Friday, December 26, 2008

Green Amethyst

I enjoy reading about different stones that I use. Sometimes the light basics and other times its interesting how they form and what they are used for. My recent favorite stone has been green amethyst. I always thought that amethyst was just purple, so I started to do some research (which means google it). Green amethyst is also called parsiolite, or green citrine. Just like citrine and amethyst its part of the quartz family of minerals. Just a little fun fact. Or fun for me, don't forget I'm a science nerd.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Whats New

I promissed new stuff and here it is. They still need cleaned up a bit so dont have any official pitures. I snapped this one of the soldered glass pendants in my workspace. They are each and inch square.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Well I am returning from a long unintentional break. My husband said it well the other day, “jewelry is your fall/winter activity, the beach is the rest of the time” I guess that is true. However, I plan to start back with home shows at the beginning of October so plan now if that is your thing!! So being looking for lots of new stuff on the site!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Chill, still influencing

The winter chill is still on my brain. I was cleaning up from a project one evening. Thre was a mass of beads and chain all over the table. This "stuff" was left and I thought oooh I like those colors together. So I hope this adds a little warmth to a cold winter day. Icy blues coupled with warm golds. Check out the matching necklace too!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Winter Chill

Ah the chill is in the air and it is time for hot chocolate. Sometimes the dreary weather puts a dampener on the creative spark. I have tried to get some inspiration from the cloudy rainy weather. With that said, icy blue seems to be what has caught my eye. The first is simple abalone with a few antiqued silver accompaniments to echo the organic look of the shell. The second is a pair of earrings with smooth silver blue kyanite stones. Both pieces have this cool blue shimmery effect, neat. Coming soon a blue, grey and gold pearl necklace.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fresh Start

Its the new year so it feels like it is time to make a fresh start and do new things. Personal goals aside (learning to make a good crème brule ) , I hope to do some new things with DDJ that we can all benefit from. Lets start with the obvious, a shopping cart, getting the newsletter running, and being able to do online jewelry parties. Now that I have gotten all that out of the way, or transfer ed the task to my web mastering husband I can move on. For myself personally am excited about learning new techniques, finding funky things to turn into jewelry and taking my imagination one step further. Cant wait to see what happens, for all I know I might be right back here in a years stating the same thing.