Friday, April 30, 2010

Giveaway Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the Daily Joy blog giveaway.
Congratulations to Amber G, Katelyne S, and Jennifer P!
Way to go ladies!

Thank you to everyone who entered.
I hope you all stop by my shop sometime!


I just wanted to leave you with a picture of
a custom order I finished yesterday. 

The set consists of my Sister Moon hand textured disc earrings and a matching necklace adorned with a labradorite briolette. I like these a lot and plan on bringing them back to the shop. The original necklace did not use a stone, but I like it both ways. And I believe I will offer two different sizes of discs for the necklace. I'll use both the smaller size as in the earrings as well as the larger size in the original necklace. 

I love astronomy and have always been fascinated by the moon. I've spent countless nights gazing at it. These are my interpretation of our sister moon. I hope you like them too.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Until next time....

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring, New Items, and a Giveaway!

It's been a busy spring so far (and a hot one too). It cooled off a bit today and we're having a little rain so hopefully that will wash some of the pollen out of the air. It's been absolutely terrible.

Ladybug adorned with pollen

The pollen is all over everything, even that little ladybug in the picture above, and it's everywhere you look. I've been sneezing, have watery eyes, feel itchy all over. This is the only thing I don't like about spring. Other than the allergies, it's my favorite time of year with all its gorgeous blossoms. I love how everything turns green and comes to life once again.


Dogwood blossom

Eastern Redbud

mid-air acrobat

pretty blossoms

The boy is enjoying the season too.
He got a new wave board that he's really pretty good at,
better than his regular skateboard.
And he's not been as bothered by the pollen. 
the boy1
It's not nearly as bad since he's been having allergy shots!

I'd say it's been a good spring so far.


New Items in My Shop

I also wanted let you know I have added
a few new pieces to my shop.
Green kyanite necklace with oxidized sterling circle & 14K goldfill

And these two pairs of earrings are coming soon.
Black Rutile Quartz Briolette Earrings in Sterling

Green Rutile Quartz Briolette Earrings in Sterling

Look for them in my shop soon!


Head on over to the Daily Joy blog
and get in on the new giveaway!!

Three pairs of Twirly Slide Earrings will be given away!
The winners have their choice of sterling silver or
14k Goldfill. Find all the details here.

These are such fun earrings and would make a great gift.
So what are you waiting for? Go!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Last, I want to share with you some other pieces.
(Then I promise I'll hush!)

A cute pair of mini Twirly Slide earrings
using petite peridot briolelttes.
Peridot briolette spiral earrings in sterling - Mini Twirlies
I just loved these.
They're on their way to England!

And these earrings were a special customer request.
Beautiful crystal quartz in a lovely puff diamond shape.
Crystal quartz briolette and filigree earrings in sterling - commission
Pretty enough for a bride.

I frequently create custom orders, so if you have a piece of
jewelry you'd like to have made, don't hesitate to give me a shout!


I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Until next time....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Morning of the Shoes

the shoes...

While getting the boy's shoes tied this morning... 

Me: "Are they too tight?" 

K: "They're fine."  

He stands up and says, "They're too tight." 

So I retied them, loosening them a bit. 

Me: "Are they OK now?" 

He shakes his head yes, stands up and says,
"They're too loose." 

So I retied them again. 

Me: "How are they now?"

 K: "They're too tight." 

We went with a different pair of shoes.... :\


Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Break!!

Happy Easter!

Just wanted to pop in a wish everyone a Happy Easter this weekend. We will be heading to the beautiful North Carolina mountains tomorrow to spend spring break there. We'll be able to escape a lot of this unseasonably warm weather we're having, at least for a little while.

I took a picture of this little white clover I picked from the yard. Even though they're considered weeds, I still think they're pretty. Upon close observation, it's really a beautiful little flower with interesting petals. And the fragrance is so very sweet! It never fails to take me back to my childhood...lying in the grass looking up at sky with the sweet smell of clover all around me. It's a happy memory. :)

I hope you all have a glorious weekend and that you all make some happy memories.

Until next time....Happy Spring Break!