Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A new year

The new year has started and I am busy making Valentine themed jewelry. This piece has pink hues to it, so I think it would be the perfect Valentine gift. The large long stones are Rainbow Quartz. There are also Rhodonite stones and pink Chinese crystals. I will be placing it at Gifted in Pelham on Thursday. The quartz stones are rough cut and sharp. Women who have small children who like to grab Mom's necklace should not wear this piece.

If there is something special you would like for Valentine's day, let me know. Happy New Year to everyone.

Stay Pretty

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year Almost Here

As the year comes to a close I would like to thank all of you for your support be it purchasing jewelry from me or reading my blog. This year has been incredible. I hope to push my jewelry to the next level with some new and exciting pieces. May 2013 be all you hope for.

Stay Pretty

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm Back

Isn't it funny how life gets in the way of somethings.  I know it has been awhile since I posted anything, but once again, I am going to try and be better.  I bought an iPad since I last posted. I have loaded a blog program that should interact with this one. But we'll see. 

I have been busy creating new pieces.  I recently made a bracelet for a young man whose 6 year old daughter was going off to her first day of school.  I made it in the school colors. And on it I placed a little heart that said "love". This was for her to know that her Daddy was thinking of her as she embarked on this new journey.  When I gave it to her Daddy, he teared up.  I don't know who was going to cry more that first day of school, her, Daddy or Mom.  Before I know it, I'll be making her a necklace for her first prom!

My high school class is having our 45th year class reunion this weekend.  I don't know when we got older.  I don't think I've aged, but I will take that senior discount, thank you very much. It will be good to see friends and their spouses.

The necklace pictured is one I made for my sweet neighbor, Kim, who watches the house and picks up our mail when we are out of town.  She is a beautiful woman with dark hair and olive complexion.  I felt that this would enhance her beauty.  I hope she enjoys wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Till next time, stay pretty.  Kathie


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Oh my it is HOT!

Life in Alabama has been hot lately.  Over 100 a few days last week.  It makes you not want to do anything.  The only thing I have been doing is buying cabochons.  Those are large beads without holes.  I like to wire wrap them or do beaded embroidery around them.  I haven't been taking pictures like I should. And I haven't posted anything to my Etsy shop since before Christmas.  So I best get busy. I have been making jewelry and selling it face to face.  And I gave my sweet neighbor a necklace and earring set for picking up our mail and paper each time we go out of town.

I hope to start taking some pictures and posting them with my blog.  Till next time, Stay Pretty. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Busy, Busy

I have been busy lately. I have scheduled myself for a craft fair September 7th and 8th at St. Francis Xavier Church here in B'ham, AL. So I am getting it in gear to make lots of jewelry to take.  I also have been busy winding down my disability business.  I have 2 more hearings and one more client to finish up with. I have been exploring some different beading techniques that I hope to try soon.  If I make something I'm happy with, I'll post pictures. 

The picture I am posting tonight is a length of chain with gemstones on it. I made an ankle bracelet for myself with it.  I got a close up picture, so it looks much bigger than it is. 

Till next time, stay pretty.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


One of my newest things to do is Zentangle. I call it creative doddling. I never was a doddler. I might write my name all over something, but I didn't "draw" anything. Then one night I was looking around the internet and came across Zentangles. It looked interesting. And the article I was reading said it would improve your concentration, improve your handwriting and eye/hand coordination,helps with problem solving, improves relaxation and confidence. The website talked about certified Zentangle teachers. I put Alabama in the search option and figured that no one in Alabama would be teaching this. Much to my surprise, we have one certified Zentangle teacher here in town. I contacted her and the rest is history. I will say that my focus and concentration is much better. My handwriting has improved and I really enjoy creating tangles. It has increased my creative side which is a good thing. So look on line at Zentangle. It really is a great thing to do. I am going to post a picture of one I did.
Until next time, stay pretty.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New bracelet and necklace

I am posting a better picture of the 12 tribes or Salvation bracelet.
12 Tribes Bracelet 12 SONS OF ISRAEL/JACOB So He named him Israel. God also said to him: I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation, indeed an assembly of nations, will come from you, and kings will descend from you. The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you. And I will give the land to your descendants after you. Genesis 35:10-12 The Twelve Tribes of Israel are the sons of Jacob. God renamed Jacob Israel. His twelve sons became to the Nation. The breastplate of the High Priest had four rows of stones and the Hebrew letters of the Twelve Tribes/Sons of Israel inscribed on them. The breastplate was first worn by the High Priest Aaron, and subsequently worn by every High Priest in the Temple while performing holy duties. There were 12 precious stones mentioned in the Book of Exodus. The Twelve Tribes and stones are as follows: Carnelian-Dan; Topaz-Simeon; Red Garnet-Judah; Emerald-Levi; Sapphire-Issacher; Crystal-Zebulun; Opal-Ruben; Agate-Nephtali; Amethyst-Gad; Aquamarine-Asher; Onyx-Joseph; Jasper-Benjamin The 12 silver spacers represent the 12 tribes of Israel that were written on the 12 gates (Rev 21:12) The Cross symbolizes Jesus. For whoever is thirty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. (Rev 21:17) With Him we will find our strength, through Him we will have eternal life. The colored beads symbolize the 12 precious stones that decorated the 12 foundations of the city walls. (Rev 21:19) Go now and live in love. Spread the seed of faith as He has requested, for He is coming soon! (Rev 21:20) I am also posting a picture of a necklace for my BFF Tijuana Buchanan of Senatobia, MS. Her husband Joe made the beads. I hope she enjoys wearing this.
So till next time, stay pretty.