Thursday, March 26, 2009

Been down, but I'm back

I have been dealing with a kidney infection. Yikes. I had no idea how bad that could be. Glad I am on the road to recovery. I will have new things up soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Lampwork Necklace

I have been asked to make a couple rosaries lately and that got me thinking. I took some single color beads I had made and created this 3 strand necklace. The beads are all made from different glass and I did not lay the beads out ahead of time. I just started putting things together and I think it came out pretty nice. I think it will look great with a simple white T.

I am also playing around with different ways to display my jewelry. I used a plain vase for this.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My first published piece

Currently I am fortunate enough to have a project in Bead Unique Magazine, Spring 2009. It is my first project that I have had published and I hope it is not the last.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Life Guidelines for My Children

When my daughter Victoria was born, I decided to start a list of things I wanted to teach her and share with her and put them into a journal for her when she graduated from high school. She is now coming to the end of her sophomore year and we have a 12 year old son now also and I have not even started that book! So, I got the list out and decided to post it and then start a journal. I have been so inspired by everyone's artwork I have seen. I think I need to finish my list first so I know who big a journal to get. My goal was to have 100, but I think that any number will be fine. I usually am not an even number person anyway, so 87 or 93 might work out just fine! I think I have 80 so far. I will be adding more to the online list as time permits. Please feel free to share any advice on my guidelines or on making the journal. I can use the help.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I am going to attempt to make a sweater for myself! I usually make small knit items that don't really call for a pattern. But I found a pattern and some yarn that is very nice, so I am going to try. I will post pics of my progress!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Look

Well, I decided to do a little customizing! Who knows, maybe I will decide to add a music gadget and get crazy.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Refurbished Jewelry & Purses in Progress

Here is a few items I have been working on.

My friend wanted me to convert a pair of clip earrings
into a necklace and this is what I have come up with.

I am ready for spring and so are my purses! They will be ready soon and hopefully spring will be here soon!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mom's Painting

My mom passed away over a year and a half ago and I have really been missing her recently, more than normal. I think about her every day, but for the past few days, it has been making me sad. My mom was very creative and when I was little, she did some oil painting. My father has her favorite one but I was fortunate to find to find one stuck away in a closet after she passed away. It fits perfectly in our kitchen. Every day, I get to see something that she made with her own hands and that has a bit of her in it. I hope that when my children are all grown up and I am gone, they have something that I put a bit of myself in.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lampwork Beads

I am sharing another passion of mine, Lampwork bead making. I make glass beads with a torch and glass rods. It is so addicting and fun! It takes total concentration when I sit at my torch, I get totally absorbed in it. Currently I have a lampwork necklace in Bead Unique magazine Spring 2009. I was very fortunate to be included. I am posting some photos of some of my beads.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cancer Cap

I have made decision to post more frequently. I have been very sporadic and that is going to end. I enjoy the interactions too much to let it go by the wayside.
So........for the latest........
I started making a very soft hat for a gentleman that is going through chemo right now and is having trouble staying warm. When I started my business several years ago, I named it after my mother-in-law who passed away from ovarian cancer. So this will let me get started helping others who are going through that terrible disease.
I have never knitted with double pointed needles and have had some trouble. If any one has any tips I would greatly appreciate it!.
Anyway, I will let you know how it goes. If anyone has any easy caps patterns, I would be interested in them also.
Off to knit again.