Friday, November 29, 2013

Browse Current Jewelry!

Today is "Black Friday", but sharp shoppers, like all of YOU are, always have their eye out!  This is the "Grand Opening" of my blog show and will be followed by more!  Before you step any further into my  cozy little "shop", you need to know how much I appreciate all of you, my blog visitors, and all of the enthusiastic and supportive people who visited me in Manitowish Waters, Cornucopia, Blue Vista Farm in Bayfield, "Comes A'Boat" at the Cornucopia Marina, Arlene's Pottery and Gallery in Boulder Junction, and the "Q" Gallery in Stevens Point!  You're the reason I keep doing this, and the reason that my husband keeps cooking!

Please note:  All items will ship FREE!  I hope this will offset my lack of PayPal for now.  This is a new outlet for me and we'll see how it goes.  Payments can be made by check or money order.  All items will be shipped promptly, but special requests are welcome if you're willing to wait!

There just wasn't time to design frames, backgrounds, etc., but I have made every effort to show you what it really looks like.  Feel free to email with any questions or ask for more pictures.

This is a new style for earrings, they are about 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" long, a fun length!

This pair has some beautiful turquoise beads.


This bracelet has beautiful colors and the hematite in the tiger iron might enhance the healing and calming properties!

There are no two alike, but this is a popular bracelet.  People have commented that they like the connection with the past and that it will go with everything!

Gorgeous greens of jade and rhyolite!

"Forest Splendor"  17 1/2" long, extender available.

"Little Black Dress"

Versatile, sparkly, and easy to wear!

Cute by themselves, or with the coordinating necklace or bracelet, for $15.00, when purchased together.

The gold-tone spacers really add light to the jade!

These blue kyanite "sticks" are stunning and make a real statement, casual or dressy!  The blue is a bit more intense than the photo!

Clay pendant from Heather Millican.  
Most people comment on this thoughtful reminder!

These little treasures have been hoarded for a long time, but they need to be worn and enjoyed!

Thanks for looking!  More will be posted soon.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Modern Miner's Daughter
Do you find that a story behind your piece of jewelry gives it a bit of mystique and intrigue, maybe sparks the imagination of the new owner?  My friend, and occasional collaborator, Heidi, is a gifted and brilliant story-teller.  She just makes the piece come alive!  Here's an example of one of her stories that she wrote about the earrings I made for her!

"The Modern Miner's Daughter"

Though she's moved to the city, her earrings remind her of her pleasant childhood growing up in the mountains.  There she spent afternoons perusing her grandfather's collection of semi-precious stones and gleaming copper retrieved from his mining days.  The earrings themselves a gift from her father, also a miner of those mountains she now misses almost as much as her dear old dad.  The turquoise echoes the azure sky, while the shiny copper reflects the pink-orange sunsets that they watched together from the front porch swing...times beautiful and carefree...just the words to describe the earrings she wears so often these days with a happy wistfulness.

I hope you were taken into another time and place with Heidi's story!  Our fictional dream is that we make jewelry together and she writes all of the descriptions for a catalog!  Thanks, Heidi, for always being an inspiration and a joy!