Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Using a Christmas Gift

I was so excited to get a Micro Torch from my wonderful husband.  I have been playing most of the day in my studio and finished a couple things.  These are a couple things I finished.

 I had some heavy sterling wire, a tube and a broken pendant  . . . . and Viola! 

 I am so happy with my first attempt. 
After a bit of pounding, rummaging through some "treasures" I made another ring using a penny, sterling wire and ball bearings.  I like the esthetic but the best part is that is SPINS!!  WooHoo!
I can't wait to get back to it again tomorrow! 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and I hope that this holiday season has brought you many blessings!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Art Piece

Okay, I have to say that this is a bit out of the ordinary, or way out but I absolutely love this! 
An art piece!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Automotive / Hardware Line ?

We I have been busy making lots of pretty things and then I went to the hardware store with my husband and found these clips and got some of my "junk" out and came up with these. 

I think the fuse necklace might work as a men's chain?  Not sure.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Project Accessory

I just finished watching "Project Accessory".  I think it is going to be a good show.  I thought it was kind of interesting how some of the designers really struggled with using materials that traditionally are not used for jewelry.  It is a bit easier to use precious silver,  gold and precious stones to make pretty things than household items.  Wonder what will be next?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Heli Earrings

Well, it is official.  I will use pretty much anything in my jewelry designs.  My husband flies remote control helicopters and I took some of his used pieces and parts and incorporated a couple pieces into these earrings.
I like these so much, I don't know if I can bear to part with them!

I am also working on a truly one of a kind necklace using shards of handpainted porcelain!  You will have to wait to see it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Maudification Upcycle Get Together

I was fortunate to have been invited by a small group of ladies to have a Maudies Upcycle party.  They brought some of their old broken, unused jewelry and I had a great time "maudifying and upcycling" them into something new for them.  It was so much fun.  

This is one of the projects.  One of the ladies had a broken watch, a pair of earrings, a broken necklace and I had a pin made of tulle.
 From this collection of goodies, I maudified those pieces into this pendant! 
                                      Perfect for the Indy 500 Racefan!!!

I plan on having more of these, so if you are interested, please contact me!  Groups and individuals are welcome to contact me.  I will be available at the Speedway Centre for the Arts to do a Maudies Upcyle event or other venue if you prefer.  Just give me a shout! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New things!

Here are some new items I just finished this weekend.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Lines

Well I am in the process of making 3 new jewelry lines.  This is some of the newest in my Maudification Line.  These are in just of few of the ones that I am working on right now.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


It has been a long time since I have paid attention to my blog!  I guess it about time to put a new post up.  I have been very busy with the Speedway Centre for the Arts.  It is our community's program to expand the Arts and it has been very fun.  I have met some wonderful people that I had no idea lived so close and were so talented!

I am busy making all kind of jewelry and very happy to say that one of my creations will be in one of upcoming issues of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine!  I am sooo excited.  I have always loved the Stampington magazines and never dreamed I would be able to be in one.  Check out a bit of the current issue http://www.stampington.com/bellearmoirejewelry.

Here are a few items I just finished up.


I am starting to go back and make styles I have always liked but stopped making for some reason.  I love the mixed media pieces and eclectic one of a kind bracelets and necklackes.  I have always collected bits of odds and ends and old pieces and parts!  I am back to using them again.  Getting back to my true style. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I have been in an earring state of mind lately!  Here are a few that I am getting ready to list.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When will it be Spring?????

Okay, I am done with winter, cold weather and clouds.  This winter has been pretty hard on everything this year I think.  Tons of snow, more ice than I can remember and COLD!  Now the temperatures are slower rising but now we are having lots of rain.  Thankfully we have not had any personal water issues with flooding but I know that is not the case with so many people. 

My latest creations are a reflection of what I have been feeling!!!  These are some of the lampwork beads I made yesterday.

And I got in the mood to start some of my purses . . . . .

Or maybe two  . . . . . .

I am making one with stripes and one freeform. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Time to Consolidate!

Life is so hectic and busy for everyone these days and our family is no exception.  I have decided at least for one part of my life, I am going to consolidate!  Social media is such a great thing but WOW if can take up so much time and effort!  Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs!!!  Phew!  I give up.  I am not doing them very well.  SO . . . . . .  . . . . . . my idea is to concentrate on my blog.  I have left this totally alone for a long time and it needs attention!  

I am so fortunate to have my jewelry in two shops.  One is Salon Noveaute in Plainfield Indiana, http://www.salonnouveaute.com/

and the other is Autumn Whispers in Mooresville, Indiana, http://www.autumn-whispers.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=38C5EB850FEC4969BF31F4739360469D 

I am also selling my lampwork beads on Etsy.  I am going to try Ebay too. 

I have been knitting a bit also.  My niece just had a baby and has a 4 year old daughter so I made the baby some knitted animals and the 4 year old a doll with a dress. 
Today is a day for creating! So off I go.