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Friday, December 31, 2010

Wisteria~ A work in progress ~ honoring a special memory

A friend asked me where I get ideas for some of my more involved jewelry pieces. I usally answer that question with: "I am inspired by nature". That fits this latest piece I am working on but there is more to this story than that. My Grandparents were married in South Carolina in 1934. My Grandfather once told me that the trees around that courthouse were full of the most lovely blooming wisteria that day. He was in his 90's when he told me that. I thought it was very touching that he remembered that and I've been fascinated with honoring that memory for a long time now.
Here is a scrapbook page I did with a copy of their wedding day photograph
George and Lois' wedding Day 1934

I've always loved this photograph!

This week, I am working on a new design to reflect that memory in a piece of jewelry.
Here are some snippets of the work in progress. Those are my current tools for this project next to it: fine tipped wire cutters and a really fine tipped crochet needle.
I hope to get it finished this evening... but I'm still trying to decide between making it into a necklace or a brooch.  Which do your wear more of?

Update on the Secret submission

Hi Friends,
  I finally finished and submitted 2 brand new pieces I created for the 5th edition of Copper Wire Jewelers magazine.It is due out January 15th and I will surely post a link to it here when it comes out.
Until then, here is a teaser shot of one of those creations.....

an original by AudreyGardenLady

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shhhhhhh! It's a secret....

I am working on a totally new design that I hope to have published early January.
Until then, I can't share pictures of the completed pieces...or list them in my shop.
Oh, it's killing me not to tell.....
but it won't be long...

Friday, December 3, 2010

I got Featured in Cuteable!

Just got back from an early meeting at school to find an email that I am featured in a great blog this morning called Cuteable. It is published by Lynsey, a lovely lady in the UK who does some pretty cute stuff herself. Love her littel roosters!

The new bracelet I just listed yesterday was chose by Lynsey for her fabulous Friday edition.
Made my day!

For more views, you can find it here:

Thanks Lynsey!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blogging as a exhaust valve?

Well I never really thought about it that way until I was reading this article today at

Since a back injury, it has been all I can do most days just to keep up with email, my shop, correspondance and day to day duties. I am on the mend but too much time on this keyboard just aggravtes it.

Lots to ponder here...
How do you keep up with your blog?
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