Monday, January 15, 2018


Hello all,
I know it’s been a while since my last post and there’s a reason behind the delay.  This summer I was hit with the news that I have Early Onset Alzheimer’s.  This has affected my ability to create my jewelry and so my husband and I have decided to close our business and sell off our remaining stock of beads.

The news has been devastating but there is also good in my life.  I have learned to enjoy each day a little more and not take any day for granted.  My husband and I are staying active by doing a little more traveling with short weekend road trips here in Kansas.  And, my twin sister and I spend a couple of days each week doing some sort of day trip which I really enjoy.

We have also joined a support group with the Alzheimer’s Association that we have found to be very beneficial and comforting.

It’s never easy to give up something you love and so I do have a heavy heart when it comes to putting my jewelry business to bed.

I ask that you please keep me and my family in your prayers and want to close by saying thank you for all the enjoyable times of challenges and relationships we’ve built over the years.

God bless you all,


Tuesday, September 27, 2016


our inspiration

'the big Island'
 wood ebony flower bead
orange ceramic beads
copper clasp
white oval  bead
 polymer  blue beads
vintaj chain

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September We'r all ears

   our inspiration is sky scrapers
I chose this  for my inspiration

house beads from Lindsay Drake
See more at the earringseverydayblog
on the16th

Friday, August 26, 2016


our inspiation
from Sara jo

This year, my husband Eric has decided to issue me a design challenge each month to get me out of my comfort zone and to help clear out my bead stash... we're calling it the Honey Do List.  I know that I'm not the only one who loves a good design challenge, so I'm inviting folks to play along!  

Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it

:  This month I chose a picture from our recent trip out to Ligonier, PA for the Allegory Gallery's Creative Camp.  Andrew Thornton directed us out to a nearby bog where the carnivorous plants were in full bloom.  An entire field of these pitcher plants and much smaller sundews stretched around us--beauty and savagery all wrapped up in one tiny leafy package.  The strange shape, as well as the striated deep red patterns against green really jumped out at me and I wanted to see what a bunch of jewelry designers could pull off with this inspiration.
Polymer drops from Heather Powers
tiny spacers from grubbi

'Grand Canyon'
torched sticks from Shimmer beads Design
Spacers by Marshall Jodie

to see more go to the SJ DESIGNS JEWELRY blog
On the 29th

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Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.

Friday, August 19, 2016

August We're all Ears Camp Fire

My Inspiration

'Midnight Campfire'
Vintaj Blanks
Painted with Ranger Patina

To see more go to the Earrings Every Day Blog 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Day 16 of short earrings

I love making long earrings
but the shop that carries my jewelry
wants me to make more short earrings
so I will keep making them until I run out of ideas
'Copper mountain'
drops from Happyfish things
Vintaj components

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I did not win the giveaway so I got one on THEA ELEMENTS etsy shop so I could play along

'ocean fossil'
spacer beads from Sue beads

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To see more go to the AJE blog onJuly 30