Friday, July 20, 2012

Thank You for your comments and your loyalty!

Hello, from my NEW HOME, and new work area!

I know that it's been quite awhile since I have posted or shared a new pic, and I do sincerely apologize for this.  The moves, unpacking, rearranging, etc., and awaiting then setting up a new work area that will serve me well until I build/have my son build me a jeweler's bench.  I've just put my tools in it, and got all my gemstones, beads and wire all arranged and ready for work.

All that said, I will be creating some new pieces in the very near future, and will be here to share them, and comment as well on the techniques and materials I used in each piece.

I want to take a moment to thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments and your patience and loyalty in continuing to check my blog.  I hope that you will continue to come and look for more work and posts, and leave me your thoughts -all critiques are welcome, of course, as long as they are polite.

Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Blessings Always,
n :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hi, Everyone!

Just checking in after a long period of illness and family crises.   I hope that all of my readers are doing well these days, and leading blessed lives.  I do think of you frequently, and wish that I could communicate with you and share more on jewelry making, gemstones, etc., than I have been able to lately, but my health has been a major deterrent to much physical activity for quite some time now.  I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, early congestive heart failure, and other things, so it's been difficult.  Hopefully, things will change soon, as I am seeing new physicians and receiving different treatment.  Of course, getting used to new meds is always difficult for me because of the pain issue, so I hope that things improve soon.

 I am in the process of moving into a new apartment (with fireplace and all new fixtures!), and am also creating a pendant for my son's girlfriend, which I have designed myself.  I have been taking pics along the way of each step, so that I can also create a tutorial for it. I will not be able to complete it until next weekend, most likely, due to the move and a medical appointment.  Once it is completed, I will be posting pics of the finished product, and would welcome any opinions/comments from you.

Thank you, those of you who have come to check out this blog, despite the lack of recent activity.  You are greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to share this blog with your friends and associates, as that would definitely help me.  I thank you in advance for all you do.

Hope to see you here again soon!

ninib :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hello,  all you lovers of the finer things, like beautiful gemstones from all over the world, both faceted and cabochon styles, and even raw specimens in their host rock, for those of you who, like myself, are fascinated by the growthHi, all  habits and the "ingredients" necessary for the creation of each individual and unique type and color of gemstone, rock or mineral!  Oh, and I would never neglect to mention those of you (again, including myself!) who just adore and clamor for the finished miracles of your most beloved gemstones set in beautiful and precious metals, the uniqueness and beauty of each design every bit as important, enhancing the stone's natural beauty as it is nestled in its permanent home!

I wanted to come and let everyone know that I've been learning to do more in the way of creating unique, one-of-a-kind sterling silver and gold filled gemstone jewelry, all made with just my own two hands and some very basic tools.  I am sharing a pair of dangle earrings I just created, which have a rhodochrosite donut, freshwater pearls, and two tiny little agate beads in the centers of each donut, along with a rose gold plated butterfly.  I love using the butterfly with pearls, as it is a symbol of new beginnings, and change from one being into another.  The pearl is symbolic of purity and love, loyalty and goodness of heart, along with other wonderful traits we should all nurture, develop, share  and cherish in ourselves and with those around us.  I love the softness and femininity of the pastels as well - they add to the effect of the symbolism of pearl and the butterfly, somehow amplifying the meaning of whatever change and newness a woman is experiencing within.

This pair of earrings is very special to me for all of these reasons, as I have learned in 53 years that humans are ever-growing, ever-chaging and developing creatures, and as the givers of new life, a woman must grow and change, and constantly become "new", always adapting to those about whom she cares the most, and loves most deeply and purely.  The soft pastels of the pearls signify the purity of that love and her heart, always doing her utmost to care for and please her children, from infancy until she leaves this world, her mate from the time at which they have bonded until the time she leaves, as well.  I know personally that even when our children are well into adulthood, we do not just walk away from them and hope they fare well in life, but we are aways there in the background, happy to help if we are ever  needed, and in whatever capacity we are able.  Thus, we are still changing, adapting, and growing, becoming who they have need for us to be for as long as we are able and needed.  The butterfly is a symbol that will have special meaning for me for as long as I live on this earth.  The rhodochrosite donut is symbolic of the circle of life, and of unending love - that between family and friends, of the Creator for His children - one constant, endless, strong and shining orb.  t is an example of the bond between mother or father and child, and the many stages of life that go on forever, from one form to the next -ever changing and ever strong.  Of course, the pink color mottled with green symbolizes the life that a mother gives to her children, right alongside and interspersed with the life we get from the planet, from our gardens, the forests and even the lakes and oceans.  We are all bound together by so many wonderful things, and womanhood is such a vital part of it all!

