Thursday, June 25, 2009

Things Have Been Crazy!

Things have been a little crazy at my house lately. I am getting that "I really need a break" feeling lol! My oldest (19) just left for a trip to Tahiti which kind of freaked me out a bit lol! Its not a vacation but a research trip for a college biology class. (Ya I know, if you have to work, you might as well do it in Tahiti lol). This was his first time flying and his first time out of the country so it was a little hard on mom! However I am so glad that he has the opportunity to do something like this! He will be back in a couiple of weeks.

My youngest (almost 16) is learning to drive. I have to say I was a lot more nervous with her than I was with my son (because I know both of my children very well lol!) and I have been very pleasantly surprised by how well she is doing! Still nerve wracking but not nearly as bad as I expected!

Summertime is always busy with all the added outdoor activities (since its only nice around here for about 5 to 6 months of the year we have to sqeeze all the fun stuff into that time lol). I am also working on REALLY cleaning out the house, all the STUFF that has accumulated over the years that we don't use needs to go! And working a day job and finding time to make new pieces on top of all of this is proving to be difficult. Not to mention doing a semi regular blog post.

I am working on a whole new technique and am really loving it (in what little time I can squeeze out lol). I have taken up metal etching and am beyond thrilled that I can now combine my love of metal and jewelry making with my love of drawing. AND I can also use this combined with bezel setting my cabs etc so its really the best of both worlds. I am sooo excited lol!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Check Out These Awesome Photos!

I found these awesome photos on Artfire yesterday and was just blown away. I don't know why these particular photos appeal to me so much but they do. Something about the composition, the angle or the beautiful colors. PLUS she is having an awesome sale through the 15th of June so I would go and snag these up before they are gone. (AND she has jewelry and other goodies to buy too! I am particularly fond of her charm bracelets). Her name is Gayle and you can find all of her goodies HERE. Or just click on one of the pictures.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Awesome Bead Give Away

So I saw this give away posted on Plurk and just had to pass it on. Oh my what a huge amount of beads she is giving away. I really want to win this but I am going to go ahead and post it anyway so everyone has a fair chance lol! If you enter and win please let me know! Go HERE to enter.


Inspiring Creation

I have to say that I am continually impressed by the sense of community and the helpfulness and overall friendliness and kindness of the hand made community. I am frequently amazed at the willingness of these people to help out their fellow artisans. One of these is Inspiring Creations. I am not going to tell you her kindness to me but it was a very nice thing she did. She makes awesome jewelry and some truly beautiful banners so please go take a look and share the love. She also does customized web site design.