Friday, November 30, 2012

AJE Component of the Month Reveal!!

I was lucky enough to be the winner of the extra component for the AJE Blog hop!! SO here we go...

These were the pieces we were lucky enough to work with!
And this is what I made below...

 I Loved this piece and decided that if I attached it with a nice piece of filigree, I would get to skip the part of having to figure out how I was going to make the center hole work as a pendant.
 What a beautiful pendant! I just love it! I really needed to keep it simple and have it sparkle with some snow white beads. I can see myself wearing this out on a winter's day or at a Christmas party.
 So please go visit all the other blogs and see what all we have come up with!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Getting ready for my Open House!!

I am having one of the busiest weeks of my life! My last chemo is on Friday and I also have my appointment with my surgeon to determine when I will have my surgery. Those are pretty important, but not as much fun as getting ready for my Open House on Saturday!!

 I have been making things like crazy! I have a bunch in my Etsy Shop if you are looking for a gift and I have even more that I have not had time to take pictures of and post anywhere! 
 I know I won't get to all of the things I have to do, you won't get to see all the jewelry unless you are able to attend the Open House either, but I am sure there will be some things left after the big day that I will be able to list on Etsy.
 I made more Breast Cancer necklaces, the others went so fast I was surprised, so now you can get one for yourself since there are two in my shop right now!
This is also a fun "pink" piece that is available in my shop. 
 Listed this one this morning. I love this huge wing! It's my last one so you know you won't be able to find another necklace like this in my shop. The colours are very french to me. 
 So for now, this is it for an update. The Open House is here in Calgary, email me for the address, my email is on the sidebar. I will be open from 2pm-8pm but since I am setup on Friday night, feel free to contact me and make an appointment if you need to come early. I would be more than happy to see you then :)
I will be serving a few Christmas treats and warm drinks, and you can enjoy some Christmas music and wonderful company!

See you then!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Artisan Whimsy 2012 Holiday Collection

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It starts this Friday, Nov. 23rd thru Friday Nov 30th.
All participating jewelry designers will be offering a discount on their stores &
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Winners will be chosen individually by the blog owners.
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Thanks for stopping by and don't miss out on any of our wonderful Artisans!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Favorite New Pieces!!

 I was working hard last week to get ready for my Christmas market in Okotoks. I made a lot of new pieces and good thing too, because the show was very busy and I did very well! This top piece was admired a lot but is still available. I will be listing it in my Etsy shop this week.
 This piece I had make a few days before, and it sold at the show! I love how this piece looked and I hope to make more with the same feel. How nice to see so many pieces sell.
I made this one the same day as the one above and it also sold at the market. It was one of the first pieces to go. So that tells me I am on to something and I should keep going in this direction!!
 This was not only inspired by all of Heather Powers wonderful nature themed jewelry, it also contains one of her wonderful Humblebeads. This one is still available and will also be listed this week. I hope you will visit my shop to see everything!
This new piece is also still available. It is made with a lovely bird gifted to me by the lovely Gardanne. She sent me a handful of beautiful pink enameled components to cheer me up during my fight with breast cancer. What a sweet thoughtful soul.
I love this one with my Spirited Earth Owl and Jubilee house bead. This one sold. It was admired by many! Another piece I may be revisiting since it did so well. I am really excited about the new pieces I made. They just "felt" good :)
Another one that sold really fast for me! I am really loving the feel this one evoked. Whimsy and nature combined. Might have to revisit this design as well, maybe in some purples and blues...

I have to say that this Market was my best Christmas market ever!! The girls that do the advertising for Market Square do a fantastic job and promote us to the point that we are starting to have a serious following! I have several repeat customers, including men buying for their wives, and this makes me smile! I even have a new shop that came and bought several pieces to sell and put in a large order for more! I couldn't be more thrilled!

Now for the rest of the week I will be trying to fill this order as well as another one for hooks. I will also be trying to heal from what seems to be the beginnings of pneumonia! All this and another round of Chemo scheduled for Friday! I think it's going to be a long week!

Thanks for coming by!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Suburban Girl Design Team Autumn Reveal!

Today is the reveal for the Suburban Girl Design team! I am a late addition, but so please to have been invited to join. I was sent this gorgeous pendant and the hand forged clasp and had to think for a bit what I wanted to create with it. I decided I wanted it to really focus on the simple and elegant pendant. I wanted it to really be the focus and stay uncluttered.
 I made a simple two strand design with the pendant and three linked Faceted Picasso Jasper beads. I took earthy tones of these beads to keep it very neutral and natural.
 I have failed to capture the clasp in the photographs! I was not focused when I took the pictures. It was created by Shel Buettner, a talented and sweet lady! It is so pretty and delicate but surprisingly strong and durable! You can see it better in Diana's post, so make sure you have a good look. 

I created the whole piece out of solid copper and added the vintage patina with LOS. I am really happy with how it turned out and hope to wear it to my first and only Christmas show on Saturday.

Please visit the other member's blogs and leave us all a note!!
Diana Ptaszynski
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Kristen Stevens
Jan Onipenco (currently out of power from the storm)
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp  You are here!

Sandra Basara Miller (currently out of power from the storm)
Michelle Buettner

Thanks for stopping by!!