Thursday, December 29, 2011

Year of the Dragon

So, 2012 will be the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar that is over 4,000 years old...amazing! Also amazing: tonight, on "Chopped" I saw something new to me...
Dragon Fruit!

What an insanely bizarre, yet beautiful food. You would never know that the inside and the exterior would be so completely different, yet complimentary to each other. I felt like it was a fashion statement the way the bright pink and green pod was filled with white flesh and black Parisian!

I have no idea what it tastes like but discovered it grows from some variety of just gets more and more interesting. Some interiors are bright pink. Wow.

This intriguing fruit reminded me that it is a good thing to
always be learning and always be curious.
You never know what you might discover.

Happy New Year

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stocking Stuffers

I know, I know, it's hard to believe that a week from today is Christmas Eve. At work we have a countdown calendar...and I hate being reminded of it daily because I'm just not "on it" for gifts and prepping. BUT, the good news is I have stocking stuffers for you!
Actually, anything in my shop is small enough to be a stocking stuffer so you can't lose.
I will be so happy to move from full time holiday working hours to part time after the new year...whew! This year I haven't said Happy Holidays ONCE. No matter what religion a person believes in, the reason for the holidays IS Christmas so that's it, there's no way around it, so I say.....there really is no good reason to consider other people and that they might be offended to hear those 2 words. Why did I ever worry about it in the first place? Diversity awareness can sometimes be counter

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Golden & delicious

My brother in law's smoked turkey was spectacular...perfectly golden and juicy alllll the way through...yum! How was yours?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Be Vogue in Leopard

Autumn is here. Be stylish in leopard with a twist...cupcakes!

Who knew cupcakes could be so elegant?
Click photos for more details

Monday, September 5, 2011

Smiley Face

Hiya! Summer is nearing its end so I thought I better greet you again and entertain you just a little. So, on the weight loss front, I definitely have NOT felt like this.....but.....

I did kind of feel like this! Got a little tired of being sooooo focused on walking, not eating too many carbs, blah, blah, blah, that I let myself have a little too much fun with my old eating habits and right about now, I'm feeling better than.....

this. I'm not sad about it, I'm kind of tired of not losing, but I know exactly what to do to get back on track and I'm not gaining, so soon, very soon, I will be back to feeling like...........


Saturday, July 23, 2011

18 lbs. and counting

I'm in a bit of a lull, but I lost 18 lbs. in 6 weeks so THAT's a diet!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Me

Hey, it's been a while! I started a part time job as a customer service rep for a small call center a couple of days a week. So far, I really like it. A small office with a male manager and 3 other women who do NOT chit chat. Nice and quiet. The manager is the most vibrant of us all so he entertains us a bit. There is one conversation a day that involves us all and usually ends in laughter....just a couple of minutes to break up the day. No complaints here!

The other change in my life has been finding "the 17 day diet" which is really 4 cycles of 17 days each and it has revolutinized my thinking and positivity for the better. I'm hitting weight loss goals fast without sacrificing flavor or foods I like. I just started cycle 3 today and lost 17 pounds up to now. In January I started eating less carbs and on my own, lost 14 pounds over 3 months.

With this new diet, I lost 17 pounds in 34 days...SO much better. I have steady energy throughout the day and at an average of 1/2 pound a day, I am so very happy, unlike any other food plan I've tried before. So with this new cycle I pretty much eat what I want now while watching my portions more closely.

I LOVE my daily walks where I really feel a different area of my body being affected each day. I'm walking almost an hour...not because someone told me to but because I love walking more than any other exercise, and my BODY is telling me how much it needs. Okay, so it "talks" to me...what can I say?

SO, I haven't produced ANY new jewelry during this time as I change my life, but I will if you need something special. Check back for photos of my slender self one of these days.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Andrew Thornton's Thursday Giveaway

Can you believe these beads from Golem Studio are been given away??? It's true, and YOU could win!

All the details you need are on Andrew's BLOG...come on over and check it out...and good luck.

Monday, May 30, 2011

$$$ 25% SALE $$$

$$$ 25% OFF everything $$$

Yep, you read that correctly. EVERY item in my shop is on sale until further notice.

I'll refund the 25% to you via Paypal.

Let's go shopping HERE!

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Copper Diem is having a giveaway...what a haul, huh? We both have a chance to win this awesome pack of goodies. Just click the photo for the details...and good luck!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Hi Everyone. By this time I hope that any dramatic, or should I say TRaumatic weather you've experienced is dwindling. It's been so crazy and now here we go, almost straight into summer weather. Doesn't that mean hurricane season somewhere? Oh my goodness.

Then I'll keep things light by showing you pretty things in chocolate and watermelon......

There HAVE been stranger pairings!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Baskets

Here comes Easter!
I have some fun eggy jewelry for you that is quite elegant.
The best thing about them is they aren't blatantly themed, so you can wear them any time of the year.

This is just one example of the many items I have priced at $15,
perfect for the Easter gifts to tuck into baskets.

And for those of you who love whimsy,
this piece is more traditional in pastel tones with a sweet 2 sweet bunny beads.

Go HERE for more photos.

Have a blessed Easter,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Fling

I'm happy so many of you loved my last cupcake ring. Now I'm diving into spring.

French lampwork artist, Kathryn Greer, crafted these amazing tulip shaped beads at my request. They have such beautiful detail and also come in a pinky red.

And my Perfume Bottle earrings are available again. The leaf on the top reminds me of a perfume bottle top and they are transparent just like the fabulous focal beads. There are three different styles at the base of the earrings so that you can select what suits you most.

I hope the snow falling has stopped for those of you who received a white April blanket. The weather here in the San Francisco bay area is perfect for the 3rd day in a row, so we are enjoying it for you and rejoicing in it as rain is again on the way.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A New Cupcake Ring

I love this ring so much I had to make one to keep for myself! It's the adjustable Victorian Style Cupcake Ring with Polka Dots at

So far, there are three cupcake designs available...come and see!

Don't you love my embroidered cupcake? It's one of several on a large tablecloth from my crafting buddy, Sandy. It covers my jewelry work so that my studio table looks nice and neat...when it really isn't.

Do you have sneaky coverups for YOUR work area?

Friday, March 4, 2011

StarGirl Jewelry Giveaway

You could WIN these earrings OR their matching bracelet OR necklace!
Click the photo to go to Stargirl Jewelry's blog for details.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Andrew Thornton Pewter Charm Giveaway

Andrew Thornton is having a fabulous giveaway...
click the charms above for details.
Be sure to enter today!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Cupcake Earrings

Last night, Lauren Z. was digging through my bead box and found 2 pairs of heart cupcake beads I'd forgotten about...glad she stopped by!

My buy one, get one 1/2 off ends tonight at midnight Pacific time, so you could get both of these for a song if you so desire. All the details and photos are HERE.
Happy SuperBowl Weekend,
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