My Craft Room

Thought I would share my craft room today.  It is a bit messy – one of these days I will get it better organized (I hope).

My desk:  I try to straighten it up every now and then but it just goes back to “messy” leaving me just a small space for creating.

My desk



My inspiration wall/walls. “Inspire” was made by my daughter April (as were many of the items on the walls) – It is my favorite!!!  Every time I look at it, I feel inspired!



inspiration wall 3


My Art shelf – where I keep paints, inks, etc.

art shelf


My stickles floweth over!



My closet – this is where I keep my scrapbooking stuff and other odds and ends.



My beads!

beads 1

beads 2

beads 5

beads 6


Seed Beads

seed beads


On the floor is misc pieces that have been picked up from garage sales, flea markets etc. They are awaiting me to put them somewhere 🙂
I really need to do that soon so I will know what I have!

flea market finds etc


My jewelry: Had to use some wall space in my husband’s office too.


jewlery 2


This picture is blurred on purpose – it contains pieces awaiting contests or magazine submissions.

blured jewelry


The dog bed is for whom ever wants to stay with me while I create 🙂





I have updated the “Published” page with all of my magazine publishing’s to date.

I didn’t want to bombard people with all of my previous ones so I chose to put them on their own page.  I am posting my most recent here as well as them being included on the “published” page.

I am very proud to be a part Stampington’s Spring 2011 issue of Jewelry Affaire.  I was thrilled to learn that Stampington published three of my designs in this beautiful publication.

I thought the pictures look wonderful!  You do have to look closely at “Alexandra” to see that it has a prism at the bottom.

Alexandra & Olga
Alexandra & Olga
Etched In My Heart
Etched In My Heart

My first post

Okay – I have a blog – now what the h.. do I do with it?

Hmmm..  I think I will start with what I have been doing lately in the world of jewelry design.  I have been working on designs to enter into Bead Star Magazine contest.  So far, I have entered 6 designs. One for each of the following categories:

  • Glass
  • Pearls
  • Metals
  • Crystals
  • Hearts
  • Stones

Tomorrow I will try and create something for the “Plastic” category.  I do not plan to try out for the “Bead Stitching” because I do not bead stitch.  Plus, this will make 7 entries – a lucky number don’t you think?  I would love to show you pictures but can’t until the voting starts later in April.

Craft desk 04-01-11
Craft desk 04-01-11

As for this blog – I will try to show pics of my work, ideas for future designs, knowledge about jewelry design, tools, and materials as I acquire it etc…  The [etc] to be figured out later.

The picture is of my craft desk awaiting a bit of a clean up before I start the next project.