Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun Find and Fun at a Reception

I went home for a wedding a few weeks ago, and while my daughter was at work, I busied myself by going for a walk around her neighborhood. Got my hair cut, went to a couple thrift stores, and across the street, in the shopping plaza I spied a Fashion Bug! I haven't been to Fashion Bug in years. It was the place to go back in the 80's in the midwest for the hip trendy clothes. I need to stop in.

So I did!

They were having a great sale, and I indulged myself with some new clothes, and I found this on the way to the register. 40% off of sale price, I got it for $4!! Cute porcelain beads, 18" long - this is by far the find of the year :) Can't wait to make something of it.

The wedding was fun, got to see family and friends I haven't seen in years (some 30 years). It was a nice way to bring us all together. I have a few candid shots of us at the reception, will share with you. These make me smile, and some make me laff out loud :)

My niece Mindy and her husband Tarik

My Son in Law Russ, Me and my daughter Leigh. Leigh was a bridesmaid for the wedding. I made all the earrings for the bridesmaids :)

My mom and dad - will be married for 60 years come December :)

I have no respect - the cake was really good :)

Me and my mom before the service, very rarely will I take a serious picture

Me, my cousin Cliff, my brother Kevin (father of the bride), my cousin Mark, my brother Jerry - it has been over 30 years since we have all been together, and the building did not burn down - that is a first

Me, Leigh, and my mom

Leigh and her husband Russ
Me and my brothers - have you noticed, EVERY picture from the reception, I have a beer in my hand???

And finally, me and my mom - trying on mumu's and going thru all of her scarves. I love to have a shaved head and wear scarves piled up on my head

Just a little bit of my life added to the jewelry blog line up :)

Thanks for stoppin by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Would you ever consider....

I haven't had two seconds to myself today, and have had this idea rolling around in my noggin all day.

Would you ever consider hiring someone to help you with marketing your product. Like a real firm. Have you ever? Is it really that much different from what you can do on your own?

I want to take that next step, but I honestly don't know if I am ready in terms of time. I still have my 40 that I have to commit to. So I struggle with spending all my free time reading and researching and finding that right niche for my jewelry. If I hired someone to help me, that would free up time to make more jewelry - see - catch 22

What do you do?
Has it worked for you?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Challenge

In Rena Klingenberg's latest newsletter she has put forth a fun creative challenge. The theme is haunted vintage.

There is no judging, no prizes, just a fun way to think outside your creative comfort zone, and show off your latest creation.

I think it will be fun to see everyones interpretation of this theme.

Here is the link for the rules and the entry form - Will you join me?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Give Aways Going On Around The Web!!!!

Well, I think I am back in the swing of things *crosses fingers* so to start off my blogging tour again - lets see what give aways I have found going on around the web!

Melinda Orr's Metal & Clay Jewelry

Prettiful Designs

Lampwork Diva aka Cindy Grimbrone

The Spoon and Sprocket

Good Luck Kids!!!
Hope you have a great week!

Friday, September 23, 2011


Amember these beads I won?

I love them so much. I did have a hard time deciding what to do with them, because they were just too cute to look at in a pile :)

I couldn't separate them, they were just so happy together, so I incorporated the most of them into this multi-strand necklace!

I used a t-shirt that was tie tyed by my friend Todd and created this! This is a FUN colorful design that I will post a tutorial on soon!
Now that I have my camera back - I'll have more posts coming soon!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011



So, I thought I would draw you a picture of my latest earrings.

Not only can I not take a picture, I can't draw either...