June 18, 2018: An Extroverted Turtle
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." Aristotle
June 12, 2018: A Special Place
"When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go". Alexandra Stoddard
June 3, 2018: Through The Eyes oOf A Child
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir
May 27, 2018: What's In A Name?
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
"None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful." – Mother Teresa
May 20, 2018:A Nonny's Joy
Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold. ― Irish Blessing
May 13, 2018: Simple Gifts
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. - Bob Hope
May 6, 2018: Sailing Ships
“A ship is safe in a harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.” William Shedd
April 29, 2018: Out of Chaos...... Comes Creation
I always have the best intention of keeping my work space clean and orderly.
April 22, 2018: The Art of Opening Doors
Out of curiosity I googled the phrase “The Art of….”; and to my surprise
April 15, 2018: A Gemstone For Every Month
During our April Facebook Giveaway, we asked for people’s favorite flowers upon which we then shared their meanings. In our jewelry business, we are inspired by flowers, but more often use gemstones in our designs and thought it would be interesting to share those meanings as well...
April 8, 2018: A Teacher's Gift
During our lives, if we are fortunate, we encounter teachers who open the doors to new pathways of inspiration, knowledge and understanding. Our education does not end at the closure of school. These lessons can come in at different times in our lives, in different shapes, places and from unexpected teachers...
March 31, 2018: Miracles of Growth
The holidays of Easter and Passover take place in Spring, a time of rebirth and the renewing of hope after the long, confines of Winter. I was reflecting this week on not only the significance of these holidays, but how my own journey as an artist came to where it is today after a challenging and difficult period of my life...
March 25, 2018: The Art of Balance
I find the art of balance to be a challenge, one I face every day. The complicated demands of daily life, from taking care of other responsibilities to taking care of myself (getting enough sleep, exercise, eating right and meditation),is a puzzle of how to fit everything in...
March 18, 2018: The Power of Names
Customer often ask us, how do I name our jewelry?
I was originally inspired by a talented lampwork artist, Darlene Hayes from Quiet Haven Studio, who named each one of her creations. Her gorgeous and unique lampwork beads were miniature artworks that...
March 11, 2018: Silverstone Collection
Our Silverstone collection celebrates earth treasures from around the world, incorporating both precious and semi-precious gemstones into one-of-a-kind pendants. Some gemstones, like garnets, amethysts and aquamarines have a long history of appreciation,meaning and value...
March 4, 2018: Curiosity and Creativity
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. I have been inspired working with these luminous gemstones and learned that the name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. I love to research the history of any of the gemstones...
February 27th, 2018
When I first began making jewelry nine years ago, I was sure it was going to be easy. All I had to do was to visualize the piece I wanted to make, select the materials and begin putting the beads on the string. Right.......I quickly learned there were critical steps...