Monday, August 31, 2009

Buddha and My Pendant

Buddha decided to wear my pendant today!! I just finished this piece.
The sun is shining and it's another beautiful day in south Florida. We've had a really hot summer but some of my friends up north in Montreal and Toronto etc, didn't have great weather. I sort of feel bad for them when I start to write on facebook or my blog and I always say, "Good Morning sunshine".
I'm waiting on an order today from Monsterslayer. I bought different types of sterling wire for a few projects that I have in mind. Namely, I started making some wirewrapped rings but I want to go a step further and make the actual ring out of copper or silver enamel and then wrap it. That"ll be putting my own spin on things.
OKAY, I've turned into a shameless self promoter. My pride has completely deserted me. What's wrong with me. I'm not competitive!! RIGHT! I entered a contest on the artfire artisan jewelry guild and can't stop promoting MYSELF!!!!!! Help!
So don't be shy,give a little vote for my copper enameled scottie earrings at I will really appreciate it!!!
Thanks from a shameless self-promoter.
Oh, and have a great day. Peace and love. Namaste!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday,Sunday so good to me!

Yes this is stolen from the Mamas and Papas. Except they said Monday,Monday. I'm having a great day. The sun is shining, lots of good friends, old and new. Isn't that what counts?

I listed a couple of new items in my artfire studio and yes, I also added an artfire kiosk to my facebook friend page. This is so cool. Thanks Artfire, what a fantastic idea!

I worked on an enamel piece and I just love how it came out. The colors have a bit of an oriental look to me. I was going to make some polymer clay beads to match, but I don't have all the colors so, I'm off to Joanne Fabrics to buy some yellow clay. I wanted to take a picture but my camera just died on me. No worry, just batteries that have to be charged. Doesn't this always happen when you're inspired to take pictures?

Hi Tina, from just in case you're listening or reading I should say!

My friend Tina has the most amazing trays all handcrafted!!!

Peace and Love to all! Namaste!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

First contest

I entered an item for a contest on one of the artfire guilds. The theme was "A dogs day afternoon" and taking a very literal view, I created little scottie enamel earrings. If you are so inclined, I would appreciate a little support. Please go to
Let me just say, the competition is fierce and if I had know it would be so tough I would have probably entered another item. I'm at you're mercy!

Have a great Saturday everyone. Peace and Love! Namaste!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Meet My Friend

Hi all, I'd like you to meet my new best friend, the Pocket Thesaurus. I don't know if its just me but I seem to have forgotten the proper spelling of some words that I haven't used in awhile. Is this what they call "having a senior moment"? How funny is that.

I went to yoga today and OMG am I just sore all over. What a tough class!

Today I want to make some little scottish terrior enamel earrings. I'm going to start on that right now and see how that comes out.

Peace and Love all. Namaste.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My new next door neighbor

So, how else to put this? My mother decided to buy the house next door. Some people think this isn't such a good thing but I'm sort of undecided. I keep having flashes of the program "Everybody loves Raymond". Only time will tell!

I listed a few new items on etsy and artfire. This is another thing I haven't decided about. I would like to concentrate on one venue but, time will tell. Some items are really active on etsy and some on artfire. Everytime I think I've decided something changes.

Yoga was awesome today. Very tough class but keeps me sane. I still think I should have been an amazon warrior. It doesn't matter that I'm only 5"2" I feel taller! Maybe the amazons were pygmies anyways. I love lifting weights, spin class, yoga, pilates, trampoline class, step class.
Hello? My weight doesn't seem to change much. I remember the ladies saying, "Just wait dear, you'll gain weight like we did and have trouble losing it" and me thinking yeah right! Oh well.

Its all good. Have a great day! Namaste, peace and love. That's whats important!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant : jewelrybyFyfe - ArtFire Jewelry

Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant : jewelrybyFyfe - ArtFire Jewelry

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I want to know why?

How come you only start to get black hair on your chin when you can't see without glasses?
How come my hair finally has gotten thicker and shinier but, has strands of gray running through it?
Can anyone tell me why?
Other than that everything is hunky dorey. Except................................

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Can you find Waldo? go to and play to win a great prize. It's lots of fun!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Almost there

I cut some nice 18 guage copper today and prepared a few pieces. I want to make a bracelet and a pendant. I used some malleable copper to cut out some earrings that I want to enamel.
The rest of the afternoon was spent wire wrapping a nice turquoise donut.

Don't you love that feeling of acomplishment? I do.

Off to the guilds. On artfire that is!

Happy Thursday

Hi all, Just got back from a great spinning class. Now, I have to start working on my back to school project for the guild with less that 10 sales on Artfire. Yes, Waldo is back!! I like this.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If you thought that was bad!

Hi it's wonder woman again! Just joking. I wish I were. So, if you thought yoga was bad, today was my 1 hour urban rebounding class. Yes, trampoline for an hour. Usually I prefer spinning but there weren't any bikes left.

