Sunday, March 30, 2008
Our 9-year-old collects dragon figurines, and we searched and searched for something suitable to give him for his birthday to add to his collection. The dragons we found were either far too expensive or too juvenile for him--but then I discovered LizArt. The most amazing collection of figurines, pins, and magnets I've ever seen, but there was not a single dragon in the shop. A few messages back and forth, and Daniel now owns what he calls "the coolest looking dragon" he's ever seen. This custom-made figurine has also made me the coolest stepmom he's ever had (no matter that I'm the only stepmom he's ever had).
Check out all the amazing creatures at LizArt now!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Origins Earth, $300
Moonseed Girl, $275
Midnight Sail, $300
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Beachcomber necklace, $20
Autumn Jasper necklace, $20
Emerald Throne necklace, $20
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
"Hard Candy" Staci Rose Signature Swirl Pendant, $10
"Mojave" Staci Rose Signature Swirl Pendant, $10
"Spunk" Staci Rose Dotted Polymer Clay Pendant, $9
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Crochet Eyelash Trim Socks, $4 pair
Super Soft and Sassy Crochet Onesie, $20
Nursing Necklace for mom to wear, $15
Monday, March 24, 2008
I've been creating unique pieces of jewelry for almost 20 years now, and I'm still excited by the process. I have an insatiable appetite for learning new techniques that push the boundaries of my creativity. Along the way I have also been drawn to studying and practicing various energy healing arts, like Reiki, chakra balancing, Earth based energy medicine, shamanic practices, and Angel Therapy. I have found combining my love of minerals, my artistic eye and skill in jewelry fabrication and design, along with my heightened sensitivity to energies creates a powerful synergy. I love to immerse myself in the creative process and I'm fascinated when some pieces seem to magically design themselves. I am pleased to share my passion with you here.And I am delighted that I discovered her shop!
I delight in creating these pieces! Each one is unique, with its own energy that I feel as I work with the materials. They transport me to a place of deep knowing, relaxation and happiness as I work. My pieces not only look wonderful when worn, but also carry with them the special healing energies of each gemstone or crystal. My work is a constant exploration of the interconnectedness of all life.
Unisex Copper and Silver Squiggle Necklace, $22
Eye on the Sun Copper and Silver Necklace, $55
Silver Swirling Spiral Necklace, $30
Saturday, March 22, 2008
"Delicious" original watercolor, $85
"Blossoms and Butterfly" Watercolor ACEO, $8
"Crisp Green" print, $20
Friday, March 21, 2008
14kt. Gold-filled Single Loop Earrings with Clear Swarovski Crystals, $33
Argentium Silver and 14kt Goldfill Chainmaille Earrings - Pyramid, $45
Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Earrings, $22.75
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Retro Goddess Wrap, $18
Speckled Goddess Wrap, $18
Black Velour Goddess Wrap, $20
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I'm not sure whether I'm more excited about moving into our new house and having my own studio space or living without all this clutter. Okay, never mind, my own studio space wins (yippee!).
If you're looking for a bargain, we have hundreds of books, CDs, PC games, war games, baseball cards, and miscellaneous stuff that need new homes. Come visit our giant online yard sale, I'd love for these things to go to people who really want them.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Turquoise and Copper Dragonfly Set, $15
Copper Spring Earrings, $8
Copper Necklace, $12
This fused glass pendant is the prize from Lucky Girl for the Ultimate Blog Party 2008. I made it with a beautiful coppery orange dichroic glass with bits of white. It's been wrapped in niobium that I anodized to a pretty medium green color. If you haven't already, head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom--our awesome party hostess--to get the details for the prize giveaways and check out the party prize list.
To celebrate this blog party, I'm also offering free shipping on orders from either my Etsy shop, and I also have an eBay store all week long! Put "Blog Party" in the notes to seller if you shop on Etsy, or use the Ask Seller a Question feature if you shop on eBay. I'll send you a no-shipping invoice before you check out, or if you're in a hurry, I'll refund your shipping charge.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Grandma's Brooch Barrette, $5
Leatherette Ponies, $3.50
Patch Pony Tail Star Fire, $3
Monday, March 10, 2008
Moonlight, 4x4 Mixed Media, $20
Citywalk, 4x6 Mixed Media, $25
Monkey Tree, 4x4 Mixed Media, $20
I've been playing with abstract designs, layering a few strips and odd-shaped bits of glass in interesting patterns, and mostly with dichroics. That makes for expensive experimenting, but gosh, it can be amazingly pretty!
To my surprise (and total joy!) one of my experiments came out of the kiln looking much like a penguin! It's got a lot of clear and translucent areas, so gluing a bail is out of the question. I can't bring myself to drill a hole in the little guy, and I'm hesitant to wrap it in wire. He'll probably end up in my Etsy shop within a day or so as an abstract cabachon, and some kind-hearted and creative jewelry maker will adopt him.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Hickory Spades, $27
Leafhearted--Fine Silver Violet Leaf Earrings with Amber, $75
Slender Tendrils Fine Silver Blackberry Leaf Earrings with Chrysoprase, $75
Saturday, March 8, 2008
A Light for Easter, $77
Blue Key Tealight Holder, $77
Mardi Gras Tealight Holder, $77
Let us all help each other out by doing each and everyone a little favor . . . building our Technorati ranks and probably our Google page rank! How? By doing this tag! ^_^ I am making this not only to build up my own blog, but of course, to build up yours as well! So tag along, and lend us your helping hands.
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This is the Links Around The World Tag.
Instructions: 1. Place your link after the list. If you have more than 1 blog, feel free to add them all here!
2. After placing your blog’s address/es, you must tag 5 or more bloggers that are not yet on the list, this is to keep the ball rolling. (Please remember to let the bloggers know they've been tagged!)
3. Here is the best part: Make sure to update your list every now and then, by getting the master list here. ^_^
Links around the world tag:
1 - Momhood Moments 2 - Business Mars 3 - A Simple life 4 - moms….. check nyo 5 - Mommy’s Little Corner 6 - Pampered 7- HappyHeart 8- Make Every Day Your Lucky Day 9- Place Your Link Here
Friday, March 7, 2008
My path as an artist, however, was a duet of both fine and performing arts. I am a (retired) ballerina as well as a published artist, having done illustrations for a CD picture book, Papa Cardinal Finds Breakfast, by Sandra Wellborn. One of my paintings accompanied an essay I wrote for an astronomy textbook. I also hold a Masters Degree in Astrophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and have worked as an astronomer and still teach astronomy as an adjunct professor for University of Maryland University College.Take a look at two of my favorites, but don't stop there--this shop is worth a look!
Recycled Beauty Beaded Necklace with Vintage Brooch, $35
Hot Pink Fuzzy Beaded Necklace, $500
I hope you enjoy the party and get to meet many new bloggers this week. I'm looking forward to reading as many new blogs as I can fit into my schedule!
If you haven't already, head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom--our awesome party hostess--and check out the party prize list. I'm giving away a fused glass pendant as a party prize--check back later this week to see a photo.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Custom Note Cards, $30
Gocco Animal Card, $3
Gocco Peace Dove Note Card, $3