Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

About Me

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Those Lazy Days of Summer

I think I am going to make this today: Peach-Raspberry Sangria 1 vanilla bean 3 bottles Riesling 1 c. Peach Schnapps 1/3 c. fresh lemon juice 6 tbsp. sugar 3 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into wedges 1 c. fresh raspberries 1 orange, sliced 1 lemon, sliced Cut vanilla bean lengthwise, Scrape out seeds and discard pod. In large pitcher combine all ingredients, including vanilla seeds. Chill overnight. Just before serving, add ice cubes. Serves 8 Sounds REFRESHING!!!!!


I've been experimenting with some metals other than Sterling Silver. I love the look of brass, and copper too! These earrings are the first I've done using natural brass. I am currently looking for interesting findings in brass and copper. So . . . stay tuned for some new creations!!


I made lots of jewelry today . . . and not much else, but that's OK!! I had the whole day to myself. The hubby had a pow-wow with the guys to go to. He needs to do that every now and then. I really need to organize my beads and my workspace! My motto these days is "So many beads, so little time"! I could literally make craploads of jewelry if I had the time to devote to it. That would probably get old, though. As much as I enjoy it, it really killed me to be inside on such a gorgeous day. It took me hours to make the pieces that I did do. "Alot" for me is like 10 things. Some people can churn out 50 pair of earrings in a few hours but I am a slow beader. I guess that's cuz I am such a perfectionist when it comes to making stuff, even when it's not for me. Especially when it's not for me!!


New and Improved

I used to blog like a mad woman, but I'll be the first to admit that I've gotten away from it. I'm working on updating this blog to make it more interesting. I'll try to add pictures of things other than my jewelry, too. :)
Aside from making jewelry, my other favorite thing to do is travel. Tony and my dream is to see as much of the world as we can. We've barely touched the tip of the iceberg. The picture above was taken last October in Montreal. We loved that city! That was easily one of my favorite trips ever. We have so many great memories of the people, architecture and places we saw there. And I must say, my husband is becoming quite the photographer!


Funky Fresh!

I just looooove Vintage beads!! These are made of Lucite, and they are so very fun :)


Great Bridal Jewelry Ideas

I recently added this piece to my shop. I called it "Always a Bridesmaid". It is fitting for any formal occasion. Hell, if you're Always the Bridesmaid and Never the Bride, you might as well look stunning!!