Monday, December 3, 2012

Want to Find A Little Charm For the Holidays

         Want to find a little charm for the holidays well you can stop by a cute shop Finding Charm at these addresses below.  She has some really beautiful jewelry that don't break the bank.  This beautiful Black Mum is a re-purposed pendant made into a ring on an adjustable band.   It would make a lady in silver or red the perfect accessory for a Christmas Party.  I can just see some lovely lady in a black turtle neck sweater with the carved shell pendant on a necklace of peach colored pearls and earrings to match.  Stop on over at these shops and see all the beautiful jewelry just the right price of anyone's pocket.                               

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Wonderful Way to start your own Pandora Style Bracelet

Are you wanting to start your own or someone special's Pandora Style Bracelet for the Holidays.  Welllll, I have found just the place for you.  You can see the 2 beautiful lampwork beads in the pictures above.  They would make just the beads to get you or your special one's bracelet started.  Or you could use one of these beautiful beads for a pendant.  A Brooklyn Goddess'  shop has these beads, pendants, earrings, bracelets and more in her shop.  These lampwork beads make the most luscious pieces that I have come across in a long time.  The shop also has very affordable prices all so.  Here is her address and I hope to see you enjoying yourself shopping there.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some Wonderful Things at A Bead Thing

Silver and Black Wire Wrapped Swirl EarringsThere are some wonderful things in the Handmade Artists Shop A Bead Thing.  I found these lovely sterling silver swirl earrings wrapped with beautiful black Swarovski crystals.  I can just see them on a lovely lady dancing at the New Year's Eve Party or part of the Christmas Party ensemble that makes you feel like a Princess of maybe even the Queen.

Pam has such lovely things from jewelry to Crocheted Hats with little brims.  You know just the thing to keep you warn for all the days of Christmas shopping that you still have left to do.  All of these things are hand crafted items and are very reasonably priced. And you might just be able to finish your shopping in this lovely little shop.  I hope that you enjoy your visit and will leave comments of blog or join my blog for more fun things to come. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Getting Ready for the Christmas Season

As you might have noticed in my last post I have started an online store and you will find the address there also.  But I found the most fun thing about the group over at Handmade Artists Shop (the address is ) they have a forum where the member can post topics for discussions on any topic, a support section for technical help, a place to post pictures of your newest work with help if needed, suggestions, and place for feedback and to help to get your muse out of the chair.  I am going to post some of my newest creations for you to see and some from the members over at Handmade Artist Shop.  Not being the most savy computer person I hope that I can get addresses and pictures in so you can see the wonderful things that are here at each member's shop for the Holiday season.  I hope that you will go over and take a look.  This handbag is by Thunder Rose Leather  I hope you get a change to go by and see the lovely purse.
 Leather handbag  Beaded buckskin bag  Bohemian gypsy crossbody bag

  Here is another example of some of the other goodies we have over at Handmade Artists Shops.           Tall Bottle with Saturated Iron and Chun Glazes  This lovely ceramic vase was made by LG Potter  It has a lovely iridescent glaze.

This is one of my new pieces that you will find on my shop.  Here is another one of my pieces   that is new and you also can find in my shop.  I hope you get a chance to go by and visit you will find lots of special treasures at Handmade Artists.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Avatar for my Online Shop

This is my avatar for my online shop at Handmade if you click here:
You can see what all I have and perhaps find a one of a kind gift for the up coming holiday season.  If you don't find anything that you like perhaps if you send me a note perhaps I can make an OOAK item for that someone special for you.  You might try this address to see all the things on the site that are lovely, cute, and useful.  I hope you have time to come by see all that there is to see.  I also have a lot my things on flickr and here is the address:   You might have copy and paste in your browser.  I am sorry for this but I am only a little tech savy.

Be looking for you and please leave a comment here and on Flickr if you would like, I love reading them.

Aunt Jeanette's Bracelet into a necklace

This is a repeat picture of my beloved Aunt Jeanette's Bracelet made into a necklace by me and for me.

My beloved Aunt Jeanette

I have talked so much about the bracelet of my Aunt Jeanette's that I made into a necklace I decided to add a post about her with a picture of my beloved little auntie. Yes she was very small 4'10' to be exact. However if she was alive today she would be 129 years old. I grew up with Aunt Jeanette and she passed on January l958 before my daughter Mary Jeanette was born. Women in her day were small and writing about her now I realize how small she was. She wore a size 2 shoe and when I was young 9 or 10. I had shoes that fit me to play dress up in. As you can see from the picture made in 1926-1928 she was a fashion plate for the day. My mother was 10 years old and they were taking pictures of each other that day and I have some lovely pictures also of my mother. My mother was only 5'2" and she just towered (she thought) over Aunt Jeanette. She had dark brown hair and blue eyes and she was quite the beauty and was the youngest of my great grandmother's brother and sisters. I loved my little auntie it was like she was a child playmate for me. We would walk to the grocery store every morning and she would get out her Parasol to keep the sun off of us so we would  not get all burned and turn brown from the sun. Young ladies during her day were supposed to have untanned white skin. Golly so much has changed.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day May 13, 2012

