Sunday, January 27, 2008


I know you should enjoy change...but if you are like me and you are unsure of the unknown, sometimes it can be scary! One of my good friends is moving away tomorrow. I am so bummed, happy for her- but we have become good friends over the last two years, you can't help but be bummed. I think I am craving some familiar ground right now. And I think the best way around this feeling is to be creative. Tonight we had a design team meeting and then we could scrapbook into the night. Well, as you can see I am still up, I had a bit too many cokes. So, my battery is about to run out on my laptop. I just thought I could get one last thing completed before I head up. Doing something creative really helps get your feelings out...I love to make jewelry and listen to music. So, tonight not only did I scrapbook at the store, I came home and worked on my website and listened to music. I really enjoy hangin' out with the design team. The ladies are a lot of fun and filled with so much knowledge!!! I had a great time tonight.
Better go down to the last mins.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Spring/Summer 2008 Jewelry Collection

I've been pretty busy cleaning up my jewelry stock and getting ready for the new Spring/Summer 2008 Collection that is right around the corner from making its debut! These are just a few of the pieces. I'm very excited about the new line - I'm still working on pieces to add. I've also been working on adding new show dates to the 2008 year schedule. Check out the events page to stay updated.
If you haven't yet, this past week I added a new "featured bride". I love how here jewelry turned out. We really worked on customizing her pieces.
While designing and creating my new collection, I have found many things to stir up inspiration. It's amazing where it comes from...for me it will could be a color combination from a home decor magazine or just the thought of going on vacation can inspire a whole line. I love to go shopping for new beads- as soon as I get home I can't wait to dig in and start designing new pieces. I will be posting the new line on March 1st, and I will have my first show with the new line on February 15th.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Vintage Brooch entering it's next Life...

I had to share these photos with you...a friend of me gave me this brooch she received from her grandmother. She wanted me to make something out of it. So, one day I came across this picture of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's where she is wearing a gorgeous 5 strand pearl necklace with a pendant/brooch. I immediately contacted my friend to see if she would be interested in the same style. So, this is what we came up with. I just love it! I hope she has some where special to wear it! Never under estimate vintage pieces of jewelry. You never know what their second or third life may become! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Have you checked out the latest Bead Trends Magazine?

Hi All!
If you haven't seen the latest issue of Bead Trends Magazine- You should go pick one up soon! I have 6 pieces in there and they look so awesome!
I just found out I will have 6 pieces in the May/June 2008 issue! Very exciting!
It's such an exciting time for my business! I am putting in orders for beads, beads and more beads! I just love shopping for new beads and I can't help thinking about all the possibilities! I can't wait to get them in the mail. And I just found out one of my favorite bead stores is having a sale- so, on Sunday I will have to head down there to check out whats going on.

Better get going, my daughter is sleeping and my son is relaxing trying to get rid of his cold. So, now is the time to finish up some orders and get my submission off to Bead Trends.

Have a great Wednesday!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A Little Overwhelmed with Paperwork!

I just hate this time of year when I have to go through all my files and pull out last years stuff, and get it ready for TAX time! I am just crossing my fingers I actually kept everything in order. I'm suppose to be going through some of the papers right now, and instead I decided to write about them. The house is quiet and it's a great time for me to get somethings completed.

I feel so bad, the other day I was so proud of myself, I was copying off schedules for our gym, the library and my son's school schedule. Well, I talked up a fitness class for my son to go to this morning and I thought it said 10:30 am but really its at 9 am. So, then I had to explain to him that I goofed and that we are actually going to the grocery store. Nice mom I am! So, tomorrow I owe him an outing. Hopefully it doesn't rain. That would be my luck!

I just put in my first bead order of the year! Very exciting clasps coming! I spent sometime this morning looking over beads, trying to visualize my Spring/Summer 2008 Collection. I should have a preview of the new collection on February 15th at a show I am doing. The whole collection will be available to the public by March 1st!

OK, so I have held off long enough. I need to hit the pile of paper work in front of me. But, knowing myself I'll start browsing the internet instead!

Have a great evening. Thank you for stopping by.