AJE August Component of the Month Design Challenge Reveal


Every month Art Jewelry Elements hosts a design challenge. For the month of August, Diana Ptaszynski challenged participants to design something using a pendant sized rustic coin. I've made a couple pairs of earrings in the past with the charm size coins, and even created an easy earring tutorial with them. 

AJE Firefly Themed Design Challenge Reveal


This  month it was my turn to host the Art Jewelry Elements design challenge. We decided to change things up a little bit for 2015 and do a quarterly theme challenge open to jewelry designers AND bead/component makers.

How I Keep My Sanity and Get Sh!t Done

Bullet Journal Cover

In my last post, I mentioned my occasional bout of Planner Obsessive Disorder (POD). Ok, so I actually JUST made up POD when I typed that sentence, but I'm pretty sure it's a thing based on the number of hours I've spent reading other people's blog posts, watching their you tube videos, looking at their images on Pinterest boards, and the sheer VOLUME of different planners you can buy or tutorials to follow to make your own "perfect planner."

Sunday Chat

Lucy the cat Jen Cameron Glass Addictions

Gratuitous cat pic... This is Lucy sitting on the new rug I got to replace the one that was completely falling apart, watching the rain and the birds.

The biggest most exciting thing to happen this week is for my son to come home from school for the summer. Because he attends high school in Cleveland and takes advantage of what

Sunday Chat: What the Heck Happened to May?

Blueberry Pancakes for carb loading before Flying Pig Half Marathon Jen Cameron Glass Addictions

It's been forever since I shared much of anything on my blog. Heck, I don't know if anyone actually ever even reads this thing anymore since I've moved it. The lack of sharing changes today. Look for a weekly "personal" update every Sunday where I talk about random bits and pieces of life that you may or may not care about. 

AJE May Component of the Month Design Challenge

Sue Kennedy beaded beads

Susan Kennedy was the hostess for the Art Jewelry Elements component of the month challenge for May. She created these fun beaded beads in a dazzling array of colors. Because I already had a few sets on hand, I used what I already had in my stash. 

Art Jewelry Elements Theme Challenge and Giveaway

Jen Cameron firefly lightning bug lampwork bead

Beading Back in Time - The PreHuman Reveal



Use Your AJE Stash Design Challenge Reveal


The Best Day to Start is Today

Happy New Year! While I believe very strongly that if there's something you want to change, it's best to start NOW rather than waiting until a specific date on the calendar, something about a fresh new year makes you think about the previous year, and how you want to be more intentional about the upcoming year. 

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