of these 'b's for my jewelry. i also have a new ring i have to photograph and post. you'll like it, i'm sure

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

(another!!!) new venture

i opened up a shop on 1000markets.com

1000 Markets

you can visit my shop here.

don't forget to buy something while you're there :) not enough time for christmas delivery now, but you can always get new years delivery and celebrate the new year with something beautiful and ahem...new? ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

2 updates

1) i was published in the January 2009 Bead Trends Magazine (woo hoo)

bracelet is for sale in my shop: here


necklace (should be available tonight after i list it):

2)i LOVE photoshop and i'm glad i'm good at it! (shameless patting self on back here) today i had an 'emergency' photoshop for a family who needs photos of their kiddos to send them out in their Christmas cards (yes, for THIS christmas). Unfortunately, the younger one just did NOT want to cooperate, so, here are my before and after images:

go me! :) come on, admit it. they're pretty good, right?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

pea pods

i love pea pods - especially this one available here.

Friday, November 28, 2008

new earrings...and a ring

i made an awesome ring for my best friends' birthday (which i forgot...) and haven't been able to post it here because she reads my blog. she called last night and got the ring so now i can share it with you!

i'm going to be making these for my shop as well. after i make myself one (of course) :) i have a frosted lemon quartz that's the same shape as this ring, and it's gorgeous.

i've also made some new earrings - and had to answer the question yesterday - why are your earrings so expensive? the person asking meant the sterling earrings, but i wanted to slap her (she's family, it's ok to feel that way) :) i mean seriously, i try to price my jewelry competetively, and i do NOT use cheap findings (i make my own), and i buy high quality beads. i told her if she wants cheap to buy from my $10 and under section that i feel like my prices are fair for the amount of work and quality in each piece i make. what do you think? be honest now - i promise, no slapping!!!

here are the new earrings:

Friday, November 21, 2008


kim from CapeBags did a write up about me (and little black dresses) here on smarter.com

thanks kim! you're the best!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

newest item

my newest item in my shop:

i made this particular one as a custom order for someone, now i have it listed in my shop as a custom made necklace!

also, i added a $10 and under section in my shop...always trying to drum up more business! (too bad it's not working...)

ten and under

Sunday, November 16, 2008

another new venture :)

this is my first completed set cabochon. when i do more finished i will be selling them in my shop (unless you'd like to special order one) :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

new ring

my first wide band ring

i think it turned out awesome (but i'm biased)

oxidized and hand polished made from 21 gauge sterling.

what do you think?

i will be taking custom orders for this ring soon

Friday, November 7, 2008

have you seen Saturn?

well, if not, here you go:

celebrating finally having 50 items listed in my shop at once, and 340 hearts for my shop i'm offering free shipping until Sunday 11.9.08 if you put FREESHIPBLOG in your message to sellers and wait for an updated paypal invoice! now, NO EXCUSES! go shop! 48 days until Christmas.......

Thursday, November 6, 2008

new everyday earrings!

just listed in my shop:

48 days and counting............

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

i was featured!

i've added some christmas photo cards to my shop, but i can do cards for any occassion. here's a sample:

i am working on some simple sterling post earrings tonight so they will be in my shop soon at a very reasonable price! go shop! christmas is only 49 days away!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

have you seen???

the new stuff in my shop?!?

here's a preview:

i have another new ring in the tumbler now, pictures soon!

now, GO SHOP!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

etsy front page


thanks so much for featuring my mother's pendant in your treasury and letting me know it made the front page!

that's so awesome!

i'm not at home so i can't show a picture of the treasury right now, but i will when i get home (wednesday)


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008


i've started twittering. i've made a new version of my mother's necklace:

and i created a treasury this morning!

it all started with that gorgeous painting in the middle by Matthew Hamblen.

Fantastic work. Just wanted to share!

Monday, October 6, 2008

have you seen this???

as i've stated before...my jewelry work is headed in a new direction. here's my latest piece:

i've listed it in my shop. it's for a custom order mother's necklace. i think it's gorgeous. i was inspired to make one for me because...duh...i'm a mom. soon to be a mom to two. i wanted one that i knew what it signified, but no one else would (unless they asked) and would just basically look cool. i think i captured that.

my silver work is coming along nicely, huh? just think - a couple weeks ago i couldn't even get solder to flow! :)

and, in shameless promoting of my own shop, don't forget...CHRISTMAS is coming!! only 80 DAYS AWAY!!! (it sounds really close like that, huh?)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Ike is over. our yard is clean, everything is working, and it's back to normal - for us at least. for the thousands of people that Ike devastated, well, they're still cleaning. want to see what happened here? go look here. the pictures take a while to load (right now there are 5 pages of them) but they are shocking. and they're not email hoax fakes - i recognize alot of the businesses in many of them.

on a different note, you may have not noticed, but my shop is taking a new turn. i'm getting away from the more 'costumey' for lack of a better word, jewelry and getting more into sterling. i made my first rings on this past tuesday (no pics yet though). today i listed a new bracelet.

different than my normal stuff, but i fell in love with the stones so i had to do something with them. i also have a stack of jewelry that i've made for my shop but somehow they managed to creep their way into 'my jewelry pile' so i'm going to go through that and start listing stuff from there too. i decided just to keep the stuff i LOVE because i dont have enough ears and necks and wrists for all of it!

i sent a necklace and bracelet set (yes, set - something i never do but they requested) in to be published in the January 2009 edition of Bead Trends. it should hit newsstands in the beginning of december, so look for me! :)

that's about it for now. i'm going to try and be a better blogger...what a slacker i've been! oh, we found out what we're having yesterday - another BOY!!! :) still due in the beginning of february sometime!