Saturday, November 28, 2009

El Soldado/The Soldier

This is a new piece that I created with soldiers in mind. The image comes from a Loteria game card. This particular image is popular here in town because of Fort Bliss. This is the last one I have (for now). I am still bogged down trying to pick up my inventory, I have so many new ideas that I want to try out but havn't gotten to. I had planned to do it during my week off but I have no idea where the week went! Hopefully having a little more time during Christmas break will give me a chance to complete new pieces.

I am also in the works of putting together a new exhibit for my UVAs group. As soon as the holidays are over it will be full speed ahead trying to get this 20 women show together.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I spend so much of my time trying to take better pictures, all to no avail. I have now relinquished the task to my husband. Hopefully he will have better luck than me and I also hope to have more free time to do some jewelry making instead of fussing with the camera. These pictures are his first attempts.
This is "La Sirena" from the Mexican game Loteria! She is the most popular image from the Loteria game. I will be posting her to etsy soon.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out in blogland!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I've made several stained glass necklaces but mainly for my own personal use. I put this one (Pink) on etsy Sun. and it sold today! I guess I better start putting a few more on etsy. This particular necklace is really pink, but the lighting is not that great on the dictionary.
The green necklace is a remnant left from a stained glass project that I had. I liked the shape so much that I decided to make a necklace out of it. I will put it on etsy this weekend, hopefully someone else will like it as much as I do.
I have a few more stained glass necklaces that I am working on, I will post as soon as I finish.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tag, you're it!

I've been working on designing new tags for my jewelry. These are just a few examples of what I have come up with. The one I am leaning towards is the squared pink tag. I've gotten one of my graphic design friends to add the finishing touches to it. I can't wait! Now I have to decide what materials to use, I also havn't decided on how I am going to attach the tag to my pieces. I want the tag to stay towards the top of the necklaces and not down by the pendants. I guess I still have some work to do.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What a mess!

My cat Frida loves spending time in my studio and loves to climb onto my workspace. Unfortunately for her I have been working frantically all week and I have the mess to prove it. She sat on the seat for several minutes contemplating the mess and was perhaps hoping I would get the hint and clean a space for her.

I have a very good reason for working so frantically. My jewelry is now being sold at Galeria Azul in Historic Old Mesilla in New Mexico. This is the third gallelry that sells my work besides the two shops that also carry my pieces. I'm so excited and I pray that it goes well. Besides my full time job as a high school art teacher, making my jewelry for these places is taking up what little time I have left. My Etsy shop is very empty and I only have a few pieces. I'm hoping to create new pieces this week specifically for my Etsy shop.

Something that I really need to spend time on is designing new tags for my jewelry. I can't seem to make my mind up on one specific design. The ones I use now are very plain. I want something that shows my personality & culture. What kind of tags do you use and do you make them yourself?