Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What's on the Bench?

I am currently working on my Fall 2009 line. So far I only have 2 earring designs and one necklace design. I don't know what's wrong with me but I CANNOT think of anything for this season. That rarely happens to me; usually I can sketch and sketch and sketch. So, even though I don't have the complete line designed I started with what I had and will go from there. DOES THIS EVER HAPPEN TO YOU?

This is my new studio space. It's not very exciting at all. I'm tucked away in a small area of my dad's garage, which is dirty, dusty and not very inspiring. But I am very grateful to have a space he so generously allows me to use.

Mike and I are currently discussing the idea of buying my parents house next summer. They were planning on putting it on the market around that time. It's a really great house. I grew up here and would love to raise a family here. This is a picture of the potting shed/greenhouse that my dad built for my mom. It is located right off the back yard. If we buy the house this will become my studio! I can't believe how perfect it would be. It has lots of room and even more potential. I have been thinking about what I'd do to make it "me". I have way too many ideas to list. But some of them would be a bright, fun paint job, window planter boxes full of gorgeous flowers, and some pretty landscaping of course. I can't let myself get too excited about it right now since we're not sure about buying the place yet. Lots to think about!
Anyway, I am really in the mood to organize and clean etc. I am going to clean our room, do some decorating and then try to figure out how to transfer pictures to my new computer. After that I'll be back in the studio working on Fall 09. I hope your having a great day!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


My sister Emily is eloping tomorrow (me, my parents, the grooms parents and Em's son will all be at the wedding) and this is the outfit she is going to wear. We are throwing her a surprise bridal shower tonight and the theme is "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue". My sister Sam is going to loan Emily the jewelry I made her for her wedding (something borrowed) and I made her this new jewelry to pull her outfit together(something new). The crystals in the set I made are from my husbands grandmother and are from around 1940 so they are vintage (something old). Emily is absolutely gorgeous but now she'll really sparkle on her very-last-minute wedding day!

Truly a Treasure

I made this ring for my dad's massage therapist. She found the pearl while she was eating oysters! How cool is that?!? We are going to barter so I'll get a massage out of the deal. Yes! Anyway - enjoy the pictures.