Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Parrish Relics

Here's some more art that I am surrounded by every day that helps to make my place my sanctuary. These are some beautiful necklaces by Parrish Relics. My favorites right now are the stained glass necklaces. These are all hand made and always bring a magical feeling when worn. and

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I want to show some of the art i own that was created by Merle. She is so talented and her art just brings me happiness. I love being surrounded by it. I have shown some of her prints that are on blocks and ready to hang, there are several necklaces, (fairy dust vial, customized initial, and the gorgeous fairy necklace). Then there is the portrait that she painted of my four cats, i really love that one. you can find her at and as well as

Sunday, June 21, 2009

my new necklace

I love this new necklace that i finished last night. It is made with my favorite beads and color combinations, and made with two special beads from Green Girl Studios. I found out about them thanks to she made me a necklace with one of their fairy beads and it is gorgeous. i will post that picture later on along with more of her beautiful art. find these great beads at


Some of my new beads!..................... I sometimes hate to use them because they are so pretty and I hate to see the containers empty! Oh well, that only means I need to buy more, a never ending shopping event.

Friday, June 19, 2009

pottery rattle and glass bead necklace

i made this necklace tonight with a hand made pottery rattle (yes, if you shake it, it rattles) rattle is made by bonnie from .......... i just love her pottery! the sedum is from my friend bree.

sharing the arts and crafts that my friends create

I thought that I would also like to share art that I own that my friends have made. I hold these things near and dear to my heart. The pottery dish and spiral "rattle" sphere are made by Bonnie. You can find her on ETSY at The tree pendant is my #one piece of jewelry, given to my by Greg and made by Madelyn Pitts from Quilcene WA. It's called "Dancing Trees".

Thursday, June 18, 2009

five reasons that my house is cozy

my dog and four cats, that's what makes my house cozy........

meditation wands

These are some of the things I have been working on. I really love making meditation wands. They are made from various driftwood and twigs and crystals.
I call them meditation wands because the process of the peyote stitch beading is truly meditative. I also have very much enjoyed trading some of these with other artists for their art............

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

my firsy entry

I wanted to have a blog space just for arts and crafts. Some of it will be my crafts and other posts will show my friend's creations or just things that I have found that I love, things that make my home a cozy home. I love being surrounded with hand made things. I love art and I love crafts. I love the energy that each artist puts in their pieces, I think that is what draws me to a piece to begin with. ( pictures are of my little craft room where it all starts!)