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Blog Moving to Blogspot [Jul. 19th, 2010|08:36 pm]
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Happy Canada Day! [Jul. 2nd, 2010|11:17 am]
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What did you do to celebrate the 143th birthday of our country? I slept in :) (yay!), hung out with my Mom and peter rabbit at home. In the evening, went to "Eat Wayne's Meat VIII", school friend's place for a fab BBQ. I made an attempt at Canadian Flag rice crispy squares ... i now appreciate the skill it takes to decorate with icing lol. They are peptol bismol pink because I didn't want to use a lot of red dye (gross fact: red icing = lots of dye = red poop).

I also found out a treasury that Jen created made it to the front page of etsy, and my Berry Hoop earrings sold right away! What a great day.


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Purple Sets [Apr. 28th, 2010|10:21 am]
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I have a couple wedding projects this spring, one of them the colors are vibrant fuscia with ivory/beige touches! The above photo is a materials sample that I showed her, and she approved for her jewelry. We're doing 5 sets of earrings (all unique) and 5 sets of necklaces (all the same). Here's a taste of one of the sets for the bridesmaids. :) More to come later!

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eat your spinnach, be strong like ray! [Mar. 29th, 2010|03:47 pm]
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Having some fun playing with the imac photobooth at my work. hehe!
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little girl with big hammer [Feb. 19th, 2010|02:20 pm]
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My friend Desmond gifted me a tiny jewelers anvil for my birthday last summer, which prompted me to purchase a jewelry hammer (wide, smooth, short head) to go with it. I've been playing around with manipulating wire, building strength in shapes that I handform. I even enjoy lightly hammering my hoops that formerly were just left as round wire. Hammering is such a simple, but effective technique in building strength to my wire based designs, as well as creating some wonderful looks! I hammer 'almost' everything now.

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Rummy Fur Baby [Feb. 12th, 2010|05:59 pm]
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I'm such a suck. This is Rummy, she follows me everywhere and sleeps next to me! I love her. My brother and his fiance decided to let me take care of her again. She got overweight (suddenly had a belly!) barely moved and ate all the time when they moved out to a 1 bed room apt and took Rummy and her brother Sammy with them. At the house (where i'm at) she has lots of room to run and explore! she is doing well again. My bro and fiance kept the other kitty tho, feels bad to separate the kitties but both seem happiest where they are. Im sure they miss each other though, but the won't be apart forever, we'll get them to visit each other. :) 
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A New Year 2010 [Jan. 14th, 2010|04:55 am]
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Blushing Robin - Acrylic Paint on Canvas
Rosalind Lee (January 2009)


To think it has been ten years since the "millennium" phase. Almost like it was a trend. Backstreet Boys (Millennium CD) , Will Smith, The Y2K "computer's are going to crash", Overplayed Prince's Party like it's 1999! Came and went. Haven't heard that song since then, maybe we should have played that on 2009 NYE for memories sake.

I work 40 hrs a week now, and I hope to keep up the jewelry. I would love to paint again too. Alas I didn't pick up a paintbrush in almost a year as well, this being my most recent painting from January 2009.

Let's hope this new year I will find balance. Financially, spiritually, with time, and in happiness.
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Featured on Canadian Collective [Dec. 13th, 2009|11:55 pm]
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Canadian Collective is a networking community created for Canadian Artists and businesses. I'm very flattered to be on the homepage as a Featured Artist of the week! :) Thanks so much Stacey White of Snug N Luv, the administrator of the CC website!
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Is it DECEMBER already? [Dec. 11th, 2009|05:22 am]
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been VERY and I say it in all capitals... VERY wintery (apparently not a real word according to firefox dictionary) already. It only takes one look out the window to know Christmas is almost here. To the local friends who back in September proclaimed on their Facebook status "Can't wait for it to snow!" well I'm sure you are happy now with the two feet worth! I don't mind snow itself, but the inconveniences it makes, particularly on the roads is what I can do without. We had some blizzard like winds last week, enough to make people hibernate!

A friend got into a car accident, (he's ok) hit a wall on the day of the worst weather, and it costs him 3k to fix the damage to his car! almost worth not going into work if something happens, it ends up costing more than your efforts in this crazy weather. Someone also bumped into him yesterday, so he is without a car again, what a headache!

I've been the busiest I've ever been with Jewelry sales and commisions this season! I found my Facebook page has helped incredibly with updating my network with what I do. Not only do people I know think of me more often for gifts or treating themselves, but friends of friends and people I have never met before are checking it out! I am not making a lot though, enough to get by for the month for sure, but I still really need a fulltime job. :( I just hope the new year will bring me some opportunities. I've been looking for something in the field I studied in, Graphic Design, and not many job listings around. Not to mention it's been a challenge to get an interview with so many people looking for the same work in this economy! There are like three job listings related to what I do a month. Luckily I have my jewelry to keep me sane, I work very hard at it.

Something kind of cool I got to work on. I originally ordered these beads from a carersattic on Etsy, loved the colors and various sizes. She told me they were her Grandmother's beads. I ended up creating two bracelets to sell back to carersattic and her mother, truly one of a kind, sentimentally valuable pieces. I had enough beads left for two more simple wire necklaces. It was a pleasure to work with her and to help her make beauty out of the aged vintage beads that she was destashing.
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Fall Fair - Bowness Community Center [Nov. 24th, 2009|06:53 pm]
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A photo from the Bowness Community Center's Fall Fair! November 7th, 2009. It was a very enjoyable experience to meet many fellow Etsy, Alberta Team, sellers in real life! With tables were: Jaimie (littlejumpingbeans), Lindy (craftedbylindy), Martina (glasscircus), Darcy (Splurge), Angela (dearange), Sybilline (Sybillinart), Viviana (dayhomemama) and Joan (asecondtime)!

It was a pleasure to meet Cindy (cindylouwho2), Bonnie (bontonvintage ), Kendra (strandeddesigns ), Kristina (BouncingOffTheWalls) and Gisele (SilverSistersStudio ) as well, who came to check everyone out. :)


See more photos (All photos courtesy of Lindy) at the Alberta Team blog!
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