Saturday, November 28, 2009


The moment our Thanksgiving festivities died down, daughter #2 and I dove into our work for her holiday jewelry push. With her magazine article hitting stands on Dec. 1, Cyber-Monday just a few days away, and the Christmas gift-buying frenzy well-underway it was time to pull out all the stops! Plus, she is doing her first arts/crafts fair on Thursday and Friday of this coming week. She is busy measuring, clipping, hammering, oxidizing, wire-wrapping...creating all the beautiful designs seen below plus many more. I am busy creating earring cards, bags for customers to carry their treasures in, business cards, displays and all the other behind-the scenes bits and pieces to market her creations. We are both happily exhausted. Just a few more hours and then, let the sales begin!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Working in Circles

I'm SOOOO proud! My artsy sophomore-in-college daughter has her first published article! She submitted some of her handmade jewelry pieces to Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine and on the very first try - she's got her own 2 page article! It's titled "Working in Circles"....sounds more like ME than her! Of course, that's just a play on words since the pieces in this article are based on hammered copper circles.

She has been trying to teach me how to create my own jewelry pieces. I'm confident I'll never reach her level of artistry, but still it's been fun.

If you enjoy making jewelry, or want to learn, or just love to look at the work of some amazing jewelry artists - get this magazine! Belle Armoire winter edition, available at Barnes & Noble or Borders on Dec. 1, 2009. Oh, and my daughter's article is on page 63... :)
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