Friday, January 29, 2016

I am so excited that today is the first blog hop for the BALC challenge through B'sue Boutiques. I have never been involved with anything like this before. It's a big stretch for me and I'm super excited about the challenge. We were asked to come up with a theme for our cohesive line of jewelry. Here are some photos of decor in my home to give you a hint of my theme.


Can you guess what it is?

Very good guess...Birds and Nests.

I have been fascinated with birds my whole life. Where we live now, right above a canyon, there are birds a plenty. As I get ready for work in the morning they are right outside my window in masses, devouring an entire feeder of food each day.
They totally delight me and my cats are quite intrigued by them, too.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire by Irene

Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick

Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not

Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie

Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time

Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation

Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks

Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry

Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate

Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann

Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs

Susan Bolton, Fern's Place

Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets

Barbara Kelley, Angels' Keep

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs

Joan Donovan, Hailey's Cottage

Alison Huie, Ally's Baubles

Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden

Erica Olmos, Beeb's Closet

Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry

Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front

Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs

Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword

Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design

Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts

Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens

Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs

Donna Parry, JewelryDonna

Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures

Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments

Friday, January 22, 2016

My cozy workspace

So today I thought I would give everyone a glimpse into my cozy little work space. My husband was sweet enough to allow me to take over about a third of our living room area,  which I have turned into a haven for creativity. I have a beautiful view of our canyon out back, and am constantly entertained by the many birds inhabiting our yard. I was blessed last year to have a dove build her nest in a planter directly outside my window, literally three feet away. It was amazing! 

My space is filled to the brim with containers, mostly from the thrift store, of beads, chain and anything else you could possibly imagine. I was lucky enough to find the large display case, complete with drawers and shelves underneath, at a local second hand store for $200. Greatest find ever! I even talked them into delivering it for free.
Here is a picture of Dovey.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

     37.  Kelly Wymer  Winged Wisdom Enchantments

  1. Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box
  1. Diana Buynak - Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio
  1. Irene Hoffman - Heartsdezirebyirene
  1. Clare Wells Nemeth - Creative Magick
  1. Mary Reckmeyer - Afrayedknot
  1. Marcia Tuzzolino - Aurora Designs
  1. Elizabeth Wilks - Wearable Art by Lizzie
  1. Jeanette Rose Belmont - One Canvas at a time
  1. Lyn Joy Reeve - A Journey from Jewels to Jubilation
  1. Belinda Reed-Ingle - Vogue Rocks
  1. Beth Trubman - The Journey of Jewelry
  1. Carole Carlson - Beadsophisticate
  1. Jann Tague - Clever Designs by Jann
  1. Shari Gardner - SLG Jewelry Designs
  1. Susan Bolton - Fern’s Place
  1. Chris Kemp - NoodlePie Bracelets
  1. Barbara Kelley - Angels' Keep
  1. Susan Bowerman - Woodside WireWorks
  1. Pamela Anger - Novegatti Designs
  1. Joan Donovan - Hailey’s Cottage
23. Alison Huie - Ally’s Baubles
  1. Sharon Palac - Sharon’s Jewelry Garden
  1. Erica Olmos - Beeb's Closet
  1. Erin Whitacre - Shattered Time Jewelry
  1. Fran Sitton - Sitton Up Front
  1. Ginger Hammond - Lynn Leigh Designs
  1. Paula Gaskill - Lovely LaylaBug Jewels
  1. Mary Katherine - The Rose Sword
  1. Renee Webb Allen - Small Stuff Design
  1. Valerie Tilghman- ArtJewelsandGifts
  1. Chris Cravens Vintage Cravens
  1. Leslie Carver
  1. Donna Parry, JewelryDonna
  1. Gina-Marie Hammer - Tangles, Twists and Treasures
Only 9 more days until the B'sue Boutiques BALC blog hop. I'm super excited, and since this is my first blog hop, eager to see how it works and what everyone has to share.