Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another month another post!

I really have not been doing so well with posting , most of my posts make it on facebook. Well, Big sales coming up this weekend and the following weekend is a craft show. I have been working on tree toppers, and ornaments like crazy and to tell you the truth I am looking forward to going back to making some jewelry.I have so many ideas I want to do. The ornaments sold well last year at my Mother in laws shop so I thought they would do well this year so far OK. I wonder if there will be a flood of sales this weekend? I am keeping my fingers crossed. I have been thinking more about trying some new things next year. I am still thinking of possible medium changes. As well as new ones I am excited to try. I will see how the sales go and make those changes if money allows.For now, Stick with what I know and make it the best I can!:)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tired but still going.......Part Two

Seems like when it rains it pours. I have been so busy working on Christmas ornaments and had two sick little ones and myself for a week now.  I hope I can keep up with the demand, i still have to get more made for a local store. I hope by spending quality family time today and after a  reunion tomorrow, I can focus on my art. I feel like I need to get back into some jewelry after the last few weeks. I'm not saying I don't want to make the ornaments, it's just that I enjoy the jewelry  making so much more. the wire is smaller and challenging! I have always been up for a good challenge! I have so many ideas and never enough time! Well so it seems. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How did it already get to be a month from my last post?????

Sorry I have been knitting all sorts of goodies. I really need to stay on top of posting here. I have been making Christmas ornaments for my store and The Big Red Barn where I have many pieces for sale. I already gave them 12 ornaments, last year I had over 30 and sold almost all of them! So I still need to get more done for them too! I have a few new ideas I want to work on but they are more elaborate and take more time, I hope to get to work on them. One is an angel topper and a star topper as well as icicles. We shall see, I am working on some star ornaments right now.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Busy Bee!

orange lamp work bracelet with Czech glass beads
Brown Lamp work glass beads with Czech glass beads

Sea glass hand knitted silver wire pendant
Lamp work Glass and Czech glass beads on Hand knitted wire

lamp work Glass and Crystals

Sea Glass pendant hand knitted silver wire

Lamp work glass pendant on hand knitted silver wire necklace
Feels like one day rolls into another. One project rolls into another. I had a festival I went to and did really well. I had so many people ask me about how I knit the jewelry and so on. It was nice to do a festival and I hope to do more.  I am currently working on a few projects one being the Etsymom teams fall color challenge and the other a challenge of my own. I am trying to get more likes for my Facebook page so I am working on some ornaments to give away to the winners. That of course will have to be finished next week!  I have donated my time to the Fort Wayne Ballet this week sewing mouse hats for 18" , for my daughters dance studio's fundrasier. I feel like a jack of all trades this week. For the color challege I am thinking about these 7.......but I can only choose 2!

Monday, August 29, 2011


I am working on some pendants for my shop. Mostly sea glass, I am getting very high interest in sea glass from my customers. I am making them just like the earrings but trying to figure out some more designs.I guess today is a designing day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Working Things Out

I am not sure but time seems to stand still for somethings in my mind. Events in my life, weird how sometimes the past makes sense now and how we couldn't see it then. Now frozen in my mind. Past mistakes, sorry's that never were given, weird how they come back. Lessons learned. just like my pieces, always something unexpected. Decisions to be made. Somethings can be erased but still leave a mark. Others, unfinished projects I have loads of them. Some day I say, someday.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Secret Project

Working on a special project will show pictures when done. It is definately an "art piece"!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Part Three of Floor Cloth Rug

Paint on canvas check, paint on my hands check, paint in my hair, paint everywhere check! I am the messiest painter by far. I am still working on background, paint is still wet too, bit of glare on photo. I cannot wait to do foreground....butterflies and lavender soon to be painted!

Cleaning up the mess!

My work area looks really bad. I can't seem to get to the painting under all the other beads and things on my work counter. So i asked my hubby to bring up a shelf from the basement to help clean off the clutter. I can finally see that painting, hopefully I can get to working on it this week. I also want to get working on those silk scarves I have delayed enough!:)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Pieces!

Seriously I am not kidding I am afraid my ideas run longer than the wire I just bought! i made these six pieces and a few necklaces for some of the lamp work glass beads I bought a month or so ago. I am waiting on some parts to get them complete, so it will be awhile until I get pics done.I also have some others things I am working on, hope to get pictures up soon!:)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


yay! My wire order is here and of course I will be knitting like crazy the next few weeks.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Business Cards

I just spent what feels like hours putting together business cards!  I even did it online thru MOO. I received there sample pack and loved it , but thought they were a little pricy, however they are having a sale right now so i guess I will have to use them!:) I also bought some stickers too!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ideas Overflowing!