This is a tribute to all my mothers, that had a hand in guiding my path to being an adult and to my first baby. The first of the five generations in my family. I would like to introduce you the the five of us. Starting from the left, my Great Grandmother, "Grandma", my Grandmother "Nanny", my Mother "MaMa" myself Lady Faith, and the baby is my Dear Daughter Mary. There are three of us gone now, but not forgotten. My "Grandma" had more influence on me than she ever knew. I loved her so much, and she love me so much. The street in front of her house was a dirt road when I was little and I hated the sand on my feet when I went to bed at night and she would bring me a wet wash rag and lotion so I could get the sand off and put lotion on to make them cool in our hot summers. When I was a teenager, my "Nanny" managed an exclusive dress shop here in our little town, and I had to cutest clothes in town. She walked to work and worked very hard so we could have the things we needed and probably the things I didn't need, but she loved doing it and I was the apple of her eye until she left us. My "Mama" was with us until 5 years ago and she lived long enough for us to have another 5 generations in my life time. This may not seem exceptional to everyone but it is to me. My baby daughter is still with me and she had two wonderful sons, and a beautiful daughter, and a great granddaughter for the fifth before my "Mama" left us. Such wonderful memories, I have of each one of the women in my life. My mother gave me the strength to make me carry on after losing my youngest daughter, and my husband. For this I will always be grateful. Thank you Grandma for the love, Nanny for the love, Mama for the love and strength. I would not be who I am today without any of the three of you. We were the four generations, that became five generations twice. I hope you all are watching and seeing where I have gone, and where I am going. I keep you in my heart and love always. Not to leave out my Dear Daughter is the most remarkable. She has two remarkable sons and a beautiful daughter a teenager. The boys are grown now but when she was 30 she ran into a burning house and saved an older and sick man from being killed. She is my heroine. I have been so blessed in my live time with my family.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This is my newest piece of my jewelry and it has a lovely story that goes with it. This bracelet was my great great Aunt Jeanette's. When I was 10 years old she let me wear with a special dress that I had and over the years I wore it many times. One of my most memorable times was the summer I was 15. I had a Red Dotted Swiss Dress that was piped in red. I had red sandals and I got to wear the bracelet to the movies with my boyfriend -BOY- I thought I was so grown up and that I looked like a movie star. My great great Aunt was my great grandmother's baby sister and lived for another 6 years. Of course I inherited the bracelet and I love it but I never wore so I decided to make something that I would wear more often and still not scratch the stones or damage the bracelet. I kept the bracelet as it was and used it as a focal and only removed the clasp (saved it) added some wire wrapped red crystals, chain and a hand made clasp. I love it and I know now that bling is so popular I will wear it more.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Today is a great day I started out with my head in Egypt and my body here in the my beautiful city made a computer error and it took some doing and help from Mr. K. Smith to get me out of it and I learned something very quickly and very firmly. So I finally got the head and body together.

I have not done any posting here on the blog other than pictures of my jewelry. Most of these posts are stuff I worked on while taking the Deryn Mentock Build Zone Class. I used an Mother of Pearl Antique Belt Buckle from Grandma's house dress to make one necklace, a sterling Marcasite Cross from Saks, and a cross by my friend and mentor Sonya Haynie. She is a jeweler of merit and has a beautiful website and if you have the time  visit I think that you will enjoy it.

I am also in an Art Charm Group for swapping charms and the last swap I enter we swapped earrings and the last posting is of ten pairs of earring I made for the swap.  Most are different techniques or same technique with a different twist.  The peacock feathers are embossed metal patinated with alcohol inks, 2 embossed metal with heat patina very lightly, and 1 pair heavily patinated with heat, 1 pair of bead dangles, 1 pair of wire wrapped briolettes, 1 pair of brass curling wire with bamboo coral bead, 1 pair of wire swirls, 1 pair of cogs, and 1 pair of metalic coat bead dangs.  I had lots of fun making these and wondering which one of the people in the swap would get them.  Usually I take the charms that I receive from the swaps and make bracelets or necklaces for myself. You will have to check the Archives for the November posts to see these necklaces.

I am going to add some of my work from the Sharon Tomlinson and Deryn Mentock Turrets and Towers Class here on this post and on the next post I will add more The little girl in the turret at the right is a picture of me at age 7 and I was in my dance costume the saying in the picture is a line from an old old 1940's song. .