Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A New Look for My Blog

I've totally redone my blog layout and color scheme.   I'm still working out a few "bugs," but I think I like the brighter colors.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Necklace and Earring Sets

Currently in the works -  new pieces, including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  I'm doing new pearl necklaces and earrings to replace ones that have sold.   I'm also doing more bracelets in coiled silver and some more memory wire bracelets made with an assortment  of beads.

The necklace in the lower photo is made with Biwa stick pearls and Swarovski crystal.   The necklace in the top photo was created with potato pearls (shaped like a potato) and accented with blister pearls.  Blister pearls form attached to the shell of the mollusk so they look interestingly different from a pearl that has formed within the soft part of the mollusk.  










Some interesting books:

River and the Road: Journal of a Freshwater Pearl-fisher

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thornebrook Festival

I'll be doing the Thornebrook Festival here in Gainesville the first weekend in October.   My booth number is 122.  I'm really looking forward to it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Jewelry Photos

I've just added several new necklaces to the website. Take a look. On the left is a photo for another necklace I've just finished.

I'm doing a show in Tallahassee this weekend and I wanted to get some new items on the website before I left.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Where to Find Me


I'm going to be attending a couple of bellydance shows in July and August.   The July event is Saturday the 17th in Tallahassee and the August event is the first weekend in August in Atlanta, Ga.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Squidoo Lens!

I am fascinated with New Mexico, especially with the northern part of the state.  I'm constantly amazed that you can drive 100 miles in any direction and find yourself in a totally new geographic region - a place that doesn't look at all like where you came from. 

Although I've been visiting New Mexico for several years, I had never driven north from Santa Fe to the Abiquiu area.   This spring, I made that trip and as we drove along I realized that I could literally see Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings everywhere around me.   After making this trip, I decided to create a Squidoo lens about this fascinating woman and artist.

If you'd like to read more about O'Keeffe, here are some informative choices:






























Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

It's been a cloudy and rainy day here.   Gainesville had fireworks last night - looks like tonight may be a washout for any areas around here that planned to celebrate tonight.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Website Updates in Progress

I've been doing design updates to my website in addition to adding a lot of new jewelry.  Take a look.  I'd like to hear what you think.   I'm still working on additional phases, so the website will be a work in progress for awhile longer.

I've added a number of braclets, like the one shown here, plus new rings along with some great necklaces and earrings.