Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oh Dear!!!

Ok, so the frustrations are still coming!  So I was on my computer on facebook and decided to go upstairs to work on some jewelry.  Tried to get on facebook on my phone and it said that it wasn't me and to relog back into my acct.  Only I couldn't remember what my password was for facebook.  I tried all the ones that I thought it might be and it wasn't, apparently!  So I requested a new one from them and I was told that I apparently gave my info to a third party and that's against the rules!  What third party???  My PHONE???  So now I'm back on facebook but I'm being reprimanded and can't "Like" anything for 3 days!  Unbelievable! 

Moral of the this story...don't let you phone hijack your facebook page! 


Computer Issues! UGH!

Today did not start out nice to say the least!  My computer wouldn't connect with the internet.  Not sure what was wrong so I turned off the computer and turned it back on.  Nope, it still wouldn't work.  Bummer!  So I turned it off again and left it off for a while.  Turned it back on and tried again.  No, the same thing, did this 3 times by now.  So I checked to make sure my wireless button was turned on, I have a habit of hitting it and turning it off.  It was on.  I turned it off and back on.  No luck!  Unplugged the computer and plugged it back in.  Checked my modem, it was on.  I was a bit annoyed by this point!  So I turned to my phone, thank goodness for smart phones, and left a message on my facebook page saying what my issues were.  A friend suggested turning off the modem and back on.  Guess what?  I'm back in business! 

Dang computers!  Can't live with them and can't live without them!!!

Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's Tuesday!

WOW where did Monday go?  I must have missed it!  Here we are again.  I was busy over the weekend filling orders that had come in on Saturday.  But I did manage to make a couple of pairs of earrings to list. 

The first pair is perfect for the summer!  It's sunflowers and a beautiful golden yellow Swarovski crystals.  We should all have a pair of bright earrings like these for those bright colored clothes we wear in the summer months.  (Click on the picture and it will take you to the listing for these earrings.)
This second pair took a bit longer to make.  I first cut out the rectangles out of a copper sheet of metal.  Then I smoothed the edges and then hammered the surface for character.  These have been also oxidized for that rustic look.  This pair of earrings is a great pair for everyday.  (Click on the picture and it'll take you to the listing.)
You can find these and many more things in my Etsy shop here.  Hope you all have a great week! 


Sunday, April 27, 2014

New Listing

I love the way these little earrings turned out.  The blue transluscent Czech glass beads are just gorgeous.  They illuminate light as you can see.  They are very big but they sure pack a punch!  If you click on the picture it will take you to the listing on my Etsy shop. Enjoy!
Have a great Sunday! 


Saturday, April 26, 2014


This is so beautiful this morning.  We woke up to rain, not just a light rain, which it is doing now, but a full our right downpour!  And it poured for about an hour.  This is amazing!  I know a lot of you probably don't even know why I'm so excited about the rain.  But living in the desert southwest we pray for rain almost every day.  We are so far behind in our water this year because we had very little snows up north in the winter that our lakes, our water supply for the valley is very low again.  We already had a few forest fires and they are warning people to be careful camping up north.  In fact they forest services have issued no campfires again. in the desert can be a good thing in the dead of winter, but a bad thing in the summers.  sigh....  I don't think there's any place that's perfect right?  At least we don't have natural disasters, like hurricanes, tornadoes (too hot for those) very little earthquake activity, we just fry in the summer months.

Have a great day, I'm going to take a cup of coffee and go sit on my patio and watch the rain come down.  It's beautiful!!!


Friday, April 25, 2014

Been A Long Day!

My Friday started with my trainer this morning.  Usually they are too bad, but this morning it was.  We did a complete workout which wasn't so bad but I woke up with a bad headache so everything was bad!  lol!  I love my trainer by the way!  She's is awesome, she can take this old body and create something new.  I like that idea, now we need to get it done!!!

I did manage to get another pair of earrings listed.  I love how these turned out.  As you can see they are just a piece of thick sterling silver wire that I wire wrapped little gemstones one.  I know the pictures makes the stone look huge, but they are not.  You can see in the picture of the earrings in my hand just what the size comparison is.  If you click on the picture it will take you to my Etsy shop listing of these earrings.
Hope you all have a great weekend.  We are suppose to have some rain here tomorrow.  NICE!!!  We certainly need it up in northern Arizona.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Been Busy!

Hi Everyone! 
I've been busy the past several days.  One, we need to get the pool ready for the summer which is right around the corner here.  In fact if we have many more days of the 90+ temps the water will be ready in no time!  Yes, it's been warm here!

