jewelry blog updates– finally!

Many thanks to new friend Ana Hoffman, who pointed out in a recent online discussion that some of my photo galleries weren’t working properly– nothing like a direct report to prod my web master husband into action!!
Check out the new galleries on of all my different work here on my blog— they are not fully edited yet, but the slideshows work beautifully and the broken links are fixed.
(no, the shopping cart is not re-established yet, but what we’re working on what will be the best solution yet, so I’m okay with waiting if you are– if not, contact me directly in my studio, I finally have the space to work again!)

barn raising?

i smell spring.

and i am smelling it from our “true” pittsburgh home, goodbye townhouse rental, hello 1903 victorian just east of downtown.

snow abounds, and yes, recedes and disappears in the sun.

hooray as hunter, logan and i would say!

we are inheriting the last third of a community garden and damn, to my kids and i love to dig, sow and reap. we will have pumpkins this fall, just you wait…

in this garden/backyard of ours i envision a fabulous wee smithy of sorts, next to the pumpkins. basically an amish barn that takes up residence in our backyard, providing a safe for me to work with fire. a place in side for jewellery, outside adjacent, my 250lb anvil and my forge. a smith adjacent to a jewellery studio!

grateful inside and out that our move is complete and psyched about setting up my new temporary studio (till i get this barn you know). back to work with a wave of really cool new clients (return of some old) and some new newsletter subscribers (thanks, for featuring the “life chain”!).

and i am thinking…

i want to send out a newsletter as a house blessing, create something for you guys, whilst manifesting a barn raising for me :)
but i would like your opinion.

what would you like to see me run a special on right now with mother’s day, graduations, spring! all on the horizon–

would you like to see some OM pendants– or wishbones perhaps– on sale?

it would be great to finally have the opportunity to finish the astrological pendant line.

john is a huge proponent of these little guys and i daresay, they are so simple and pretty, charms indeed. was thinking that i could offer a really great discount to all who commission the first of their sign (leo and sag are the only ones finished).

any and all thoughts are so welcome and appreciated.

i love making om’s, wishbones and peace signs, but perhaps you want a discount on custom creations?

now i must to garden exploration with my wee companions and baby wolf. the snow is melting so that i can actually see soil.

shine sun, shine



me and *%#$&@ technology…

oy. me and this computer.
seems my website’s shopping cart is not properly working through microsoft explorer, or some such b.s.
that’s computer speak for “big snafu” you know…

so a BIG APOLOGY to everyone who has encountered problems.
personally, i have little patience for difficult websites and when buying online, i want it to be easy.
a huge thank you to all those who have persevered and called me on the phone! i so love that.

and for now, i am disabling (read, john is disabling) the shopping cart.
if you fancy a lovely little hand forged bauble,
peace sign, wishbone, rune, OM or astrological pendant…call me.
phone is always better in my opinion