Tuesday, November 27

'Tis the season!!!

It appears that with the Thanksgiving holiday came an early rush of the holiday spirit! Not to be outdone by certain radio stations constant playing of Christmas music, the ladies made some beautiful, simple and elegant Swarovski crystal sets to give away (or actually keep and wear themselves).
Only one minor problem with a defective pair of sterling clip on earrings, but all in all the work is beautiful and the ladies left happy!
Next week we'll try to put together a necklace using a mixture of found pieces and leftover beads. After that I'm opening up my Tuesday nights for my students to come back and make some more of the projects for holiday gifts.
Keep checking back- January classes will be up before the holiday gets here!

Wednesday, November 21

Pearl Perfections!

Tonight was the start of the session 2 classes. The ladies made some beautiful necklaces using pearls, sterling silver spacers and beads and a sterling photo frame. Each woman did such a wonderful job on their pieces!
I am so grateful this Thanksgiving week to have these women to share my passions with! I feel blessed to be able to share and I so enjoy each night we have our class. Thank you so much, each one of you!
Enjoy your holiday!

Saturday, November 17

Huge Thanks!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for making my 6th Annual Holiday Open House such an enjoyable evening! The food, some from Executive Cuisine on Elm St in New Milford, was fabulous! Special thanks to Zach for taking care of everything in the kitchen during the evening and to Zoe for helping him with the prep. Executive Cuisine makes some of the most beautifully designed platters and the food tastes....mmmmm! Zach did his boss proud!

Thank also goes to Mike and Zoe for being my business/sales associates! As usual, Mike set up away from the jewelry and he and Zoe did an amazing job taking care of sales and making detailed tags for those who need adjustments.

It was a grand success all the way around. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you who support my passions, my work and my dreams. I know that "Heart's Desire" is supported by many and my company wouldn't succeed without the love and support of my family and friends.

Blessings to all of you this Thanksgiving. Travel safe and be well.

Thursday, November 15

'07 OPEN HOUSE- Tomorrow!!

Well, the hours are fleeting and I'm just about ready! I've told myself it's time to, "Step Away from the Bench!!!" I swear, I could stay there day after day after day after day....I'm sure you get the point being made here!
Anyway, here are a couple of new pieces that I've finished for

tomorrow night's **Friday, November, 16th**open house. If you'll be coming and haven't already RSVP'd, please do so!

I get paranoid that I haven't ordered enough wine or that I've not made enough brie with pecans & apple topping!


The first project for session 2!!

One of the "creative spirits," who signed up for session 2, requested to come early so that she could make her grandmother a 90th birthday present- amazing, right!?!?!?! Anyway, Mandy made a beautiful pearl, triple strand necklace with a simple photo frame.....photo to be added later!

Thursday, November 1

Time for Holiday Shopping!!!!

Heart's Desire Open House
Friday, November 16th
wine/cheese/amazing company
jewelry to inspire your spirit!!

Last night of session 1

We finished up session 1 with a triple strand bracelet. Everyone there worked on their individual designs and came up with such beautiful pieces. After a little sizing issue (something that happens to me on a daily basis when I'm working with different kinds of beads) everyone walked out with a new bracelet. If the size is still an issue after wearing it- we'll work it out next time.

Here are the latest pieces- the next 2 will be on as soon as we have class!