Month: March 2009

Welcome Ava Rose Celeste…

Our newest family member arrived safely & quickly Wednesday morning, little sister for Sophie. A beautiful water birth at home! Thus ending my 100 days…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 78

I feel like I am on auto pilot today, yet I was still able to put together this turquoise bracelet. I do love turquoise. I…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 77

Today’s creative endeavour is a companion to yesterday’s anklet. Cute and simple dangle earrings in tiger eye and faceted garnet: Needless to say, I am…

Blog Feature: The Healing Power of Stones

Thank you to Suzanne, AKA nursesnaturally on Etsy for featuring me on her blog with a nice video and write up on the healing properties…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 76

Today was helping DH clean the house day. I know I know, it’s Sunday but lately I have just decided to do the cleaning when…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 75

Woot! Day 75! I can’t believe I have been able to keep this up for 75 days! Although my goal is 100 days of making…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 74

Happy Spring everyone! It was a gloriously sunny day here today. Hard to not feel optimistic on a day like today. My offering for today’s…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 73

I am in such a good mood today – spring is definitely in the air!  So nice to know the equinox is tomorrow!  Today I…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 72

I finally am starting to feel like myself again. I think a lot of contemplation and some nice weather really helped. I only had time…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 71

Today was a fairly easy design day as I simply finished up the last two pieces in the garnet & pearls series. I think I…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 70

When I started to think this morning about what would be my inspiration for today’s creations, I decided to take direction from my destash pile…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 69

Today was mookaite day. I felt the need to add a couple more affordable pieces to my Artfire Studio, and mookaite came to mind. This…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 68

Wow day 68! I will be so proud when I make it to Day 75 of this! I was in a bit of a funk…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 67

So, the sun today really had me thinking of summer. As the snow slowly melts I was looking at our back deck thinking about sitting…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 66

Thank you daylight savings time…I didn’t think I would be able to post my thing for today since I was out. I didn’t get anything…

Storing Your Jewelry

It is inevitable that we must clean our jewelry from time to time, especially sterling silver jewelry, which will tarnish over time. The exposure to…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 65

I had a really, really good day today. I could get used to this leisurely living. Only, looking at the toilet & the pile of…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 64

I took the day to relax. My body was so tired & the hormones were making me feel kind of weepy. This is the first…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 63

Today I struggled to get motivated. Definitely my body is slowing down…but I did get a couple of bracelets made. Really, I am starting to…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 62

Finally! A beautiful day! Felt like spring & the sun came out…a great way to start daylight savings time. Only, it doesn’t make me motivated…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 61

I am totally finding it hard to concentrate tonight! Sloooooow like molasses I am. But it is Saturday night so I am excused. On an…

Simple & Effective Jewelry Cleaning

(NOTE: I originally wrote this post in 2009 based on my personal experience with my own jewelry and experimenting with jewelry cleaning. At present, new,…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 60

I could have made more jewelry today while this piece was in the tumbler but it was so dark I figured it wouldn’t be worth…

Malachite Does Not Contain Arsenic

The other day, I got a convo from a fellow Etsian wondering if I was aware that Malachite contains arsenic, as I have several pieces…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 59

I felt compelled today to use up my sea green quartz beads today. Tada: The necklace uses up these pretty faceted quartz beads in varying…