Sunday, August 31, 2008

More new stuff!

Here is another necklace I just completed! This shows the scale of the necklaces, a little larger than usual for me.
The yellow flower print necklace has one large black onyx bead at the top connecting it to ball chain.

This blue pendant is connected to 5 aquamarine beads on each side which then connects to a sterling silver cable chain.

What do you think?

As Promised...

As promised, here is the latest idea im running with... more to follow!

And here is the coolest piece of jewelry I have ever been givin! My mom gave it to me last time I went home, and she even customized it for me with all the vintage baubles I liked most. She is going jewelry crazy. If you haven't seen yet, take a look here.
Back into the studio!

ps, I joined Twitter! Its pretty fun, and I recommend you join too!! Find me under LizMathews.
Friday, August 29, 2008

Keepin it Fresh!





Here is a look at just some of the new images you will be seeing used in my work. I am hoping to come with some fresh new designs to go with these fresh new images. Im thinkinking about bigger pieces, and also the upcoming fall/winter season.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And its off...

Its finally done! I shipped the Smithsonian order out this morning. HUGE sigh of relief!! Its hard to believe that all of the time and effort I've put into this order can be packaged up into this tiny little box. It feels like it should be the size of a refrigerator box! I'm looking forward to having my evenings free again and at least one night of relaxing.

I heard some interesting news on the radio yesterday. The Farmers Almanac for 2009 is coming out and they are forecasting that the north eastern region is going to be getting more snow than average this year! This news makes me really excited!! I should also mention that the Farmers Almanac has an 80-85% accuracy rate! Looking forward to it!
Monday, August 25, 2008

Hi

Surprise, I didnt fall off the face of the earth... I'll spare you all of my excuses for not blogging and just say this; life has been busy.
I went home over the weekend to see my parents, and when i walked into my mom's office this is what I saw:
It was such fun to look all all of the goodies she had on her desk. All one of a kind, unique and vintage. And this was just the top of her desk! She has drawers and drawers of stuff too! Im always interested to see where people create and what their work spaces look like, I thought you might want to see too...

And yesterday I went to the Kennedy Center in D.C. to see the Lion King. AMAZING!!!! It was so much more interesting that i ever thought it would be. Not because of the acting, or story, but rather the costumes and they way they were worn. If you ever have the opportunity to go, do it. It was breathtaking!


Monday, August 11, 2008

New Blog!!!


Was my super-sly mom tyring to slip this by me?? I don't think so, but this is what I discovered this morning! Yay!! Add this link to your readers, and be sure to check back frequently... I foresee lots of interesting posts in the future!

Welcome KBD!!
Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sick Day

I cought a nasty summer cold and have been busy sneezing, and coughing all day while trying to be productive. Sigh.... It's hard to stay in bed and rest on the rare occasion that I have a whole day to work on business stuff.

Orders have been shipped, castings are out, and the shop is updated. Maybe I can relax a little bit now...

Hope you all are having a good weekend!



Thursday, August 7, 2008

big Big BIG News!!


Its been hard to keep this one to myself, but Im happy to announce that a selection of my jewelry will be available at various SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM SHOPS! I can hardly believe it, and am still SO excited! If you happen to be close to a Smithsonian Shop you can look for my work in about a month!
Guess I'd better get busy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Crafty Bastards

The vendor list is up for Crafty Bastards. Check it out!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New Work





These pieces will be added to my shop as soon as the weather cooperates here in B-more, and I can get some better shots. These are all without silver bezels, but most incorporate vintage beards and findings!
Monday, August 4, 2008

The Time had come...


to get a real desk!! Its funny how something as simple as organizing the studio to make room for your new desk, can somehow make you feel so official!!! Now i have the proper space to keep my folders, computer and calender. Maybe I do actually have a real business...who knew... :)

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