Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I do believe these are gingko baloba leaves.
A good friend has convinced me that she and possibly others wants to hear more about my personal life in my blog.
When I started this blog I was determined to keep it business oriented regarding my jewelry as I'd seen blogs that slowly got so personal they rarely had bead and jewelry tidbits...which is what I was looking for.
I'll add a bit of personal stuff but want to keep it balanced with RockerJewlz goodies, so we'll see how it works out. Let me know what you think.
So, for today, I was taking my nearly daily walk (cough, cough) and was stunned by this amazing tree with nothing but yellow leaves on it. Didn't have my camera so I brought these two home. I was surprised that some of the leaves had so much green in them and that the yellow one, if you look reeeeaaaal close, is speckled with white. The result is that from a few feet away, ALL you see is yellow leaves on this tree. Interesting how color works.
Speaking of which, I recall being awestruck by a photo of a Rembrandt painting in a book. The closer I looked at the painting, the more detail I noticed. At one point, I was so close I could see the brush strokes and then noticed very weird colors in the cheek of a woman's face. I saw brown, yellow, green....not much in the tones of what we think of as skin color.
I thought, oh come on, there's no yellow or green in Caucasian flesh...but as I panned back slowly from the photo suddenly all I saw was the natural flush of a woman's cheek...it was amazing it took so many colors to create the tone of human flesh.
Now, onto business. I got the most spectacular beads this week from www.GreenGlassCafe.com...lots of big hearts among them. You won't see them for Christmas gifts but they sure will WOW you for Valentine's Day!
I'm working on three custom cupcake orders today and then have to hustle to get a few more items onto Etsy for Christmas.
As I bid you "adieu" here are some photos of my beautiful birthday flowers from my husband on Monday. Let me tell you, he starts work at 5:30 in the morning...he went to a 24 hour grocery store to buy them and placed them in a vase before he went to work...what a guy!
One lily opened the next day...the other photos are the bud of the second lily that just began opening today...it isn't quite fully open.
p.s. so what do you think of this blog compared to the past ones?
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I just received this amazing heart bead and am closer to beginning to expand my design style. This one just aches for feathers so I have to decide if it is to be a necklace or brooch.
I've recently begun to get a little bored which is good because it means I'm on the cusp of breaking out into new designs and that is incredibly exciting. So stay posted for a whole new world from RockerJewlz!
I'm listing most of my new work on Etsy so be sure to visit me at rockerjewlz.etsy.com.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Aren't these glass acorns pretty? They surely don't look like glass. The acorns at my sister's home are falling off the oak trees, so this is a good way of keeping them around just a little bit longer.
I've been photographing lots of cupcake earrings and other jewelry to post on my Etsy site and just updated www.RockerJewlz.com. We'll see how holiday sales go.
So, just keeping busy. Let me know if you have any custom design requests. If I can use what I have in my inventory, that will make the delivery time for your Christmas gifts totally possible.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Yay, my first piece of silver from precious metal clay!
This was an interesting process. I felt this and the two other designs seemed awkward and clunky until I put a patina on them that blackened the crevices. Now the finish looks somewhat like polished nickel and it changed a the look of a tiny heart enough for me to feel proud to include it as the danglie on a Christmas ornament.
It all turned out better than I'd hoped so I'm on my way, in fact, I think I'll keep the leaf you see here for myself.
I'm having fun on Etsy, a site where every item must be handmade in order to be posted for sale. Come on over and see my little shop. If you don't find what you need on www.RockerJewlz.com, you'll probably find it on Etsy!