Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Latest Pieces to be added to Etsy

The dragonfly bracelet has a bit of beach history to it.  A beachcomber's bracelet with stones washed by the sea, green malachite for the seaweed, a wooden bead to represent the driftwood and a bit of crystal bling for the treasures beachcombers hope to find and finally the sterling silver dragonfly that is an ever present feature along the sandy beaches.
This one measures 7" with a lobster claw clasp. $45

A three-in-three sterling silver chain, a faceted
oval stone and a faceted quartz heart with a flurry
of crystals and pearls in between.  7" with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp. $60

Last Commissioned Piece of the Year...

Silver and crystal and pearls....faceted stones and embossed initials....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I couldn't help it.....

A Christmas package arrived and I was good for about two days....and then I caved.  I opened the cardboard box thinking there would be a wrapped Christmas package inside.  But the packaging gave me a hint as to what was inside. (A Jim Shore collectible)  Thinking it was a Christmas decoration I went ahead and opened it and staring back at me was this wonderful frog.  What was truly amazing was that I had
just this afternoon finished painting an adirondack chair to be auctioned off in the Spring in benefit of
the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses).  They belong together!  They couldn't have matched any more perfectly.  So now I either have to paint myself another chair just like this or bid on it myself!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ahhh, Christmas shopping......

The problem with getting Christmas shopping done early is that you inevitably see improved versions of what you've already bought and probably already wrapped, which is what happened to me this week.
So back I went to return one package and buy another and pick up a few other gifts along the way.
But it wasn't all hardship!  Picked up my daughter for the weekend and passed by this Gelato counter
that is new at our mall.  I have to confess we didn't have any this time but took pictures instead.  Next time I will make time and budget my calorie intake for this!  
On the way home (adding to the sensory overload) was the winter scenery on our road leading into
Hudson....(a great place to live around Christmas time).