Monday, July 18, 2011

Why I make things...

That's my little dude. When he was about 1, we decided that I would stay home with him, and MAN, has it been a lot of work! No time for make-up, or doing my hair most days. Jewelry is quick to put on, and make me feel feminine, no matter what I am wearing, and that's something that I hope to share with others! And really, it's my little bit of "me" time, which I really need. There's no real story to go along with this... I just enjoy it!

On another note, here are how the owls turned out! They are listed in the shop - go check it out!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


In defense of my non-blogging, I've been really busy! We went to AZ to see my family for a couple of weeks. While I was there, I did a home jewelry show, and then bought all of these BEADS!!

I've been making stuff with my new beads here, at my NEW DESK!! Since opening my Etsy shop 2.5 years ago, I've been working at the dining room table, or coffee table, so it was nice to finally be able to get a dedicated work area. I set up my work area in the family room, so I can work when Stephen is playing downstairs and still keep an eye on him. I've made many things here so far, all of which are now listed on Etsy.

Today I began work on a new clay project - owls! These are baked, but I need to clean up some of the texture, and then I plan on antiquing them a little bit. I have a lot of new ideas that I want to try out with my clay, so stay tuned!

(Oh, and these little guys are less than 1" long, and will become earrings)