Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This set is a reminder to aim high, reach for the stars, the sky (blue topaz) and the moon (golden citrine).
Stacking rings are some of my favorite pieces to make. I love their flexibility in giving you many options depening on your mood.
Personalized name necklaces are a wonderful expression of your love for your kids and give you a way to keep them close to your heart for always.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I finished a 5-ring stacking set today. Yay!!! I'm sending them off to Japan in the morning. I love sending my creations off to far away places.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I was inspired to create this PEACE bracelet. A simple, but strong statement.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I just missed the mailman on Saturday...I'm in desperate need of some supplies to arrive in the mail and wouldn't you know it that the post office is closed today...uuuugh! I'll be there first thing tomorrow morning, but I don't want to be gone too long away from my TV; I don't want to miss the inauguration! It's wonderful to honor Martin Luther King today and come tomorrow to have renewed hope for a better future.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
When I showed it to my husband he seemed a bit confused and asked why it said "Amnesia"? Funny how I was presented with a perfect opportunity to practice ahimsa. I had to remind myself, only pure and beautiful thoughts.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I have a shop on Etsy, donnaodesigns.etsy.com, where I sell my handmade jewelry and accessories. I'd like to use this space to kick around ideas and possibly find inspiration for new ideas along the way.
I set up shop there a couple of years back, and had an unexpectedly great year last year. I was expecting a pretty grim holiday season, but it was everything but that. I love filling orders and am grateful for any and all, large and small.
I'm currently branching out and moving away from strictly beading and doing more metalsmithing. I really enjoy pounding metal and using my hand saw. I love different shaped pendants as a backdrop for hand stamping names, inspirational words or phrases. I'm working on a paisley-shaped one at the moment. I love the organic feel of the swirly nature of paisley. Now to try to find the perfect word to stamp on it, hmmm. I'm always drawn to sanskrit words like satya, ahimsa, tapas. They're short, discreet and loaded with meaning.