Saturday, July 10, 2010

I'm in the mood for love and...
I have been missing using my favorite stone something fierce, and I have had several requests lately to make some pieces with Labradorite. So they have inspired me to sit down and do it! So hopefully by the end of next week I will be posting bunches of earrings and perhaps a few necklaces that are Labby inspired for those of us who adore this stone, thank you!
Ok its taken me a extra long time to get my meager little offerings up into my shop. I hope to be making some major labradorite pieces coming up soon, I didn't quite satisfy the labby urge and I got a little sidetracked as we are doing double-duty Jewlery Challenges fopr the next 3-4 weeks. It is one of my small addictions this last year, it keeps my creativity in motion. So I'm just sayin' I'm not done yet!!!! hee hee hee....
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"getting a bit caught up"

"...and having way too much fun in the process..."

Ahhhhhhh... today is beautiful, sunny and hot! a pleasant surprise as I have not been watching much TV if any lately. I have been working hard and making lots of goodies for friends, my Etsy shop and I also just started back up doing a new WOA jewelry challenge with my EtsyMetal street team. I am feeling all charged up a bit lighter and a bit happier today, the sun does wonders for my spirit!
1. N928 , 2. E932, 3. R926 , 4. B927, 5. Not available, 6. B931, 7. E929, 8. B927 B931 shown worn, 9. N930

Above are some new pieces I will be added to my Etsy shop today!
Have a beautiful day my friends!

Blog Carnival: July 2010

"So what is a Blog Carnival you ask?”
It is a group of EtsyMetal members who write an article on the same topic on the first Monday of each month.

July Topic:
"If I couldn't make jewelry, what would I be doing instead?"
("If I wasn't making jewelry, what would I want to do instead?")

I noticed there was the word "couldn't" in there. So this would probably mean I was broken in some way and I don't think this was the exercise intended. So I will think, "If I wasn't making jewelry, what would I want to do instead?"
Ok, so if I had to make a career change now for whatever reason, it would depend on the reason, but lets say its a midlife job/passion change? Well after walking away from my computer just now to think a bit, I've thought about what I was interested in before I started creating jewelry. I was very interested in Graphic Arts. I think ultimately I just want to be a designer. Of what? I do not know. But the fun addicting part to me is coming up with the ideas. When I was around 12 I wanted to use my art to get into possibly the advertising or product development aspect, I was young but thought this might be a way to love what I did for a living. I felt so much pressure and had no idea what I really wanted to do when I grew up, it was actually a really hard place for me to be at and was a big internal battle... Then instead of getting the guidance I should have I became a teenager, everything as I knew it flipped-upside-down-inside-out-and-all-around and here I am now, here I am thinking and reminiscing about where my life might of gone, and where it still can!

I always say half seriously that I would have fully devoted my life to the humane treatment of animals. I feel that my life has taken many turns which did not lead me down that path, but I know in my heart it is something that brings up an emotion that rips my soul out. I think for me it is about all the unnecessary suffering and pain caused by the greed of some humans. I eat meat, I wear leather. I am just as lazy as the next person. I am not perfect by any means. But it still hurts. So I guess I am a bit of a hypocrite, this exercise was the simple question and if I could start over (or had to) I could probably sacrifice my life for this cause.....

Thanks for reading, and please do not comment and debate about animal rights and write any negativity in my post, it will be deleted. I am not writing to open any can of worms on the subject, thanks.
Also please see more blog carnival entries from my fellow EtsyMetal team members below!