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Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Not too late...

I am shipping same day or next and an upgrade to express (overnight) mail in the US is only $5 additional shipping in my etsy shop this week!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Jewelry Sale

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I hope Thanksgiving and the coming weeks are full of good family and friends time for all of you!

Rose Quartz with sapphire leaves

Honey Quartz Flowers with Turquoise Clusters

Turquoise Gem Wrapped Hoops

Smoky Quartz and Garnet Flowers

Red Garnet Holiday Flowers

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I just had to share...

a custom order for a delightful and most treasured new client...

 I love the combination of rainbow moonstone with the tanzanite. In a future post I really should address my policies on custom work. This piece is an absolute pleasure to create.

And outside the back door, the pool is closed and dusted with the first fallen leaves, but the lanky anemone's are poking through the gray cedar patio furniture and I think it looks just great--one of those happy accidents...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Asters and Monarchs

I have an aster in my front garden that was swarming with monarch butterflies this week. Unfortunately, the monarchs didn't like me around and took flight each time I got too close with the camera but I was able to capture a few. The greens, violets and orange inspired a cuff bracelet I completed yesterday.

A few other items that will go up in the shop today are below. Moving along through fall...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn Burgundys and Reds...

Dropped some earrings in the shop yesterday...

And finished this custom order ring using more of my Bali Star Fossil Coral supply... I have another Fossil coral ring in the works--hope to post it next week...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Packaging

For much of my jewelry I present in my taffeta jewelry pouches (a new batch is on the way soon--can't wait!) but for the more delicate or elaborate pieces I enclose them in a box. This is the first time I've had the boxes stamped with my logo. Above are the simple gray suede boxes with "Fuss Jewelry" in gold foil. I love them!
And on a completely unrelated note, I found this big, puffy seed head floating around the yard yesterday. I have no idea what plant or tree it is from--it measured about 2 inches in diameter and caught the wind so easily and floated away as soon as I let go.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

September, September...

It's here... and I'm psyched! We lucked out here during Irene, lost power for seemingly endless days, but there was barely a branch down on our property. Reports are there were trees down on every road in town however...

While I am working on new items for the online shops, I am super excited about a new store to carry my work--Ziabird! I'm gathering a nice batch of goodies to send to this gorgeous boutique in North Carolina and hope to have my work for sale there by the end of September. Hurray! I'll post pics of any new work that I send their way.

Meanwhile, my garden is looking a bit sad at this point. The hurricane really beat down a number of ornamental grasses and my sedum (gasp!). The sedum are about to bloom their gorgeous pink and a few of the dozen plants never really got a chance. Here are pictures I took the last week of August.

This is a shot of the dozen or so sedum I planted nearly 10 years ago.

 Most of the buds were still green and closed a few weeks ago, but a few were starting to pink up.

And this is a glimpse through one of the grasses.

And now a few new pieces in the shop...
Ruby Flower with Keshi Cascades

Flowering Turquoise Vines

Gemstone Clusters on Silver Vine Earwires

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A September batch off to NY

On their way to Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa's boutiques... and a few are in my online store.

Like these

and these

I'm not really ready to accept the deeper colors and richer feeling of fall--there are still so many warm days reading out by the pool to enjoy.
 And bunnies to watch hopping around the garden.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August Garden in Connecticut

There's plenty of color in the final months of my garden's bloom. Over the next week I'll document a few of my favorite blooms and the jewelry they inspire...


Thursday, July 7, 2011


Out in my backyard garden the daisies are in bloom...

So I felt compelled to make these:

They are available in my etsy shop now. I will devote much of today to making a new batch of rings but would love to incorporate the colors of these beauties...

I just love the combination of the azure-violet-blue and the sage green--perfection! Here's wishing you a wonderful summer day!