Long & Leggy!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New in the Showroom

New pieces on there way, seems to be my saying right now.  I did the SFIGF last month and was slammed with orders.  Little did I know I would fall behind, yes so behind that I keep running out of metal, that never happens.

So I have promises to get out stacks and stacks of rings, wonderful summer, frilly necklaces and unique hammered out earrings, all in the next week.  My inspiration has come from my Tucson trip this last month also.

Once a year I take the trip to Tucson stock up on stones and make big plans for them, and sometimes I actually get to them.  What will I do when I am done filling these must orders right now?  I will sit down with some of the prettiest turquoise you have ever seen and set the stones, create unique one of a kind rings, earrings, and cuffs, and maybe a pendant or two.  I can't wait!!!

In the meantime I put lots of love into my designs and orders that I am filling.  I love my new customers, from all over!!  What a blessing!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentines Day!!

I don't know what to say about Valentine's Day, some people love it others can't stand it.  I believe it depends on where you are in your life.  If you are in a romantic relationship and all is well you probably embrace it.  If you are alone, not lonely, you probably can do without it.

Personally, I don't care either way.  Not that I don't care about romance or about flowers and the frilly stuff, but I don't really care about the "day".  I care about all days.

I truly believe that everyday its the little things that should be celebrated.  I nice kiss, an I love you, a sweet note, a nice card, a "I will bring home dinner", or however you can show your appreciation for the other person.

So this year, as every year, I will celebrate all the days before and all those after just as I have for years.  Life, love and laughing is through the good and the bad, day after day, not just on A day. 

Happy Every Other Day!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's here.....

Tucson my once a year trip and this year when I am looking for stones it will be something new, colors, shapes, textures, anything old. I can't wait to see what's there and go to new places I have never been before.

Wait to see what I create next!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy New Year!

It's here or almost gone actually. January. It came so quick and is leaving just as quick. So many great things happened in 2013 and 2014 is going to continue to be great.

Due to my little one, I will only being doing one show this spring, San Francisco, but I am hoping it is going to be great. I have been fortunate recently to receive a little help from a friend when it comes to the San Francisco show. My booth is going to be amazing and my jewelry is going to pop!

I can't wait to show all the new designs!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In the new year...

In the new year, this is something I have said many times over the many last New Years. I am going to do something different, something new, something extreme, or give something up. So to keep with my theme of all previous years...

In the new year,

1.  I will exercise more
2. Eat less
3. Eat better
4. Only buy things I need
5. Donate more
6. Clean better
7. Work less, play more
8. Enjoy life

What will you do?

Saturday, December 21, 2013


When my dad passed away almost 5 years ago, I became overly protective of those around me. He died so suddenly that I became fearful of losing anyone else. Consequently, within the year I had 2 friends die, my mother decide she didn't want to be in my life, and my husband at that time decided to look elsewhere for companionship. Not only had my dad, my best friend and biggest supporter passed, but those in my life really showed their true colors.

So here I am today, in this whole new space. It's light, pleasant, warm, and I embrace it. I am thankful for it. But at that same time, I have those fears of loss with me. But with my little one, I am truly being challenged.  What I tell my friends all the time about their kids is, if your kids are self sufficient, on their own, or just happy you have down a good job. You should be thrilled that your child is independent. S, for 7+ months my little boy has been sleeping right next to me. For so many reasons. Not in the bed, but in his bassinet. So today is the day, I am giving him his space. Into his own room, where he can stretch out, he can sleep in peace, and he will be just a little more independent.

Nothing more a parent wants for their child, happiness, independence, and joy. That's what my dad wanted for me.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shows of the Season

One of the great parts about designing and making jewelry is doing shows.  I don't often do shows that are local, but I did one last night and will do one this weekend.

The thing that I like the most is meeting customers and hearing from them, what they like, what they want, and actually getting to know a lot of them on a personal level.  It makes making pieces for them fun!!!  Not that it wasn't before, but it adds a whole other level to it. 

Thanks to ALLLLL the ladies at Harney Lane Winery last night for your time, energy and sharing!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November shows, festivities and what just happened?

If it isn't the holidays. How do I know, well the halls of the malls are already decorated, Christmas music is a blaring, and people are already saying Happy Holidays, weeks before they start. Oh and people start showing up during the holidays, friend, family, you have heard nothing from, usually decide its a great time to "pop" in.

Now I am all for keeping relationships, sharing in life's pleasures and disappointments together, regularly, but not just once a year. Not when I could be with people who were there when my cat died (yes 17 years old, my first baby) or when I had my surgery, or for when my little one blessed my world. Those are the people I want around.

So do I sound like Scrooge? Is there no room for these fly by holidayers? Well for now, I say no. Will I change in the future, maybe, I change daily, and today I say no, happy holidays!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Jewelry on a rainy day

There is nothing like sitting in you studio on a rainy day creating and mixing things up. Spending time playing with metals, textures, dimensions, designs, stones and ideas.  It is such a blessing to do this and then to see the final products. Those of which will be In my spring line. Just 2 months from now!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CONTEST!!! I am doing a contest

Want to win one of these:
Then visit my facebook page and follow the directions...