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


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,

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,

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

Friday, November 11, 2011

Adventures to come...

With a big sale I made this afternoon, I was able to buy the supplies to start enameling.  I am SO excited.  I have been a fan of Barbara Lewis for a while, but being able to speak to her over email and get the enamels I needed to start was - well, it was like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one ;) 

Can't wait to share my enamel journey with you.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Great Challenge for all Jewelry Designers :)

Look at all of the beautiful beads here!  If you like what you see, and are interested in a bead challenge, then click here for more information.  I'm excited to see what comes out of such a beautiful array of art!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cold Rainy Day

When I woke up this morning, it was 45 degrees F in the house.  I jumped up and lit the fire.  It took all day, but finally it's a toasty 64 degrees.  Ahhh!

Got some work done, some simple dangle earrings (I got some requests, hah!):

I'm pretty tired tonight, so am going to rest up and get back to it tomorrow.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Back in business ;)

Busy week, but much of it was necessary medical things (MRI, monthly infusion).  I sat at the Gallery on Tuesday, and sold a pair of earrings so that was really nice.  After a day's recuperation from yesterday's infusion, I'm raring to go with ideas for new pieces.  Plus, there is a lot of photo-taking to do ;)

Boulder Creek got hit with a major cold snap after last night's rain storm, and I got out our sweaters and warm pants out of storage today.  Trading them for the summer clothes, which will be put away. 

I adore our cabin, but everything must have its place and get put away.  It's small!   Our studio and workspace is connected, and spacious - but it's cold out there and you have to prepare with warmth ;)

Hope you are all having a great Friday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Mid-afternoon, and I've done a lot in the studio today, but am not extremely happy with everything that's come out.  But here are some pictures, for posterity's sake.

These, I'm alright with.  I have some flaws to clean up but all in all these are workable.  I think there are little bits of doubt floating around in my brain which makes me hesitant about new work.  Onward!!  :)