Wednesday, May 19, 2010


No one told me trying to run a global empire was so much work!

I kid...I kid. I, by no means believe I am running a global empire. I'm just trying keep up with everything that needs to be kept up with when working in a social medium! Facebook, Twitter, Blogging....there is so much to do!

I am resolving myself to get back into blogging more often. I miss just posting pictures of my jewelry and telling the story behind it. Unfortunately, it may have to wait a bit longer....I had to take my iMac to the Apple Store for the second time in as many weeks! I know. You're saying to yourself, "But Macs are supposed to be problem free!" Well, evidently mine isn't...but I have had it for over two years, so I'm not really complaining. I had the hard drive replaced (at no cost! I cannot underscore the utter importance of buying an extended warranty when it comes to computers. Regardless if they are PCs or Macs) a couple of weeks ago. Then on Saturday, it wouldn't start up. Nothing. Nada. Zip. So, I brought it in yesterday and now the good folks at Apple have my computer.

In the mean time, I will try to take pictures of my lovelies, so I'll have something to blog about when I get my iMac back.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Muse has been revealed!

It's time to "Reveal the Muse"! Scarlet Larson over at The Beader's Muse has selected a winner and revealed the stunning "Muse" of Use the Muse III.

This beautiful butterfly was the only piece of the kit that had to be used in the piece. There are so many artistic people out there. I was blown away by the winners! Congrats to everyone for participating!

Here is my entry - Carenlian Copper Bliss

You can see all the entries by clicking here and here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Catalog has arrived!

Visit Una Tia Especial more information!

***Update - December 20, 2009- The following items have been sold:

ZigZag Bracelet
Amethyst Floral Lampwork Bracelet
Terra Cotta Chandelier Earrings
Multi Color Cat's Eye Necklace
Turquoise Blue Sea Multi-Strand Necklace
Jupiter Swirls Set

Remember to check out my Etsy store for more items!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Use the Muse!

One of my fellow HAF Etsy Street Team artists participated in a beading contest called "Use the Muse". Scarlett over at The Beader's Muse, together with, developed this contest. The key is to "Use the Muse". One item is chosen to be the Muse and it must be used in the finished piece. Each kit contains the Muse as well as other accent beads. Additional beads can be added and you don't have to use the kits beads. The only requirement is that you "Use the Muse" and not reveal it until it's time.

I started working on my piece a few days ago. I'm getting excited at what the finished product will look like. In the mean time, here's my workspace while I "Use the Muse". The Muse is NOT visible per contest instructions.

Check back later when it's revealed!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mix it Up!

Usually my designs are very linear and patterned. Imagine my surprise when I grabbed a hodgepodge of Swarovski crystals and pearls and strung them together. What beautiful bracelets!

Monday, August 24, 2009

HAF Team Spreading the Love

This week we have a wide variety of featured artists from jewelry to infant clothing to fiber and felt! Please check out these great artists!

Monday 8.24 Virginia Nin - Handmade Art from Puerto Rico

Tuesday 8.25 Unkamengifts

Wednesday 8.26 The Pirate Chest by SisterJewelry

Thursday 8.27 Rose of Sharon Jewelry - AFF Jewelry

Friday 8.28 Artsy Crafty

Saturday 8.29 Artistic Will - Sparkling Glitter Artwork

Sunday 8.30 Fiber Felter by Raven333