Here are a few new pairs of earrings that I listed today in my Etsy Shop.  This first one is great for those who have a birthday in May.  Emerald green Swarovski crystal earrings.  I took two fine silver (.99% silver) wire and fused them together to form the hoops.  Hammered them to give them character and them added the Swarovski crystals.  They have also been oxidized for a more rustic feel.  (You can click the pictures of both earrings and it will take you to the listing.)
This second pair of earrings was made with fine silver again and I made two hoops per earring.  I added ceramic beads to complete this pair.  They also have been oxidized for character.
Stay tuned, more things on the way.  Have a great day!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Time To Get To Work!

Wow, what a fun packed and profitable weekend.  It was my "big" birthday on Friday, so look out Social Security here I come!  LOL!  Early retirement, got love it!  Thank goodness the money is still there for us baby boomers! 

We had a great weekend. I sold 7 pairs of earrings and 2 necklaces to friends.  I'm doing a happy dance and it was all offline too.  Love those kinds of sales!  Nothing but profit for me! Going to have to get busy today and replace those items fast.  So keep an eye out for a lot of new things coming your way. :-)

Hope you all had a great Easter.  We enjoyed our family and of course ate too much!  What are holidays for, right???

Have a great day!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  We actually have clouds and a little rain here, it's a great welcomed change!  It get boring to have sun all the time, so when we wake up to clouds it's a very welcome sight.  wish we could have more rain though.  We need it badly! 

Here's another pair of earrings that I've listed in my Etsy shop.  These have an intense blue color as you can see.  They are glass teardrops with a lot of sterling silver wire wrapped around them.  I left the sterling silver a bright color.  Very pretty!   These would be a good pair to rely on for everyday wear.  They are so blue, they remind me of the Caribbean waters which are this blue.  If you click on the picture it will take you to the listing in my Etsy Shop.
Hope you all have a safe holiday weekend.  Be careful out there!


Friday, April 18, 2014

A Whole Lot Of Wire Wrapping Going On Here!

When I was staring at this piece of wire last weekend I decided to make a teardrop shape.  But it was lacking something.  So I got my super fine copper wire and started wrapping.  I wrapped tiny sterling silver beads around the outside of the earrings.  Then I wrapped the copper beads around the inside of the earrings.  I oxidized these earrings for that old rustic look and then tumbled them to strengthen the wire and to polish them.  Here's the masterpiece!  You can click on the picture and it will take you to the listing.
Wish you all a very Happy Easter Weekend!  Stay safe if you are traveling. 


Thursday, April 17, 2014


I have to say, it sure feels good to be working in my bead room again!  It's been about 3 to 4 years that I had to put my designing on hold.  But since I retired last November I've had time to get my house back in order and now I can work in my bead room again!  Yeah!

I have quite a collection of gemstones and I find it hard to part with these beauties but on occasion I will make something with them and list them in my Etsy shop.  This pair of earrings started with a thick piece of sterling silver wire that I formed into a G shape.  I hammered the wire to give it some texture.  It was then put it into a tumbler to strengthen the wire and to polish it.  I took a very fine sterling silver wire and wire wrapped tourmaline gemstones in a variety of colors and tiny sterling beads around the wire.  I left these earrings a bright silver to show off the brilliant colors of the stones.
Wishing you a joyous Holy Week.  Happy Easter everyone!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good Morning!

I'm back!  I know it's been a while since I've posted, but since I retired for good now I have more time.  I've even started back to making the lovely things I enjoy to make.  With that being said...I will be posting new items here as I post to my Etsy Shop.

So much has happened in my life in the past several years.  Like I said, I did retire for good this time.  I finally made that golden year where social security will kick in, IF there's any left.  LOL!  Honestly I will be getting social security next month.  Yeah!  Never thought I'd get to this point in my life.  WOW, I'm old!

We've taken several trips recently.  We have joined a great group of friends and we do travel in style!  :-)  Since last July I've been to Denver several times, Dallas/Ft. Worth twice, Louisville, on a cruise to Cozumel, going to Houston in June, Vegas in July and another cruise to the Bahamas in Sept.  I LOVE my life!  I want to see the world and empty my bucket list, well if that's even possible.  I keep adding places to see to my bucket list!  LOL!

Here is a new listing in my Etsy Shop.  I love these earrings.  It is hard to catch the flash of Labradorite, but I managed to get it in most of these pictures.  They really are beautiful, in fact I liked them so much I made a pair for myself!  :-)  If you click on the picture you should be taken to the listing in my shop.
Hope you have a great day.  It's spring get out and enjoy to good weather, well most of you are having good weather.  Here in AZ it's suppose to be in the 90's.  :-(