Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The names of the colors are Jaunty Red, Perfect Harmony, Worn Sail (cream), and Bauhaus Gold.
As a matter of fact, I told my mom about the challenge and she said she wanted to "play" too, so I cut my sample in two and gave her half. Check out her blog too.
So, you want to see wha t I did for my challenge? I Love the colors and was thoroughly taken by them -- even my opening photo (top) shows my inspiration: the Jaunty Red berries of our Yaupon holly bush. The coral and fancy jasper work in Perfect Harmony with the Bauhaus Gold of the faceted citrine. (Sorry, I just couldn't work in the Worn Sail, oh, wait -- I just did!)
Jaunty Red Berries
I was also inspired by two of my favorite Etsy designers: Liz Martin at Mostly Details who sent me a batch of beautiful orphan lampwork beads including these three in the perfect colors and Lynn Davis at LynnDavis who gave me the gorgeous pewter connector some time ago. It was waiting for just the right project.
Emanda Johnson (X You are Here)
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
While I was showing her the ropes, I posted a new component from my DreamCastings called Parrot Wings
I am offering this wing design in several different colors and color combinations. Just imagine what kinds of stories they could help tell in your narrative jewelry paired with gemstones or found objects.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thanks for checking in. What are you up to these days?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Remember this set of necklace and earrings I made while on vacation?
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Yumm-O! (I will post better photos later, but click the "Yumm-o" to Nan's Etsy shop.) We spent a couple hours walking along the beach collecting shells and watching the sea life.
We had the beach to ourselves (along with my sweet hubby)!
Nan and I had a great discussion about our jewelry businesses and how to improve and diversify our individual product. You will be seeing some results of this discussion in the future.
Have you ever had a heart-to-heart with someone you respect that changed your direction?
Sunday, October 3, 2010
We have escaped for almost two weeks to Jamaica Beach on Galveston Island. We are a couple of minutes walk from the beach and have enjoyed many hours wading through the surf and beachcombing.
When we are not on the beach, we relax with a good spy novel and quiet hours with our dogs. While my husband reads aloud to me (Daniel Silva's novels are very engaging!) I make jewelry. I brought a few beads and crystals along with my peweter pieces from Reaper Miniature. Here are a couple of things I put together:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I still have to learn the tips and trick to this new camera -- it is kind of like my old one (may it rest in peace), but I will just have to play with it. This is the first photo I took with my new camera -- a two-color quilt I started and finished in the last four days at retreat.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
a barred owl.
My husband called me into the kitchen to peek out the window overlooking our little fish pond and there is was -- beautiful! I happened to have been going through a gorgeous deck of Celtic divination cards I bought for the images. The card in my hand when he called me to see this beauty was the Moon card -- night and wisdom. I find inspiration anywhere I can, don't you?
Our visitor did not make its distinctive call for us ("who cooks for you?"), but check out this Youtube clip for a great close-up and its mating call. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fppKGJD3Y6c
I cannot wait to see what she does with them!
Thank you all for your comments. I guess I will have to do some more giveaways in the future.
Hmmm, I saw some really cool bat-wings the other day at work, I wonder,
would anyone be interested in them for
a Halloween-ish giveaway? (Do tell!)
(Pam, Send me your mailing info via my email: artymeziaATyahooDOTcom)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I have been enjoying working at Reaper Miniatures (as I mentioned in my last post). Along the way I have collected some gorgeous pewter pieces and the photo above is only a sampling. All these components are part of a larger piece or grouping, but I think each one would make a beautiful component for jewelry. My fingers are itching to get some time to play with these pieces and to come up with a stunning jewerly design.
It is not quite like visiting a hardware store and being inspired by the "cool stuff" you find there, but have you ever found jewelry components from way out in left field, so to speak?
I am having a giveaway of the large curved wings on the bottom left. Who is interested?
Here is what you do by September 10th at midnight:
* Leave a Comment on this post (yeah, the one you are reading!) for one chance to win
*Another chance is yours if you:
1) become a follower and post another comment to tell me
2) go to my Etsy Shop and "Heart" a piece (and post another comment with the link to the item)
3) Blog about the giveaway (and post another comment with the link)
There. That is four opportunities to win the angelic pewter wings.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
We are truly touched by grace.
. . . but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This morning at about 5:00, Hannah Nicole H. lost brain function. This amazing young women had signed her drivers liscense to be an organ donor, so after the family said their goodbyes, the organ transplant specialist determined that Hannah had the potentional to save nine more live and give sight to two more with her last gift.
We will all remember her for her wit and her lively personality. When she stepped into a room, even the air sparkled.
Please continue your prayers for Diane her mother, Bethany her sisiter, and Lou her grandmother. They were all extremely close and will miss her and her father Tim, very much especially in the days and weeks to come. There will be a double funeral on Friday.
Again, thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thank you my blogging friends. I can feel your prayers already.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
If you were to collaborate, what would you do and who would you want to work with? Do Tell!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
A few days ago I won a batch of goodies from Amanda Davie. at Articulation. She sent everything in this fab little quilty bag. I love the "Blessings" and the tape measure.