Sunday, November 7, 2010

Clearing the Clutter

Well I've been putting it off for months but something had to be done. The disorganization in my jewelry studio really started to take it's toll on me. I have so much stuff and couldn't find half of it. But not anymore. And tomorrow I'll have the beautiful photos to prove it.  They're going to be nothing short of miraculous.

So until then, I thought I could share this new treasury that I found and had no idea I was even in it. Here it is; it's so pretty.

 Here's the link so you can see more.

Until tomorrow then.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

You Rule!

In honor of my husband who's a general contractor and collector of vintage, I made this Etsy treasury which I'm really proud of. Hope you take a look and leave some love.

I'll be back soon with updated blogs. Been busy making jewelry for the holiday season.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Jersey Rocks

 Just found out my green crystal earrings are featured in this fabulous Etsy treasury. All great handmade items from NJ. Let's hear it for th e Garden State.

Garden State Rocks

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Thanks Are In Order

I had a very successful Christmas in July Sale on Etsy and it's all because of you. More jewelry sold than I expected (July supposedly being a very slow month on Etsy) but it was actually my best month since I opened up shop.

I've been busy making new items for the fall/winter season and will be putting them up soon. Here's a peak of what I've been working on. Love these range of coppers, bronzes and amber in the pearls and glass beads.

I wanted to make something that dangles and gets a lot of movement and light out of the beads. This is the first step.

I added some chunky amber crystal rondelles which have been sitting in my bead box for awhile now. They go perfectly with the the pearls. I'm not sure if this will be a bracelet or necklace but either way, I'm really happy with the progress so far.
This piece will be posted as soon as it's finished. Love to hear your opinions or thoughts on it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Edison, NJ Bead Show

I went to the Innovative Bead Show today with my friend Maria, fellow beadaholic and all around jewelry fanatic, where we spent many, many hours perusing and spending way too much money on some really fantastic beads. Here's some of the day's haul.

Love them all but my heart belongs to the metallic polymer clay right above. They have so many possibilities. I'll keep you posted on how I use them.

But the most fun of the day was meeting Denise who is a fellow Etsy NJ Team member and makes gorgeous silver and gold wire jewelry. She's also great at putting colors together and has excellent taste in all things beady. You really need to see her work. I know you'll enjoy it.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Too Hot to Handle

Oh this New Jersey heat.I can't remember temps in the 100's but it's not pleasant at all. I'm trying to focus on starting my winter jewelry line but I'm just sweating and can't think that far. So since I'm sitting home with the AC blasting, I wanted to look at all the stuff outside on my deck that I love. So here's what  makes me happy.

My yoga frog. I've had this guy for years and he looks worse for the wear but he has to the power to crack me up.

These are a tiny part of my candle holder collection that sit outside on the deck. I've been collecting them for over 10 years and have about 50 of them in all shapes and sizes. There's one caveat when I buy them; they must be on sale. That's my rule and I'm sticking to it.

I look forward to hanging out outside again once the heat lets up. What are you doing in this miserable weather?