Saturday, November 29, 2008

Teavana Nirvana

Yesterday was Black Friday and Peter and I got almost all our Christmas shopping DONE! We took advantage of early hours and early bird specials too. We "wrapped up" our shopping at around 10:30 and then went home for a nice big breakfast.

Later we went out to my favorite mall, Eastview, and just walked around. I was happily surprised to find a new Teavana shop!! I LOVE Teavana........I was turned on to it a few years ago when I was at an Art Teacher conference in Boston. I spent a small fortune then on tea and honey...........14.00 for a jar of honey! I had to have it :) So, last night I hooked Peter up to the Teavana craze and we brought home some amazing Chai.....43.00 type of amazing tea. I have a nack for gravitating towards the expensive. But it was well worth it. So, if you are near a Teavana, go there....your taste buds will love you and tea bags will be a thing of the past.

Today I will be putting some things together, making buttons and preparing for my Tacky Gift & Cookie Swap! Can't wait!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pierced Hearts & Sprocket Earrings

I have some new hearts that I will slowly introduce over the next few weeks. I've been working on a piercing concept for a few months and finally have something I think I like. I've also been really taken with making earrings. Typically I hate making earrings but since the summer I've been on a roll with creating some interesting designs...... I'm now LOVING them.

Let me know what you think!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Where In The World Have I Been??

Yeap. I've neglected my Posting responsibilities. Work, work, work.......and the Holidays. That about sums up what has had me behind the 8 ball. I so love posting too. Its actually very relaxing. I promise to be better :)

I have spent sometime on the worldwide web however.....About a month or so ago I created a Facebook page. I only have 6 friends right now but hope that will grow. I was kind of surprised that only a few of my close friends are hooked up with Facebook. I figured I was the last to jump on board being the procrastinator that I am. I did find an old friend from highschool. I think thats the best part of facebook.....meeting up with people you lost touch with. I'd love to have some of YOU as friends on Facebook! Click on my link over on the right side....I'll be waiting to become friends with you:)

I have some interesting Hearts that I've been working on. Not ready to share them yet since I have to do a few things to them. I think they will come out pretty cool but you can be the judge of that once I show them.

I'm also getting ready for my annual Tacky Gift and Cookie Swap next Friday! It should be tons of fun. I've got some great people coming that will sure to make the night silly and just plain fun.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Holiday Hustle...

I don't know what I was thinking. I had this silly notion that I was going to avoid the Holiday Hustle of getting things made and prepared for the season of giving by having loads on hand at all times. Crazy me.

People seem to be shopping earlier this year. I've already had dozens of orders (Yippeee) and requests from galleries and boutiques for new items. All of this is good news but it also means I have to get crackin and stay on task.

I'm hoping to have a new bracelet idea ready to share very soon as well as some new earrings & other stuff. In my Etsy shop I'm also going to offer some sweet packages for sale. This is just one of them.....gotta make more packages too. I typically put my jewelry in a lovely drawstring bag that can be used to store jewelry in but I'm also working on a more fancy bag to offer.....don't think that one will be ready for the holidays but it will be available at Valentines!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Open House at Solutions Studio & Spa

Todays the big open house at Solutions Studio and Spa located in Greece, NY. Such a beautiful facility. Nancy Gong did the glass work for them and I was so pleased to have met her. She is THE stained glass lady in Rochester. I'm excited about the open house since it will introduce me to people who may not be familar with my work. Ya, never know. Its good to mix things up and take a different path every now and then.

These are my latest earring design. No catchy name yet, just silver and glass. I love them. Simple is good. I have other things too that I just didn't get to photograph, Oh, well, but I'm happy that I got these few to share.

My theme this holiday season is Silver and Glass. You'll be seeing lots more soon.