Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Computer Crash... Bummer

Good Morning Fellow Jewelry Addicts, and loyal followers. It is with great sadness that I must share with you my desktop computer has officially died. (sadness ensues)

We've talked with Dr. Amy... my sweet sister whom I call the computer doctor and it appears it's the Motherboard... which is a serious bummer. So while I search for a new laptop, and hire Dr. Amy to come transfer the files from my old computer... I wait patiently (well as patient as possible) and create new pieces. Unfortunately, all my pictures are on my computer hard drive, so I can't even share with you what I just finished over the weekend! But I will tell you, when I can share it, you'll love it!

So that's what's new here. Based on the research I've done, I'm looking at a Toshiba laptop rather than going with another desktop. That would give me mobility to take the show on the road... so to speak. Drop me a line or leave me a comment about what computer you use and what you like & don't like! I'd love opinions!

Hope your week is going wonderfully! I'll chat with you again when I'm up and computing.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Custom Orders are Sincerely Appreciated

How has your week been? Here we are in the midst of another weekend and it's been a really busy week! Busy in a good way! I got several new pieces completed. Then I got a phone call from a dear friend that asked me to design a custom piece for his mother's birthday next week.

I can't tell you how wonderful it feels when your dearest friends love your work so much that they would hire you to create something one-of-a-kind for their own family. Thank you T.E. for giving me the opportunity to create you mom's birthday present! Here it is ready to go!

Here's a few pictures of things I've been up to! If you are interested in any of the pieces and would like me to create something custom for you, send me an e-mail! I'm happy to help!

Turquoise - the Spring '10 pick!


Cherry Quartz Bracelet & Earrings


Earrings & Wire crochet bracelet...
The bracelet is a multi-strand crocheted strips that are then braided together!
It looks very cool on the wrist!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Scrappy Bead Necklace


Ever look at a few scraps and not really SEE the scraps... but rather you SEE something beautiful? As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Yesterday I looked at my work table and saw a little purple wire, a little bit of black wire and a whole smattering of beads. The wire wasn't enough to do a detailed crochet piece, but I had an idea...


I didn't see just a few yards of wire and some beads, I saw a delicate triple strand necklace with beautiful sparkling glass beads.

When I was finished, the necklace reminded me of "Bubble Gum." All different sizes, all different colors woven delicately into purple & black wire. Viola!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

People Love Wire Crochet

I know, it's Valentine's day this weekend and I'm not blogging about hearts this week! SHOCKER!!! Actually, I'm a heart-all-year-round kind of gal, so you'll see more hearts from me when they are just because of a holiday!

I have gotten so many compliments about the wire crochet necklace called "Party" that I blogged about a week or so ago. It's such a unique style and a mix of colors that I wear it all the time! It goes with anything!

This past Sunday I wore it to a Superbowl Party... so dress it up, or down and it fits the style!


I'm enjoying wire crochet so much that I've ordered more colored wire. I have black, purple and silver, but I've also ordered brown, sapphire blue and copper... plus more black & purple as I have custom orders already for necklaces in those shades! I'll keep you posted on new designs as I make them.

I really want to thank all of you for your genuine opinions and feedback. I really love what I do and I feel so blessed when others appreciate it too! Hope you get all the love you deserve for Valentine's weekend! ♥

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Purple... my favorite color


In case you didn't know from the looks of my blog, my favorite color is PURPLE! I love purple... purple anything is good by me... clothing, food, jewelery... you name it!

So imagine my delight when I saw that Zebra Wire made a magenta artistic wire in 28 gauge!!! My wire crochet jewelry just got even more fun!!! I found some great glass bugle beads from our brand new Ben Franklin the other day. They're an irridescent finish on black, purple, blue, green & brown base. Basically, I think it resembles the rainbow you see in a puddle of spilled oil.


Match the shimmer of the beads with the purple wire and I made a really fun cuff bracelet! Of course with the beautiful snow, I thought it was a perfect white background to get some pictures, so in my pictures you see a piece of my heart with a kiss from Mother Nature! **You can click on any of the photos to see them larger!**

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snowy Day Jewelry... YEAH!

Last night on the 10:00 evening news, the weather man said, we'd get a slight dusting of snow before morning... but we'd be lucky if we got an inch. Well, here it is almost 10:00 am (12 hours later) and we have a solid 2.5" on the ground and it's still snowing. So I guess we're lucky... maybe I should meander out to the convenient store for a lottery ticket! LOL

In the news, I started a Facebook group for my friends and fellow jewelry artisans who share the love of jewelry! I'd love to connect with you! Feel free to look me up by clicking here!

Snowy days are great indoor days though. The fluffy new snow adds a brightness to my workspace and living room. So even though the sun isn't shining, it's still beautiful out! Today I'm going to get some new items listed in Etsy, and work on a very cool wire crochet necklace with some great beads I pick up yesterday at our brand new Ben Franklin! It's so nice to have a craft store just a mile down the road. They have a very good selection of beads for people like me that don't want to wait for my catalog company to ship my products... If I have an inspiration... I need to roll with that now!

Any how, here's my two office assistants. I can see they will be great help with my work today! ;)

I hope your day is bright and cheery too!


~Dawn

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