Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shop Updates Everywhere!!

It took me most of the day so far to update all those shops! I added more ephemera charms and pendants to my Supply shop. I added some new pieces of jewelry to my Jewelry shop and I added a few more pieces of jewelry to my Website!
I have 53 new pieces and sets in my supply shop for you to choose from. I hope you take a moment to check it out!
Something romantic or earthy or eclectic, it's all there! Have a look!
Here is an old world style necklace. Almost looks like and artifact! Love this pendant by Nan Emmett of Spirited Earth!
The top necklace is a limited edition piece with one of my Ephemera beads! Very time consuming, but a simple and easy gift ;)
This last piece was inspired by my friend Donna who made an amazing bracelet! You can see it in her shop Stranded Beads.
The wings in this pendant are outstanding! I am totally in love with it! It is a piece by Martha Eason of Menagerie Studio. She has some amazing pieces!
These delicate little treasures are on my Website. Made with lampwork by Sue Beads and Vintaj.
I made these big bobbles for fun! They really catch the light! The picture does not do it justice! I put these in my Etsy shop. You will have to have a look yourself and see what else I added in there!

Have fun shopping!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Earrings Everyday: Versatile Wire!

My latest Post as a contributor for Earrings Everyday!!
Come check it uot and give us a follow while you are there!!

Earrings Everyday: Versatile Wire!: The only way to put it is to say, I am in Love with wire!! The more I use it, the more I Want to use it! It is versatile and fun! So here...

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I have a bin full of ceramic and porcelain pendants and a brain full of ideas waiting to come out! It feels so good when something comes of those long held images. They need to come out, but they sometimes need a little time, or a little chaos! I am all about chaos! lol You should see my studio! I don't know what it is but I need to be surrounded by stuff to be able to create! I need to see my beads and be able to let my mind wander.
 That seems to work best for me. Just letting creation happen! That might be why art bead are my favorite thing to buy! They were someone else's inspired treasure. Having that in my hands helps me to be inspired as well!
 Nan Emmett has an amazing eye for making earthy pieces! I love the way she works the clay. You can find her Spirited Earth shop on Etsy, but beware, she is very popular, so her shop rarely has anything left in it! ;)
You will be seeing many more pieces come out in my shop with her beautiful pendants this spring. I am working on a few Ocean pieces as we speak, so keep coming back! You can find most of my pieces online either in my Etsy shop or on my website. Always new things getting listed!!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Feeling like a Gypsy!

I simply adore these filigree pieces from Vintaj!! So pretty!! I could not resist adding a bunch of Crystals to them, I knew they would look elegant! I added a little bling to the ear wires too. Why not! They needed to follow the elegance of the rest of the earrings. I call them "Gypsy Princess"!  They are listed on my website!
 I know the pictures are almost the same, but I could not bring myself to add only one! lol
 On another note, these are for a custom order, for my favorite cupcake maker!! Her cupcakes are fabulously gorgeous! I just hope she likes the earrings... lol

Have a fabulous day!!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party!!

So it looks like I was one of the lucky ones to win a spot in this Bead Soup party! yay! Lucky me :)

 I am really excited to meet Lori Wishart Finney! She used to live here in Calgary about 8 years ago! What are the chances!! I have never heard of Lori before, and that is great, because I love making new friends! This is an opportunity to create new links with people across the country! How fun is that! Can't wait to get to know her!

Now what will I send Lori for her bead soup... hmmmm...

Join me to find out soon!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FEELING my New Pieces!

I swear it feels like forever since I was really Feeling what I was making! Having so many shows at Christmas, I was creating things I really liked, but not as much "felt"! You know what I mean? I love what I do and would not give it up, but sometimes you need a break and after, things work much better!
 This is my favorite new piece! My heart was beating harder when I was making it! I could "feel" that it was going to be a great piece! I am sooo happy with it! I listed it on my website, but it may be hard to send it off if it gets purchased! lol
 I was hanging onto this Vintaj Medallion for awhile. It just needed to speak to me! The focal bead is greener than on my monitor, it's almost emerald! So beautiful!
 I have always loved long "gypsy" like dangles. These really reflect that love! Smaller than most of this style, they still have that elegant, free spirit feel to them!
 I had a few of these Floral pieces from Round Rabbit. I am slowly letting inspiration take me to where it needs to in creating anything with them. They are so lovely, I will miss them when they are gone!
I know this piece will not last long, every time I make something this nice in blue, it's the first thing to go! lol I used Swarovski crystals on this one with the rest being Vintaj!

I am looking forward to making more pieces with "feeling" in the next few months. I hope to do more markets this year, but not as many as last year. As soon as my Hubby finds a job, things will slow down for me, and I look forward to it!

 Earrings in the top post have little bird charms by Lisa Boucher... find her on Facebook and on Etsy :)  She has some great new stuff in there right now!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A New Thing, for a New Year!!

I sat listening to Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" over and over again while I was making these. She has to be my favorite new artist out there right now. I really FEEL her words!
 These are my new Interchangeable earrings. I was just thinking to myself how nice it is to be able to change things up on occasion, so this come with that thought.
I have made a few different colours and have listed them on my Skye Jewels website. I am thinking I am going to make a real effort to work on my website more this year. I am not closing Etsy, I just need a change.
 Love the mix of browns and topaz in these ones. I think they would look good with my new haircut ;) lol
 Last but not least, my favorite green!! You could wear these with just the pearls or just the crystals. You could take one crystal off for a little simpler style, or even just wear one Crystal! I really love the way they look, and I hope they sell, telling me you all like them too!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

3 Amazing Years!

I am looking back at all the wonderful and even not so wonderful experiences that the last three years has brought me. I have learned so much and made some wonderful friends. I have grown as a person and an artist. It has been good, maybe even great!

 I have not yet decided what I am going to do this year. I have taken a break from sending out pieces to be published, I am a little tired of all the listing and not getting very far on Etsy. I am slowing down but not stopping. I need to re-evaluate what I am doing and see where I want it to take me.
 In the hopes that since James is now done his degree, we will get back into a normal routine and I will once again be able to enjoy my craft and not feel like I have to produce enough inventory to supply an entire store! It has been trying, but it was necessary. Now our focus is to find James a career job and get him working again! It will be nice to not worry about where our next meal is coming from! 
 So help me celebrate 3 years of a creative Journey! I want to offer you 30% off in my Jewelry shop. Coupon code "3YEARS" must be entered to receive the discount. Refunds will not be sent out this time. It is good for anything in the store, but not on custom orders.

Thanks for sticking around, hope you will keep coming back to see where this year will take me!!