Thursday, December 6, 2007

I am back!

I am back with a new store! You can reach it at
Yes, this is my busy time of year. Teaching, filling orders, keeping up my consignments, and so on. Getting ready for the holidays, everything everyone else is doing, I am sure. I am having a shoulder surgery on Dec. 13th so I am not sure how much that will sideline me. But it has to be done. The pain has finally done me in, so I am actually looking forward to it in hopes I can sleep again. It throbs constantly at night and keeps me awake.
This weekend I will have 16 here for a class. I am busy setting up for that. Thank God a friend is helping me. She has been coming every day. I am so looking forward to it. I have a lot to do so I better go for now... more later. I will try not to be gone so long this time. I really do NEED to be here more. It's a sanity thing. Ya know? Til next time!
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing: The Eagles/How Long

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Treasure Boxes

Oh, I love boxes! Any kind, any shape. I cannot throw one away. I can't resist buying them either. Neither can others it seems. A show I did this weekend proved that! People love them and they always are the thing that nearly always sell out. That and cards. People always seem to need/want cards too.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

No help at JoAnn's

So I bought this book at JoAnn's and wanted to make a scarf like one I saw in it. I found a lady that worked at Joann's and made the mistake of showing her what I wanted to make and then telling her I wasn't much of a sewer. She said she thought I couldn't do it, then wouldn't show me where anything was. When I read from the materials list and said, What is Poplin and where is it? She'd say cotton and on the cotton isle. Everything I asked for, it went something like that! Finally, I got frustrated, and walked away! lol. Well, I got what supplies i thought I could work with and here's the finished project. I feel like going back to JoAnn's and showing that chick! Geesh!

Charm Sets

Here are my latest Charm Sets. I love making them! I am getting ready for a show on the 16th and the 17th, my last of the season. I did one less this year, but my teaching has increased insanely. Hope you like these charms, they are also up on my ETSY.
fondly, Nancy
Now playing:Fergie/Clumsy

Friday, November 2, 2007

Fun with Timtex

TIMTEX..... I am hooked on it now. What fun the stuff is. I decided to try to use it on making necklaces and it sure was awesome! What else can I do with it? Time will tell. The wheels are turning, my sewing machines out and ready. I will show you what else I come up with later. Can you tell I am not a sewer~ at all?
fondly, Nancy
Now playing: Carrie Underwood/So Small

Monday, October 29, 2007

More on OPEN STUDIO this year...

Advertising....we did plenty of that! Thanks to my daughter Aimee for the flyer she made us!
fondly, Mom
Now playing: Jonas Brothers/SOS


As promised, here are the photos from Open Studio at my house this year. I am slow on the uptake getting these to you, with so much going on around me. Enjoy!

fondly, Nancy

Now Playing: Sean Kingston/Take You There

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thank You Fabulous Finds!!!!

Fabulous Finds added me! Check her out at and her ETSY store at
Very cool places.
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing: Jordin Sparks/Tattoo

Friday, October 12, 2007

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Here are a few of my collections, what I do best. I love collecting. Not any specific thing really. Just things that I love being around. Cool pieces that I think are interesting and that other people may find interesting too. Well, people like myself You know who you are!
In the coming days I will try to show you more of my house and pics of Open Studio. More later. Off to get ready.
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing: Mat Kearney/Undeniable

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Christmas Already?

Yes, it's true. I did start my Christmas art. Stores are bugging me for it! I do have my last years stock but these are some of my new designs. More to come, but with Open Studios this weekend again, I am stressing. Next week, I will pour it on again. My studio will be buzzing again, day and night. My Dr. isn't going to like it. He told me to cut back. Way back. I will, after the first of the year!
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing: Chic/Le Freak

Monday, October 8, 2007

Pretty Vintage Look Bird Pocket

Open Studio's is over for one week. Met some interesting people. made a few sales. Overall, I had a good time. I shared my studio with another artist, Helen Jurgenson. She is a good friend and a wonderful, gifted artist. It was a pleasure to have her here all weekend. Our kids grew up together so we had much to talk about. Many memories, that's for sure! Next weekend we will do it all over again. In the meantime, I am creating more art. Still loving my new bird images. Here's a sample of what I am doing with them. Hope you like it!
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing: Chris Isaak/Two Hearts

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Checker Tree


Having a hard time finding flat back wooden checkers, but here they are. See more at
fondly, Nancy
Now playing: Nickelback/Never Again

Saturday, September 29, 2007

More On Sea Glass

These beautiful bottles are filled with wonderful sea glass. They are covered in bridal veiling (gold) and the bottles are trimmed in ribbon and a flower, embellished by a rhinestone.
The tag attached features a vintage bathing beauty and reads:


A collection of sea glass in a keepsake bottle.

