Saturday, August 25, 2012

new jewelry

Just finished a new pair of earrings today that put me in the mood for autumn!  They feature topaz and olivine faceted glass, and brass elements patinated a rich chocolate brown.  Click on the image for more details.  Hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Another new addition is this necklace...I just love the original painting, "Spirit of the Night".  She's sparkly and magical.  ;-)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

sunny champagne

I just love these images for sale at the Etsy shop, Sunny Champagne...check them out!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mona Lisa

Just finished a custom order, a necklace and earring set featuring the Mona Lisa.  It was so much fun to create, and fortunately, she loves it.  Click on the image for more views.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Work in Progress

Recently I took a drive around one particular neighborhood where I have a number of houses in various states of construction.  After quite a drought in the construction industry it sure is nice to see my work in progress.  I took some snapshots and I thought I'd  pass them along.

A Comfy Cottage
Construction by Main Street Builders

Euro Style Redux
Construction by Norton Homes

Colorful Cape
Construction by Reistad

Greek Revival for a big family
Construction by Hendel Homes

A Bold Country Statement
Construction by Main Street Builders

A Farmhouse Revisited
Construction by Owner

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

my new website!

Thanks to the supremely talented Catherine at Avalon Rose Design, I have a gorgeous new website!  I have admired her work for a long time, and finally took the plunge.  I'm so happy with the results!  I have brand new jewelry designs with a darker aesthetic coming this fall, and this new template will complement them so well. 
What do you all think?  Click on the image below to view...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

my world

Living in central New Hampshire has its perks:  mountains, lakes, fall foliage, wildlife everywhere, quiet living (though the winters could be shorter!).   The ocean and Boston (where I grew up) are an easy day trip.  It's a special place.
Today I wanted to share with you some random photos I've taken over the years...they are all within 20 minutes or less of my home.
What do you love about your little piece of the world?
Lake Massasecum...I love this spot

Lake Massasecum

my bee balm did really well that year!  that's the kitchen of my little cottage in the background :)

sunset from atop Mt. Kearsarge - my favorite local hike

Lake Sunapee

New London

New London

New London

Newbury Harbor - Lake Sunapee

around the corner from my house is this beautiful stream...

houses on my street during an especially snowy winter....

I love the star window (see it?) in the peak of my neighbor's house!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

outdoor fire pits

Few things are more magical or relaxing than an outdoor fire. I've been wanting a fire pit for a long time, and found some really cool ones at this online store.  Below are a few favorites...