Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Has Arrived

So excited!  The sun has been shining and on a couple of days a sweater was enough to wear outside.  Leaving behind the boots, hats, gloves and scarves helps so much.  I feel like I lost 10 lbs.  Flowers are blooming everywhere and my jewelry musings and creations are lighter and brighter too.  Life is good.

I have decided that it is definitely possible to "think too much".  Tending to be a worry wart and compulsive planner, I am often derailed by the necessary changes with which life insists on making me struggle.  The dryer repairman called off sick and the laundry is 1/2 way to the ceiling in the laundry room.  My almost-perfect son is making teenage explorations of which I do not approve.  I think perhaps someone shortened the number of hours in the day or days in the month because I can't keep up with the passing of time.  Wasn't Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks ago?  All that being true, I gave up the intricate daily schedules, the counting of items listed per week and trying to stay one step ahead of my life.  In return, I received joy!  I had a relaxed week with significant contact (phone) with friends, a little bit of shopping (mostly beads and findings), exciting new jewelry created and ideas for more so plentiful that I had to start using my sketch book almost every day.  As old as I am, you would think I would have gotten this together earlier in life.  But I didn't.  I started last week.  Why don't you join me?  It's a kick!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Exciting Announcement

Today I am excited to share a new listing  and a new friend.  The pendant in my new piece was created by Brad Peterson whose work I discovered while browsing a while ago.  Brad works with fused glass and stained glass and does a myriad of pieces ranging from jewelry to wall art and each one is prettier than the next.  I am looking forward to using more of Brad's pieces in the future and am delighted to be able to introduce him to you.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Where to Find Followers

I love the "idea" of blogging and have enjoyed reading others blogs.  I would like my blog to be interactive though.  How do you folks with all the followers get them?  Do you promote shop and blog separately?  Both together?  Do I need gimmicks to attract people - giveaways, etc.?  Please consider giving me some feedback here so this issue can be more fun than struggle.

Here's one of my newer listings!