Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper

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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Vlog!

I can't explain my craziness in this video. It is just the way I am! Please ignore my giant zit!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Figured It Out

I think I figured it out.
I think the reason I have been so down is because 1) we need rain and the dryness in AZ makes me depressed...and my skin all flakey and nasty.
2) My designs don't sell very well.

A random photo of me and Captain Hook at Not So Scary Halloween at DisneyWorld last October. I added it to make me happy because there is nothing better then DisneyWorld, Captain Hook and Halloween!!

I have a few designs in my etsy shop that are staples. They sell so well. I almost get tired of making them because of how many times I have had to make them.
But when I make one of a kind items, they don't sell so well. I don't know why. I try my best to make them pretty and of high quality and for a reasonable price. Yet for some reason they don't sell. When I have a sale in my shop they sell, but I can't keep selling my pieces for the less then what it costs me to make them. That doesn't make any sense.

So what do I do? Do I take a break? An inspiration vacation?
I need some help here. If my one of a kind pieces sold as well as my made to order pieces I think it would boost my confidence and help me out of my funk.
Maybe today I will bring my sketchbook to work with me and sketch new designs.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring and Creativity

I have been in a blah type of creative mood lately. Maybe it is because it is spring break the the ghost tours have been unbelievably busy. Or maybe it is because I am in a rut.

It is so warm and spring is starting to show its face with little buds and plants sprouting out from the winter's ground. Except half of my bushes and trees died during the hard freeze we had. Our house looks like something out of a Halloween book. Dead trees and naked bushes. It is a bit depressing. My carnivorous plant garden isn't showing any signs of life either and I am a bit worried.

I built myself a raised garden. It really wasn't for me, but for my gnomes. They were upset at their first location by the side of the house, so I built them a flower bed in the front yard, around a tree that amazingly enough has some green buds sprouting from its branches. It was my creative endeavor of the week. The pink deer is named Pinky. I bought him at a thrift store, painted him pink and gave him glittery antlers. He is a much happier deer now!

My rut is not very productive. I don't want to make any jewelry. The thought of going into my studio makes my shoulders sag. I see other artists posting their work on their blogs and Facebook and it makes me a bit depressed. I can't find my inspiration in this brown ugly part of the world I live in. I need to see green. I need colors. I need to see water. Living in the desert is not the most inspirational place to be. It is a bit depressing, and will be until summer when the monsoons come to visit us.

So if you can please send thoughts for wildly imaginative inspiration my way.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring is almost here!

The sun is out! Yesterday I saw my first Hummingbird of the season! Today I filled my hummingbird feeders! I can't wait until Lowes and Home Depot get in their plants! I want to play in the dirt and get all messy!

Today I finished up a few paintings and listed a bunch of earrings on etsy.

This is my Vampire Flying Cupcake painting. I love it. I love it so much. I love it so much I am hanging it above my computer so I can look at it all day. I wish more then anything these little guys could fly off the canvas and into the real world.

Copper and Garnet earrings. I was experimenting with my rolling mill and didn't want the lovely textured copper to go to waste.

Copper and Blue Jade earrings.

Pink Jade, Onyx and Copper earrings.

Don't these stones look like cotton candy? I bought WAY too much druzy at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Now I have to use them up. Hehe.

All the earrings are available in my etsy shop. JUST CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ALL!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Every night while my husband is brushing his teeth I sit and sketch in my sketchbook (the one I lost is still MIA) for about 2 minutes.

Last night I sketched the most hysterical thing. I couldn't stop laughing.
Today I will try to put into a painting, I love it that much!

Though my painting session will be interrupted later this afternoon, because I have a 'Faceted Stone Setting' session with a local jeweler in town. WOO HOO! I have been wanting to learn how to set faceted stones forever! Of course the settings are pre-made, but that is OK because making those are too much of a pain in my tushie!

Photos of my painting to come...but only if it turns out good :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


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