While I seem to have gone off on a tangent, I hope to have gotten across the importance of meaning in each piece that I create for those who purchase from me.  I have always felt that one who makes jewelry, or any other artistic piece - is really just embellishing what the Creator has already placed here for our enjoyment, and so I want what I make to have a special meaning, and to acknowledge that we are creative because He made us in HIS image.  I am a firm believer in the philosophy that we need to use those talents to honor and give back to HIM in some way,

Well, I will end the discussion on creating jewelry for now, and I hope this has helped to explain my motivation a bit.  I hope that you enjoy the earrings, which, by the way, are for sale, and cost only $35, which is a steal for all natural and hand made items.  It is my introductory price, which will be for just
the first week after listing.  Next week, the price will be $45, beginning on Wednesday.  Of course, I hope that they sell before then.  Also, I am able to do custom orders of this style, in 14K gold filled, sterling  or copper.  Soon, I will also be posting jewelry done in a variety of permanently colored copper and aluminum wires, as well.  This will help to keep costs down for those who are unable to keep up with the rapid and constant rise in the prices of precious metals.  I hope to have an ecnomical line which is just as beautiful as the precious metal line., and will inclueboth natural gemstones and beads, as well as glass, wood, and other natural elememts.   I will also be using precious metal clay, beginning with the pure silver clay.  This will enable me to make pieces which appear to be cast, and will be much more weighty than those done in wire, in addition to more sculptural.  I am excited about beginning this new phase of my jewelry making career.  I hope that you all enjoy what I bring to this site. 

Lastly, I will eventually be attempting to create some tutorials, so that I can share the wonderful feeling of accomplishment that comes from learning to do something new, and completing each new step towards making an entire, beautiful piece, uniquely your own.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I think I am going to!

So, for now, jewelry and gemstone lovers of the world, I am going to end this post, and share the picture of the earrrings which I just created.  I wish all of you a wonderful and blessed day/night, lots of joy, love, and many blessings until next time.  I hope you will leave your comments, and also, if you are interested in the earrings, do leave me a message/comment -I will not post it with any important information (as you know, I must moderate all comments before they are posted, according to my decision, so it is okay to leave me your email address, in which case, I will get back to you with arrangements for your purchase).  Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing any of the items in the slide show on the right side of the page here, (scroll down some), you may comment with  which item, and your email adress, and again - I will not post this information), and we can discuss these items as well.

Thank you all for coming to read and view my site, and I look forward to seeing you here again soon, with more new pieces here for you to admire!.

ninib :)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm Back! Will Be Sharing More Beautiful Pieces Soon!

Hello, everyone!

After a prolonged bout with my disability taking over in a major way, and feeling weaker and more ill with each passing day, I wanted to come and apologize to everyone for being away for so very long. I have not at all given up on any of you, nor have I lost interest in blogging about what I love to do most or sharing pics of my newest creations and talking about them, but it's been ever so difficult to do so with legs and feet, hands, arms and neck not cooperating, hurting if they feel anything, other than numbness, tingling and stinging.

Added to that, my computer has been down since late April, and was just repaired about 2 weeks ago. YAY! SO, now I have my own puter again, and have decided to give it my best shot to return as frequently as possible to talk about something new in the area of creating jewelry from sterling or gold filled wire and gemstones, or precious metal clay, or a combination thereof. There have been many new things I've been able to read about or see in educational videos, so there is much to discuss. I am anxious to see how much I am able to create, especially since I have some really neat new supplies to share with you, also.

That being said, please do return and look for me to post something very, very soon. I definitely want to share some pics n descriptions of some new gemstones, and try to create more beautiful pieces. ALso, I opened an Artfire United shop under the trade name Darshan (a glimpse of The Divine), referring to the fact that The Creator made all the beautiful gemstones and metals - all that we use to "create" our pieces with - we are actually just embellishing everything we use, as He already made it, so the gemstones and all of creation is but a small glimpse of Him, and I find that just amazing!

SO, I look forward to seeing you here, and reading your thoughts, comments and questions and responding to them very soon.

Blessings :)

Before I close until my next post, though -I just had to share an email which a paper that I subscribe to sent me tonight. I wanted to do this mostly to share a certain attitude of our president toward one specific News Channel and their hard working reporters, but also to share other important information which I found in it, as well - information which I am not able to find without serious hunting elsewhere, and still doubt the truthfulness of what I read. I am sharing this for no other reason than for the sake of sharing important knowledge with you - and I hope that it is construed and accepted as
such -SO, here goes: ...

"Obama Hates Fox News"

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He blames Fox News for his election worries.
He agrees to a secret meeting at New York's posh Waldorf Astoria hotel with the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes and other top honchos of their parent company News Corp. The meeting goes into meltdown mode as a finger wagging Obama furiously vents his anger against Fox and their top conservative host Sean Hannity.
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Of course, since I was not trying to use their links, etc., you will have to go to in order to subscribe, but since it is free, I think that's a scathingly brilliant idea, don't you? I hope that you take them up on this great offer - a free emergency radio in exchange for a free subscription to a great, very informative news magazine, and it contains information that is vital to your well-being, and that's health, financial, mental, emotional, and that of those you love, also. So, go for it - and no, I don't receive a thing in exchange for sharing this - I just thought that I should do the right thing, that's all.

Thanks to all of you who come to read here, and please do share your comments, questions and opinions.


Sunday, January 9, 2011



I found this beautiful wire-wrapped lab created alexandrite pendant on the internet, and I wanted to share it with you, to give you an example of what you can do once you have mastered some of the basic skills. There are many self-teaching books and dvds available, along with tutorials on the internet.  I have discovered that if one has the desire and determination, one can learn the skills required to create pieces this beautiful, all by doing a bit of research online, which is how I have been acquiring the skills necessary to create my own  unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.

I wish you great success and satisfaction in your quest to become a creator of beautiful pieces of jewelry!