Friday, March 30, 2012


Stone spiral pendant or gratitude pendant made from hand chosen beach rocks. Spiral is made from tumbled steel wire.

So much for Spring being here to stay! 30 cm of snow on the way starting tonight! There is nothing like a good storm raging outside while you and all that you love are snuggled safe inside with cozy blankets and warm hearts. Happy weekend everyone! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Color of Red!

Ruby red glass dagger wrapped in tumbled steel wire

Flower pendant with red stone made from tumbled steel wire
It's a gorgeous, sunny, warm day out today. Could Spring actually be here for us here in foggy Newfoundland? I sure hope so! I can't wait to throw open the windows and air the house out after a long, cold Winter.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Newly Born!

Birds nest pendant with turquoise stones

This weekend was very exciting for me. My niece, Sarah Ruth, was born! A lovely and healthy little girl. :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Jewelry!

Some new jewelry that I listed in my Etsy shop.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

faceted teardrop labradorite stones wrapped in oxidized copper wire
  It's the first day of Spring and my niece, Sara, is due to be born today! What an awesome way to begin the season of growth and renewal! :)

Happy Spring everyone!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Another Monday here and lots to do! I'm working on a second watercolor that I hope to finish today. I have some new empty nest pendants made and ready to put into my tumbler. I'm experimenting with different ways to add a patina to my copper jewelry. One way I use is to dip my pieces into a liver of sulphur mixture which turns the copper black. I then sand the wire to take some of the black off, which creates a lovely antique look to the copper. Another way is by heating the copper with a blow torch. You can achieve gorgeous colors that way. I'm going to use chemicals today to try and get a beautiful turquoise/blue color. That would be cool!  I'm still doing the Hello Soul Hello Business with Kelly Rae and Beth. This week we are working on our business plans and the idea of creating a business plan has always stopped me in my tracks. I'm a righted brained person and the thought of doing something so left brained frightens me. I ordered the book Right-Brained Business Plan by Jennifer Lee. It's for all of us creative people who cringe at the idea of any kind of formal business plan. I need all the help I can get and I'm looking forward to receiving this and getting started.
Happy Monday! :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Empty Nest Pendant!

Empty Nest Pendant
 I had forgotten that I had made these a couple of weeks ago and had put them in my tumbler to shine them up. Of course, the tumbler had went off days and days ago and they were sitting there. When I remembered them, I took them out, dried them off and put them in the oven on high heat. Different temperatures will produce a different color. These are fairly big --1 1/2 x 1 3/4 and I love them! I have a ring very similar to this, much smaller, that I wear all the time. Will be wearing my own like this today when I go out! It's so great being a jewelry maker, there is always something to choose from. :)

These and many other of my pieces are available in my Etsy shop.
Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Painting!

The first painting in a series of twenty or thirty that I'm doing on Newfoundland structures.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Oh my goodness, time flew by at such a fast pace that I didn't realise it's been so long since I last wrote! I've been so busy since the year began. I started and completed my very first mural which I was so excited about doing. It was a really great experience and I felt complete freedom painting on a large surface. I could do it every day. I'm on the second phase of the e course with Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nichols, Hello Soul Hello Business, and enjoying it so much!
I've made some new jewelry as well!
Hope everyone is doing well and I promise not to wait so long before I write again.