Sunday, June 19, 2011

Half or 2011 has come and gone!

WOW, it's June 19, 2011! Father's Day! Where did the first half of the year go? I remember my Mom often told me that as we grow older the days, weeks, months, and years tend to fly by. Now I was in school at the time and could only think of when is SUMMER going to get here!!!

Now, I think.... man.... where did SUMMER GO!!!!

We've been busy bee's around here. summer trips for my boys, winding down my day job; and contemplating what will come next! In the meantime, I've been having sooo much fun with metal clay and creating my handcrafted jewelry. Hopefully with more time on my hands, I should be able to focus on promoting my jewelry!!

I just set up a new computer, so I'm still loading some of my pictures of my latest items, so as soon as I get that done, I'll load some of them here.

My next project will be cleaning & reorganizing my studio, which looks like a hurricane, tornado or something (maybe ME!!!) flew through it!!! I've had family over from out-of-town and am thoroughly enjoying my time with them.

We are preparing for a whirlwind trip through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and back within the next month and am sooo excited.

Well.... my morning coffee is calling me..... so hopefully my next post will be sooner than 6 months!

Hope everyone has a Blessed Day, Week, Month & Year!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Using Cake Decorating Techniques to make jewelry!

WOW, I just read a wonderful article on one of my favorite sites Tonya Davidson (of has a blog where she introduces projects from Masters of Metal Clay.

I have been so impressed with the work of Barbara Becker Simon and this article just solidifies my admiration.

In this project, Barbara mentions applying a technique she learned from a cake decorating class she took years ago to decorate a metal clay bead using a syringe! What a great idea! I can't wait to sign up for a cake decorating class so I can master the syringe technique!

Thanks Barbara & Thanks Tonya.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Okay, I have been MIA

Man, where did the last 6 weeks go? Not sure, but I do know I'll never get them back! I've been very busy, with my real daytime job, as well as with my handcrafted jewelry business.

We have started a group (Louisiana PMC Guild Chapter) , and we've been challenging each other with projects! I've also just completed a custom order that included a shark's tooth and a chunk of turquoise! I still have more polishing to do and must complete the necklace, but the pendant is done! check it out below!

Talk about having to step out of my comfort zone!!! it's been fantastic!

Here's to all the artisans, friends and family I've neglected since my last post!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I've just created a jewelry item and haven't posted it to my online shop yet. One thing I love about this piece is that the two pieces were created for different reasons, and I never thought to put them together until I was cleaning my studio and placed them to the side one on top of the other!

When I returned to my studio a couple of days later, I noticed how well they worked together and had to come up with a way to join them into one piece.

I first had to drill a hole in the bottom piece, which was quite a task until I realized that my drill bit was dull!!! duh!!! I'm such a blond sometimes!!

Anyway once I drilled the hole and used 24 gauge copper wire to wrap the two together and voila! here's the result.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Okay I bit the bullet

I have no idea what to do now that I've joined the blogging world!!! My fellow online jewelry artisan friend, London and her precious Dolly has inspired me to get going on the blogging circuit.

Thanks London & Dolly!!!

Well its 2010, and I'm not sure what to think about it.... By the 2nd day of the year we had already called out the plumber to repair a broken pipe in my laundry room & my 6 week old grandbaby began 'cooing' when I spoke with him, I just hate that he lives 9 hours away!!

I also thought that the 5th was on Wednesday all day yesterday until my dog groomer called to ask where our Shitzu Poodle Mix dog, McGruff, was, he had an appointment on Jan 5th, (which was Tuesday not Wednesday!!!) .

Well the first week is certainly going to be memorable!!!

Well in an effort to begin promoting my Handcrafted Jewelry online shop, please take a moment to check out my creations, thanks for looking and have a blessed day!