Sunday, May 31, 2009

#13 of 25


seed beads
Czech glass
18 gauge wires
Bend it!
Weave it!
Twist it!
Bead it!
Bake it!
Mold it!
Bold, bodacious, Ba da bing!
I love making jewelry!
My own personal flare!
My sassy , sexy diva Bling!!!

*The photo its a pic of the pendent and the handwritten version of this poem.*

Saturday, May 30, 2009

#5 of 25 poem for my poetry challenge

Robotic eye looking back at me
stare down on the walk
wicked squirrels racing 'cross academic fields
Robotic sentry guarding the collegic block
sentinel, safety bulb
mechanical substitute for personal interaction

Friday, May 29, 2009

25 poem challenge

Today when I got home from work and the bead store, I felt so refreshed! There is soemthign about knowing that torture is almost over that makes you want to sing. Well, I typically write poetry! So I am issuing a weekend challenge.
Write 25 poems from tonight until midnight Sunday May 31, 2009! That's it! Write them down, post them to a blog, whatever rocks your socks!!! Write what comes to you! WHo cares if it's stellar or not!

I have two already!

Naked by JL Denman May 29, 2009

twirling on the cold sheets. Ice blue. Sun fresh scent wafting through open window panes.
living boldly like fire flies and antelope. They never meet in life but live bright and free.
chirping summer songs on warm breezes. listening to the echoes sing-dance back again from rocks and wood and flower petals
make life
as newborns
fresh as rain
ephemeral as butterflies and dandelion seed
live naked
love naked
sing naked
Oh! the deliciousness of bare.

Sipping through Straws by JL Denman May 29, 2009

puckered lips
delicious sensation
Cold liquid, sliding up the swirls
look at it swoop!
So silly these swooping straws
So like babies toddling along wet beaches in frilly bloomers over puffy diapers.

delightful lemon!
Icy. frozen bits of tangy summer
So silly. Look! These sipping straws
So like sand castles with salt water moats. floating seashell warriors on make believe quests.

remembering thoughts
decadent thrill of penny candy
So silly sipping candy through crazy straws!
So like cousins locked arm in arm sharing secrets. about boys and mom’s high heels

Sip summer through a draw.
So like sunshine happiness.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ebony Eclipse

I haven't felt that creative lately. The stress of work and everything is just weighing me down (literally, emotionally, and physically)!!! However, last night I finished the pendent for a wooden necklace. the working title is Ebony Eclipse.

On a side note- I have officially transferred the equipment and storage to my new digi. I took a few snaps of my cat. She is my child after all :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

New banner

Part of my three pronged obsession is photography. I adore taking pics of everything from patterns in brick to jewelry to skies! My next fav thing to do is open up Paintshop Pro and digitally play with the pics. I wanted a new, more eye catching banner for my Etsy store! What do you think?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gem show haul

Ok, I finally was able to get my computer and digi cam to cooperate! I was able to create the montage. Here is the fruit of my gem show haul! I love attending these shows because it lets me see a wider range of product. It's also exciting to be in the hustle and bustle of all the people oohing and ahhing! I love it!

I'm excited to start making some of these beauties up!

Here is a small pendent from my tut.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Gem show Haul!!

Today I spent the majority of the afternoon at the gem and jewelry show. The wholesale section was rather skimpy. Not as many vendors were in there. However, I did manage to get several good deals! I love my haul. I had several of stones and crystals! OOOOOh the sparkle!!! The stones. The sparkle! AWWWWWWWWW a beader, jewelry maker's fun!!! WEEEE.

On another up note- I got my new digi cam today. My aunt brought it up with her. Of course I had to test it out with my mom (I went to her house after the show to show her the pieces that I purchased & pick up my digi cam). It will take a little while to get use to it. But It will be good times working it out! As soon as I get it together I am going to take pictures of my May 9 gem show haul!!

Here is a photo of Queen's Eye, a piece inspired by a Cleopatra themed challenge at

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dainty Sister Pendant tut available

I'm so excited. Dainty Sisters Pendent tutorial has been accepted for sale over on! I sold 3 copies so far! I'm thrilled! Here is the tutorial link. It is also available on my Etsy shop-

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New digital camera on the way!

As you know, my digi cam died. It was fun to take pics with my cell phone when I knew I had my digi back up. When it became a MUST to cell-ie pic- well that was not as fun. It put a crimp in getting more photos and items uploaded to my Etsy site ( I need more sales).

Last night problem solved! Earlier in the day I was on line checking out digi cams. I wanted to see what was new out there and how much it was all going to cost. I had already set my mind to the fact that I would have to spend about $400 to get a new cam. Not exactly what I wantd to do. I was hoping to get a plane ticket to St. Croix for summer vacation! So...

Anyway, I looked at a few Fuji's and Canon's. Digital slr's have come down in price, but I still didn't want to spend $800 for them. Long story short (which is funny how God pays attention to the little things we want in life), about 6 hours later when I was making a bracelet and necklace, my mom (who never watches the Home Shooping Network) calls me and tells me to turn to channel 4. There on the screen was one of the slr type cameras I had looked at earlier in the day! How much was it saleing for you say?- $199.95! YES!!! LESS THAN HALF OF WHAT I HAD SET MY MIND TO PAY!!!! It was normally 499$ in stores! So my aunt ordered it for me. Then my mom tells me that she'll even pay for half of that! With taxes, shipping and a year extended warranty- $245 was cut in half to $125! Now how awesome is God to work that out!!! The additional funny- on the TV they had said it sold out right before my aunt dialed in. She still ended up with it ordered for me! I can't wait to get it by the 12th!

Fujifilm S1500 10MP 12X Optical Zoom

This afternoon I made a quick set from yellow mother of pearl discs, blonde wood, Czech glass, and gold-toned art wire. I call this set Sunshine on Sunday.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friends from Alette Designs

Friends from Alette Designs

I was so pleased and honored when my friends over at Alette Designs asked to feature some of my work! It's so exciting when fellow artists enjoy your work! Here is the link to her page! Stop by and visit her blog, see her work as well!

Thank you!!

Here is a slide show of some of my other pieces.