…….this Jewels of Endearment blog. Well really it’s a spot for a little of this, a dash of that and a smidgen of a bit more. Mostly, it’s a place to display some of my latest creations. But it’s also a place for photos, recipes, and miscellaneous rambles. Why? Well, just because I can! I reside in Morro Bay on the lovely California Central Coast and love to unveil the special beauty here. Fortunately my husband takes lovely photos so you’ll get a peek at our small bit of Middle Earth. A few years back I began to make jewelry as a creative outlet after work. It was a way to destress from teaching all day and quickly became an obsession. I couldn’t help it, I was hooked! Now I find inks and paints that come in such alluring colors, new gems that sparkle, and tools I have never used before that are begging me to try them. Yep, they’re all calling my name! So I happily make a mess, enthusiastically hammer and rivet, and wander around with paint stained hands. Mine are one of a kind, handcrafted jewelry pieces. I apply vivid pigments to varied metals and indulge in the richness of semi-precious gemstones, luminous crystals and creamy pearls. For me, each piece is a mini-painting and a part of my imagination. Enjoy!
My workspace may be messy but to me, it’s my little bit of Lothlorien!