Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This was how my dear grandmother used to get us to smile (and laugh) every time. Try it today..it works like a charm :)
"We don't say goodbye, we say ciao" -Catherine LeBlanc D'Angelo 7/20/1919-12/20/08
Godspeed Grandma..I love you
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Most importantly, Jacob tied his own shoes for the first time yesterday! He was so proud of himself. He ran outside and yelled "Hey world..guess what..I just tied my shoes!! " Ahh the simple things in life :)
Today I am on the Etsy Main showcase..will it work for me? I don't know..I just keep trying to put myself out there - sometimes I feel like a small guppy in a very large ocean of jewelry designers...I'm just going to keep my head down and plug away..people will notice!
My mug...why do I feel funny about putting my pic on my blog? I've been thinking about that lately...hmmm I guess that it really puts you out there..you are revealed! I think a picture of my jewelry represents me better than a picture of myself..does that sound weird? Anyway..I'll put my pic on tomorrow..just so you all know who you are dealing with!
And then I'll post a random act of kindness..something small I did for someone many year ago..I still think of him around this time of year.
And now a few questions. How do I get little pics of the items in my shop on my blog? Is that what the Etsy Mini is? Also...the Treasury..is it really hit or miss getting on it or having one of your own? And how come some sellers' recently listed items have already been viewed 40 or 50 times or more?
O.K. that's enough randomness for one day, hope you have a great one :)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
My three lovelies with a Japanese inspired pumpkin
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Hello and a happy Sunday morning to you! I am proud to show off my new "Ocean Dream" bracelet. You can see it in a earlier post as a "beautiful mess"
It will be for sale in my Etsy shop tomorrow on Tuesday.
There is so much going on in this bracelet. All of the charms reflect to me the beauty and ever changing colors of the ocean that I love so much. There is Hawaiian sea glass, Iolite, Peridot, Pearl, Blue Quartz, Tourmaline, Amazonite and Abalone. All the silver is Sterling. I made the swirls and clasp by hammering sterling wire.
Here is my lovely daughter Molly hiding under the table at my jewelry show yesterday. It's hard to be professional when someone is tickling your ankles :)
It was a great show! Thanks to all of you who stopped by my booth and were so generous with your compliments...it's wonderful when your work is appreciated!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it, never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed." Sydney Smith
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here is a picture of a clay bowl my Jacob made today..not bad for a six year old!! Maybe a budding artist in his own right!
Monday, October 6, 2008
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Thomas A. Edison
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I am also working on jewelry for an upcoming art show here in Bath. If you are in the Bath Maine area on October 11th, I hope you will stop by to say "hello".
Friday, September 26, 2008
I am so excited to be starting a blog! My hope is to give you a little peek into my world, and to share funny, inspirational, and or thought provoking things with you.
I LOVE sales and free stuff, that's why on October 3rd, I'll be starting a contest for a free piece of Elements jewelry! Be sure to stop back Tomorrow to see what I am giving away and to learn how you can win it!
This is my oldest Katie modeling my Hilltribe Silver Rose and Black Onyx necklace. She is really looking forward to being one of my jewelry models :)