Saturday, April 6, 2013

I feel like a pleasing environment is very important when creating.  Scents, sights,and sounds can make a huge difference for me.  So day or night, whenever I am busy creating new pieces I have this candle burning.  It's the candle Anthropologie usually has burning throughout their stores, so if you have ever wondered what that lovely scent was, this is it. And when the candle is completely gone you are left with a beautiful mercury glass container in which to store your bathroom supplies, rhinestones, jewelry, or other odds ends.

It's almost a certainty that I have music playing during my waking hours.  Good tunes make mundane tasks like laundry, cooking, cleaning, and time in the car much more tolerable, don't you think?  Sites like Pandora are excellent for getting a continuous stream of music going that you may not already own or without having to get up or move to change cd's. You just type in a band or song you like and Pandora will create and save a "radio station" for you that plays songs/artists that are similar to the one you typed in. It's also a great source to discover new music.

What are some of your "musts" required in creating an optimal work environment?

Enjoy your weekend,


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fully Loaded

The layered look is so in right now which is why my layered bracelets have been so popular.  These pieces take the guesswork out of which bracelets to choose when you want that layered look.  With all of the many layers and textures, they are really five bracelets in one.  Now I have added necklaces to my "Fully Loaded" In Small Spectacles line.


Each eclectic necklace has vintage solid brass charms wired in between glass, crystal, semi precious, aged rhinestone, and solid brass vintage beads.  And the centerpieces are these amazing vintage brass wrapped Lucite charms. 
All of these have been added to the Etsy shop and I will continue to add more. 
Thanks for stopping by!