Thanks for stopping by. Hoping life has been kind to you these last couple of weeks.
It has been a cruel winter for many
and we're all hoping that spring will bring relief to those sorely in need of it.
Bet you were expecting to see pictures of my completely unpacked studio by now. All organized and inspiring in it's uncluttered state. Bwahahahahaha. Nope.
Still relapsing with this nasty bug. No matter how crummy I feel, I can usually manage to sit quietly and make some jewelry, though. So this is what has been accomplished as of late.....
Castle on the Mossy Hill Under the Midnight Sky
Hmmmm, blogger wouldn't let me enlarge that first picture.
So here's another.
Because I know you want to see the detail. Right?
So you can see the mossy hill for yourself. Right?
And the midnight sky....right?
Yeah, yeah, I know I could have just deleted that first picture,
but where's the fun in that?
ok, moving on.
Unnamed. Filigree with Petra's lizard scale drops in bronze.
A bit easier to see the hints of red and green in the lizard scales in this shot.
Feeling oddly colorful. Also unnamed. hmmm me, without a plethora of words? What?
My Love, You Hold the Key to my Heart
and now for your viewing pleasure, the dark background version.
Inscribed on the back of the pictures are the words
Yup, there's usually an actual reason that I name my jewelry what I do.
Hoops with Petra's beaters.
I really really am tempted to keep these.
Unnamed red upcycled tin hoops with ceramic limpet shells from Petra.
Yup, I'm on another Scorched Earth kick.
Well, because Petra's doodads make
everything look better is why!
Even though these look rather large, you can see that
they really aren't.
So named because I am keeping them.
The suckers on these will go very nicely with my fabulous sucker pod pendant from
So I have to keep them!
Don't want to make the wrists feel left out....
Vintage Coca Cola metal tag, embellished with a vintage metal charm
sporting a cowboy and Indian duking it out.
Even though I'm not much of a western movie buff,
I just adore these subtle colors and vintage graphics.
I added a vintage horse head in a horseshoe Cracker Jack charm in dusty blue
to complete the old western theme.
All attached to a soldered wire bracelet band which is
adjustable by gently squeezing or pulling the band.
Oh and the Coke tag, well, I don't drink the stuff myself,
but I'm convinced that Mr. Wonderful would bleed bubbly, caramel, sticky ooze if injured.
He singlehandedly keeps that company solvent. So in honor of him....
the Coca-Cola tag.
More in tune with my ridiculously romantic side is this one.....
Happily Ever after
Vintage twist pearls, a mop button, vintage rhinestones,
sapphire blue velvet ribbon, a heart locket, a vintage rhinestone wreath,
an embossed metal Vintaj water lily on a soldered wire bracelet form.
But why is it named Happily Ever After you ask?....
because of this.....
The backside of the soldered charm with the tenderly caressing couple.
And what about our lovely hands?
I retook pictures of a couple rings already listed.
I just can't seem to get the angles right when photographing rings.
Though, I am finding that my pictures do look much better when taken
in the afternoon light in front of the north facing window.
Yet another thing I am appreciating about my new studio space.
and this one......
and last but not least, this one that I deactivated in my shop
because the previous pictures were so lacking....
Yes, I am liking this lighting immensely.
that's it for the new jewels but I did promise to show you more of
Is there anything she can't do?
Don't think so....
Remember she made these adorable ceramic houses...
And more of her wonderful bits....
A closer view.
Aren't they scrumptious?
I'm thinking miss bees needs to put some of these in her shop.
Changing gears here....
I thought (and hoped) when moving from Illinois that I had left the snow behind,
It does in fact snow in Texas!
The second time there was enough for a sledding hill!
ok, I know all of you in the Midwest are snickering at our little Texas snow....
but who's laughing now?
The baby oranges are getting ripe!
Winter on the outside,
summer on the inside.
here is where I really want to say nar-nar-nar-nar.
But since I'm polite, I won't.
Sure am thinking it though.
Hoping you all have a wonderful week ahead!
C'mon, admit it...
you've been missing the creepy animal photos.