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What is the most fun about designing jewelry?  Playing!! I get the most from spending time playing, not producing, filling orders, or even...

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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!!!