Friday, August 27, 2010

End of summer, beginning of "ME" time!

Well Summer is coming to a close around here. School starts back next Thursday, and the kids and I spent some time today dividing up the school supplies and packing their backpacks. We also finished up reading lists and homework packets and I believe that they are ready to go! I'm so excited this year because my littlest baby is going off to preschool! Although I am thrilled beyond belief that I am actually going to have a couple of hours to myself while they are all out learning, I am saddened at thinking how quickly they are growing up! I remember the day my oldest was born, and that was almost 12 years ago. Where does the time go? 

With all that free time I have coming up next week, I'm planning a few days of jewelry designing a week and I would LOVE to get out and walk while the summer heat ends and the crisp fall air hits! I love the fall, I love being outside in the fresh air, without all the humidity and just taking in all the beautiful sights. I'm hoping that by getting in a walk, it may inspire my creativity for the days that I choose to stay in and design!

I'm looking forward to sharing a lot more beautiful pieces with you soon! Thanks for hanging in there with me during this long Summer. We've enjoyed our family time and now I'm looking forward to getting back to business! :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holy Harvest Batman!

Sometimes I just kill me. LOL! I only have 4 words to say about this ring...
Seriously, could you just look at this ring?
I love Rachel Zoe, and she is the accessory queen, I would like to think that she would like this too! :) 
This goes along with my new room color choices, as I love the Fall. It's my favorite season. This ring is staying firmly planted on my finger, however, it will be available for custom order if anyone is interested in the color scheme. There are Burgundy, Olivine, Light Topaz, Copper, Gold and Light Olivine Swarovski Crystals in here along with some leaf charms. TO DIE FOR! LOVE LOVE LOVE this ring. 
It's my favorite to date!! 
I have to order some more leaf charms, but I'll be making another one like this to put up for sale later today, since I already have the colors out on the desk. I do think I have a couple other leaf charms... or maybe an Acorn...oooh, I just had a thought... :) Back later with more!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A fresh coat of paint...

For me, a fresh coat of paint gives you a whole new outlook on things. We moved into our house 9 years ago and it had all Navajo White walls. Slowly we added our own personal paint choices, some lasted longer than others. The kitchen for example, has been painted at least 4 times. I keep changing my mind as to what makes me happy. And right now, I'm very pleased with the majority of the colors throughout the house. With the exception of my bedroom. It was painted once, and badly when we moved in. One of those quick rush jobs, with one coat and more attention on the trimwork so you wouldn't notice. But I notice, and so does my hubby. I'm sick of it. It's GOT to go. My bedroom flows into my office, so with the changing of the bedroom colors, I must contemplate also redoing the office.
My office space is small, but I love it. It's very cozy! I painted it a few years ago when I claimed the space as my own in a beautiful light green color called Tennessee Haze. I still love the green, but I want to punch it up a little. 
So off I went the other day to Lowes, to grab some paint samples. I was immediately drawn to THIS:

I love the fall, and these colors just spoke to me. But how do I incorporate them into my bedroom which has a beautiful rich dark (Eggplant) purple carpet. The color palette on the inside was nice, but didn't quite have what I was looking for. So I pulled a lot of different things. Then I went back the next day to Home Depot to scour their paint color choices. Between the two stores, I have narrowed my choices down to these:
For the walls in the bedroom we chose the Mojave Gold, which is the third one down on the far left swatch. There is one wall that carries into my office as well. For the ceiling in my bedroom we chose the Tundra color,  which is the middle choice on the far right swatch. This will also be the new color on the walls in my office. And for a little accent color, I think I'm going to paint my closet door in the office in the gold and the Sun Dried Tomato color. So two colors in the bedroom which go nicely with the carpet and three in the office, because there's a wonderful dark foresty green carpet in there! I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself!! 
I hope I don't hate it, but in reality I know that my tastes change so quickly that I'm sure it will be painted again in no time. :) Must be the artist in me.
Good thing my husband doesn't mind!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Deck out those digits!

I'm loving the new cluster rings that I'm making, and they seem to be a huge hit! I had a whole bunch made for my show last Sunday and all but one sold, so this one will be up on Etsy later. 
I've ordered more bases and some really cool crystal colors to make some more fun combo's. Look out for them in the next week or two! I've received a lot of good suggestions for color schemes that you'd like to see, so please feel free to share your input by commenting here or over on my Facebook page! I love to hear your thoughts, so keep those comments coming! I really appreciate it and all of you.