Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from Florida

Happy Holidays from sunny Florida. I've been so busy with Aquarian Bath, that I haven't had a lot of time for jewelry updates. I'm excited that I sold a lot of jewelry pieces over the the holiday season so I've restocked my bead supply. I even picked up a ear wire making tool and am looking forward to sharing some really beautiful silver pieces soon in faceted topaz, tourminalated quartz, garnet, and amethyst. In the meantime you can see I'm down to less than a page of items in my Delicate Adornments Etsy shop! For shame!

Both my shops were was just featured in this beautiful Etsy Buy and Stay Treasury. I hope you like my Orange Vanilla Dreamsicle Soap and Smoky Quartz earrings.

If you are on Holiday shopping overload then just check out this awesome video from our recent trip to see the Manatees at Blue Springs. We saw a family of 5 manatees with a nursing baby. They are beautiful peaceful creatures. Music is Keny Arkana. A new favorite French rap artist.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Green Peace and a Hop Around My Women's Business Network

The Unique Women in Business Network is sponsoring a February blog hop with the theme "Something Green." I'm happy to have a little bit of a nudge from them to make a blog post, since I haven't had a chance to update this blog since before Christmas. Ouch! I been so busy with soap and herbal items that I haven't had a lot of time to make jewelry, but I'm hoping to be able to do so again soon. My husband and I have been looking for a house with more space for our businesses. It will be awesome to have a dedicated jewelry making area. In the meantime I hope you like this green peace sign necklace that I made a while back. It is one of my favorites. I strung it on thick green silk cording and it is knotted with 8 mm blackstone, moss agate, and jade. The central pendant is carved shell and it has a gorgeous sterling silver 'S' clasp. This one of a kind item would make a great gift for a green eyed lady like myself. : )

Can't wait to check out all the other unique items from the ladies in my network. You can find their green items below and pick them up in time for St. Patrick's Day next month.

Monday, November 1, 2010

South Beach Miami and Coral Castle Videos

My family and I recently took a vacation to South Beach, Miami and Homestead, Florida. The final destination was The Coral Castle. While we were there we took some video footage. My husband made these youtube videos with the footage. The first is a music video with footage from Miami and Parts of the Coral Castle. I wish Scott would have added more video or stills from the other stones in the castle, but it is still pretty cool. In the second video Scott narrates as I ask questions about the equipment we found in the castle. Ed Leedskalnin, builder of the megalithic castle, is purported to have covered up the equipment when visitors were present. Scott has some pretty good ideas as to how the castle was constructed using magnetic flux.

Hope you like the videos. I promise to list some more jewelry soon. I have some lovely destash amber and semiprecious stone necklaces. Here are a couple I recently photgraphed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mini Me is Minnie Mouse This Halloween

Moira and I were wondering how we should dress up Tessa for Halloween. Luckily my mother decided for me! This sweet Minnie Mouse costume arrived in the mail last week, and we couldn't be happier with it. Tessa gave me a big smile when I put the head band on her and showed her how she looked in big sister Moira's bedroom mirror. Here is Tessa, exactly 5 months old, riding in her sling in her new Minnie Mouse costume. As I'm sure you would agree, this picture is too cute but not exactly spooky. However, I would like to enter it in this Spook-A-Look Halloween Photo Contest. The contest is hosted by Giveaway Blogs and Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Congratulations to FoxyGKnits Winner of the Die Cut Biz Cards

Congratulations to Lois of Foxy G Knits. Lois has won the blog give away that I hosted here for 250 die cut business cards from here. Lois entered to win this contest by selecting a favorite from my Etsy shop. She chose this green and black asymmetrical necklace with Moss agate, Malachite, Aventurine, Ruby in Ziosite, and Black Stone.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Big Sis and Happy Baby by Amber Moran

Artist Amber Moran of West Palm Beach, Florida just completed this portrait of my two girls, Moira and Tessa. I just wanted to share it. I'm really overjoyed at how it turned out. As someone who does custom work, I really appreciate it when the customer just trusts me with my process while giving me a few guidelines and frame work. I was excited to see what Amber would come up with when I did the same for her. I just told her that I would like both girls if possible and something fun and whimsical. Then I sent her a couple of pictures and a link to my twitpic account. I was so surprised and delighted with what she did. I am happy that this gave her a chance to experiment with something different too. Check out her Etsy shop if you are interested in a custom portrait.