Friday, March 6, 2009


Well, the healing is taking much longer than I ever thought it would. I have been working on some new things, but not with clay yet. After a few months of physical therapy, the wrists are much better, but I still have to be careful how much I actually do. I've been working with a lot of new semiprecious beads in fun colors and designs. I made 5 new pieces yesterday, one of which is pictured here:

This one has quartz, mother of pearl, turquoise, amazonite, and I believe lemon jade in it with a magnet closure. Very springlike!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Still waiting...

I'm still waiting for my wrists and arms to heal. They are doing better, and I'm in physical therapy several days a week. I'm starting to bead on a very small basis, but it still aches when I do it for any length of time. So, I need to be careful and heal all the way so that surgery won't be required. Thanks for your patience!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sorry I've been ignoring this...

But my tendonitis is not getting better quickly. I thought it would be a few weeks or so, but it looks now to be a few months or so is more like it. I haven't been able to even make new beads for the last 8 weeks, as it makes my wrists ache too much. I'm hoping to get back to it soon, but for now, I have to content myself with creating ideas in my head and writing them down for the day I can get back into the clay! Hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New pendants

I've been working slowly on some new pendants. They are very time consuming, but turned out really cool! I'm going to make more single beads and make necklaces using these. It should be interesting to see how they turn out! They are definitely one of a kind items as they take too long to make more! :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Name that Stone!

I'm having trouble figuring out what gemstone this is. Any suggestions?

Okay, we think we've gotten it -- Czech glass. Thanks for your help, and you can see more pictures of it here:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New things are happening!

Well, where to start. First I've opened two new Etsy shops. I've separated the different styles into new shops. -- fun and colorful jewelry just beads and buttons -- upscale, one of a kind jewelry designs

The day I opened all these, I got tendonitis in my wrist, so I have to limit my time on the computer greatly and I cannot make anything new until it is better. So, I will have to take a few weeks off to rest it so that it can fully recover. Hopefully I'll be back soon with new designs and ideas since I've got some great ones!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I've been featured in an Etsy Treasury...

What is this, you may ask? Treasuries are a way for etsy members to put things together in a theme or a color.

This treasury happens to have lots of bright green and hot pink and one of my bracelets was featured. I think it is the first time I've been featured in a treasury, so it is quite nice!

Monday, May 26, 2008

What's New?

I'm working on revamping my Etsy shop, tweaking it really, to get it where I want it to be. It has been interesting to think of my shop in a new and different way, finding things that emphasize what my designs are all about. I'm still in the middle of this process, but will hopefully be done soon with a new look for my shop and this site as well.

Be sure to keep checking back often! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

A special order!

This one is an anklet made to match some flip flops. It turned out really cute and very colorful! I love pink and green together. Anklets are fun in the summer with sandals and flip flops.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Another Black and White

I just love black and white!! It is so fun and goes with almost everything. So, I make quite a bit of it and I love how this one came out. The beads are square and diamond and are alternating on the bracelet. Very fun! I call it, "Zebra Squared".

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I've been working on some new earrings lately. I have covered metal and wooden earrings with clay designs of my own. Hopefully they'll be stronger than thin earrings of clay alone. These are really cool and I just love the black, white, and silver mix.

Monday, May 19, 2008

On the Spot Too

Here's another bracelet with lots of spots. It is a fun and happy bracelet that is perfect for summer!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A "charming" bracelet

Another charm bracelet, this time with black, white, and hot pink with LOTS of sparkling crystal and silver beads. Very fun!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Going on vacation...

I'll be gone for a few days soon, just wanted to let you know. I do have several new things in the works, but for some things I'm waiting on supplies, for others I'm waiting on time to work on them, and the others are still ideas floating around in my brain! Be sure to check back soon and often for new and interesting things I'm coming up with!!

Finishing something I started...

a long time ago. I've had these beads floating around for a while, had them strung, and then changed my mind and made the bracelet wrap around the wrist more times. It is a fun and rather funky look, but great color! I love hot pink and lime green and black and white are always classic. I named this one--"Do the Cha-Cha".

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree

Another new necklace--this time combining black and white with a cherry red faceted bead. So striking!! It is a gorgeous necklace and very eye-catching.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mocha Latte

A calm and earthy bracelet of swirled black and taupe. Very soft colors, but interesting.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Another new necklace!

I've been on a roll lately getting some things together and this one was especially fun. I call it "Psychadelic"--a tribute to the 60's, I guess. I really don't care for the color orange, but I really like these beads I made and I think I found a good setting for them!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Needed to find a name for this necklace...and

I finally decided on one! It's called, "Don't Stop Believin". It is a really pretty necklace and I love the colors!!

A new Zebra!

This one is a square and diamond black and white swirl bracelet. So fun and so bright! I just love black and white and all the things you can do with it and of course, wear with it!!