Monday, March 21, 2011

this week's update

Hi anyone and everyone,
Well only 5 more days until I can go to the silversmithing class with Don Norris! I am really looking forward to learning a new way to make jewelry to make it easier to get the ideas in my head to come to fruition. I have a few new beaded pieces to take pics of and post to my various sites and to Ebay. I also have to put a few new pieces in my friend Nancy's nail shop (Fingers and Toes-1219 south 29th street temple,tx) she has sold a few for me this week! Even though I do not particularly like the heat coming up for spring and summer, I do like that I can use pastels and bright colors in my jewelry now!!
On another note; I am also looking forward to hearing from my daughter or grandaughter about this year's prom dress so I can get started on the jewelry. I learned how to do netting this year, so I am thinking I could make her a beautiful set using that technique. So many ideas in the head so little time to develop and create. I am actually thinking of taking a tape recorder(I have one somewhere in this house LOL) with me to work to put ideas on I am always thinking of something while Iam driving from one patient to the next and by the time I get off work, I can no more remember them than the man in the moon. Ok, well that is all for today got to get on some beadwork while I have a few moments to do so.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

silversmithing class

Hi all,
I have signed up for a 2 day silversmithing class with Don Norris but there is no one else signing up for it so,I may not get to go after all. I have been looking forward to this class for a couple of months now. I first tried to get into the austin class at Sea of beads but it filled up before I could get my downpayment in. Then I found out about a class the next week in Georgetown and signed up and paid in full for it. Now I don't know what the outcome will be. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Well, here I am moving into the 21st century, not quite kicking and screaming but certainly not as prepared as I would like to be. I have no idea how to make all the fonts match, LOL I have been making jewelry for about 5 years seriously(as a way to retire someday)before that I made love beads in the 60's as a child and did alot of macrame as a teen. I have always wanted to be an artist-somehow I ended up nursing as a career, but I still have that desire to create and be artistic. Anyone that has that artistic gene will understand when I say that it HAS to come out! I started out drawing,painting, writing short stories/poetry. I have won a few awards in those categories and have been published a few times.I had 3 kids and could never find time to write or paint. I did some cross stitching for awhile but then I discovered the jewelry(quite by accident)and found that I could work on it while the kids did homework or before going to bed at night, most of all I could create things out fo my thoughts and dreams. My company name came from that idea-I always have my best ideas when I am almost asleep or barely awake thus in a "dreamshadow". So, there you have the base history, I may add more when I check out this profile thing.I hope I will get a few followers so i will have an excuse to update this thing at least weekly(the goal). thanks for stopping by.