Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper

Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper
Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Coper

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New stones instead of a new kitten

Yesterday we went to the Bisbee Farmer's Market, where the local animal rescue had their new batch of kittens. There was one kitten who was super fluffy and named Puff. I wanted her very badly. She was shy and the other kittens seemed to be picking on her.
But already having 6 cats, it didn't seem very wise to get another. I don't want to be known as the Crazy Cat Lady of Bisbee. So we put her back in the little kitten enclosure and quickly left the Farmers Market. I was sad. I hate leaving poor kittens how need homes. I wish people would fix their cats so this problem would stop.

Later that morning we went to the Bisbee Gem and Mineral show which I forgot was taking place this weekend. I bought some yummy Jelly Opal's from Mexico, a couple pieces of Apatite, and some Chalcedony.

I am thinking that I should make some smaller pieces to bring to my booth at the Paranormal and Ghost Hunting Weekend at the end of the month...

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Work

I was able to get into my studio yesterday and made a few pieces.
I was unable to get into my studio today because I was too busy dealing with this ID Theft, and of course I had to watch the finale of LOST. For those who don't know, I do not get TV reception here in the middle of NoWhere Arizona! So I rely on the internet to watch TV, hence having to wait till today to watch the finale. It was OK. Not the huge epic ending I was hoping for. But I hope when we die we all get to see all the people who were important to us during our lifetime, before we walk into the bright light...or before we get reincarnated into a hummingbird ;)

I really adore this necklace. Hummingbird and flower silhouetted against an amethyst.

My mother always use to tell me to stop to smell the roses. Her father who was a Holocaust survivor use to tell her that when she was a child.

I know very little about my grandparents, and their lives before coming to the United States. I tried to research my Bubby's childhood once, and I banged head first into a dead end. The town she grew up in is gone what remains has been renamed. My mother does not like to talk about it because it makes her too sad.
My Bubby did record several hours of footage for Steven Spielberg's Holocaust Library thingy at USC, and I ordered copies on DVD for both my mother and myself. But can't bring myself to watch them.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Why I Question the Human Race

I received a letter from the IRS on Saturday stating that I owed the IRS $1800.
They think that I have been working at Lowes and that I have been using my maiden name. This of course is not true.
In 2005 I became a victim of identity theft. When I got married, changed my last name, and my SS number and maiden name did not match anymore, all the ID theft stopped.
So, I believe that Lowes did not EVerify said employee, who actually stole my ID, yet filed for taxes and wanted an education credit to boot.
We called the police and filed a police report.
Obviously this put me in a foul mood since yesterday.
I just can't grasp why people do this. It is extremely frustrating, and now I have to call the IRS tomorrow to deal with it. To prove that I am who I am, and that they are not who they say they are. I also want to call Lowes to complain to their HR headquarters. I blame them as much as I blame the person who is pretending to be me.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Living the Creative Life

I have a useless book by that title. I got a quarter of the way through the book and had to put it away. It wasn't for me. For me, so selfish huh? Its always about what I want. I want to live the creative life. I want to create and have people like my creations. I want them worn and admired. I want people to feel beautiful when wearing them. I want I want I want. But its not happening.
All my old pieces are selling pretty well at a shop in town. So that is good, but I want to know who purchases my pieces. I want communication with them. I want to know who is adopting my babies. On is where I want to sell to tell you the truth. I want I want I want.
I want to be a person who can make money at doing what they enjoy. I do that already with the ghost tours, but the economy is hitting us hard! I want to be able to take weekend vacations and not have to worry about being here to do the tours to pay the bills. Sometimes I need to get out of this town. I want I want I want.
I want to be the person who blogs about all their etsy sales. I want to be the person who gets their items on treasuries. I want to be the person who walks down the street and has a purpose, a meaning, something they are proud of. I want I want I want.
If I could make one sale, ONE sale to someone I don't know. Someone who isn't already a fan of Nay. Someone who doesn't know me, and likes my jewelry for what it is. Then I would be happy. Truly happy.
Until then, I am going to haul my butt into my costume and downtown and tell ghost stories. Don't get me wrong I love my day (night) job, but it is my ball and chain. I want another purpose, another reason. Another outlet, an outlet that is successful, fulfilling, and gratifying!
For I am truly happy when in my studio.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer is almost here

Things are heating up here in Bisbee. I like it. This winter was so cold and nasty (yes even in AZ we get winter) that I am really looking forward to wearing skirts and tanks!

I was finally able to get into my studio this week. After my surgery my poor right hand didn't feel well enough to start sawing and filing until yesterday.

These three new creations were posted in my etsy store a few moments ago.

This stone was mined and then made into a cabochon by a local Bisbee resident. Pretty! I wish he would have spelled the name of the stone correctly so that I knew what it was. On the paper he gave me it says "Bandasratght". Whatever that is!!

Yellow Turquoise ring which is super yummy! I am enjoying making big chunky pieces.

Another big chunky yellow turquoise ring. Can you tell what one of my favorite stones is??

Here is a linky to my etsy shop if anyone is interested!
Nay Designs on Etsy

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Busy Busy Little Me

I had the stitches removed from my hand. I am able to do more, but still restricted a bit in my wrist movement.
My father came into town last week to help with a super secret project I am working on. So that has occupied most of my free time this week.
My hubby hooked up my new torch and my flex shaft today so hopefully this week I will be able to get back into my studio. I have lots of designs drawn out on paper (with my left hand while my right hand was recovering) and hopefully they will be made into silver adornments.

Tonight, I will be performing at Bisbee Idol, and will cry if I don't win. I am singing Don't Rain on my Parade in the vocal styling of Babs!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Been in my PJs for two days straight. Been reading lots of jewelry designer's blogs. They are so inspirational. Tomorrow Peter is suppose to set up my new torch and flex shaft. I also bought a lot of stones and can't wait for them to arrive. I find that it is best to find inspiration through individual stones...if that makes any sense.
Off to watch LOST. Almost finished season 4.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

why it is bad to sit at home with the computer all day

I get bored and start buying stuff on etsy. I bought supplies to make more jewelry with. I am itching to get back in my studio. I hate this bandage that is on my hand. It makes everything difficult, from eating to driving to typing on the computer. Tonight Peter is taking the bandage off and making me a smaller bandage. The doc said it was OK as long as we keep it clean and dry.
Maybe tomorrow I will be able to go back into the studio...if not tomorrow next week when the bandages come off for good!