BEAUTIFUL!!!! (limited amount FS)

The Sea And Me

Here are my latest workings with Sea Glass. Still trying to learn how to drill it. Any help would be appreciated.

Finally New Etsy Is Up!!

It's up finally, with a few things on it. Hopefully, I will have more on today or soon anyway. The address is still the
It's all about game piece art. I've really gotten into that lately. Stop by when you can. More about it later. I am off to an Estate sale. Gotta go!
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing:Nickelback/Rockstar

Monday, September 24, 2007

Baby Keepsakes (sold)

Well, the rain has stopped it looks like. Supposed to be 80 degrees today. PERFECT Northern Californian weather for me! I love the fall! That ugly 100+ degree heat is gone, Thank God.
I am ready for another day. I am up early and ready for some coffee. As you can see I come straight to the computer first without even stopping for coffee. I guess that shows which I am more addicted to, now doesn't it?
What is doesn't show is my real addiction. That is ETSY. I love ETSY!!!! There are so many cool artists there I can't stant it. I just can't stay away! I swear I am there (yes, buying, too) every free moment I have! OMG, I am so hooked. In fact, I better go now, I might be missing something. More later friends.
fondly, Nancy
Now playing: Hinder/Lips Of An Angel

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ohhhhhh, Domino....

More of my getting ready for OPEN STUDIOS. Time is getting shorter, I realize it everyday. This year I am doing it with a friend Helen Jurgenson. We have done other shows together, but never OS. We are doing it at my house this year, a total of 4 days. So much to do, so little time. I also have about 4 classes scheduled before that too. I hope my energy holds out! HA!
My head is swimming with ideas of things I want to do before then. I did get 2 framed pieces done today and 1 unframed piece. The pendants you see here were done today too, as I've been up since 5:30 AM. The kids just left, they were here for dinner, so I dont think I will get anymore done tonight, but I will start in again early tomorrow. See you then.
fondly, Nancy
Now Playing: Rihanna/A Girl Like Me

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bird Brain

Everyone seems to love birds now, including myself. I just can't get enough of them. My ETSY site is full of them. I am constantly collecting them. I am lucky enough to live in a bird haven. I can sit in my living room window and see tons of different kinds. My cats go nuts, and speak a funny language to them, through my huge windows. It's a cackling/talking kind of thing, very funny! Like teeth chattering almost. Enjoy these images.
To see more go
fondly, Nancy
Now playing: Rihanna/Shut Up And Drive

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mixed Media, My Real Salvation

Paper beads and formica samples, still a fav of mine that I go back to from time to time. Since I have been on this jewelry kick lately and have been teaching in bead stores, beads have begun fascinating me. Oh, no!! Just what I need, another addiction!!!
My little studio is already bursting at the seams now. How can I bear to part with any of my treasures to make room for more? You know I will get bored with this in time and will go back to something else as I can never stay with one thing long. I am truly the meaning of "Mixed-Media Artist." The "Mixed" is my brain part. The "Media" just means I can't decide which art supply to use. Ya know? HA!!
Back to that too small studio.....
fondly, Nancy
Now playing: Nu Shooz/I Can't Wait

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My So Called "Charmed" Life

More, more, more of my wonderful charmed life. This life I lead allows me to teach others to make awesome charms with meaning. Charms that people can wear, share, keep as heirlooms, or use as healing pieces or fragments of their own life stories. These are made from domino's. Look for more in the coming week made on even more unusual items. So fun!
fondly, Nancy
Now playing: Celine Dion/ Because You Loved Me

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Games People Play

I know. I've been gone quite a while now. Life got in the way. Art got in the way. I just plain ran out of time. Time to write about it. Time to breathe. Time to take time. Ya know??? LOL!!! I am back now. I missed coming here. I totally over extended myself. Like that's something new.
Oh,well. LOL.
Well, here is my new doll. I embellished her. Then I hung some scrabble tile charms, all over her. I am on this game piece charm thing right now. I am making charms out of EVERYTHING!!!! And I mean EVERYTHING!!! Watch my ETSY store and see what I mean.
Also check out my daughter's new ETSY store at:

fondly, Nancy
Now playing Kanye West/Stronger