See My Work with Patty Lakinsmith for the ISGB/Bead and Button Convergence Exhibit

Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's a Small World After All!

Imagine my surprise when I scanned the Etsy site and found another jeweler whose designs I just love....and it turns out that he's from the Tampa Bay area too! He's a self taught designer....and I have to say, he "learns good!" I just had to show you some of his stuff!
Looky, looky...

This is my favorite!

You can check him out for yourself at his shop on Etsy.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Blue Monday...

Well, I learn something everyday! If you scroll down to my Etsy faves, you'll see a mini composite of some of the cool things made by other artists. What I didn't know, when I made the Etsy mini, is that everytime I add a favorite to my list - the pictures change to include that item. How wonderful is that? Today it's all blue, great for a Monday, huh? Who knows what it will look like tomorrow. Stay tuned. At Etsy I met a really neat person. Her name is Patty and her store is She's a nomad, traveling from craft show to craft show, so home is where she hangs her hat. She's become a buddy and a mentor and we all need a couple of those, don't we? Take a look at these lovely macrame'd earrings. Takes someone with incredible talent - and good eyes- to make these.


Can't you just see yourself wearing these? Check her out at
I've listed a couple of new things. One sold right away but I'm going to show you anyway.

And there you go...Toodles 'til next time!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ah...the Holidays!

It's hard to believe that it's almost Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner. Besides the cooking and preparations, I've been spending more time in the studio creating for my Etsy store. I hope to have them completed, photo'd and in my store before the week ends. Check out the Etsy site, guys....there are some wonderful artist...with great stuff to fulfill your Christmas shopping needs. Don't tell anyone, but I found some cute handmade stuff for my new Grandbaby.'s a secret.

Friday, November 9, 2007

I'm a Grandma!

Well I waited a long time, and finally, 5 months ago I became a grandma. My son Josh and his wife Alison became the proud parents of baby girl Amaya. (Love that name!) Guess I'll be shopping at Etsy for handmade baby stuff for Christmas!


Welcome to my first blog! I'm really excited about getting this started so that I can show off some of my work, as well as others who are dedicated to handmade wearable art. We are a nation of "makers" and hopefully we can show off some of our creations here. Please feel free to post to let me, and the readers know what you're doing that's innovative, unique and wearable.

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