Friday, June 18, 2010's tooooo HOT!!!

Sometimes it just isn't much fun living in the during the steaming hot, humid summer when the heat index reaches, oh, about 104...and you have a farmer's market to attend!!!!!
Our 1st Clinton Olde Towne Market of the season was last Saturday and it was possibly the HOTTEST day of the Summer so far! Even in the shade with a tent and a fan, I don't think it was any better than sitting out in the sun! lol!

Although the shopping crowd was not as large as expected (some folks are smart enough to stay in the a/c!) it was a good day. There were about 70 vendors and some really great stuff! My 14 yr old son, Daley, helped me at my booth and tried to give away my jewelry to pretty girls (ha ha!) and my Mom and my little girl, Carrie Liz, came to visit me. I also made a trade with another vendor for some really cool flattened wine bottles, one of which is now the spoon rest on top of my stove. I met so many nice people and enjoyed myself, even though it was a relief to be done for the day and back in the cool indoors! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Guitar Picks Custom-Made for Benjy Davis of Benjy Davis Project

One of my most FAVORITE bands EVER is Benjy Davis Project, from my home state of Louisiana. And you probably already know that I make handcrafted sterling silver guitar picks...they are probably my biggest seller on Etsy. So, I contacted lead singer and guitar genius, the adorable Benjy Davis, and asked if I could make and send him a personalized guitar pick. He said he'd be "honored" to have one of my picks, and since he was so sweet, I sent him two. Here they are:

Lost Souls Like Us is the name of their newest album...go check them out on Facebook or their website...and you can always look them up on iTunes! I promise you, every one of their albums it totally worth buying...and go out to one of their shows if you get a chance! This is the music that speaks to my soul and inspires my's what I listen to in my studio when I'm working. Go check 'em out!!!
PS-Mic Capdeville is the drummer for BDP and he is fabulous also...if I ever take up a new craft making drumsticks, I promise to send you some, Mic! lol!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Been a while...lots to say!

It's been a little while since my last crazy life took over for a while, but I will try to do better!

I have worked on so much new stuff since I last posted here. It's kinda funny seeing my old posts, because I have learned so much since then. I guess that is part of learning...growing and changing. I have taught myself some new metalsmithing skills that I have been practicing and I feel like I have done pretty good for being self-taught.
Here are some recent photos of my work.....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy January!

Hey everyone...hope you're having a great 2010 so far! Hope the holidays were great for everyone also!
The holidays were just awesome for me because I was BUSY, BUSY! Busier than I ever dreamed of being with jewelry orders! It got to the point of craziness and I have needed some time to recoup and catch up on all the other things that needed to be done around REST! lol!
I have to admit I was a little burned out once the holidays were over, but now I'm back to creating and looking forward to Spring. I've been working on some new designs and it seems that my jewelry is taking on a more bohemian/gypsyish look. It isn't what I intended...I was just creating what has been in my head. Seems like my true style shows through better when I am creating because I WANT to, not because I have orders to send out or because I need a certain number of pieces for a show. It's just more fun this way and it's what I enjoy.
I'm going to have to take some pics to show you what I'm talking about, but it has a very vintage feel...lots of aged brass, copper, old keys, vintage lace and linens, etc.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week! It's good to be back in blog-world!