Something New for your Fall Wardrobe

Copper jewelry is great all year round, but especially in the Fall. It is warm, comforting and casual. It reminds you of sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. It goes really well with your Friday casuals and your Saturday jeans. Whether you are at work, shopping, or you are a soccer mom, copper jewelry will always look good. This pendant is especially appropriate because it is a natural stone, a geode. It is wire wrapped with a special copper enameled wire that has a nylon coating; it does not require polishing.

With the current style of mixing metals, you can choose to wear your pendant on a silver or gold chain or even an omega necklace up to 3/4″ wide. A black suede cord would also be nice for the Fall.

The copper wire is a very complimentary to the blue-greens in the geode.
The pendant is about 2″ wide and 3 1/2″ long. It is not heavy and will hang nicely from your chain and maintain a balance so it will never look askew on your neck. It is only $25.00 and will come to you in a gift wrapped box via USPS priority mail. Most of my jewelry is unique, and I only have one of these blue-green geode pendants. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you.

What If?

About 2 weeks ago, I read a post by Stephen Guise ( He is someone I follow who, for me, is very motivational.
His theme that week was “What If”. Not what if I don’t… but what if I do. For instance, what if I just put my shoes on so I can go for a walk. It progresses from there. I put my shoes on. What if I put the leash on the dog. The dog is now happily excited and ready to go. what if we just walk up to the top of the drive. All good. Well, as long as we’re here, we might as well go all the way. And so, with just that one little question, Petey and I walked about 1 1/2 miles this morning.
I enjoy Steven’s motivational blogs. He publishes it every Tuesday. “What If” can be applied to so many events during a day. You may want to consider using it too.

What are your Fall Colors

So I picked out my colors for Fall.  I always do this for Fall because it’s my favorite season, and I can always find lots of choices in the colors I like.  This season my primary colors are chocolate brown, midnight blue and some kind of a green.  Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about a capsule wardrobe which is where you limit your wardrobe to 33 items including pants, tops, shoes, handbags and jackets.  I don’t wear skirts.  I don’t know if I can limit it that little.  They say your friends won’t mind seeing you in the same outfit so much.  My friends are fortunately pretty vocal, so I’m sure I’ll find out.  So in celebration of the new season, I decided I needed a new necklace and earrings set.  Something that will go with my Fall wardrobe and show off (a little bit) my beading skills.  I saw a picture of a necklace like this on Pinterest and decided to try it.  After a few mis-starts (about 2 hours of them), I figured it out, and here is the result.  I think it’s not too dressy.  It can extend from 16″ to 18″.  When I tried it on, I decided it was the kind of necklace that you wore closer to your neckline, but 18″ is not too long.  I think I’ll like it and wear it frequently to craft shows, shopping, Church, and when I’m out with my friends.  In case you don’t recognize the gemstone, it’s Golden Tiger’s Eye which is one of my favorites. There is also a blue Tiger’s Eye, but I prefer the Golden.  It’s a fun pattern and whips up in a few hours.  If anyone wants the directions, let me know and I’ll put together instructions.

First Jewelry Collection

I am very excited because I have finally completed my first jewelry collection.  In the past I have not been accepted into shows because I did not have a collection – but instead had a lot of unrelated pieces of jewelry.  They were beautiful, but did not meet the criteria.

Now that I understand what is meant by a collection, I realize that it makes sense to make a collection.  This collection is composed of Ruby Jade Gemstones and wire work.  It includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  They are in various styles and at different price points between $10.00 and $45.00.  This means that if someone wants something in Ruby Jade, they have several options to choose from, and there are several price points from which to pick.  Based on their need and their budget, they have several options to choose to make up their unique set.

My next step is to take pictures and post them on the website and on my blog.  Hopefully, my friends will like them and forward the pictures to their friends.  I would be very happy if some of them will sell from my website, and some will sell at my next craft show.  I’ll update my blog here with pictures as they are available.

Finally, I’m back to doing!

I’ve finally returned to making jewelry.  I’ve been neglecting this for a few weeks while I’ve been working on my house.  I really miss doing the jewelry, and after a while, when I don’t do it, I get down.   It is a great love, and I would do it even if I did not sell it.  This is a fun bracelet to make and looks good on my wrist.  It molds to fit the wrist, so it stays in place.  There is no clasp.

So now all I have to do is get my web site updated with some new things.

Thanks for any comments .

Back in Action

So, I’ve decided to really try to try to set up my website for sales as well as to show off the jewelry I make.  I joined a group called ’30 sales in 30 days.’. Today is the first day and my task for today is to decide on 3 actions I will take towards this goal.

The first and second actions are easy to decide:. First I am going to add something new to my website every day.  A lot of the items on the website are sold, and I usually only make one of a kind items.  Second I am going to update this blog with what I added and I am going to ask my followers here and on Facebook if they would share the item with their followers.  When I add an item to my website, it automatically is added to my Facebook page.

Not all updates will be about jewelry.  I still like to cook and show pictures of my grandchildren.

A little self-promotion here:. My shop is