Category Archives: Handmade Jewelry

Antique storage options for creative supplies

When an artisan has a plethora of items from which to choose from to create all the goodness it can be a real challenge to find ways to organize and store such items. And I’m the kind of person who … Continue reading

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The First Bounty of the Supplies Swap

Last post I shared about swapping and friendship…much joy! After the supplies swap with  Central Coast Charms I just simply couldn’t wait to get started creating. The goodies were calling to me…especially that long vintage chandelier crystal shown toward the … Continue reading

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Swapping with New Friends…and so much more

I have found that being a part of the Etsy community is about so much more than selling and/or buying. I am making some friends that share similar interests and goals. We communicate back and forth, we share and we … Continue reading

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More creations…second installment of the “goodies”

Shame on me for being so neglectful of blogging. I’ve got many things to share but will start with photos of jewelry I have made with components I shared in the “Goodies” post. For starters, here are some earrings: Are … Continue reading

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As Promised…new jewelry created with components from a recent post

I’m having a great time with my new supplies featured in A Bit of a Shopping Spree. Without further ado, here are some of my creations… I call this pair of earrings “Passion” because they are full of feeling and … Continue reading

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Iris Apfel…an amazing woman and style icon

Maybe you have heard of Iris Apfel? Unbelievably, I had not until today. She is a renowned interior designer and textile manufacturer, is a long standing fashion icon with an eclectic style, and in my own opinion the queen of accessorizing with … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of a Shopping Spree

I found myself needing a few new (but in some cases old, as in vintage) things to work with. I want to make several new pairs of earrings since my supply is dwindling so I hit the online stores because … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Nurses

As someone with chronic health and pain problems for well over twenty years I have encountered a lot of health care professionals over time. Especially nurses, those wonderful folks who are the first to see you and usually the ones … Continue reading

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Follow up on gifting handmade pledge…and a life lesson

Get a hot cup of coffee or cocoa (and a snack if you like) and settle in for a long entry today. Don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I seem to have a lot to say. A while back … Continue reading

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Been Busy in the Studio

I’ve had some wonderful creative days where one piece after the other just kept coming out of me…what joy! I seem to have created several pieces in the same aesthetic or color scheme a couple of times. As you can see, … Continue reading

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