Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas, Happy Yule!

Merry Christmas!
Sorry I haven't updated lately. I have been so busy working, running, getting ready for Christmas and my trip to Albuquerque NM to visit family!

I'm back from my trip, it was great! I am so glad to be back home in the country though! Too much hustle and bustle and traffic in the city!

I will be starting some new projects and wire wrapping as soon as I clear away decorations and straighten up the house!
Happy holidays to all!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Samhain!

Halloween is this week, and I couldn't wait to carve this pumpkin! Been waiting for 2 months! This pumpkin won "Best Of Fair" and 1st place in the Duncan County fair this year.....

I never tried any of those fancy patterns until today. I pretty much screwed them up!
All the white areas are flour and cat scratches. All my cats have been using the pumpkin for a scratching post while it sat on the porch. That's Jazz "helping". The flour was supposed to help me find my dots! All it did was fill in all the scratches and jazz rolled in it and had it all over himself! Hahahaha!
As always, I had alot of fun with it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

~Wire Bangles~

I have been loving playing with the copper and silver wire I ordered on the internet! (Can't find any good wire out here in the boonies!)
The Turquoise is a gift from my 2nd son and is from Bisbee Arizona. NOT FOR SALE! All other jewelry is for sale......
I am updating my other website (Link is on the right) and adding more jewelry. Come and visit me!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Havelinas in our yard!

Living out in the country never ceases to amaze me. There have been 3 havelinas hanging out in in our garden, eating our tomatoes, snorting around our yards. When I took this picture, they just stood there staring at me and then went back to their snacking on my weeds!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

I can't believe I turned 50 this year! SHUT-UP!!!

New Jewelry!

Here are some more jewelry pieces I have been working on for the sale I will be doing at work.

Wish I could get into the craft shows this year, but they are scheduled on my work days!

Monday, September 15, 2008

I LOVE this time of year!

I can already feel the change in temperature here in Arizona. It's getting cooler in the mornings and evenings, some rain in the afternoon.
I love fall! Seems like I do everything backwards....I do my spring cleaning in the fall, I get rid of things, let go of the old, cook more, spend time outdoors more, and I feel invigorated! Energized!

These are some of the pumpkins from our garden..... and our front porch.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Been Busy again!

I am making some "Skinny Scarf" sets with matching earrings. They work up fast, and keep my non-smoking hands busy!
I also ordered some little jewelry boxes and purple organza gift bags that are great for earrings and bracelets.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Looky what I finished!


I finished my Mardi Gra bag! Got the pattern off the internet, but made my own changes to it....

this is one of my projects to keep my mind off smoking while I am quitting.

Friday, July 18, 2008

~Summertime out in the sticks~

Summer Time..... It sure is hot out here in Arizona, but there is always something to do!
Camping, swimming, and
the garden is coming along, and so are my wildflowers. (Thought they'd never grow!)

More to come......

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Altered Art Projects....

A few finished, and these are some of the cut-outs I will be using on my altered art charms and pendents.
These are a few I finished. Such tiny pictures have to fit onto these blank charms!
And here are only a few of the little charms I ordered on Ebay. I got some really cool moons and filigree type patterns too!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


New Bracelets....

My new beads came in, got a smokin' deal on them and the colors are gorgeous!

I love stone jewelry! These pictures dont do the colors justice!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

New Bracelet~ "Lime Sherbet"

I have been wanting to sit down and just "bead" without worrying too much about the stitch count or any real pattern. I love to see what comes out as I just sit and work with different colors.

This bracelet looks like Lime sherbet to about you?

Got another one I'm working on....coming shortly!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Copper is beautiful!

I was browsing some of the blogs of crafters and found a cool lady who makes some beautiful wire wrapped jewelry. Some of her things are made with copper and are so unique! Check her work out! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for the copper pieces....

Here is a piece of copper my boyfriend gave me to do with as I pleased....
He found it out here where we live by a big open pit copper mine.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Some beaded crystals....

Here are a couple of the crystals I found on my rock hunts. Some are too big to wire wrap, so I decided to bead on them with tiny Delicas.....I think I'll call them "Crystal Babies"....pretty to set out in decorative boxes, or to give to friends as good luck crystals.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

More Turquoise jewelry~

I have had these slabs of cut Turquoise for a long time....I wrapped this one with copper wire, kept it simple by making a leather thong tie for it....wear with or without the pendant~ Turn it around and tie in front for a different look.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Work in progress

This is a piece of Turquoise I have been beading around. It is almost finished...needs leather on the back and a necklace to attach to....


My place to get away....
handcrafted things I make, pictures I take, antiques and whatever else I can collect!
Come and visit!
Bring your projects and chat for awhile....

Dont forget the coffee!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Can't let the stray cats go hungry!
(Cant catch most of them either!)


Kath was my best friend, even during her addictions, her confusion, her instability. I remember who she REALLY was... a loving, compasionate, giving, funny-as-hell, kick ass woman. Kathy... I love and miss you so much . My heart hurts because I couldn't help you and had to detach. I was so honored that ya waited for me to be with you when you crossed over. Keep on kickin' ass on the other side babe.

Altered things...I love doing this!!! (SOLD)

Altered things...I love doing this!!! (SOLD)
Do-Dad drawers

~Unlocked Heart~

~Unlocked Heart~
I made this necklace with re-purposed vintage jewelry along with some charms and glass beads