Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bring on 2012

I'm so ready for a new year! I've been very busy over the past few weeks. Have lots of new designs in my collection to share with you. Most of these have been given as Christmas gifts this year.
These are a collaborated effort made for a friend. And she loved them. :)
Love these earrings. They are called Fuchsia Fusion. (Will be listed on Etsy) And the necklace below it was made for a very special person as well.
 The following two designs below were made by a friend of mine who came over to keep me company (and motivated). I let him play with some of my beads to see what he would come up with and he did an awesome job! Thanks Mike!! :)
This one is called "Outer Galaxy" (To be listed on Etsy)
"Imperial Dragon" (Either Etsy or a going to a local shop, I'll keep you posted).
 And of course there are some bookmarks that were requested that I made for some of the teachers presents. 
There have been packages arriving, containing beautiful glass beads. I'm super motivated and will be making more jewelry in the coming weeks. Bring on 2012. I'm so ready to get back to business! 
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


This year has been such an eye opener for me, in many ways. I can't apologize for my lack of sharing, well I can, but it's more productive to just pick up where I left off and go from there. I will say that I have not one regret about spending time with my kids. I feel like I would have missed out on so much, if I had to go back and make a change. Being a mom is my first job, but I have to tell you I do miss my designing!
I feel like I have this little critter on my shoulder, pinching me, trying to get me to focus and it's been there for months. Well, he must have pinched hard enough, because yesterday, I felt the itch! I sat down and bought some glass. I love Etsy, all my favorite glass artists sell there, and I can easily get my hands on what I need and get it in a hurry. I needed the fix, because I can't tell you how happy it made me to shop! 
I'm even more excited to get them in my hands and no matter what, I'm not going to let them sit. 
I felt a spark when I ordered this from Jen Cameron the other day:
 This is my favorite style that she makes, and I have it on my desk now. Just holding it inspires me.
But I needed more. So here's more of my shopping from yesterday:
I also got a couple things on Artfire. 
I don't normally post what I purchase to design with. But seeing the pictures here is a reminder that I made a promise to these beautiful beads that they would be used to their full potential. And I made a promise to myself, to make the time to create and enjoy my passion. The next pictures I show will hopefully be of what these have been designed into.
So stay tuned. :)
It's time... to make the time to do what I love.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some Fall Fav's...

Love the Fall. The clean, crisp air. I love wearing my sweaters (with my flip flops). The colors always inspire me. Summer is gone, and this summer I spent so much time with my kids they must be sick of me. Oh I hope not. But we did so many things! New things, fun things, and the fun has just begun. Fall is here, and that means leaf peeping and pumpkins and lots of photos and memories.
 Hiking was a big thing this summer! I love waterfalls, so we're still hunting for more!
 Pumpkin Picking is an all time fav here. I need a recipe for pie... for sure!
 Catchin' a ride to the pumpkin field!
 Tree Climbing!
 Skippin' Rocks!
 Enjoying the sunset
 Cliff-side seat... just chilling out.
This Summer was about the kids. Enjoying their time off from school, and trying new things. I'm thrilled that they had such a blast. 
I have had little time to design, however, now that they are back in school, we'll save our outings for the weekends and I'll have time to play during the day.
  Here are a few of the new things I've cooked up!
 "Lady Buggin'" Glass Bead Bracelet
 I'm loving the memory wire... Here's a new design I'm playing with. I think I love it!
 For Halloween, my favorite holiday!
 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I have a few of these. Love how they came out!
 Some pretty Fall colors
 And of course, Green and Black.
 This one is a bracelet.
I'm going to spread out a few of the new things among some local shops and my Etsy store.
I will be back with more photo's soon. Getting back into the groove and very excited to spend some more time doing the things I love. 
Off to grab my sweater and get designing!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Summer Jewelry!!

I know that I've been a very bad blogger lately. I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted. But rather than apologize, because most of you know how it is having kids at home all summer, I think I'm just going to show you what I've been up to! 
I've been making a new style of ring and bracelet out of memory wire. I truly disliked the stuff when I first looked at it years ago and never tried it out. But NOW, I have become a complete addict!! I can't get enough of it! So check out what I did. Here are a few pictures of the rings I just listed a few moments ago on Etsy
In addition to the rings, I've been making bracelets too that are flying off the shelves of the shops that I have put them in. If you are local, you can find them at The Wishing Well, in Sandy Hook CT and at Salon Odette in Middlebury, CT.

Check them out and feel free to leave comments!!
I'll be back, now that I'm on a roll!
Thanks for checking in!
I hope you're enjoying your summer!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom's are such special people!

Aside from my own mother, who I look up to so much, I know so many wonderful women who are the best mothers! It's this opportunity that you are presented with to show unconditional love to these little people who look up to you and want to learn from you. I am so proud of who my babies have become, even at their young ages! I was showered with handmade gifts from my little ones today. My 4 year old gave me this poster with his footprint on it and a beautiful poem. Made me cry. :) My 6 year old gave me a book that he wrote about all the things he loves about me! And my very artistic 12 year old daughter made me a paper rose, SCENTED, and a coupon book of "HUGS" to use when needed!
My kids are awesome!!! I'm truly feeling the love today! :)

For my Mother, I have designed a necklace and earring set. Of course, I loved it so much I made myself one as my own mother's day gift to me! 

 I used one of the pink tulips in the backyard as my backdrop for the earrings. Panicked the entire time, as there was a spider nestled INSIDE the tulip leaf on the other side, so I tried not to disrupt him. I hate spiders. And there was also a big juicy fat Bumble Bee flying over my head the entire time. I just said, give me 30 seconds Mr. Bee, and this flower is all yours! LOL! Got my photo's done and ran! I hope my mom loves her gifts.
Happy Mother's Day to everyone!!
Have a wonderful day!