Monday, December 31, 2007

New for the New Year

Well I said I was going to try some new techniques for the new year. I am giving metal clay jewelry a whirl. The artist in me loves the design potential, the chemist in me thinks its pretty nifty and the pyro in me, well likes to play with the torch. How it works: tiny bits of pure silver are mixed with clay, the clay is worked and molded into a desired piece, heat is introduced (yea fire), the clay burns away and you are left with pure silver. It's not alchemy its just science. So here is a peak at the first piece, look for more to be on the web site soon.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays

I am busy working on lots of new pieces and techniques for the New Year!! I can't wait to share them with everyone. Until next year! Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yea New Beads

I came back from the Thanksgiving holiday to find new beads that I ordered had been delivered. It was like an early Christmas. I already have great plans for them, hope I have the time!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Favorite Picks For Christmas

Unique handmade jewelry can make a great gift for the holidays. If you want something simple for the kids school teacher or to go all out for your best friend it doesn't matter. Here are a few of my favorite picks for the holidays. Click on the pictures if you would like more information.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shinny Stuff

I was asked the other day if I had a favorite stone to work with or if I specialized in anything specific. My answer was "anything shinny". If it sparkles, shines, or stands out in any way I will try to make it into jewelry.
My favorite component to work with would be chain, so many shapes and textures to fit any mood. Changing the chain selection can take one piece from light and airy, to thick and chunky. It is just too much fun!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Girl party follow up.

The "Girl Party" went well today. We had a fair turn out and raised a bit of money for JDRF. Yea!!

So what is next, its time to start shopping for Christmas! I had a wise customer today that is making a wish list for her husband. Its a great way to make sure you get just what you want under the tree this year.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Girl Party!!

I am excited to partner with my friend Heather to do an Avon and Diva party. The best part is 10% of the Diva Design profits will be donated to JDRF. So make new friends, pamper yourself a little, and help a cause! See you there. October 13th 10-12pm.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fall Fav's

Well I promised some of my favorite fall pieces so here they are. The dark red muscovite with its shimmering gold tone flecks are a great pick for fall. The necklace to match is just as fab! The next in the line up is olive quartz wrapped in gold. This one is generous on the sparkle! The final pick is smoky quartz and garnets. I love the rich brown color of the quartz. So let your jewelry be inspired by the nip in the air, or what is suppose to be the nip in the air.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Never Obey

I have never been one to obey the rules of fashion. As far as what to wear at what time of year, or this is in and that's not, really doesn't matter. I mean, I don't dress completely out dated but if I want to wear white past labor day, or my favorite sneakers out to dinner the fashion police can just bite me. If I like it, I'll wear it. I do have sense of right and wrong, such as a plaid shirt, paisley skirt and polka dot pumps are wrong, and confusing.

With that said, I created this last piece and realized its not at all fall colors. I decided to post it to the jewelry site almost to poke fun at my self. Perhaps I am just digging in my heels against cold weather. So watch for my next blog post, I will highlight a few items that are perfectly in line with the warm rich colors of fall.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

What's New

I figured to go with a new web page I needed a new blog! Out with the old in with the new, why not.

It has been a time to refresh and exchange the Diva Design image. Not only with a new web site and a new blog but many up and coming new features. Among them, appropriately enough the whats new page, also an easier to understand FAQ section, newsletter and online jewelry parties.