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Friday, February 27, 2009

New Necklace Designs

This is one a a new series of necklace designs I'm trying out. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Beautiful Day

It's a beautiful day - sunny and bright! I'll be indoors working on jewelry and computer stuff, but I'll enjoy the sunshine nonetheless.

Friday, February 20, 2009

More Photos - Coming Soon

We're taking photographs this weekend - new fiber and bead necklaces plus some new pendants and earrings.

I'm working on several new designs for brides and bridal parties. I'll post some photos as soon as I can.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Necklace Designs - Photos Coming Soon

I have some new necklace designs in the works. I'll post photos as soon as we can get set up to take the pictures.

These necklaces will look terrific with my cluster dangle earrings.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Company Coming!

My posting is going to be interrupted for a week or so. We have company arriving today and I'll be spending less time at the computer for the next several days.

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Projects for the Coming Months

I’m getting my workshop set up with my torch and polishing equipment and I will be making head pins and soldering jump rings soon, I hope. There are a million things that I’m just dying to do; however, I am making some progress.

One of my goals for the year is to perfect my soldering techniques and create some fiber and metal pieces with bezel-set stones. I like larger stones, but another goal for this year is to do smaller pieces - pendants and rings with faceted gems. I have a long list of projects to work on.

It’s hard to stay focused. I have a show coming up the end of the month, but right now I’m working on Valentine’s items. I really like my cluster earring designs in gemstones and Swarovski crystals and want to do more of them - I haven’t even gotten to those yet.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New items in my Etsy store

Take a look at my Etsy store and see what's new.

I listed several new Vintage jewelry pieces yesterday and there are more to come.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday the 13th Art Hop

The Gainesville Artisans Guild is one of the stops on next Friday's (Friday the 13th) Art Hop. If you are in Gainesville, FL that day, stop by.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Very Cold Weather

Even with the cold weather we've been having, the azaleas have been getting ready to bloom. However, after last night's freezing conditions, I'm sure that the blossoms that were about to open have been frozen solid.

There was some ice on areas of standing water here on Gainesville, FL this morning (and yesterday, too). I don't know how far south the cold extends, but I'm concerned about the potential for crop damage in the middle areas of the state. Growers have been spraying water on tender crops to form ice to protect the plants from severe freezing.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Artisans Guild Opening

The Gainesville FL Artisans Guild Gallery is having an opening reception tomorrow evening for an interesting exhibit.

The exhibit features a series of paintings done by some of the residents of the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. The paintings are interesting and very colorful. Several years ago, a friend of mine left her beloved pet at this sactuary after he became too much for her to care for.