So I received a box of goodies the other day. Lamp work glass beads that I already have a page worth of drawings to add these to some creations of my own. Now when will that wire order get here? :)

Hoping Pictures can speak for me today, I'm a draggin!

Here are 16 of the charms I made with the hand dyed silk, now when the wire gets here, I have 16 necklaces to make! i am making these for a fall craft show I'm going to be in.
 Floor cloth rug, slow but progress none the less!

 Three new ornaments, not sure which will be mass produced yet, they all took forever to make, just need to get back in the groove!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tired but still going.......

Last night I worked on a Christmas ornament. took me all my time to make one. I hope I pickup the pace for this years sales. Last year I was working my tail off making them nonstop. I couldn't make them fast enough. thought I would work out some new patterns that were in my head. I will share some pics when I get a few more done. Today I hope to get painting during my son's nap and maybe tonight too. I really do have to squeeze in the time when I can. When school gets back in session  I will have more time than I know what to do with!  :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Disappointed in others

I know there are critics out there, I know not everyone is going to like what I make. Finding it hard to understand how someone can decline someone to a promotional team and tell them there work is immature. I love it how some people put others down to promote themselves, sad. Anyways, on with my day and my work which is more important than one persons idea of how I need to fit their mold! Here is a new cuff in progress.....I think it's too plain, but am exited how this piece has given me some ideas for a sculptural piece I am thinking about making with wire.


I have been drawing and coming up with so many ideas. I never have the time to make or do them all! I am hoping for some time today to venture into them and test them out! You can see the cuff bracelet I am working on now!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bracelet made it into art show!

My cuff bracelet made it into the art show! It will be on display July 8th -August 20th at the Allen County Public Library downtown Fort Wayne Indiana! I am so excited I'm going to burst!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Seems like I always need more time, today unfortunately was full of appointments and little time for creativity. However, it didn't stop my brain from doing any while waiting at the doctors office!  have a few ideas rolling around hopefully I can get them on paper before I lose them!

Monday, June 27, 2011


So I decided to put this one in the show instead of the earrings I listed before. I am putting it up for sale too. Jason made a good point I have been creating like crazy and I haven't sold but a few of my pieces. I should give someone the opportunity to buy  it at the art show if I can.  Sad to see it go, but I have pictures if it does!

Entering an art show!

So I think these are three I am entering tomorrow at a local art show here in Indiana. It has been a long time since I have been in a art show that is judged and displayed. I am of course nervous. I hope that one at least makes it into the show! I did add hooks to the marble earrings, just was lazy this morning and didn't want to take a picture! Mondays.....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wishing I had the proper tools.

I wish I had all the equipment I had in college. I would have made these little windows myself and a lot better.  The latch wouldn't tighten and I broke two. They are now being glued in my bench clamp. Finally using that tool!:)   But, still I think these might be a good idea regardless!

Ok, don't let me go into the craft store!

  I am always going to the store and finding stuff I was not planning on getting. I have a seriously bad thing called a creative monster.  I of course bought them and now going to make them right after I type this! I found these at Hobby lobby and will be making my knitted necklaces with colored beads to go with these. But I am inserting hand dyed silk pieces in the glass window pendants! They are going to be very colorful and fun! I am excited!

Here is the start of that rug, just a section of  the background but a start none the less!
I am excited about these too. I am using vintage marbles and going to make these into dangle earrings!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

So the work begins!

  I have been for weeks wanting to get started on some paintings. I just now am getting the urea water made. What is urea water? Lets just say if the that water doesn't get made there will be no silk painting going on! Well, when I finally have time to do it! This is one of last years paintings. Peonies in a vase.
  My floor cloth rug painting has some sketches on it finally but no paint. I think once I get the urea water done( it has to cool), so that will be put off until tomorrow then. So maybe I'll crack open a tube of acrylics and just go paint crazy on that rug!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Starting a Blog

Well I' m finally starting a blog. No it's not going to be about my two wonderful children. This is only going to be about my art.What I am doing, and why. Mostly I enjoy making and creating, but I also want to share it with you.