Monday, July 5, 2010

a treasury

A treasury on Etsy are items that generally have a theme about them. I've been lucky to have some of my items included in treasuries but tonight I made my first treasury, featuring items from fellow Etsians. The theme, if you will, is marbled.
There sure are some talented folks on Etsy. I'm part of the Florida Etsy Street Team and also the Metal Clay Heads, we enjoy networking together.
On another note, I had to work today, at least it was a dreary cloudy day so I didn't feel like I was missing something.

Monday, June 28, 2010

out of hibernation

It's been a long time since I blogged. I blogged about losing Spencer but shortly after I lost Denver, then Chloe. Three dogs gone within 3 months, I was devastated. All around the holidays too. Well, January 1st, I got a new boy named Jordan, here's his picture! So now I have Lyric age 6, and Jordan age 2.
In February I got my PMC certification, that was pretty cool so now I need to sell some stuff so I can buy more clay. I bought some copper clay only to find out I don't have the proper kiln, so I guess I can make some small pieces and torch fire it. I sure love playing with it and the sterling too. Now I need to learn how to bead a necklace properly.
Tara, my daughter moved to the country in Virginia, so my mom and I flew up to visit. Her place is really beautiful with loads of birds, and she sees deer on occasion. One day she saw a baby bear, that would scare the crap outta me.
I started to walk the bridge again, this winter was the coldest ever here in Florida. We've had cold days before in past years but maybe 4 or 5 days, this was for most of the winter, the weather sure has been weird this year. Anyhow I really need to drop some weight so I'm trying.
At work I was dropped from 4 days a week to 3 so I'm hoping I can get more jewelry made by having that extra day off. Speaking of which, I'm going to go do now :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Had a wonderful thanksgiving with some of my family and some friends. Ate waaaaay too much. I have a lot to be thankful for. My family, friends and health. Rich just had a health scare but it was okay. He still needs to see one more doc on Monday so hopefully all will be okay soon.
The dogs were very thankful for their turkey dinner tonight. Legend jumped on my mom a few times but we finally got her to settle down.
I have to go to work tomorrow so I will be missing all the good sales, booooohoooo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm going to be in my first show this Saturday at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach, so if you're in the area, please stop by and say hello! I have been pretty busy putting some things together and I think I have a nice assortment. I have to admit I'm a bit nervous, I hope people like my stuff. I usually try to make things I like so if it doesn't sell, I can wear it. Please stop by even if you're coming just to browse!
I love this time of year when all the art and craft shows start. I've always liked going to them to see what people create so I'm excited to be in a small one. There is also another show this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday in downtown Eau Gallie, I'm going on Sunday as a browser!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

shopping day

I took my mom to the Mall at Millenia on Saturday and met two friends, Sheila and Deena for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Lunch was delicious, I had the seared tuna salad, yum! Didn't go in too many stores, mainly Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn Bed and Bath. Can't afford most of the stuff in that mall, it's very high end. After the mall I went to FDJ tool and got some jewelry supplies.
I'm going to be a vendor in the Indian Harbour Beach art and craft show on Saturday so I've been trying to make some new earrings. Seems I have pendants out the ying yang so I'm good there.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

back again

I've been neglecting this blog too long. After I lost Spencer, my dad passed, then my other male dog, Denver. September was a really bad month for me but things seem to be getting better now.
I'm going to be in my first craft show November 21. I'm excited and nervous!
Last month I joined the Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society, what a great group of people. I signed up for about 5 classes, just have to wait for openings. They put on a wonderful gem show at the Melbourne Auditorium last weekend. I didn't have much moolah but I did buy some aquamarine beads, pretty pink coral beads and some frosted agate which I have never seen before. It's in blue hues so I will probably incorporate it into my beachy jewelry.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

a blue day

Well, I haven't posted in quite a while, I'm going to try and be better about my blog. Tara was here for awhile, 2 months and we had a good time while she was here. Unfortunately, one of my Goldens, Spencer, 11 years old, had to be put down so that was very sad. He had terrible elbow dysplasia from a young age and had surgery when he was 15 months old, he also had the beginnings of arthritis. He injured one of his back legs recently and it wasn't healing. We felt he was in pain, even with meds and was beginning to feel depressed so we opted to have him go peacefully.
I'm still having fun making my jewelry and I'm going to try my very first craft show in Novemeber. I hope I can make enough inventory by then. How much is enough??