|Aluminum Key Chain|
|Aluminum Best Friends "Bestie" Bracelet Set|
|Hope, Dream, Love and Trust Custom Necklace|
|Bee Happy Copper Necklace|
|Personalized Sterling and Fresh Water Pearl Necklace|
|Mother Bird in Nest with Fresh Water Pearl "Eggs" Necklace|
A lot has happened since my last post which was far too long ago. I've been meaning to post more often!
You know what they say about good intentions......
I started a new ETSY shop Always A Memory and have been diligently working on new jewelry designs over the past few months....making sample pieces and photographing them which seems to take more time and effort than making the jewelry!
But the payoff has been that these designs have been well received!
I've been in several etsy treasuries over the last week or so and that's a record for me!
I use sterling silver, copper, brass and aluminum in my work. Sterling Silver is so expensive right now that I've been looking at alternative metals. I just started making hand stamped bracelets from aluminum and they've turned out very well and are an affordable alternative to silver for now!
Hand stamped jewelry making is my new addiction! It's quite an investment in tools and materials but I have had so much fun making things. I have many design stamps and hand tools now.
And I want so many more! I think it's going to be a never ending wish list for me...
Next on my wish list is some fancier font stamps!
I'm still working my other job part time since last May. I think I will be full time again soon.
Not sure how I feel about that yet but we'll see how it goes.
Hoping I can balance my creative needs with my practical-need-a-paycheck life without going crazy!
My family is well. I spend as much time as I can with my 3 grand kids (who are growing like weeds and never fail to make me laugh or smile). My 3 kids are all doing fine and moving on in their own lives! My husband and I celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary on January 26th.
Winter is getting me down (I've had enough rain and gray days) but I'm looking forward to Spring.
I know it will be here soon enough!
I'm looking forward to a beach trip soon and another trip to Portland to visit one of my daughters.