Sunday, September 25, 2016

Creating In Full Panorama...


Hi everyone...at my happy place doing some designing in my finally finished cabin's studio.
All that needs to be done now, is stocking the drawers full with trinkets and treasures! I did manage to find my old fishing tackle box, I filled it with bits of sparkle, french tapestry and embroidery, vintage velvet ribbon and trims and blinged out vintage buckles and lugged it to the happy spot for some makeshift creating. Here's a peek into what I've been up to this weekend...














The cabin studio's (vintage taxidermy) mascot....Curtis...


....and the new studio's first finished pieces coming to my shop this afternoon...










...come and see more photos of my newly finished French leather cuffs in my Etsy shop this afternoon.
Have a Happy Sunday everyone!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jewelry Therapy...


I was able to get back to some jewelry designing this past week. Feeling just a bit better but still so very heartbroken! I got busy over the last few days just so I could get my mind off of the reality of losing my loved one. I made 5 new pieces for my shop this week and I wallpapered my dining and laundry room too. Just trying to stay preoccupied and focused on creative things. Here's my week in pictures....




I really have a serious wallpaper obsession going on right now...


I love how this paper looks so completely different in various hues of lighting...



...and the new pieces coming today to my Etsy shop...












Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

My Sweet Milo...


 I am in extreme heartache and sadness this post as I report the loss of my sweet baby Milo. I have been at a complete loss for words, thoughts and creativity these past few days, so please bare with me during this extremely difficult time. My beloved Milo left for Heaven's Rainbow Bridge this past Tuesday at 9 1/2 years of age and my world has been shattered and in pieces ever since! Cannot say when I will be back to jewelry making, as my heart will need time to heal during this incredibly tough time. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and I will be back as soon as I can. Love to you all, and cherish every moment with your beloved fur children as we never know which moment together will be our last one..... 




Sweet Milo...I will meet you soon at the Rainbow Bridge...I love and miss you more than words can express!!! Your sweet memory and love will live in my heart forever!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

He's So Debonair...


Just finished up a bunch of designs that feature some handsome, gorgeous gentlemen! Here's a little peek at what's coming to my shop this afternoon...


  

















Come see more of these later this afternoon in my Etsy shop.
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Greetings From The Mountains...


Hello BlogLand! Still enjoying my 'happy place' for the last trip of the summer. Will be home this week with new designs coming. I'm well rested and just itching to get back to the design desk! Here's a little peek at what I have been up to the past couple weeks...


Spending time at my favorite, (and in my opinion) the most beautiful national park in the country....


Cataloochee Valley...



Where the Elk roam free...and...very close to the camera...




...this old male elk just got finished fussin' at one of his many wives...


...he was herding his large family through the valley with these loud and bellowing howls, it was incredible to see and hear!
The picture below is me channeling my inner cowgirl....I really LOVE the country and could easily become a serious farmgirl if I had the critters and farmland! I think that is really what I love most about my mountain happy place..... it is very rural and rustic with lots of nature to enjoy.



We have been eating so good up here. This is the lasagna from one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the next town over...Talk about Good stuff!



We've also been doing a lot of this lately....


Laying around and rubbing some bellies!


Got to visit the casino in the town right next door to us, Cherokee...


Look what I got and look at what it paid! Great sight for not so much win!


I have also been antiquing and found some drop dead Gorgeous Victorian pieces!
I already have ideas swirling around for these pieces and will get right on them as soon as I get back home this week. Expect to see them all finished this coming weekend...



...and look at this Gutta Percha daguerreotype mourning case I found at Biltmore Village this weekend....


....I just love the detailed image on the outside (note the dog scratching himself) and really love the handsome fellow on the inside....




Have a wonderful week everyone. Au Revoir from the green lovely mountain tops....
See you back here very soon with new designs!!!