Monday, April 12, 2010

Back to Work...

It's been a while since I updated the blog, but we've had a tough couple of weeks and a little time off really seemed to help. Our sweet pug Phoebe passed away, and it's been tough on the whole family. Matthew is only 3 1/2, so he kind of understands, but not really. She got so sick so fast. It was a cruel disease that took her way before her time.

After spending lots of family time together and enjoying the unusually pleasant weather (aside from the crazy pollen count), it's time for me to get back to work.

I started looking at my workbench again this weekend & have a couple of new necklaces.

This owl necklace has actually been in the works a couple of weeks (I couldn't decide on pearl vs. jewel) and went unfinished while my attention was diverted to family matters. I just love anything to do with owls, and have since I was very young. They hold strong sentimental value for me.

The butterfly necklace came to be slowly over the course of the last week. I just love the delicate filigree & sparkly but subdued vintage jewel.

When I first started making jewelry, I used to tell everyone that it was like therapy - stress relief. That was when my full-time job was really draining me and I just needed an outlet. After eliminating that stress (and moving on to all new ones being a SAHM) I forgot how finding my creative side and creating jewelry calms and centers me.

I hope you enjoy my newest creations & I'm looking forward to diving back in (after I attempt to get the house back in order today) to create lots of fun, simple and affordable summer styles!


  1. So sorry to hear about the loss of your pug! (((hugs)))

    Love the new pieces :)

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dog. I hope you find peace as you create and mother.