Sunday, August 10, 2008

Unexpected Treasures

I spent this last Saturday with my best friend Patty and her family hosting a garage sale. We had a ton of fun, lots of hard work and many laughs. In the middle of all that fun her brother and his friend Rhonda stopped by. It was such a pleasure meeting Rhonda for the first time. I have several of her wonderful handmade pieces of jewelry and love wearing them all. I would encourage all of my friends to take a look at her blog if looking for fun jewelry for yourself or as gifts.
What an unexpected treasure meeting the artist in person.

About Rhonda:
After graduating with a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia PA, she migrated out west. She did the usual restaurant stint and ended her career with food as a private cook. The woman she worked for showed her some cloisonne pieces she had made and Rhonda fell in love with the process. She has been privileged to sell her handcrafted cloisonne earrings, pins and pendants at the Pike Place Market in Seattle WA since 1984. You can find her there most Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For information and pricing contact Rhonda at and be sure to visit her blog at:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Look Out

I just can't seem to get enough ideas, supplies, resources. I was out shopping today actually looking for a new product to incorporate into my jewelry and stopped to visit Jewelry Resource a favorite store in Seattle
Liz Jones happened to be in the store and shared a wonderful new resource with me I came away with much more than I went in for. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Liz!!!
Check out this web site for exciting bits and pieces.

On a side note Liz is an author, her fabulous book introduces you to the wonderful world for Silver Wire Fusing. Congratulations Liz.