Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busy Thursday

Hi everyone!
I've been really busy the last few days! I am working to get ready for my summer shows. I'm so excited! I got off the wait list for Ann Arbor Art Show! I am in the Fourth Street Section and I can hardly wait. This is one of the biggest shows in the US. It has 5 or 6 shows all running together in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. There is well over 1000 booths! This is something that I have been waiting for for several years!
As I have told you before I have some new rings and bracelets. They are turning out FANTASTIC! I LOVE them! It is so exciting to create something new and to be so thrilled with the way it's looking. (pictures were posted on my May 11 post.)
I am off to Louisville, KY this weekend. It is a 5 hour drive so not all that far away for me.
I hope evryone is doing well and has a blessed day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Back in Toledo Again!

Hi to Everyone!
It has been awhile since my last post. I have been traveling and doing artshows so I have just returned home. I was in Hilton Head Island this last weekend and boy did the weather not cooperate! It was raining, cloudy, and yuck the couple of days that I was there. Thank you so much to the great people that I have met and who have purchased from me. One of the great people that I met at Hilton Head is also a fellow Etsian! She has some beautiful work shown at
My summer has filled up with shows! I will be traveling to many new and different areas this year! I will be busy, busy, busy!
I just received some fabulous sterling wire from It will finish my new rings in great style! And not expensive for sterling either!
Have a Great Memorial Day! Be Blessed!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just got done with Wilkes Barre art show. I had a good show and I won First Place in Fine Craft! So I am extremely happy! It was good to see that the economy might finally be coming back around. We could really use a good summer. Hope everyone had as good a weekend as I did!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hi everyone!

I just thought I would stop in and write a little.

I am in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the Arts Fiesta. It was beautiful weather today, so The crowds were good size. Tomorrow has rain chances so those can stay away!
Wanted to also tell you about this great little onesie that i just received! It is made by a great Etsian by the name of PrincessDoodleBeans. Go check out her fun shop!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Be blessed!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Some Brand New Work Just Coming Out Of The Kiln!
I just couldn't wait to share!

New rings! How exciting! The ring shank is all one piece not just glued on!

What a fabulous piece! I was so excited when I openned the kiln to find these treasures!

Brand new bracelets!
All one piece attached through the permanant wires that go through
the kiln! Just have to figure out the clasp now!

Wow! One of my favorites! I love the multiple pieces.

Please let me know what you think. I always enjoy your input. I am constantly experimenting an working to create new designs.

Have a great night.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would take a break and blog a little. I am packing to go back to Ohio. I am leaving from Florida tomorrow. Heading home to Toledo to drop of my cat and pick up my mom. I have an artshow in Wilkes Barre, PA that I am setting up for on Wednesday. So lots of driving in the next several days! Busy, Busy, Busy!

It is going to be a few days before I am able to find the time (and internet) to blog again. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

I also wanted to show my newest face earrings, I think they are adorable!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Listing

Are you searching for a spectacular Center piece? Well here it is! I hand craft each piece out of a high fire paper clay. The paper clay makes the bead lite and sturdy. (Not nearly as heavy as you think!) Not a lot of breakage with this ceramic piece! All of my Portrait Bead Series are one of a kind beads. I will not make another like it. So you won't meet your self walking down the street. It will look great in your next project! This is a great center piece for those with metal allergies!

The piece is a heart that is 2 inches (5.08 centimeter)in height and 1 3/4 inches (4.445 centimeter) in width. It is a emerald green in color with cream and yellow accents.

It has a horizontal hole 1 to 2 mm and can come on a waxed cotton cord with a lobster claw clasp in any length ($4, available in many colors)! Convo me with details.

I’ve previously matched these beads with this coloring - Hematite beads or Clear Crystal Quartz beads. I have included a picture with matching bead selections (not included in listing).

Thanks for looking!
Convo Me if you have any questions.

By the way - The lights reflect on the piece because of the glossy finish of the glaze that is on the bead. The picture doesn't do them justice!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Listing on Etsy!
This is a necklace that should be in your collection! I hand craft each piece out of a high fire paper clay. The paper clay makes the bead light and sturdy. (Not nearly as heavy as you think!) Not a lot of breakage with this ceramic piece! All of my Portrait Bead Series are one of a kind beads. I will not make another like it. So you won't meet your self walking down the street.The piece is a heart that is 2 1/4 inches (5.715 centimeter)in height and 1 7/8 inches (4.762 5 centimeter) in width.It is purple and cream in color with blue accents.The heart is 2 sided, one with a smooth finish and the other with a great pattern. It is on a waxed cotton cord that is 19 inches (48.26 centimeter)in length. It is made with 2 8mm Swarovski Crystals and finished with a lobster claw clasp.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I am Featured!

I am featured on today!

New Find!

100 free busines cards from Market Splash and includes free shipping! You can also download your own image.

I hope it helps!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I just wanted to tell of some of my triumphs this weekend!

I am being featured in a blog for the first time! It is tomorrow, Monday May 4. I am being featured on Come take a look and learn a little more about me and many other great etsy sellers.

I am in 2 Treasuries! Thank you both OneClayBead and HeartsaBustin! The links are below:
You can take a look at their great shops at and

I also received a award this weekend at Art in The Park in Brooksville,FL. 3rd place in fine craft. I am very happy and excited.

I am having many good things happen to me and now it is time for the sales to follow! lol :0)

Have a spectacular week!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm working on getting ready to leave and setup an artshow. I'm going to be in Brooksville this weekend. The weather is supposed to cooperate! Nice and sunny with no rain (and not TOO hot). It's in a nice park around a pond so there is shade! ptl So thats a good thing.

I've not made a sale on Etsy for 21 days!:( I'm not sure what's going on! I know that I've only been on since the first of April, but I was hoping for a little more response. I did have a sale in 2 days (Thank You, Shanon!). Once she received the piece she came back and bought 7 more pieces! But from then on I haven't done anything! I just feel like I'm sitting here and not getting much response. I guess I just keep pressing on and don't give up! Just keep listing new items and the will come. Remember the Kevin Costner movie "Field of Dreams" about the baseball diamond "create it and they will come"? I think that is my new modo "List it and they will come!" Thanks for reading, just needed a minute to vent! lol

I did have some exciting news just recently! I'm to be featured on a blog! It will be on Monday May 4! The blog is about etsyprofiles. They have also linked one of my pieces as an etsy fav. So that is good. Here's the link ifyou would like to check it out.
Well have to go for now.

Have a fabulous weekend!



fyi - this spacing thing is driving me batty! Sometimes my paragraphs show and othertimes they don't! If anyone can help PLEASE let me know! I'm pulling my hair out!

My Newest Creations!

Causual But Elegant
spectacular with jeans!
My New Biwa Pearls - aren't they fabulous!

Another casual necklace but fully beaded.
Can be dreesed down with jeans or dressed up on that special occasion!

AND --- Something Funky! I love this necklace with the multiple
faces. I had a lot of fun creating it and the faces are on both side!
There is no wrong way to put this one on! I love that!