Sunday, December 26, 2010

Treasury Time!

I recently was asked to join the Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy (VJSE Team), and have been thrilled to join forces with such a great group.  Not only are they nice, but their jewelry is to die for!  This morning I created a treasury of beautiful offerings from VJSE sellers, check it out!


All for now,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Time

Now that I've decided to ramp up my hobby into a real-live small business, I realize that there are some things that I have neglected in the past.  An inventory of my supplies.

Oh. My.

I've been collecting vintage jewelry and jewelry parts since I was in high school (an ice age ago), and findings, beads, etc for almost as long.   Not to mention a serious addiction to craft stores.  So the very thought of counting every single bead, jumpring, etc, seems a bit daunting. 

But strangely, it appeals to the OCD part of my personality.  I LOVE minutia, in fact I've made a career of managing bits of information in my other life as a digital content manager.  Makes perfect sense that I'd be a jewelry maker, with my love of tiny things and attention to detail!  LOL!

So yeah, I'm a little bit excited, got a spreadsheet ready, anxious to get started.  And I promise you, this will pass.  Probably after an hour!  But for those first 60 minutes, I will be in OCD heaven!!!  LOL!

All for now,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Treasury Time!

I just found this cool widget from Craftcult that lets you put Etsy Treasuries in your blog, so I couldn't resist!

This one is called Wreath, Deconstructed...


All for now,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Color Inspiration for 2011

Thank you, Pantone!  *kiss kiss!*

Are your ready for the "IT" color?  If you guessed honeysuckle, you guessed right!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Honeysuckle!

I always thought honeysuckle was a creamy honey yellow, but who am I to judge?  Corally pink it is! 

Little Nugget and her pink-heavy wardrobe are set to be the toast of preschool come January!  LOL!

All for now,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

**Tap Tap Tap** Is This Thing On?



whew, that felt good!

All for now,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

That's App-tastic!

Cool!  There's an App on the iPad that lets you create virtual paintings...

From the exhibition "Fresh Flowers," a drawing created by artist
David Hockney with the creative tool that's been
fascinating him lately — the iPad. Untitled, 10 July 2010
is one of hundreds of digital works showing on
40 screens in the Paris exhibition, which runs through Jan. 30.

Wonder how it would work for jewelry designers....anyone?

All for now,

Pardon the Dust...

I've been doing a little cleaning around the NOG Blog, working on layout, design and such. 

A lot has been going on!  Did you see this

Apparently the Wallis Simpson auction brought in a whopping $12.5 million, with that gorgeous diamond, onyx and emerald panther bracelet by Cartier going for a record $7 million!


All for now,