See you in 2008!

I am taking a much needed vacation from blogging, etsy, jewelry making, etc.
I'll be back and hopefully refreshed in 2008! I'll be back on track by 1/7/08- till then, Happy Holidays everyone!


A Little Holiday Inspiration

I have been so neglectful of my blog! I apologize! Between the last week of school before break, the awesome success of the trunk show, holiday shopping, parties, decorating, wrapping, cooking- oh and the plumbing going on upstairs!, I barely have been able to focus on anything.
I am taking a vacation from jewelry making until my real vacation from school begins. I am just feeling so burnt out and need to recuperate. I want to start 2008 fresh and full of inspiration. I did manage to snap a few pictures that I am feeling inspired by though. Enjoy!


Front Page!

Whoooo hoooo! Front Page of etsy!!! Yay! Thanks Block Party Press!!!!


I just realized it! Tagged by The Broken Plate!!!! I have to "reveal" 5 things about myself, but since I tend to live my life as a pretty much open book, most of you probably know these things about me already... hmmm where to begin-

1) I am a recovering wedding photographer. If there was a Wedding Photographer's Anonymous, I'd be a charter member. I'm so scarred by women in white dresses screaming "photographer girl, take my picture," that I can barely attend weddings as a guest.

2) My middle name is JoAnne, but spelled 3 different ways on 3 very important documents (birth certificate, S.S. card, & license), so I'm not sure how to spell it. JoAnne, Jo Anne, Joann.
Also, I went by Jo-jo till I was in kindergarten and a boy made fun of me for having a "boys" name and I punched him.

3) I love ketchup, I like to put it on all sorts of things, especially macaroni- I know, gross right? I only eat french fries if there is ketchup available, as I view them just as a vehicle for the ketchup.

4) I wish I had gone to veterinary school instead of art school.

5) I want to live on a farm some day, with a pig, goats, chickens and a emu. I want to grow pumpkins, corn, and wild flowers and have a "pick your own stand." Or raise Alpacas- I can't decide!

So I tag this chickadee! Sorry, don't know 5 bloggers that haven't been tagged yet!!

Here are the rules!
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


My Queen Anne's Lace Brooch is featured today on the Storque!!! yay!


Trunk Show Sunday!

Reminder!!! Trunk show Sunday featuring my work, Cara Ober, Elena Volkova, Kelly & Tj and this chickadee! Email for details!
Have a great weekend everyone!


Let it Snow!!!!

View from my window at work! Yes it's a construction site, and yes that is a "port-o-pot." Which I get to see a constant stream of burly construction men frequent. But look at that snow!!!! Makes it so much more aesthetically pleasing. Keep your fingers crossed that we get an early dismissal!!! My fire place and hot cup of tea are calling my name! Happy first snow Charm City!


That Heavy Metal Holiday Spirit

I've been struggling with trying to make a housewarming/holiday gift for a couple of parties coming up, and decided to let my kiln cool off a bit. I had these large copper discs hanging about, they were too big for pendants, but eureka!, perfect holiday ornaments. So yesterday I spent the better part of the day sawing, hammering, and giving them heat patinas- I even broke out my lettering stamps for more holiday cheer. I think they are pretty cute, even though it's hard to see the lovely rainbows of the heat patinas in these pictures. Cheers!- ooh that just gave me the idea for coasters.... Oiy, too many ideas, too much time away from the studio.....