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New Website!

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No, I haven't fallen completely off of the earth. After a wonderful vacation, we've had many visitors in Austin including a close family friend home from Russia with her son. They came from snow to 104 degree weather and nearly melted! We also had a great week with my eight year old niece. She's quite the little jewelry designer herself! I'm flattered that she wants to be like Aunt Amy and bought her some beads and tools of her own. She really surprised me with a lovely little flower necklace made of freshwater pearls. I was quite impressed! She has...


I'm Not Quite Dead Yet!

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OK, so I've been terrible about updating my posts lately. It's been a whirlwind these past several weeks! Thankfully, I'm finally sleeping normally again. My teenage stepchildren had their final school events, performances, etc. and they've kept us very busy. Not to mention, my husband Steve and I are looking forward to our upcoming vacation at The Tides Riviera Maya. We've been to this resort before and absolutely love it. The service, food, beach and amenities (and the spa!) are incredible!Directly after we return, We're off to the fabulous little town of Bandera, Texas ("Cowboy Capital of the World!" Seriously!...


Where in the Hell is Mr. Sandman When You Need Him?

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UGH...It happens to me every spring. For 2-3 weeks I find myself completely unable to sleep at night, no matter how tired I am. Sleep aids just don't do any good, either. Getting 2-3 hours a night doesn't work for me at all. What's even more frustrating is it leaves me completely void of energy. I lie awake at night thinking of all of the things I want to accomplish the next day, but when morning comes and all hope of a good night's sleep is gone, I just don't have the energy. I have so many things that I...


Looking Forward to Sand and Surf in the Tropics

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Well, my emerald project is going to have to take a brief backseat. I decided to do something different and needed to order a few supplies, so I'm waiting for them to arrive.However, I was going through my beads the other day with the intent of destashing some items I've had for a while, this coral included. Maybe it's because of the warmer weather, or maybe it's because I'm looking forward to sitting on the beach next month, but whatever it was, I was suddenly motivated to make a pair of summery, sea-inspired earrings.I've had this coral for so long...


Go Green…Emerald Green, That Is!

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We may celebrate Earth Day and all things green in April, but May is the month for glittering green emeralds. I bought these emeralds some time ago, just because I thought they were beautiful and I couldn't leave them behind. At the time, I had no idea what I was going to do with them. However, they’re about to become the main component of my latest jewelry design.Emeralds have always been my favorite gemstone (along with diamonds, of course), and not just because emerald happens to be my birthstone. There’s just something about them that fascinates me and has since...