Have you heard the saying? If you're so smart how come you're poor?
We can apply this in this case and just change some of the words.
If you're so active why are you so fat!

I'm anxiously waiting for my supplies from Fire Mountain and Thompson Enamels. I always get so excited when I'm waiting for new things. It's more exciting than Christmas and the anticipation is killing me. As if I don't have enough things hanging around to work with.

P.S. Yoga is great for your moral as well as your physic. Don't be afraid to try it and go at your own pace!!! Namaste, peace and love all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Monday

Monday morning. Yoga for 1+1/2 hour class. Strength training 1 hour. Now, at home and you know what Monday is for don't you? Washing!! Yay, not really but it's got to be done.
Another hot, hot, sunshiney day in south florida. How I envy the snowbirds.
I've always got so many projects whirling around in my head that I confuse myself and don't know where to start. I want to do somemore Om enamel pendants but it's been such a long time since I made any earrings or bracelets that I need to address those as well. I seem to have gotten hung up on pendants. They are my favorite! Change is good!

Namaste, peace and love. Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A successful Day for Elizabeth

Some people were wondering how the fundraiser for Elizabeth turned out. Well, today was the day and we had a 2 hour yoga flow which was dedicated to Elizabeth. We had a wonderful turnout and managed to collect $2,200. at the fundraiser! A lot of fantastic prizes were raffled off to help achieve this. This of course doesn't include the monies that were donated on line and that keep coming in. My prayers are with Elizabeth and hope that the goals set out for her are realized. I have to say that I'm proud to have participated and now understand a little bit more about the concept: to give is to receive.

Happy Sunday everyone. Namaste, peace and love!

Sapphire and mystic pink quartz handmade earrings : Ilmare - ArtFire Jewelry

Check out our featured artist from artfire shops with less than 10 sales. I love these earrings! Sapphire and mystic pink quartz handmade earrings : Ilmare - ArtFire Jewelry

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

All items 1/2 price

I decided to put all items in my artfire shop on sale for today only. So, if you go to every item has been reduced by 50%. This is for today only, so take advantage!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

So true

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How true is this statement? Very!
Last week I had someone with tons of experience critique my Etsy shop and the only thing she found wrong was that my pictures were too distracting and that I should try to photograph using a white background. I took her advice and some of my more recent photos are on white.
Yesterday I was on Etsy forum and we were critiquing the shop above. Well, the critique I received was that my pictures were boring and not exciting enough because there was too much white.


Well, I'm working on a couple of new pieces. One is for the fundraiser for Elizabeth and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it comes out the way I want it to. Enameling is such a touchy thing. Sometimes you start out with one thing and end up with another. I cut a big piece of 18 guage copper to work on a unique pendant. And, another piece is a play on colors. On the one for the fundraiser I managed to paint an Om because afterall, it is a yoga event!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Check out your followers!

Do you ever really take the time to check out who is following you? I've started making a point of it because there is so much information available on some of my followers' blogs. Also, imagine my surprise when I took a quick look and 1 of my followers was a porn site. Yes, lots of bikini clad and naked girls! Well, they're not here anymore. I also think that if someone takes the time to follow me I should at least take a look.

Peace and Love.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For a Good Cause

You all know that I was donating 2 pieces to a fundraiser for a really good cause. I was asking myself which pieces. So, I decided to make a really nice topaz Swarovski necklace and earring set. My second piece will be one of my enamels. Either one that I've already finished or a new one. I hope you haven't forgotten

This Sunday is the big day and if you're in the area please feel free to join us for a 2 hour yoga class at Gold's Gym. No fee to get in. There will be raffles, etc so come and have a good day.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009 10:30am-12:30pm Gold's Gym Fort Lauderdale, 1427 E. Commercial Blvd.

Namaste! Peace and Love to all! Thank-you!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Necklace

I found these clay beads in a store and fell in love with them. I figured I would make a pendant out of polymer clay to match and put it all together. I made the pendant but when I beaded the collar I found that it looked better as it is. More simple, which is sometimes better. I can use the pendant for something else. These beads were made in India.


Lucky me, today I went to my yoga class as I try to do at least 3 times a week. Some people can no longer walk. My yoga teacher is doing a fund raiser on August 9th,2009 at Gold's Gym to help raise funds for Elizabeth. Elizabeth is only 38 years old and is in the later stage of neurological lyme disease further complicated by many co-infections. Her day is constant pain and nothing but. She now crawls bacause she can't walk anymore. I can't describe everything but if you would take a few minutes to read about Elizabeth or maybe help in anyway you can it would sure be appreciated. Maybe help spread the word!! I am personally attending the fundraiser in August and everyone is welcome to this free 2 hour class. Even $1.00 would help. I am donating 2 pieces of jewelry to be raffled off at the fundraiser.

Please take the time to read this Thanks and god bless you!!