Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Wired Roots, The Beginning

I've often pondered my addiction to glass and wire and jewelry. Understanding the glass and the jewelry part is easy. I was raised in a "stained glass" household and I've always been a girly-girl when it comes to jewelry which my Grandma Lola encouraged. But as for the wire.....

I had a flash of insight the other day as I was working on some stained glass butterflies. As I was soldering on the finishing details-hooks and antennae and my mind wandered back to my childhood watching my father do the same.

I realized my father was probably the first one to interest and teach me with the things one can do with wire. Some of my earliest memories of "wireworking" was how my dad used wire to create fun faces on stained glass suncatchers. He taught me how to make "jump rings" ie wire loops for eyeballs and hooks. Bending wire to make fun smiles on our funny faced critters among other things. He made antennae for butterflies and other bugs. His glass glob, lead came and wire work bugs were cute and fun! He used wire in a wonderfully creative manner to give our stained glass suncatchers life and personality.

So now I don't think it's at all strange that I am so addicted to wire and what one can do with it!

Thank You Dad for these early wirework lessons.

A Thankful Thanksgiving

This year I am thankful for many things. My family, my friends, my companion animals. I am thankful for the roof over my head, warm food to fill my belly and a job to pay for all of it.

I am thankful that I have managed to overcome the many challenges and obstacles that I have faced this past year. May I continue to succeed and get better at all my "new" responsibilities.

I am thankful for the knowledge that makes me a master craftsman, er woman in stained glass. I had forgotten how much I love the colors of stained glass and am enjoying making pretties for the shop.

I am thankful for my clever fingers and my passion for jewelry making. It gives me an amazing sense of satisfaction to finish a piece of jewelry and find it exceeds my imagination.

Monday, November 14, 2011


It's that time again! I'm having a Huge Christmas Sale! I've slashed prices all over.

My post earrings are now $6 a pair, reduced from $10

All $25 dollar earrings are now only $15!

My wire woven bail pendants are now $25 each, reduced from $35 to $54!

My adjustable wire wrapped rings are now $25 reduced from $30-$35!

Necklaces have been reduced! $36 ones are now $25. $64-$69 are now only $35.

Clearance items are now $8-$10 reduced from $10-$15!

All my fancy, high end jewelry has been reduced by $20 or more!