Friday, January 23, 2009


I started making a necklace called "Tangle" to coordinate with my best-selling "Yarnballs" earrings. I was so excited to see my necklace modeled beautifully on Jennifer Tanner McGuire, one of my first "Tangle" buyers and a fellow Austinite! The necklace is an 18-inch-long sparkly ball chain with a messy ball of wire.

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Tanner McGuire. Read her blog at


This is just a little note to spread the love and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! I have been inspired to make some love-themed jewelry, posting my latest creations in my Etsy shop. If you need a little something for a great gift, be sure to visit to see my latest creations, like these red and white coin pearl earrings called "Valentine."

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have had the great fortune of being included in some gorgeous Etsy treasuries over the past week. Treasuries are a beautiful showcase of the amazing array of talent found while shopping on Etsy and I am always excited to be included with the other artists chosen for these aesthetic masterpieces. Sometimes I find myself going to Etsy just to see what treasury they have featured on the front page-- and you can do this often because they change nearly every 20 minutes!

The treasury shown below features green and purple goodies and is a showcase of Austin talent. Each item above was made by a member of the Etsy Austin street team.

This beautiful treasury of blue and yellow goodness includes "Flourish"--one of my one-of-a-kind Ming Dynasty pottery shard necklaces.

My "Yarnballs" earrings were included in this selection of shimmering handmade goods. It was a real treat to be included along with all of these artists.

This red and gray selection of beauties made it to Etsy's front page. That was an exciting moment for me! Treasuries are just one reason that the Etsy community has been a great home for my jewelry for the past two years.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


There are a lot of amazing artists in Austin-- and many of them are Etsy sellers! As you consider what to get your loved ones for Valentine's Day, be sure to check out some of the crafty creations made by Austinites like these.