Saturday, June 30, 2012

It's HOT out here in NY!

I'm at home today working on jewelry and trying to endure this heat & humidity. I love being out in the sun, but when it's too hot, it's just uncomfortable. Wish I had a pool I could jump into right now.
I'm having a cup of coffee though (hot, yes, I know - I should've made it an iced coffee you're thinking) lol.
I'm thinking of making one of my all time favorite quiches this weekend though, Spinach quiche with chicken sausage. It is very good! I've made it several times over the years. Everyone seems to like it.
Also, I made some new jewelry pieces lately too and listed them to my Etsy shop so I want to share them with you.
I'm still having my 15% OFF SALE as well.
{Simply use Special Coupon Code: HOTSUMMERSALE at checkout}
I made a new necklace, called Drifting. I encased a piece of quartz crystal stone in a spent brass bullet shell. It dangles from a delicate brass cable chain.

If you'd like to purchase this necklace, simply CLICK on the LINK posted near photos or CLICK on ANY pictures at the TOP RIGHT corner of my blog page where it says Etsy shop. have a great day!

Monday, June 25, 2012

15% OFF Summer Sale :)

Well, it's a rainy day here today in Rhinebeck. But, I am enjoying the temperatures anyway. It's not too hot. I have asthma, so I do much better in not so hot temps. I do like it sunny out, but just not too hot. I'm very excited that I just received my antique brass chain in the mail that I ordered from one of my jewelry distributors. So, I was able to complete my bullet casing and quartz necklace. Plus, I made a herkimer diamond necklace and pair of earrings with it. I can't wait to photograph them, but it'll have to wait til tomorrow as it's just too cloudy out. I prefer to photograph my work in natural light.,it's always the best for photos. So, stay tuned. But, I did just list some new items to my Etsy shop lastnight, so I wanted to share some of those photos.

Also want to remind everyone that I am having 15% OFF SALE in my shop. SIMPLY use Special Coupon Code: HOTSUMMERSALE  at checkout. Thanks and have a great day everyone,. see ya later. otherDays : handcrafted jewelry

Also below are some new earrings I recently made. Purple and silverish iridescent freshwater pearls dangle from large antique silver earwires. For sale in my Etsy shop now.

You can view and purchase any of these pieces simply by CLICKING the highlighted links next to the photos or by clicking on the links and photos in the TOP upper corner of my BLOG page where it shows my MINI-Etsy shop. thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Well, what a better day to have a HOT Summer SALE, than today, the very first day of Summer. Summer Solstice that is. Temps are going to be record breaking in the northeast today, in NY where I live. It is already about 95 degrees. I'm doing some fresh veggie juicing today too, for health reasons, but it really tastes cool & refreshing on this hot day.
And, to celebrate the 1st day of summer, I decided to have a sale in my shop. Simply Use Coupon Code: HOTSUMMERSALE at checkout to get an instant 15% discount off your order.
Check out my Sundrops earrings

On Creativety

"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist."
-St.Francis of Assisi

I love that quote, it's beautiful and well, true. It's very late on a Tuesday night and I'm up writing in blogs, playing scrabble, and well...fighting tiredness. I guess I should get to bed. But, I wanted to post a few new jewelry pics and then I shall succumb to sleep. So, here they are.

You can CLICK on any of these pictures or highlighted links near them to view them for sale in my Etsy shop. You can also ALWAYS view my handcrafted jewelry for sale in my Etsy shop by clicking on any items located at the UPPER Righthand side of my BLOG, where you will see a mini-Etsy app that lists some of my jewelry for sale. simply CLICK on any photos and they will instatnly take you to my shop. thanks for looking.
Well, I'm headed to bed now. see ya tomorrow and have a good night! I'm bracing myself for a mini heatwave tomorrow and Thursday. Temps will be in the upper 90's/ for a couple of days. ooohhwweee! :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Shop name, new Changes: otherDays handcrafted Jewelry

Well, I guess it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything, about a year actually. In addition to changes with my jewelry shop, I’ve gone through many personal changes, trials, and experiences in the past year, both good and bad.
I’ll start with the most obvious, which is that my shop has a new name – otherDays: handcrafted jewelry
Last year , I suffered some health issues that have taken awhile to recover from. I probably have not really begun to feel better and more normal until the past couple of months, where I’ve been able to get more excercise and be out and about more. I’m even incorporating running back into my walking and everyday routine again. Between suffering from a double head concussion and a tooth infection that went septic throughout my body, I am very glad to be alive to say the least. I’m grateful to God for every day and every breath. It was very touch and go for awhile last year for several months.
One positive that came out of it is that I began to have my handcrafted jewelry being sold at a beautiful little local boutique here in Rhinebeck, NY where I live now, called Merriweather’s Boutique. Unfrtunately, I was so ill for several months, I could barely do my daily activities, nonetheless take care of my Etsy jewelry shop. So, I had to close it, which was very sad and hard to do. However, with spring, comes new life and new beginnings too, so, just a couple of weeks ago, I decided to reopen my shop, with a new name and new jewelry, as well as some older favorite pieces too. It has a new name too, otherDays.

Here is a new necklace that I’ve made too, using some beautiful turquoise that I had made turquoise earrings with last year and the year before. All earrings were sold, so these were a few remaing peices I had. It’s called After the Storm. I gently wire-wrapped it using non-tarnishin, silver plated wire and it dangles from a sivler snake chain.
After the Storm: a necklace
After the Storm necklace
After the Storm necklace
And there are many more pieces for sale in my Etsy shop SIMPLY by CLICKING on any of the links above, they will take you to my Etsy shop otherDays, where my jewelry is for sale.
I’ll be adding new posts and pieces daily, so stay tuned. Time to go get something to eat, as I can feel my blood sugar dropping. LOL. And, it’s getting pretty cloudy outside right now, maybe we’ll get a good thunderstorm! That’d be nice. I love a good storm.