An artisan jewelry journey in color, texture and fun. Beaded jewelry with handcrafted sterling silver is my focus and joy.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

At Etsy
, one of the shopkeepers (jewelstreet) gives us a Creative Challenge every week. This week, it was to choose from two poetry passages. I chose one from Sylvia Plath:

If the moon smiled she would resemble you
you leave the same impression
of something beautiful, but annhilating

This Annhilating Moon Beauty of Chalcedony, Moonstone and Labradorite came out of that inspiration. See it at my shop: thats headley jewelry designs

Friday, September 22, 2006

Granny Smith Earrings - little beaded wonders of fall. What a great gift these would make for a teacher! Now that's an apple that will make an impression.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

It's time to start the "holiday" season - which for me begins with my birthday (that would be yesterday) and goes through Valentine's. But what says Halloween most to me? That would be candy corn. Have no idea what allure yellow/orange/white colored chewy chunks of sugar keep for me, but there it is - I love the little kernels. I have a friend here in Springfield who does fabulous lampwork beads and she whipped me up some corn, so I'll be "popping" a few into earrings for the Etsy shop. These are going in tomorrow. Aren't they cute? Good enough to eat, I'd say....

Saturday, September 16, 2006

This past week I fell in love with these sky blue Czech glass flowers at my favorite local beadery - La Bead, Oh! - and had to bring them home. Strangely, as I was looking them over, I heard my bronze freshwater pearls at home calling me to make a match. And boy, were they right (and what, don't your beads talk to you?). Oh, and La Bead, Oh! had matching little leaves that came home,too. Simply lovely this bracelet, don't you think?

Thursday, September 14, 2006

This Kenyan Sunset bracelet turned out so pretty! The focus bead is ceramic from the Kenyan Women's Shelter Project. To read more about the project and these women please go to If you want to know more about the bracelet, visit my Etsy shop at
This is my Olive Branch Tree of Peace necklace, crafted in olive jade, freshwater pearls, citrine, apatite and sterling silver. You can find it at
Today is the day I start my blogging journey, quite unsure how to do anything except jump right in. Hello world!