Monday, December 10, 2012

Getting Thru The Holidays

Seems like I run around like a chicken with my head cut off every December! I know even with a little planning somethings have gone smoother this year. Our daughters nutcracker performances were not messed up this year by our own fault and volunteering to paint the shoes this year for the Fort Wayne Ballet has been one of the best decisions I made this year. I am awaiting to here how much money they raised for the girls costumes for next years show.  I have to admit for the past three years I am attached to some of the old costumes but, know that change is good! I have been working on new work for my Etsy shop almost every month. Next year I am going to have some really new and original pieces of art that will be in the shop as well.   Merry Christmas!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I feel like a busy bee lately. Creating, listing, photographing and submitting. Today I had a few minutes to work on my about page for my Etsy shop. I have an art show this summer that I am submitting work into. I was disappointed in my time thou. I didn't get to finish a piece in time to submit it, but hope to find some more time to submit it in maybe next years show. I have shows I need to apply for for the fall and on the hunt for one this winter. I have plans to have a Christmas in July sale the whole month. Life is full and I am so grateful! :) The two pictures here are the works I am submitting into the summer art show and the link is for my about me page at my Etsy Shop.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring Art Show

What I thought was going to be a challenge has been. I have been working on a ring for the spring show and I'm happy to say it is not a ring at all! I am making a cuff bracelet now. the ring band in my previous post is too lightweight for such heavy sea glass. I went a little out of my comfort zone on this one with grand ideas that were not going to work out on a now small window of time to get it done. I do have most of the actual wire wore done. I still am going to wire wrap and knit the leaves tonight and am in the process of putting the flower together. All pieces must be spring themed so I am hoping that this will do! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Well, I officially jumped in this year and made a knitted fine silver heart pendant with what seems to be a great seller sea glass. This sea glass isn't just any it's made with red rare sea glass from Greece! I also went and made a smaller one with richer dark reds. I have even more ideas with this new red gem for the future!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Spring Show

So I have decided to push myself into making something special for the spring show. First up ....ring band hand cut leaf design in band. 1/2 cut, other half to go. Next after that will be forming band and soldering in a mount of some sort. Then I plan on knitting up a whole bunch of sea glass into a flower and attaching it. This should be interesting since I haven't done any of this before together. I love challenges.....

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I feel like I am swamped within a huge pile of lists. Appointments needed to be made, groceries that need to be bought, laundry, medical appointments to go to, insurance issues for my son , all this and trying to run the house or even keep it clean on top of trying to run a small business. With that there are lists too. I just had a custom order but waiting on a piece to attach to it just to get it done or entering into an art show with ideas drawn but not sure where to start. New projects with metal clay waiting to be started but the time is just not there.I love being busy don't get me wrong. Sometimes I just want to take a break. Spending  that extra minute combing my daughters hair or cuddling with my son is more important I say! So I feel like there is a juggling of sorts going on. I just need to perfect it.....I could also really use that office assistant that can clean up after my ideas explode on the work bench!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cleaning Workbench Away

It feels as though I am a sculpture artist and chipping away at one thing or another on getting things cleaned off the work bench from last year. I have been busy restocking and getting to projects that were put on the back burner. I intend on getting the pest done soon and get that metal clay out now that I have the gas to get started. I know I won't get everything I had on the bench done, but I already feel like I made a huge dent into it. I made few earrings here that use some techniques I was using last year with encasing marbles, and tear drops but a more petite style.I also have had a great amount of interest in my sea glass pendants with hand knitted circle cages. I tryed to make a few in all colors the last two days I managed to get a red, orange, yellow, green, two aquas, two blues, a purple and a rainbow done.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Holiday hubub

Well the holiday was crazy just like everyone said it would be. I have some time get ready for next year right? :) I am right now restocking some items in my shop as well and finishing up a few that were left on my work bench once the ornament making took over. I started making ornaments late summer and now realize I need to start earlier this year. So this month I decided to take a huge break from them. I am focusing my attention on metal clay stating next week. I  have some ideas to incorporate my knitted wire with the metal clay. I am super excited to be able to do this. If it weren't for last years sales I wouldn't have been able to try this new medium.  I also am focusing my attention to sea glass pieces. I have a huge stash of glass and will be making some with this metal clay as well as some more of my circle basket pendants. Suggestions are always welcome in fact desired!:)  I will be trying to post more to this site for those of you who are interested how I come about my ideas. Starting next week I 'll will try to better about posting weekly! :)