Sunday, January 8, 2012

How about Tumbr?

For some time I've toyed with idea of changing up venues for my blog. While I like the way Blogspot looks, it isn't very intuitive for me and therefore my postings are VERY far and few between!

My husband, Mike, LOVES Tumbr and has encouraged me to give it a try.

So, I'm signed up and ready to fill a new blank slate (and it is literally blank right now), with news of 2012. I primarily want it to be forum to keep people up to date on my art and jewelry, but will be throwing in some other items of interest to me - fashion, travel, and culture in general.

If you have arrived at this page and want to see what I'm up to, please visit me on:

Oh, and the new website (in addition to my Etsy shops)!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Turquoise Tuesday - Resurrected!

The dog days of Summer are here, and while I enjoy some down time, it is very hard to keep a schedule and get much done....with two boys home, there is endless laundry and endless eating (i.e. shopping, cooking and cleaning up) to go along with the "endless" summer. But as we know, it will all be over in the blink of an eye, and it will be back to the school routine, so we will enjoy it while we can!

That said, I was very pleased to finally get some shots of new pieces for today's Turquoise Tuesday post - not the real thing, but the turquoise lucite is a great look for summer and one of my all time favorite materials to use in designing jewelry!

Enjoy, and be sure to check out some *new* items in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Although it's been a while since I've posted, I have not been slacking off...I've been busy making lot's of new designs for last weekend's Lone Star Ladies show and for my upcoming Annual Mother's Day Sale! The show will take place over two days, April 28th & 29th, from 9am to 3pm AND from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday, and 9am to 3pm on Thursday, special offers will include buy 2 pair of earrings receive the 3rd pair free -OR- 20% off your entire purchase! I will post all the details on my Facebook Fanpage this week!

For those of you who were unable to attend The Lone Star Ladies Present: Shop Austin, be sure to plan on attending their future events, there was a fantastic array of goods from some of the most talented (and fun) artisans in Austin, along with a few new ones from Dallas and Houston! A great time was had by all, and there was even homemade pie and gourmet chocolate & popcorn! 

I had a great show, and the icing on the cake was getting awarded the first place prize for the Vendor Booth Contest sponsored by Texas Store Fixtures; I now have a $300 gift certificate to spend at their store and a "big check/gift certificate"! I feel even more flattered due to the stiff competition, including friends & fellow artisans Christine Terrell of Adaptive Reuse,  and Kristen Pumphrey of Pomme Frites, who were awarded 2nd and 3rd place - congrats! It was very exciting and very unexpected!

This week's featured item was chosen because turquoise & copper are a hot combination with lot's of appeal!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I've been wanting to add some new items to my Etsy shops for ages now, but have been bogged down with the paperwork and accounting side of business - inventory and taxes....not one of my favorite aspects of doing business!

So, it was really nice to get back to showing some new designs, most of which will be debuting at the upcoming Lone Star Ladies show in Austin on April 17th:

You will be getting more info on the show closer to the date, so stay tuned!

In the meantime here is this week's Turquoise Tuesday offering - perfect for Spring!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TURQUOISE TUESDAYS - Back from Dallas!

Friday night's reception at the Artisan Style gallery in Dallas, proved to be exciting with a larger-than-expected crowd to view our art! I finally met fellow artists, Gina Marie Dunn, Michelle Stroesu and Kate Wickham in person and was amazed at how great our art looked hanging side by side! The show runs through April 3rd, so for those of you in the Dallas area wishing to see it, be sure to stop by, or check it out online:  and

I visited Brandon & Steve, the owners of Artisan Style, at the Dallas Flea the following day & can't wait to get back up there for the next one - lot's of cool wares and vintage goodies - I spotted a really cute purple and white 1950's sundress and am kicking myself for not trying it on.....

Today's turquoise item? This very much photographed and painted truck that sits in front of the Arroyo Seco Mercantile, a favorite subject of mine:

Originally $40, offered for $28 this week!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Uncommon Ground" show begins Friday, March 12th!

I missed posting for "Turquoise Tuesday" this week, because I'm gearing up for the reception  and opening of the show "Uncommon Grounds" beginning at Artisan Style in Dallas on March 12th - April 3rd!

If you are from the Dallas area, be sure and drop by, the reception will be from 6 to 9pm on Friday, and if you miss us, the show will be up until April 3rd.

I'm very proud & excited to be showing my work with three very talented women, Gina Marie Dunn, Kate Wickham and Michelle Stroescu and can't wait to see all of our work hung together - it is guaranteed to be very colorful!

For more details on the gallery, be sure to visit:

Here are a few of the pieces that will be in the show!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This week's special feature + cool stones from Kelly Pratlett of Gem Junkie - check out her shop on Etsy!

I so want to use these cool beads in a project! Kelly has tons of beautiful
beads and stones in her shop, **almost** too many to choose from :)


Mosaic Stones:

Featured this  week is my "Muy Caliente" necklace: