Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our new addition! and a GIVEAWAY!

We were given a pug puppy from our friend Dee. Happy Hanukkah to me!
I also decided to extend my 10% off sale for the entire month of December! Happy Holidays to you!
Watch the video below to see my new December Giveaway!!! Its easy!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Jewelry

I wanted to post really fast about the new items I put on etsy this morning.

First is a flower pendant which I had no plan to make. I just started soldering silver and WAALAA a flower pendant appeared out of nowhere!

Seeds Sprout into Beautiful Flower Pendant

The second listing is for a necklace I made from another piece of Bisbee Blue Turquoise which I dug out of the ground during the annual Turquoise Dig in Bisbee!
Dave Owen a local jeweler in town turned it into a stunning cab for me. Drooool!

Bisbee Blue Turquoise Necklace

There might be a new addition to our family. We find out for certain on Tuesday. Details to follow...

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Jewelry

I spent most of the afternoon working on a few new pieces for my shop. This weekend is crazy super busy, so they might not get listed until Sunday.

Tomorrow I will be a docent at one of the homes on the Bisbee Home Tour. They needed someone who could wear a Victorian costume...and well who else in town has Victorian costumes other then me?

Thanksgiving was nice. We went to my parents house. It was the first time in 14 years that I had Thanksgiving with family! It was very nice. Not to mention they have TV and I got to watch the Adams Family!

It is still cold and I have sold out tours this weekend already! It is going to be busy crazy!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Royal Snuggie

A requested photo of the Royal Snuggie & Snow Princess of Bisbee Crown!
Don't I look like royalty??


I am having a holiday sale in my shop.

GET 10% off all items in my etsy shop from Wednesday November 24th until Monday November 29th. Use the code HappyHolidays at checkout!

Nay Designs

It is cold and the royal snuggie is in the wash, but the snow princess crown is on! (yes I am strange)

Monday, November 22, 2010

And just when I was giving up hope...

Was extremely upset this morning to find that someone had egged our hearse this morning. The egg goo dripped down the side of the car and because it was so cold last night, the goo froze!
I got off what I could before having to get my allergy shots, but couldn't get it all.
It made me very very very very very angry!!!

Allergy shots hurt.

Mother met me at work to bring more of her pieces. If you don't know my mom makes pretty mosaic pieces of art.

Click here to view her website...which needs work...its on the list.

She helped me set up all the stuff form Morticia's Boootique as well.

Then I came home to find that I sold 4 pieces in my etsy shop today! OMG! So happy!
Tomorrow they will get packed up and shipped out.

I am planning on making some recycled record purses for the Source Within tomorrow along with some jewelry pieces for my etsy shop.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Morticia's Boootique

Morticia's Boootique is closing.
It was an experiment which didn't go very well. I admit defeat and failure.
All the items will be taken to the Source Within on Main St. here in Bisbee tomorrow morning.

If you wanted to purchase something from Morticia's Boootique now would be the time. After tomorrow they will all be gone.

Morticia's Boootique

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Week 2 Drawing Lab

The challenge this week was to look at a photo of a giraffe and to do a blind contour drawing. It didn't mention how many to do, so I did 5.

I remember blind contour drawings from college during Life Drawing classes. I always hated them. I tried to enjoy this project though and to not care about what the final result was.

In other news we are dog sitting a friend's dog. His name is Riley. He has a sad history.

He was discovered in the desert and brought Border Animal Rescue. I saw him there and didn't know what to do. He was adorable and what I thought was a shih tzu (which are the best dogs in the world if you didn't already know that). I could not take another dog so I called my friends Donna and David to see if they could take him. They told me to adapt him and to bring him to their shop in town.
So I did.
In the shop was Patti. A local who a year prior had lost her dog Lilly. Riley found his forever mommy that day!

So Patti took Riley and spoiled him rotten! Except she had to go back home to take care of her mom for a few weeks while her mom goes through chemo.

So we are dog sitting Riley. Sad thing is that he pees on everything! I can't get him to stop marking up my house!

Since I doubt anyone really reads this blog (except you mean people who spy on know who you are and don't think I don't know that you read this to keep tabs) if anyone knows a way to get Riley to stop marking up the house please let me know. It is starting to get very frustrating!

In OTHER news I made two more rings for my etsy shop which I am absolutely IN LOVE with!

This is a simplistic flower ring. Made to order and can be found at the linky below. Sweet, simplistic and a reminder that despite the freezing cold spring is just around the corner!

And this ring! Which I am absolutely crazy about. It is big, chunky and that malachite stone is to dye for!

I might be doing a giveaway in a few days...we will see.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Brrrrrrr. It is cold here in Bisbee! So cold that I was too cold to take my PJs off and put clothes on this morning. So cold that I had to take out the good ol' space heater and put it in my studio.

I had been working on these for some time now. Not really jewelry, but still super fun. I wish that I had started them in September, before the Halloween rush hit! Though these will be great fun all year! I am hoping they find a good home so I can make more. I might make some for the Source Within because I bet they would fly out the doors!

Etched copper miniature planchette to be used with a spirit / Ouija board. I designed the board too...which will be used in another creative application to be announced hopefully in the next couple of days :) that an orb in the first photo?

The back has two bezel set turquoise stones as feet, and a glass bezel set to help enlarge the symbols that it rolls over.

A Ghost Writer or Automatic Writer. Oh these are fun! You simply put a pencil in the hole and place your fingers on the back and let the ghosts or spirits do the rest!

Again I bezel set two turquoise cabs to be used as the feet.

This one is neat in that you can put the chain through the pencil hole and wear it around your neck. Oh duel purposed!

Monday, November 15, 2010

If only I were in NYC!

A few months ago I won the Bisbee Idol 2010 contest.
My father caught my winning performance on video...except he held the camera the wrong way. Haha.
So if you watch it don't hurt your head while cocking it to the left!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Week 1 Drawing Lab

Week 1 Drawing Lab Exercise.
Sit in bed and draw 30 cats from memory using a permanent fine tip marker.

This was a fun project. Since I have 6 cats.

The first page of drawings I did were line drawings. Very stiff. The second page were more quick sketches and you can tell that being loose works best! The second page drawings are filled with more energy.

I found a arts and crafts carrying case I bought years and years ago and never used. So I put all my drawing supplies in there and will take it with me for the more adventurous projects where we get to go on field trips!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Books and commitments to oneself

I bought this awesome book called Drawling Lab for Mixed Media Artists (yes I do more then just work with metal) by Carla Sonheim. Believe it or not I graduated from OTIS College of Art & Design and have a BFA in Toy Design. Though I have not touched a pencil to paper in a really long time.

I decided to purchase this book to help me commit to my sketchbook. There are 52 'creative exercises to make drawing fun'. One for each week of the year. I have the book, my sketchbook, and an array of pencils, pens, paints, and markers and I am ready for the challenge. After each exercise is completed I will scan in my sketch book and put the results on my blog. FUN!

In other news my etsy shop has been slllloooowwww!!! I thought everyone was getting into the giving spirit and starting to do holiday shopping. If they are, they are not doing it in my shop! POOP!

I made a few new pieces that I adore and I am hoping they find a new home for the holidays!

This is a Mexican Jelly Opal necklace. They look soooo yummy that you just want to eat them up!

A piece I made with a cab of Bisbee Blue Turquoise that I dug out of the ground myself! I took the rock to a local jeweler who turned it into a beautiful cab for me. Yummmm!

A fun Amethyst ring which I had been working on since summer. I kept putting it away and putting it away and finally was able to complete it. It is so bohemian!

And last but not least this fab Agate/Drusy ring with a hint of Moonstone :)

We are taking care of my goddog Riley for a few weeks while his mommy takes care of her mommy in the mid-west. It is hard having 3 dogs, but boy do they keep the bed warm at night! It is a good thing because it is getting cold here in Bisbee! The lows are in the 30's. Yikes! Time to break out the winter sweaters!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So I bought this cup...

My mother and I went to a thrift store yesterday and I found this cup. It looked like sterling, but we couldn't tell. It was $3. so I didn't think it would be too big of a deal if it wasn't. The video below is me testing the cup to see if it is sterling or not.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Can we say YUMMY!!!!
This is the Bisbee Blue Turquoise that I dug up during the annual Bisbee Turquoise Dig! A local jewelry turned them into cabs for me and shinned them up all pretty!

This is a neighborhood cat who followed us home this morning from walking the dogs. She cried, so I fed her. This afternoon she came strolling up the driveway and would not stop purring and rubbing on me. I named her Georgie and she is my new friend. Though she is not allowed in the house because we already have 6 cats. She will remain outside. Poor thing! Isn't she a doll!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My bisbee blue

My mother and I went on the annual turquoise dig here in Bisbee.
I found some nice chuncks of what is called Bisbee Blue Turquoise.
I took it to a local jeweler in town and he made them into cabs for me. I think he wanted to keep some of the cabs because he said I could pay him by giving him one or two. I told him that I would rather pay him in cash. More stones for me I guess.
Tomorrow I pick them up. I hope they turned out good.

In other news things here have been stressful with the day / night job. Not something I am going to blog about here tough. At least the bathroom is complete and I am able to take a bath!

This afternoon my folks are suppose to come over to help me rip the carpets out of the TV/Halloween/Guest room. The carpets capture allergens and cause me to get bad asthma attacks. So we have to pull all the carpets in the house out and put in either tile (yuck) or those fake wood floors.

Maybe for X Mass santa can bring this atheist jew some new floors!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

revisited some old pieces

I have been down in the dumps this entire week. Maybe due to Halloween being over and being less climatic then anticipated. Who knows. Anyways, I decided to stay off of facebook for a few days to try to get more accomplished.

First off I revisited my bat earrings and necklace. For some reason they didn't sell during Halloween, and this upset me greatly. So I decided to give them some personality by adding a face to each.

I have also been trying to make some dolls. I bought a few doll patterns on etsy, and want to use the patterns to help me make my own. Though you would think that I would remember how to make plush patterns having been a Toy Design major in college! I guess I am just being lazy.
I also bought a bunch of vintage sewing patterns and I'm hoping to make a few dresses in the next couple of weeks.

It is getting cold out, but for some reason the mosquitoes are still invading my studio.

Oh and the other day while putting away my Halloween decorations I saw a giant tarantula. He was cute and scary at the same time!
I named him Mr. Legs.

I am not sure where he came from or where he went. My only wish is that he stays outside because I fear if he made it into the house one of the six cats would think of him as a new cat toy and eat him!