Saturday, May 2, 2015

Trending in fashion right now are stacked bangles or bracelets - which is how I always wear mine - so now I'm in fashion.  I love choosing crystals and gems according to what energy I could use help with today, or color, or just be cause it matches my outfit.  Right now I am experimenting with double or triple wrap bracelets to see if it works.  Double or triple the gems will be a wow!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wire Wrapping

I am practicing new wire wrapping techniques and really like what I am designing.  It is a challenge to push yourself to design new art and express your energy in a piece.  I am often guided by my love for gemstones and crystals - absolutely no two are alike, and they are sooooo old.  I can't believe that things of such beauty (and sparkle) are underground and away from light!  Right now I am working with quartz druzy and doing an art nouveau style pendant, it's going well, but still need to practice before putting it in my store on Etsy.  Keep creating!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spring Nests

The weather has been unseasonably warm and it's a reminder that spring will come.  So I made these little bird's nests with blue or white pearls for the eggs.  They look so cute on a chain with or without matching pearls. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vintage Revamp

I have a small collection of broken vintage jewelry pieces.  Like a little girl playing in her mother's jewelry box, I get them out and admire them, but wonder how to repair them.  So I gave it a try with a couple pieces.  One is a bronze art deco piece missing a dangle - an easy fix, I chose a faceted black onyx bead and made matching earrings as well.  The second is a very old piece with dark patina and blue faux cat's eye cabochons.  This one would just not hang properly, the components being too heavy for the delicate chain.  So I carefully removed some of the chain and replaced it with white freshwater pearls and now it hangs and wears well.  A recent visit to Lowe's with my Dad's advice, I purchased some heavy duty wire cutters and files so that I can snip off the clip-on earring backs and broken pin backs from some other pieces.  These vintage pieces will be fun to wear with just about anything!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Jewelry This Weekend

Been working on new jewelry almost all weekend, working with the fabulous stones I love:  carnelian, peridot, amethyst, pearls.  I even worked on two antique pendants I have but never wear.  Repaired one old art deco bronze necklace - just needed to add a new dangle.  Then I polished an old art nouveaux pendant to a shine and made a simple natural ruby necklace for it (because the tiny original chain was hopelessly tangled).  Made necklaces for two adorable "hobbit door" lockets...  So where are the pictures?   Still learning how to work this new blog, pix and Etsy shop coming soon! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Life Creator

Today I registered a username with "Life Creator" because that is what I try to do moment by moment.  Every thought, action or emotion changes energy and vibration.  I have learned that by managing my energy, life just goes really well.  For me, it is essential for health and creation.  Try changing your vibration by focusing on a word or feeling that inspires you in this moment - peace, balance, love, etc.  You can also use it as a repetitive mantra to engage your brain as well.  Brain, body, heart all balanced into the energy you choose.  Right now I am focusing on strength because I have to motivate myself to go grocery shopping, even though my body doesn't feel strong enough to do so!  I am also focusing on cool, sweet watermelon (a personal favorite) to motivate myself.  Change of vibration is working - got to go!