Sunday, August 23, 2015

AppaloosaMoon Vintage...

I'm so excited to announce that I have added a new section to my Etsy shop featuring ~Vintage~ items that I have collected over the course of many years & from around the world!  Most of these pieces are from my private collection and will include accessories in the categories of home furnishings/decor,  jewelry,  pottery, china, and art!  From Eva Zeisel to Fred Harvey!  Super fun collectibles and beautiful wearables!  I will be adding listings randomly & plan to announce them on Instagram so stay tuned!  Come by and take look...














Monday, August 10, 2015

my kitchen table...

So many wonderful things happen at this table.  It is the place where I write, create, bead, draw, read, open gifts, open mail, rest flowers, study, wine & dine.  It is the heart of my home.  It is my studio.  It is the heart of my creative soul.  It is a gathering place for love, for friends & for family.  It opens long & wide like a welcoming smile.  It is weathered & cracked but as solid as a heart of gold.  It is my field of dreams and my mountain high, my shelter and my escape.  It is my domain. My kitchen table is everything to me.





























Sunday, August 2, 2015

i dream...

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Jump up from ice cold water
slip down from salt stained sky
Broken Brights drifts across my silence
wild horses cloud my eyes
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Deep within a red rock canyon
echoes of my soul i dream
lifted up on a mandolin wind, my river 
love steals me way downstream
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Voices of my soul it seems
rise up from the deep holy water
slip down from the vast sacred sky
River Love drifts across my silence
wild horses cloud my eyes &
wild horses cloud my eyes.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Earth & Sky: Kinship Strand


This is my Earth & Sky collection, inspired by the great plains and representing a kinship with all the creatures of the earth and the elements of the sky. The design is clean & colorful, featuring beads in earthly shades and celestial hues! Some feature a wonderful, cascading waterfall of natural gemstones! These beaded strands range in random lengths of 20-32 inches long and are one of a kind. Varying lengths to layer. An assortment of colors to mix & match. Wear one, wear them all!
Esoteric.
Ethereal.
Exquisite.

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This necklace measures 26" long. It features a colorful collection of gems and stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Peridot, Natural Turquoise & Turquoise Heishi, Quartz, glass & seed beads in the colors of sunshine, milky kiwi, shamrock & sour apple green, iris, hyacinth, cornflower, cobalt, aqua & turquoise blue. I used brass beads, findings & chain.

I created a total of 4 strands in this color way of yellow/blue/green, with this being the only necklace featuring a gem/stone waterfall cascade. It is designed to easily slip over your head and it looks lovely paired with all of the sunshine & shamrock toned Earth & Sky necklaces!








Thursday, July 23, 2015

Earth & Sky: Kinship Strand

This is my Earth & Sky collection, inspired by the great plains and representing a kinship with all the creatures of the earth and the elements of the sky. The design is clean & colorful, featuring beads in earthly shades and celestial hues! Some feature a wonderful, cascading waterfall of natural gemstones! These beaded strands range in random lengths of 20-32 inches long and are one of a kind. Varying lengths to layer. An assortment of colors to mix & match. Wear one, wear them all!
Esoteric.
Ethereal.
Exquisite.

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This is LONG, measuring 28" right to the very end of the turquoise bead. It features a colorful collection of gems and stones: Amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine, Peridot, Natural Turquoise & Turquoise Heishi, Cranberry & Rose Quartz, glass & seed beads in the colors of purple rosaline, periwinkle, cobalt, cornflower, aqua, aquamarine & turquoise blue. I also used silver & silver plated copper findings, beads & chain and are lead free.

I created a total of 3 strands in this color way of aqua/blue/violet, with this being the only necklace featuring my gemstone waterfall cascade. It is designed to easily slip over your head and it looks lovely layered with any of the periwinkle blue toned Earth & Sky necklaces!








Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kinship Strand: Earth & Sky

Inspired by the wild west & created in the light of a new moon, my Kinship Strands are a circle dance of seed, glass, gem, heishi, stone & turquoise beads! They are a celebration of color, spirit, individuality & affinity....ties that bind us.

This is my Earth & Sky collection, representing a kinship with all the creatures of the earth and the elements of the sky. The design is clean & colorful, featuring beads in earthly shades and celestial hues! Some feature a wonderful, cascading waterfall of natural gemstones! These beaded strands range in random lengths of 20-32 inches long and are one of a kind. Varying lengths to layer. An assortment of colors to mix & match. Wear one, wear them all! 
Esoteric. 
Ethereal. 
Exquisite.









~ This necklace measures 25" long. It features a colorful collection of gems and stones: Amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine, Peridot, Natural Turquoise & Turquoise Heishi, Quartz, glass & seed beads in the colors of sunshine, milky kiwi, shamrock & sour apple green, iris, hyacinth, cornflower, cobalt, aqua & turquoise blue. I used a teal color silk/metal blended thread, lead free, silver plated floral bead & findings.

I created a total of 4 strands in this color way of yellow/blue/green, with this being the only necklace featuring hand-knotted gemstones on a strong, silk blend thread. It is designed with a lobster clasp opening and looks lovely paired with any of the sunshine & shamrock toned Earth & Sky necklaces! ~

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kinship Strand: Chimayo

Inspired by the wild west & created in the glow of a harvest moon, my Kinship Strands are a circle dance of seed, glass, heishi, stone & turquoise beads! They are a celebration of color, spirit, individuality & affinity...ties that bind us.

One of a kind, my strands range in random lengths of 23-32 inches long. Varying lengths to layer. Assorted colors to compliment your mood or to refashion it. No two strands are alike. No recipe. No plan. Pure color story. Wear one, wear them all!  

This strand features: 3 Turquoise & seed beads in the colors of milky montana, cornflower, aqua & turquoise blue, ancient rose, sour apple, hyacinth, periwinkle & gold luster. 

This strand measures 29" long & looks especially dandy when paired with my Kinship Three Tears strand!

Turquoise Medicine: Turquoise is regarded as the oldest stone in man's history; the talisman of kings & queens, shamans & warriors! It is a stone of strength & protection yet is soothing to the touch. It is tranquil & heavenly. Sacred in adornment, turquoise represents power, luck & protection. Native Americans wear it in ceremonies to call upon the great spirit of the sky. Many honor turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it. Turquoise worn on the body or used in ceremonies always signifies the God of the sky alive in the earth.





Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kinship Strand: White Fox

Fox Medicine: If fox has chosen to share its medicine with you, it is a sign that you are to become like the wind, which is unseen & able to weave in & out of any situation or location. Observe the acts of others rather than relying on their words. Use your cunning nature in a positive way. Keep silent about who, what & why you are observing as it is your lesson. Fox medicine teaches the art of Oneness through its understanding of camouflage. This applies on all levels, from flakes of snow to God. Know you are being asked to see that you are One with all.

Inspired by the wild west & created in the glow of a summer moon, my Kinship Strands are a circle dance of seed, glass, hieshi, stone & turquoise beads! They are a celebration of color, spirit, individuality & affinity...ties that bind us.

One of a kind, my strands range in random lengths of 23-28 inches long. Varying lengths to layer. Assorted colors to compliment your mood or to refashion it. No two strands are alike. No recipe. No plan. Pure color story. Wear one, wear them all!

This strand features: a vintage hand carved Mother of Pearl Fox Fetish with a black onyx eye, seed beads in the colors of red, white, blue & sky.