Sunday, July 15, 2018

Etsy Flash Sale

I'll be having a 24 hr. Flash Sale, in my Etsy shop only, this Tuesday, July 17, starting at 8am (US Eastern Standard Time). All the sale items will in a the "Sale" section and will already be marked down 30% - no coupon codes needed. Easy.

I'll be filling up the shop with samples and one offs. Some pieces you've never seen before (unless you've been nosing around in my studio) and some pieces are designs that I've been making over the past several years.

All purchases will ship Friday via First class USPS (but if you need something quicker for US purchases let me know and you can upgrade to 2-3 day Priority mail - just send me an email).

Monday, July 2, 2018

New work, New colors

After a good bit of computer wrangling, my new work, in a bunch of new colors, finally made it to the shop late in the day Wednesday. So far the reception has been like the weather here - warm.

Apparently my struggles with posting was due to our new modem and not our computer which requires another trip to our cable company for a replacement which I must admit is SO much better than having to buy a whole new computer. So I'm choosing to be grateful. 

If you have the time I'd love your opinion - what do you think of the colors? What colors of jewelry do you wear most? 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Shop update at 3pm today

Due to some technical difficulties, my shop update is going to happen at 3pm today instead of noon as I previously announced.  I hope you can pop into the shop and let me know what you think!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sneak peak of new necklaces and earrings

Here's a sneak peak of my new necklaces and earrings on the lovely, ever patient Phoebe who, as it happens, can keep herself from squinting even in afternoon sun. Amazing. (Unlike me, one of those "might have to wear my sunglasses in the shade" kind of people. ) We tracked down some dappled light in my neighborhood for her though.

Additional colors (more blue variations, greens and orange and yellow...) and new configurations will be filling up the online shop soon. If you haven't already done so and are interested, be sure to join my email list to be the first to get specifics.

Monday, June 11, 2018

My seven book summer reading list

Since we'll be spending a slower summer this year, staying closer to home, I'm looking forward to digging into my reading list. We're considering getting a hammock to complete the experience but the front porch fits the bill pretty well too.

When my Graves disease was active I struggled to read. I had no focus. I would read and re-read, and re-read, often getting so frustrated that I would just give up. I resorted to reading directions and recipes out loud just to get through them. Pretty sure the first year I was diagnosed I didn't read an entire book. Since going into remission late last year one of my priorities has been getting back into a good reading habit.

For my friends in the Southern Hemisphere any of these would make for suitable winter reading as well, simple exchange comfy chair by a fire for the hammock.

Here's my list as it stands.  Are there any books you would suggest I add?

4. The Knowledge Illusion, Why we never think alone Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach

Monday, June 4, 2018

Should I share the skeletons in my closet?

Or how about just the beads in my drawers? This is embarrassing enough really, the amount of parts and bits and components that are sitting around just waiting to "be" something.

Seaglass inspired beads

There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to do all the things, make all the things, try all the things, experiment with all the things. Better than to be stuck for ideas I guess, right?

School is almost finished for the year though and  I'm looking forward to lots of studio days this summer  - the one bright side of not traveling.

Bright tube beads

Faux River Rocks

Paper jewelry supplies. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Photo shoot

The overcast, foggy, "blahness" that has taken over southern Pennsylvania has actually been perfect light for outdoor photo shoots (surely, it must be good for something) and I was fortunate to have model Phoebe and my niece/photographer Sarah Repp to help me out this week.

The two pieces shown here are not yet in my online shop but they will be soon. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know about new work, sales and special projects.

Have a great weekend - hoping you have anything but "blahness" wherever you are!