Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You have come a long way baby!

This was the first necklace I made seven years ago.  I had taught myself  how to string beads.  I remember it took me over half a day to create just the necklace.  I loved every minute of it!

This set was also the first sale I ever made.  I was so thrilled!

The other day I was looking back at the pictures of the jewelry that I have created.  I saw my own progression over the years.  Technique after technique.  I could not get enough knowledge fast enough!  This creative outlet is so much FUN!

I've made a bunch of yucky stuff too.  I still do.  Learning opportunities are fun also.

I definitely can see that I have come a long way.  Yet, I have just scratched the surface of all there is to learn.  I am looking forward to all the opportunities awaiting me.  All the fun I will continue to have. 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bad Hair Day

I was researching the Internet this morning to find out about a vintage brooch that I own.  It has a silhouette picture of several women and a gentleman.  The scene is outdoors.  The women are dressed in 18th Century French gowns with pompadour hairstyles. 

As I continued my sleuthing, I came across the following about hair dryers.  I wonder if anyone's head was sucked into that contraption!


The article stated: "In 1890, Alexandre Godefroy, in his beauty salon in Paris, invented a machine to dry the hair in hair salons. Godefroy's blow dryer consisted in a metal bonnet, that attached to a chimney pipe of a gas stove, which blew hot air on the head. This system allowed women to dry their hair faster and to preserve designs of new kinds of hairstyles. The big size of those machines still made impossible its domestic use."
I would definitely opt for a bad hair day.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Time for a new look for my Blog.  

I played with color changes, placement of items and more.

Hope you all like it.