"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Catching Up and Checking In

I hope you all haven't forgotten about me. My adventures in blogland seem to get pushed to the back burner when my life gets hectic. We had Kindergarten graduation and now summer vacation is officially underway! I am now trying to find a new balance between my business and little ones who are home all day long needing attention. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the choice to work from home was made so that I can be here for my little ones. I am working on creative ways to get my work done and still supply them with wonderful memories of summer fun. We have been going outside in the morning and having fun, and then coming in for the heat of the day. They work on art projects or have some rest time while I get some jewelry projects done. I cannot tolerate the heat (I am like a flower, you know, and wilt when it gets too warm...) so this plan seems to work pretty well. I am getting ready for several large art shows this summer and am furiously trying to stock up on inventory.
Here are a few goodies that I have been working on~

wire wrapped copper jasper pendant

vintage assemblage locket This is a vintage assemblage locket that I just love. Inside I tucked photos of two of my great-uncles, both military men. One was missing-in-action in WWII and the other led a very interesting life as a Merchant Marine.

vintage assemblage locket

handmade wirewrapped copper pentacle

welded hex nut belt buckleThis belt buckle was created by my husband, Pudge. Wouldn't it make a great Father's Day present for some lucky dad?

Introducing my newest eye ring color! To be listed this weekend in my Etsy shop! I think this one is going to be popular!

As you can probably see, I have discovered Picnik for photo editing. Where have I been?? I could have used this ages ago. I think I am hooked. I love experimenting with it's different effects. I absolutely love the 60's effect!

brass gypsy earringsI promise to do better with keeping in touch and will post pictures of some special order work soon (hint...think horses)!


thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

they are very cool!


thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

I like the first bit of jewelry.
the colors and textures are perfect.
Pudge's buckle is extraordinary on all levels--humor--priceless


Athena's Armoury said...

Gorgeous work as always, Gypsy Lady.

Queen Bee said...

Fabulous jewelry!
Queen Bee Studio

Kiki said...

Everything is super gorgeous!
Have a magical day!

aquariann said...

Stunning pieces, especially the locket. What handsome great-uncles you have. The belt buckle is awesome, too, and reminds me of honeycomb. Bet SplendidFish.etsy.com would love it!!

ruthie said...

It is so difficult isn't it when you work from home to get that balance, but it sounds as though you have it sorted. I love you new creations, and that amber eye!you added such a personal touch as the photos of your uncles x

Faerie♥Kat said...

I love your work and you're such a thoughtful mom; I volunteer to come live with you and be your afternoon nanny, but what I'd really love is to be adopted and trained as your apprentice *SQUEE!*

In the Light of the Moon said...

Ru kidding me..these are all drop dead gorgeous!!!Love them all...

I'm with you,its hard balancing with the kids home on summer break.Congrats on the kindergarten graduation..time flies so quicky...wish they could stay tiny forever.Big Hugs-Cat

Della said...

If your home life is like your blog, then you've managed to create a wonderful atmosphere of serenity! Beautiful pieces here, love the cat's eye ring!

Tuatha of the Isles said...

Love your eye ring :)

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