My New Year

Today I'm remembering to...be grateful to have been given one more day, let alone one more year...dance in my nightgown, sing in the shower, ride a bike, fly a kite, take an occasional "wind bath" in my bare skin...give those I love big kisses, huge hugs and the words "i love you" often and always...nurture my body rather than starve my soul with fad dieting...spend time with the old and the weary to better appreciate my life...call my mother and father to thank them for all that they have done for me...watch a movie that makes me laugh, read a poem that makes me smile, share a secret that makes me giggle...remember that no one is guaranteed tomorrow, that today is as good as it gets...thank the universe for every person, every thing, every day, every moment, every breath, every life. Thanks.


A Day at the Beach

Clearing the decks for some new jewelry I've been working on -- pictures coming, I promise! -- I just posted a couple of pieces from my Beach Collection for 50% off on Etsy. Then, lo and behold, someone makes a treasury with the same theme.

For all your summer dreams....


What Better Way...

....to spend a beautiful day than in Brooklyn? Come say hello this Saturday at the Brooklyn Flea. I'll be there once again with Melody's Addiction and maybe you'll even get your picture taken.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lafayette Avenue

(between Vanderbilt and Clermont Ave.)


Happy Customer

From the Brooklyn Flea this past Saturday. Persuede will be there again this Saturday, April 25th. Bring on the sunshine!


My Favorite Store is Closing...

I'm so sad that Addy & Ferro, one of my favorite Brooklyn stores, is closing soon... if you can stop by and give them a last little bit of support, please do!


First Saturday!

The Brooklyn Flea opens this weekend, and it's now on Saturdays for the entire summer. I'll be there under the Persuede banner with my friend Melody from Melody's Addiction. Weather promises to be a gorgeous 70 degrees, with Blue Marble Ice Cream in full scoop mode.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lafayette Avenue

(between Vanderbilt and Clermont Ave.)


Untitled [This is what was bequeathed us]

An excerpt from How Beautiful the Beloved

This is what was bequeathed us:
This earth the beloved left
And, leaving,
Left to us.

No other world
But this one:
Willows and the river
And the factory
With its black smokestacks.

No other shore, only this bank
On which the living gather.

No meaning but what we find here.
No purpose but what we make.

That, and the beloved's clear instructions:
Turn me into song; sing me awake.

-- Gregory Orr


Moving Into Spring

I've been in a bit of hibernation mode. Between the usual post-holiday exhaustion and a general is-it-spring-yet? malaise, I haven't been posting all that much, nor making a whole lot of jewelry. I like to think of it as my winter break.

But April is sweeping out the snow -- I gloried in daffodils on Sunday! -- and the urge to create more frequently is increasing along with the daylight hours.

These are my newest:

And there's much more, which I promise to post soon. In the meantime, a few items that sold recently. I'm so glad they found a proper home:

Go Gorgeous!


A Cool Sale

A lovely woman I met through work saw the Cool Water earrings and necklace on my etsy page and seemed to fall in love. You know that feeling, when you see something and just know it was made for you? Well, I think she had that feeling. Anywho, I brought the pieces in for to look at in person and when she put them on...wow. They had been made for her. Quiet, elegant, thoughtful, with purpose. Words that describe both the jewelry and her personality.

Every time someone buys my jewelry, I always feel so lucky that they see what I felt when I made the piece. I consider it to be the highest compliment when someone chooses to wear what I make. I hope she wears these pieces often. I know she'll wear them well.

Go Gorgeous.