Thursday, April 26, 2012

ME, on The Martha Stewart Show

I was one of the lucky Etsy sellers invited to be in the audience of  the Martha Stewart Etsy episode. So much fun! Sadly, I don’t think I was featured on the taping, but it was a great experience! Tons of fun!  The episode airs Thursday, April 26 on the Hallmark Channel.

I think Martha is great, and it was only confirmed by the experience! She really brings a lot of attention to crafting, and hand made. She featured two Etsians and their crafts -- one of them is one of my favorites – the tree ring guy. The other was a woman who makes food out of polymer clay and then crafts jewelry from it. She then gave everyone in the audience a bag of Martha Stewart crafting supplies and a $50 HP gift certificate.

...Best of all, though.... is this feature on the Website:

Yes, that's 'lil ole me. And after all, it is all about me ....

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Local show season is cookin up!

Tons of new stones and styles! Cannot wait for everyone to see. First show of the season -- Saturday April 28 -- big, open, home show in Chevy Chase DC. -- 5816 Chevy Chase PKWY from 1-5 pm. Hope you can make it!!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Russian Painted Porcelain

If you follow my jewelry, you know I am pretty married to stones and gemstones. Basically ... that's what I do. I like artisan glass for instance, and clay and wood ... but it doesn't move me like stones. All of my jewelry is made with gemstones and semi-precious stones, as a rule.

Well ... I guess all good rules are meant to be broken! When I saw these porcelain beads I gasped ... almost like when I see a gorgeous sample of turquoise. They are truly stunning, and the quality is undeniable.

Made by a small Eastern European outfit, they are created and painted in the ancient Russian Pysanski style. I have only seen them represented there so are truly a unique find. Right now I have 3 pairs of earrings and a couple necklaces in the shop, but I will follow with more pendants and necklaces.

Green Turquoise Freshwater Pearl Earrings

This is the other pair ... truly a playful treatment above these fantastic, freshwater pearls. So beautiful and unique! Earrings measure 1 3/4 inch. I can definitely see these with one of this seasons great dresses! Really Unique earrings.

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Green Turquoise Blossoms!

I love it when magic happens in the studio. What happened with these Green Turquoise heishis feel like magic! They are so springy and fun just wired like they are here. I made these ... and another pair with pearls. These earrings measure 1 inch total including .925 Sterling Silver Lever backs. Just the perfect size for everyday!

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