JEWELRY

Sacred Charms

Recently I was searching for a specific photo of a Boston Terrier puppy from the early 1930s. I received the photo as a gift and then I promptly stored it in a special place.  But here is the thing… that special storage place is apparently so extraordinary that...

Jewelry Night

I saw this chalkboard outside a boutique and it stopped me in my tracks altering my status from worried to laughing.  It also inspired me to make something that has been on my mind since last Thanksgiving when we were in Charleston.  I saw a some brilliant jewelry...

Bead Calm: DIY Earrings

“There can only be one solution to any problem: a change in attitude and in consciousness. Through the power of consciously focusing on the things that we create in our imagination, we give them the ‘nudge’ that brings them through the barrier from...

Friendship Blooming

Today I created a couple Scrabble tile necklaces for a friend on the Ann’s Hope run & walk committee.  Tonight we are meeting to recap the run and celebrate the success and compound results of joining together.  This is a remarkable team of individuals with...

Ankle Bracelets

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandi More beach beading today… in the form of ankle bracelets.  Wish… powerful word of the week and used as the main charms for two ankle bracelets today.  Pufferfish,...

Beach Beading

Stringing up a little bracelet on the beach.  I created a pattern of beads, listened to the waves and finished this bracelet.  Simple supplies for creating a custom bracelet: stretchy string and beads.  I tied it off with four overlapping...

Charmed…Creative with Metal

  I received soldering supplies as a Christmas gift in 2007 and have used the tools twice with limited success (ok to be completely honest, complete fail).  No words today but a couple of photos of how I am using photos from the March Hits Horse Show to gift a...

Shine On

“It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years – we turn on the light...

Friend Inspired

I was with a friend tonight at my favorite state park.  She was telling me how she lost an ear ring Saturday and lost a bead off another on Sunday.  My aha moment… I could use today’s creative time to replenish her stock.  I intended to make a pair and...

Beaded Bracelets

Snow finally hit.  One loop at Lapham Peak with my x-country skis!  Our day was made of snow angels, shoveling, x-country skiing and driving slowly – well, of course there was the usual work and school obligations. I opened my creative box (ok, tackle box filled...