Friday, December 30, 2011

Ugh, but getting better.

I've been sick.  Plague-like.  Ugh.  Tomorrow (New Year's Eve), I have to pick up my art from the gallery, then will crawl back into bed.  Hoping to be better so that I'll not 'have' to go back into bed, though.  Thinking positively! :)


If I don't post until New Year's Day, I'm sending you all love and joy and peace for the New Year! 


Thursday, December 22, 2011

This past week just flew by, Happy Holidays!

Hello all,

Between finishing holiday preparations and getting ready for next month's show, I didn't allocate time to sit down and write as much as I prefer.  Ah, well - onward!

I worked at the gallery on Wednesday, and got lots of components prepared for new jewelry.  I love being able to work there while working on my things! :)

Working at the Gallery on Wednesday.



Here is a picture of our tiny tree.  Every year, I make or buy a new ornament, and most of them are animals.  We don't buy trees, and because we live in the redwoods I generally make a tree out of branches (fashioning them around a tomato cage).  This one is mainly a garland, though. Because we live so far from my family, decorations tend to stick to just me making a little tree (I love getting out all the ornaments, and adore little 'fairy' lights).  Most of the holiday is spent traveling around visiting people. :)

May your holidays be bright, no matter how you spend them.  And may you know that I send you happiness and best wishes, with all my heart.  It is full tonight.  :)




Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mid-December.

These last few days have been flying by.  I have had 'stops and starts' with jewelry work, some of the stops because of the cold weather (studio is freezing), but others because I don't see where to  head with an idea.  I'll get a piece of brass or copper ready for something, and then don't 'feel' the direction it wants to go - so I put it down.  No forcing.  The metals tell me when and how they want to work. 


Not to say that there isn't anything to do!  ;) 













Colors are giving me SO much joy right now, in the darkest part of the year, which amuses me.
Hope your week is going well.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

A new favorite.



They just came out so 'right' - from start to finish.  The copper pretty much painted itself, then the folds went where THEY wanted to go, and then with a little doming they were done...except for the addition of two beautiful Jupiter jasper beads. 

I'm in LOVE with these beads!  I want to use them in everything.  Too bad I only have 10 of them.  :D  Looking for more...



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Come and Gone earrings :)

IMG_4574 by JulietteW
IMG_4574, a photo by JulietteW on Flickr.

I posted these this afternoon, and an hour later they were sold - thank you! I love them for the patterns that showed up so well over the fire painting - the texture really speaks to me. The beads are by Mary Ann Carroll, some of my favorites!

beauty

beauty by JulietteW
beauty, a photo by JulietteW on Flickr.

New earrings for today. Fire painted nickel silver and ceramic beads from Mary Ann Carroll. I love these, especially how they sing when worn. The metal has a light airy quality to it.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Power's back.

Just a quick note to say I've missed updating my blog as well as posting new listings on Etsy - we had a huge windstorm earlier this week, and pretty much everything blew down besides the redwoods.  The power and hot water were off for over three days, and just came on at 5AM today. 

Hot showers are fabulous.

I can honestly live without internet and TV, but I have come to really love electric lights.  The past few nights, Mark and I spent our evenings talking and reading books by flashlight - that is, when we weren't recharging the cell phone in the car outside (that was funny, actually).  We'd take drinks and snacks and take turns charging it up.  Nah, I'm glad to have the lights back.  Will post more tomorrow, and looking forward to catching up on my favorite blogs!


xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

To see some real beauty (and sign up for a giveaway)

Seriously, click here.  The amount of talent and creativity is astounding, and this is a giveaway!  Leave a comment on Lori's blog to be entered!


Happy Holidays, everyone! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Successful.

What a great time I had today - made many new friends, made three sales (YAY), and had a lot of fun.

The gallery was packed with people, with absolutely beautiful things, and some good food and wine! 

(Thanks, Alice - I smiled so much when I read your comment this morning)

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hello :)

Wow, it's officially the Holiday season, and my first as an artist selling my wares.  Whew!  :D

Tomorrow is the Mountain Arts Center Holiday Show.  I'll be there most of the day, and the rest of the time will be restocking my Etsy store.  There are wonderful treasures to be had at both!





ALSO...have a look at this Virtual Craft Fair - it's started today, and there are some fantastic artists taking part! 

Hope you are having a wonderful start to the Holiday Season,
Juliette


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy! But Good Busy ;)

I'm off to the Nevada City area to visit my family tomorrow.  I'll be back Friday in time for the big art sale all day Saturday.  I don't feel ready, nor do I feel so hot.  Blech.  But, just about everything is finished for the sale (am printing and packaging now), and I don't have to pack much to see the family.  Mark is staying home and I'm a wee bit jealous, since it's always we who do the driving.  But I love them and can't wait to see them again.

Sending you all good thoughts and Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it,
Juliette


Friday, November 18, 2011

Productive Day.

Spent most of the day building an earrings display for the art show next Saturday.  I also printed, packaged and sent out another order for a customer, and finished by setting up several earring projects for tomorrow.  Now to figure out how to display a few necklaces I hope to show!  I saw a lovely and clever display using flower vases, but I'm not going to paint them (I use them).  Lots to figure out and not a lot of time. This weekend I'm helping a dear friend and coming home to finish jewelry - then going to see my Family for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, coming home Friday morning...then the show is all day (Black) Saturday.  Will I get it all done?  Really hoping so! 



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FIrst necklace and earrings set.

IMG_4519 by JulietteW
IMG_4519, a photo by JulietteW on Flickr.

These were cut from the same piece of fire painted copper, and originally were not going to be a set, but a 'creative mistake' changed all that. I am pleased with the results, however!

Listed my first pendant/necklace today.

IMG_4545 by JulietteW
IMG_4545, a photo by JulietteW on Flickr.

I've not listed any pendants or necklaces yet, and this was the first of two to be listed. Have you ever done pieces that you really don't want to let go of? This is one of them (for me). :P