Sunday, December 26, 2010

Exploring a Motif or Style

I strive for variety in jewelry design. Apparently this variety is unusual enough that customers comment on it often at craft shows & on my website albums. To tie such variety together, I've chosen a rich, black background for both my craft booth & my website albums. Variety keeps my artsy passion alive & challenging for me.

But sometimes a little design motif fascinates me so much that I can't let it go, which explains the recurring appearance of the "dot on a stem," for example. And, of course, this clean, spare motif requires a clean, spare design. So far, it has represented a decorative feature among wire curves, a moon near a mountain, flowers in a garden, & sprigs in a bouquet. It even appeared without the dot as cactus in my pendant High Desert. My imagination is working overtime, so I suspect you'll see the dot again. Stay tuned:)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

A Big Thank You to all the friends of Classic Beadwear (aka Seattle Chic Jewelry) for making 2010 a good year, despite the lousy economy. I am humbled & truly grateful.

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas & a New Year filled with Love, Family, Friends, & Imagination -- what makes life worth living:)

Fondly, Cherylz

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fresh Look for a Fresh Start


I hope you're all surviving another hectic holiday season still smiling & feeling that "your glass is at least half full":)

It's been a strange month for me. As I was gearing up for my last holiday craft show, I learned that I needed major surgery & was lucky to schedule it on Dec. 14, thankfully a week after the show. (I'm trying to view that as a glass-half-full idea:) On the good side, let's just say that surgery gives me a legit excuse to bypass ALL the holiday hubbub -- a good thing, right? But the glass-half-empty news is that my little gremlins (aged 7, 4, 8 weeks) & our daughter have taken turns being sick, so they've been off-limits to me since I learned I needed surgery. What's Christmas without kids buried under wrapping paper & bow ribbons! I'm hoping we're all well by Christmas Day for my first visit with them in a month.

Since I can't see my kids, the next best medicine is jewelry making, & I've had LOTS of time to take my "medicine." All of these pieces should be named "Recovery Therapy" & are the first entries in my 2011 Spring/Summer Collection.

For variety, I've been working on this fresh look for my blog. What do you think? Suggestions & comments always welcome. I love the concept of Fresh Starts:)

I wish for you all a Merry Christmas & a New Year full of smiles, good health, love, & optimism:) CHEERS!