Saturday, July 12, 2008


Kreated by Karina offers this beautifully packaged rose petal soap!

She uses only the best possible ingredients. Karina prefers to use moisturing cocoabutter, or sheabutter, as well as vitamin E, olive or macadamia nut oil to leave your skin soft, smooth and conditioned. From time to time, she might include oatmeal, ground walnuts, seeds and other exfoliating qualities..but only the best for her customers--she even uses filtered water.

Take a look at Karina's store, to see her flavorful lipbalms, scented soaps and she even offers mens soap and a few childrens items.

Karina is having a Christmas in July sale going on right now I suggest taking advantage of it!!

*Want to read more soapy goodness? Check out Karina's blog,

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Beads Just In!!

I just got some new beads in , Labrdorite teardrops, Clear crystal quartz rondells, Bright red coral, Raspberry quartz, Smokey quartz faceted teardrops, a large blister pearl focal and sterling silver findings.

Sometimes when I get an order in there is so much in it that I get overwhelmed. It can take me up to a week or more before I can put any ideas together. But this time I went easy and bought just a few beads and already had ideas for them. Can't wait to get started!

Don't forget to check out my Etsy store for the new pieces!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

When I'm not making Jewelry...

I love working in my yard. We only have a back yard because our house is so old it literally sits on the street.
We have an old fireplace that is centered in the garden that we still use. It's great for roasting marshmellows.

This is an Adirondack chair my son Alex made for me in woodshop for Christmas this year. Isn't it beautiful!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

My Favorite Materials

I love working with Semi Precious Stones, there is such an array of colors, shapes and sizes.

Some of my favorites are Agates, Amazonite, Amethyst, Aventurine, Black Onyx, Botswana, Carnelain, Citrine, Chrysocolla, Chrysophrase, Dumorite, Feldspar, Garnet, Iolite, Jasper, Kyanite, Labrdorite, Moonstone, Moukaite, Peridot, Phrenite, Turquoise. You can find most of these beads in the pieces in my Etsy store.

I use all Sterling Silver findings in my jewelry unless noted and Hill Tribe Sterling Silver is one of my favorites. They have such unique pieces. Here is a pair of their ear wires.