Custom Design Stories - 1

I love, love, LOVE doing the custom creations with my customers and I love the stories that I get to hear.   I love hearing about the people for whom each design is destined and I especially love hearing about their reaction when the receive their gift.  I want to share a few stores with you.   

Below is a poem written by Jodi S.

“A custom-made necklace
Especially for you!
Personally, I love it
I know you will too!
It’s made out of love,
Silk and beads too
I had help from an angel
That is watching over you.
Its design is simple
Yet glorious too
With your favorite color purple
That looks magical on you.
Wear it out to lunch
Or a movie or a play
Enjoy this gift of Love
On your Special Day”

The poem accompanied a custom necklace that was designed for my customer’s mother to be presented to her on her birthday.  The design was simple, but incorporated various shades of purple and lilac which is her favorite color.  The lampwork beads have transparent and opaque glass layered and swirled so there is depth in each bead.

Thanks Jodi for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a special day for a special woman.

“Especially For You”


The pictures didn’t turn out very well because I was not patient when I took my pictures before I sent out the package, so I apologize for the quality.

Does anyone else want to share their story?



Have fun checking out these new earrings that I made.  I adore these!  Full of color and personality!



A day without art would not be a good day for us.  We love to color so we use paint, crayons, markers, pencils and anything else colorful to make messes art.  Before Mia eats breakfast, she usually has a stack of paper, markers, and stickers so she can make a card for someone.   She gives cards, letters, and pictures to everyone.  I have to sneak papers into the recycle bin periodically at night after she goes to bed or else she finds them and drags them out.  Been there?  It isn’t that I don’t enjoy them and want to keep them all but the sheer number of creations is staggering.  I love their art and their creations and will miss these days when they are old enough to go to school.Painting


Working outside

It is a wonderful day outside so I am working outside.  Well, I’m taking pictures, blogging, and THEN I will work.  ha haSpringDayOutside


Yes, I’m still here

Hasn’t it been forever since I have put anything up on my blog?  Yes, it has!  Thanks for you faithful followers who come back often and check.  My apologies.  The truth is I have been sick since the beginning of January.  No lie.  I hate to admit it and right now I am just plain MAD that I don’t feel better.  Have you ever felt that way?  I have an appointment this week to see a pulmonologist to get some idea of what is going on in my chest.  I feel yucky every day and cough all of the time.  I think of posting each day but I just haven’t been inspired by anything really.  Whah, Whah.  I know. 

So how are all of you?  You have been silent just like me.  Is everyone looking forward to spring coming?  I bet you are.  It is coming.  Yippee!  Does anyone have a fun story or exciting news to share?  Do share if you do. 

I’ve worked on a few custom pieces that were simply spectacular but I sent them out without taking pictures of them.  I was so upset when I realized I sent them out without taking pictures.  I worked with a customer to design a lovely purple necklace and hopefully I have a picture around that I can share with you.  I’ll work on that this week.  I also had a chance to design a pair of earrings that were made with semi-precious gemstones that were stunning.  I’m teasing you aren’t I?  I’ll dig up some pictures to share this week.

That is all for now.  Enjoy your day and I’ll be back soon.

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