Starting the Year Anew

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It’s that time…to reflect on the past year and all of it’s experiences, positive and negative. To think on what went right and what we can improve upon.

For me, I would like to improve upon many things. Personally, intellectually, creatively…

I came upon a new Lisa Sonora 30 day challenge and I’m planning to take it. I need this. And more importantly, I want this.

Flow, 30 Day Journal Project is coming up January 2015 and I challenge you to join me. I promise you won’t be sorry. Lisa is an amazing artist, teacher and encourager and you will leave this challenge with more creative depth flowing into and out of your life.

Who’s with me?


Comments (0) Dec 05 2014

Coral and Green Dangle Earrings

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As I’m thinking of ways I can make jewelry while we are traveling with kids and cats aboard, I have come to the realization that it’s not always possible for those large projects that I like to do, but it’s totally workable with smaller projects. I can get a few beads out and within 10 minutes, I have a pair of earrings completed. So, that’s what I’m trying to do. Make some jewelry with the moments that I have. I get the reward of making something handmade and my kids get the reward of spending uninterrupted time with me. It’s all a balancing act, don’t you think?

I’ve been inspired by the emerald color this season and just love how the red, coral and emerald hues combined are so remarkably beautiful. Makes me want to go out and buy an emerald dress, take my hubby by the hand and paint the town!  Hope you enjoy looking at them!

Coral and Green Dangle Earrings

These are listed on my etsy page, along with others that I have been working on lately. Go browse and enjoy!


Comments (0) Aug 26 2013

New Listings

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I’m trying to build up my jewelry store again on etsy. It has been awhile since I’ve created anything and sometimes I wonder if I should just focus on something else. But the beads keep calling to me to pick them up and create…anything.

So, that is what I am doing. Following that voice that is telling me to keep making, creating, freely letting the beads guide me in whatever creative path they take me. I hope you will join me in this direction and wherever it leads.

My latest creation, I am quite fond of….I used the brick stitch to start, connected the first row to create a circle and then formed a cone shape, and added fringe of varying length.

You can find these by checking out my etsy store either by clicking on the picture above or simply following this link.

Check back often to see more items listed in the near future!



Comments (0) Feb 09 2013

Helping a Friend in Need

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I posted recently about  a friend that has been going through a VERY tough time. The unimaginable, really. Lauren is a beautiful, amazing lady and I am so blessed to call her friend. She has received so much support and love…it really is amazing to see the online community (and her local community) surround her with open arms and walk this journey with her.

One area of financial support has come in the form of online auctions. I was asked to take part in one that is taking place here in the US, and am so thankful for this opportunity to give something tangible to Lauren, as well as share my bracelet with someone, designed especially for her son, sweet Elijah Rainbow.

Heidi Jo at Swirls of Creativity is hosting this auction and it is a good one. Lots of great products and services offered…so go and place your bid!

The bidding ends tomorrow, Friday, July 20.

Also, if you want to purchase a bracelet from me, all of the proceeds from the sale of the bracelets go directly to Lauren. Visit my Etsy site and see all the details!

If you want to make a donation to Lauren, you can donate to this cause.

If you want to keep up with Lauren and read her inspiring posts, you can go to Sparkling Adventures.

I do want to say that seeing all the compassion that has been poured out to Lauren and her family is so inspiring and reminds me that love is alive and well in the community (online and otherwise) and it blesses me to see people working together to bring a little bit of joy back into a mama’s heart that has been broken. I am so thankful to be part of that community. Love wins, dear Lauren. Love wins.


Comments (1) Jul 19 2012

Sparkling Elijah Rainbow

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To honor the life of Elijah Rainbow Fisher, I  have created a bracelet that symbolizes the beautiful, sparkling spirit that resided within him and that continues to be shared with those that loved and treasured him so much.


To purchase this item, go to my Etsy page and see the details for pricing and information about the bracelet.

All money received from the sale of this item will go directly to Elijah’s mommy to help her with financial needs.

If you would prefer to donate money directly to the cause, you may do so here.

*UPDATE* Shipping costs to Australia will be $16.95

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27

Comments (8) Jun 29 2012


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This month’s Etsy Beadweavers Challenge is the theme ‘fairy tales’.  The inspiration for this piece was ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  As I was thinking of  what to create, I recalled my love for text… surrounding myself with words to inspire and encourage.  The word that came to mind when I thought of Alice was Dream. The story of Alice in Wonderland is filled with the wonder and imagination of a child, in it’s purest form.  There are no limits to the imagination of a child.  A child doesn’t place boundaries and obstacles in the way of their dreams…they completely and wholeheartedly reach for the stars! I am hoping this piece will encourage you to do the same!

You can see the entire listing of this piece in my Etsy store. You can also vote for your favorite design at the Etsy Beadweavers blog. (voting should begin soon)

This challenge was so much fun! I hope you enjoy browsing through all the entries.  Amazing artists contribute there!


Comments (3) Mar 06 2010

Etsy Store

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After researching and trying different modes of showing and selling my jewelry, I have decided to place all my items on the Etsy page I created several months ago.  There is so much to be tapped into there that I haven’t taken advantage of…so I have placed a button in my sidebar that will take you directly to my Etsy page that showcases the current items I have for sale.  The items there are limited at this time, but I hope to be changing that in the near future.  Stay tuned…

So feel free to browse through my page and also check out other pages there as well…there are so many incredible artists out there.  Check it out and be amazed at the beauty you will encounter.

Comments (0) Feb 10 2010

Autumn is Here!

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Don’t you just love the feel and smell of Autumn? Being able to take walks and enjoy the brisk Fall air–it puts a smile on my face!

I have been busy trying to make jewelry for the Christmas holidays that are quickly coming upon us…hard to believe it’s just around the corner!  But before we start singing the Christmas carols, we can enjoy the beauty of the season we are in!

No matter where you are geographically, I hope that you are embracing all that Autumn has to offer you–look around, you are surrounded by beauty!

I have listed a new item in Etsy, if you want to check it out–just in time for this wonderful season!

Hope you enjoy!


Comments (0) Oct 14 2009

Introduction Time

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So…here is my first post on The Jewel Vine blog…

I am hoping to use this space to write about ‘all things jewelry’! This will be a new venture for me as I am not sure where this will lead, exactly. But, I am following my heart and desire to pursue this area of my life and writing about it will hopefully motivate me to create and inspire others to create as well. My interest in jewelry mainly focuses in the area of beadwork. I love seeing the colors woven together, love touching the beads with my fingertips and love watching others be inspired by the technique, color or method of this incredible art form.

For now, go to my about page and check out my story. And please let me know you stopped by….I’m always happy to meet new friends!

Happy Beading!

Comments (1) Feb 19 2009