Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.

– Andre Norton

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100 Days of Creativity: Day 71

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
– Marc Almond

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100 Days of Creativity: Day 61

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

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

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…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 58

100 Days of Creativity: Day 58

I am so impressed I actualy made a piece of jewelry today. Seriously…it feels like there is a bowling ball wedged in my pelvis! Sitting…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 57

100 Days of Creativity: Day 57

Well, I did it. By the skin of my teeth I did it…I now have 100 things in my Etsy Shop for sale. I am…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 56

100 Days of Creativity: Day 56

I am happy to report that I was able to make another 3 pieces today…bringing me pretty close to my goal of 100 pieces in…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 55

100 Days of Creativity: Day 55

Today I really wanted to work on something slightly more challenging than earrings. I am getting rather sick of making earrings. Well, that is harsh….

It’s a wonderful feeling just being in this creative motif.
– Roy Ayers

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100 Days of Creativity: Day 54

100 Days of Creativity: Day 54

Another jewelry making blitz afternoon! Let’s get right to it, shall we: This chunky fun red agate cuff was a cheat today: I actually made…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 53

100 Days of Creativity: Day 53

Holy crick in the neck!!!  This was a lot of listing…I got in the zone this afternoon and made these 5 pairs of earrings today:…