I am one of those creative types with an overactive brain. You know the type: we think too much, do too much, have too many ideas. Creativity unfortunately seems to come with a price. Once in a while the Mind decides it's time to shut down. I get blocked out of my own brain. It … Continue reading The Dreaded Creativity Mind (Road) Block
I have a strange addiction to vintage - especially vintage jewelry. Things that are worn and have a story just really turn me on. When I started on my jewelry making venture I was unsure of my path; I was creating more of what I thought people wanted rather than what I love. Thankfully, my … Continue reading My Vintage Jewelry Addiction and the Family that Enables Me
So a few weeks back I got a random reply to one of my blogs from a reporter for the Star News. She was doing a feature on local Etsy sellers and asked if I'd like to be included. Of course I said yes and waited patiently for the list of questions to arrive in … Continue reading Featured in the Star News Wilmington!
It's true and I just realized it. Yesterday. My husband and I went for a drive to the beach and along the way I kept seeing "junk" and antique shops. After my "oohs" and "aahs" I would say, "I really want to go in there!" To which his response would be some sort of … Continue reading Oh My God I’m Turning In To My Mother…
I usually post something on "Thirsty Thursdays" today but even though I'm feeling the need for a cocktail, I'm just far too pensive to devote an entire blog on it. I find myself thinking and reflecting and wondering far too much lately. And worrying. Yes, then there's that. Most of the daydreaming is of quitting … Continue reading Pensive
Never before in my life have I seen a time where this was an everyday mantra. It could be worse. Economy sucks? Could be worse. Lost your job? Could be worse. Overwhelmed with debt? Could be worse. All the time it surrounds us. From the mouth of the President, to your co-workers and boss, your … Continue reading It Could Be Worse?
People often ask me why I use brass in 99% of my work. Well, the answer is simple and has two parts. First - brass is naturally hypoallergenic. I have sensitive skin, sometimes even Sterling silver can irritate me. So when choosing materials to use in my jewelry design, I take that into consideration. After … Continue reading Why I Use Brass