Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Background Noise

I belong to a team on Etsy called Aspiring Metalsmiths.  While I don't get to participate as much as I would like (it's been a really busy year) they still let me pop in from time to time to say hello, share a frustration or a picture or two.  I really appreciate this team for their willingness to help, support and overall niceness.  Something not usually found around the fora on Etsy, I tell you.

This month they are having a blogroll of what they listen to while they work.  Although I'm a little behind the 8-ball (as usual) I thought this was an awesome idea and I though I'd share mine with you.

Here it is, in its entirety.

This is what I listen to daily, over and over, while I work.  I know most of these movies by heart and can almost recite them word for word.  Sometimes I do recite lines to my kids which drives them nuts!  My favorite is "....but nobody listens to me" (father on Big Fat Greek Wedding).  That is my special way of saying I told you so.

Ah, I digress...anyway... I tried watching a new movie a few weeks back, to add to the collection, to mix it up a little and it was a complete failure.  I watched the movie instead of working. Nothing was accomplished.  

The studio I am blessed to have is an amazing space, but it is away from the house and it has no windows.  It is impossible fore me to work in there without some type of noise.  My music tastes change from day to day depending on the mood I am in and it would take too long to figure out what I could listen to that day.

These movies work for me.  I can just put one in my little portable dvd player and I'm ready to work. I find that when I put in one of my favorites I can still work and follow the movie along in my head.  I know facial expressions, scenery, body language; it's all in there and I don't have to watch it.

So, there's a little insight into my workings.  If you want to see what others are doing you can start here at Square Peg Nation.  Read what she listens to and then you can jump into the list she provided. 

I'd love to hear what you do when you are working, cleaning, or playing with your hobbies.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two More..

I made necklaces out of these focals.

Also available here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

And This is New...

The focal is still losely set so I can custom size it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's New

and called Queen Bee. 

available here

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Front Page... it's been a long time.

I was featured on the front page of Etsy today.  I can't remember the last time that happened.


Thanks so much KImberleigh!  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New from the bench...

A stunning rose cut citrine set in dark antique finish sterling silver.  A custom piece. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I didn't realize this was a pretty song.

but I heard it on the radio the other day.  Now it's one of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy.

remember the original from Outcast?  Really different, isn't it?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ta Da!

Here is my new blog layout.  Isn't it amazing?  It was done by the sweet and talented Jana from Little Web on etsy.   I also have a new shop header you can see here , avatars, business cards, product tags, invoices and they all match.  I even got new packaging.  Now I guess I am, what they call, "branded". 

I am really happy with my new look. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sneak Peak

I'm having a new banner, business cards, etc. made.  yay~

Can't wait!~  Really, I can't.  I'm just about out of business cards :-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Earrings and other things.

I have collected these fun vintage pieces for over a year.  I've decided to use the remaining pieces and make earrings. Yay. They are so fun and very summery.

I've also added to my "looking glass" necklaces.  They are bigger and in different shapes.   

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Plethora of Earrings

New earrings just in time for springtime and summer wardrobe.

I am happy to now have wonderful playful, dangly, feminine earrings to offer for the warm days  to wear with sundresses and sandals.  Some are in my shop now and you will find the others in the next day or so.