Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal July

I was so fortunate to get picked for the Art Jewelry Elements July monthly challenge. Lesley Watt aka The Gossiping Goddess provided use with gorgeous ceramic pendants, you  can find similar pendants in Lesley’s shop THEAElements.   I’ve been busy organizing my studio and getting rid of items I don’t need. It was fun to design […]

Inspiration and Action a Creative Guide

I am so grateful to be walking this path as a creative, but it isn’t always easy. The wealth of information at our fingertips is truly overwhelming. I feel like I am finally cracking the code of inspiration and action. We all need some inspiration, but we also need to take action.  Last  year I […]

Photographing your Jewelry, how I learned to take better pictures

I have been making jewelry for several years and I have finally found my style and what makes my heart sing. I sell very well at the small trunk shows that I do, but I knew that to get to the next level I had to up my game in taking photos of my jewelry. […]

Back in the Studio and Wine and Design Workshop at ArtSpace Herndon

I am finally back in the studio creating and it feels great. I kicked off this fall by participating in Herndon’s Art Crawl in October, it really re-ignited my creative flame. It was fun to chat about my work and I have a clearer vision of what I want to make.  I have two upcoming […]

Creating with Cabochons

Sally Russick is one of my first beady friends that I met in class at ArtBliss, she is inspiring and creative. I signed up for the creating with cabochons challenge with good intentions, but chickened out in completing  my plan. I have a gorgeous cab by Kerry Bogart and I am afraid I will mess […]

The Art of Awareness Blog Hop

I am so happy to be poking around in the studio again. Thanks to Lori Anderson and Heather Millican for sponsoring this blog hop. Every day we have no idea what another person is going through. I decided to pick  Carpe Diem as one of my beads, because every day is a gift and I […]

Holiday Ornament Swap and Focus on Life Ornate

I love doing the ornament swap that Sally Russick hosts and was lucky to be paired with Linda Landig this year. I love the ornament Linda sent. Linda made the stone snowflake and topped it with a beautiful lamp work bead.  For  Linda’s ornament I wanted to make a stained glass type star. When that […]

Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop

Diana of Suburban Girl Studio is our hostess for this fun blog hop.  I have waxed linen and have used it several times, so I knew I wanted to jump right in. My friend Sally Russick gifted me beautiful earrings, but due to problems with my one ear I have only been able to wear […]

Focus on Life Week-week 19 Good Things Inside

I know I have been absent, getting back on track. I have really been focusing on putting better things in my body. Water is the easiest change to make. but can become boring.  I have been drinking flavored sparkling water for years.  To make my water more natural, I bought plain sparkling water and added […]

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

A huge thank you to Lori Anderson for organizing this fun online party. Loved my soup and love what I made. Thank you Sharon Palac for sending such great pieces to work with. As I know that this is a busy weekend for everyone, I will hop as I can but,  appreciate each and every […]