Friday, March 30, 2012

Thank Goodness it's the end of the Week

Life is just ticking right along on its way with me just keeping up with it at every turn. Finally got a new wheel for my cabbing machine, sold some cabs a little bit of jewelry and one of my fantastic vintage hats not to mention some of my vintage fabric so life is going on pretty good. With all the time I spend studying I really miss my studio time. I have to fit it in here and there so when I get a good block of time I really go for it. I am still in my Turquoise Mode which is what I call it. I love turquoise all turquoise beautiful turquoise. So I pulled out some stuff that was in my UFO box and got to work and here are a few of the results.
I like the simple clean lines of these pieces, I wanted to showcase the stones. I think sometimes as artist we want lots of stuff on one the piece and it takes away from the stone, these cabs are my own that I have cabbed and I wanted them to pop out at folks because they are beautiful. I love them so much I almost didn't part with them but You know a girl has to eat although not doing much of that lately either. School is finishing up thankfully. I hate school but it is a means to an end that is all I don't have to like it just learn there. I need to be able to stand on my own, thats it in a nutshell. Who knows if I will ever use this degree , who cares I just need to have it to assert my independence as a woman an artist. It was on my list and I am checking it off. Won't be taking classes this summer due to a little health issue I have to deal with so at least I am getting a break.Have a great weekend . Oh I have a new Ditty in my life I now live by this rule.It's called the Rosa Effect, very simply it means no matter how irritated or aggravating life becomes you step back and follow the ROSA RULE: 1) Restructure whatever is making you crazy 2) Organize which is the at the core of everything if you want peace in your life. 3) Structure yeah you need some structure some foundation on which it build a peaceful life. 4) Act on it, yes that means put the above steps in order and get on with your life.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cooking is so good for the Soul

I love to cook hate to clean up afterwards umm yeah I am a messy cook but since I do the clean up I think its okay to be messy sane logic huh? Anyhow I love this recipe I have for homemade "Tomato Basil Soup" sometimes it a craving thing. Heres my recipe: Big Fat can of Tomato with Basil and organeo I thinks I use Hunts or Delmonte, fresh is better always use fresh in summer okay about a dozen of leaves of Fresh Basil (throw them in the blender, I do it this way then scrape them into sauce) Big container of Tomato Juice really big container. Throw all this into a processor and mix it together, then put it into a sauce pot, with a stick of real butter Yeah Paula Deen and a container of heavy cream yeah not a diet food here. simmer to whenever you can't wait any longer and eat it all up its great. Oh I also put some fresh grated from Sargentos artsian blend cheese. Great stuff.
On the what have I been doing recently well here are some pics made a pair of earrings for the site:
Also I have finally started destashing this unbelievable amount of jewelry supplies I have gathered so here is a little of them they are listed in the atticktreasures site which is my cabochon site where I sell my stones I make , these I didn't make but I was lucky enough to be in a situation to help out someone wnho was needing to sell supplies unfortunately due to health issues so we both came out winners of the deal and now I pass this on to others who are needing some stones for a Great Price. These are all real gemstones not lab created, or sythetics or anything way below prices of any supply house we order from.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Sorry I forgot to tell you where to find it out didn't I a long day today this is where the destash is taking place , all my items will be here during the destash, now remember I do all kinds of art so there will be mixed medium , doll making supplies, I have some Susan O"Ryan Doll books that will be sold as well as some Patti Culea, ones and just all kinds of stuff now if you are looking for something special just let me know I probaly have it.

Destash Time for Cloth Lovers Everywhere

Its that time I am on one of my destash clean outs, this time fabric is on the block. Lots of really cool vintage 1940's feed or flour sac fabric, the prints and colors are so wonderful I use to do alot of fiberarts back in time, when I actually had time. I was a quilter, well then silversmithing came along and out the quilting and doll making went. So I am going to start offering my unbelievable stash of some of the coolest fabrics on earth and Doll making books , tibetian sheep hair gosh all kinds of supplies for sale hey even some mixed medium items just lots of odds and ends to everyone on etsy in this shop which is a part of me too. lol I will let everyone I can think of know whats going to hit the site so you can check back for it, all reasonably priced man I just have to much stuff, now hey it's all organized not like on horders or anything like that I have to have some kind of order to the casa okay. heres a glimpse of what is now on the site please check back I will be updating as often as I can Please don't be shy contact me on the site for additional bargains on multiples of something or if you need a discount or what I am easy to get along with. truly.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Super Saturday

Oh what a nice productive day I had today. I finally got some new earrings in the shop this weekend, hurrah! Just added this pair to the shop
Love this pair, will make a pair for myself for certain. I love earrings long dangle kind that swing when you move your head that kind and hoops love the hoops. I have been training our yellow lab some manners whew what a job once he turned a year old he went wild like crazy I am not going to listen to you wild. Well that's not cool when you have a 85 lb momma boy wanting to run wild. So last week we went to the feed store got a clicker thing, and some special dog treats just for training. he is doing so good really smart is my little blonde boy with his golden eyelashes he is so cute, even has these unbelievable golden eyes. He's learned to lay down and STAY put which was the main reason for training, he would run over you when you let him out. He's such an odd one, doesn't like being outside except to play or do his business, doesn't like water at all. told you odd duck and is never than 2 deet away from me at any time of day or night. Oh remember his name is Bubba /Baby Beast. Ideas flying like crazy in my head for jewelry but now its school study tme. I am on springbreak but I still have two test due as soon as we return. Stay tuned for more of Baby beast progress as he learns to behave and mind his manners.See Ya nancy

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Turquoise Earrings

Finally finished up a pair of new earrings for the etsy shop. Lately it seems to be so hard to ever get some bench time in the studio. I have been super busy studying at college which by the way I hate but have gotten over that little issue, I decided I really do need to go so chin up and get over yourself. Life is great lately except for a few health issues which will clear up or at settle down soon I hope. I am now determined to juggle everything which includes posting on this blog which I truly love to do. It's so much fun bringing you along with me on my adventures, life is never boring for me always something exciting going on. Well a couple of months back I talked about this book "The Artist Way" by Julia Cameron if you don't have got to get it, its so inspirational for me and the theory does really work odd don't know how but it does. Now every morning you must these three dump pages actually I love them lets me get my day going without any emotional garbage hanging around. I have never experenced a artist block but I do know people who have this book is all into that and other stuff, I have way to many design ideas enough for at least two maybe three silversmiths. Frank and I did a little rearrainging in the studio last weekend hopefully we can do a little bit more this weekend I now have these fantastic shelves that I can put stuff on its wonderful. I have been working with some designs in earrings for a while now so this is the first of the group.
They are now available on the etsy site: There are several earrings that will be available as soon as I can finish them up. I am so seriously trying to clear the path for this design concept with an alligator skute involved. Gosh I love the Swamp People those folks are fearless almost as good as the Moonshiners but not quite and my all time Friday nite date is Goldrush where they dig for gold wouldn't that be fun to do. I hope that is the name of the show , not bad for a girl who doesn't watch TV. Anyhow on the making of the alligator skute pendant you will be joining me along with each process gonna be fun be there for it. Updates will be coming in the meantime if anyone can come up with a great name to call it let us all know here on the blog just leave a comment all comments on the name will be published, I promise no gators were killed in the making of this pendant , this is a fossilized alligator skute found in the Peace River here in Florida. So start thinking of a name for it. this is the components so far for the piece.