Update...and a Give Away!

Well, I had the intent to religiously blog again in 2022.  But, I can honestly say, I have never had jewelry sales this low...not even the first year some 10-12 years ago when I started selling!  It is depressing, to say the least!  I know...the economy is at its worst, gas prices are high, groceries prices are through the roof, the overall cost of living is, frankly, hard to live with.  The stopped-up-COVID-supply-chain is still "stopped up". I know that some consider jewelry a luxury item.  I understand all of it.  It just makes it hard to keep up with this blog when I don't even keep up with creating!

It is hard though when I see other jewelry designers goods literally sell IMMEDIATELY.  While I am extremely happy for them, it makes me second and third-guess my own work.

And, trying to keep up with social media and today's "it word" is just not working for me.  I made a Reel of a turtle laying eggs in my yard - 12 seconds - and put it on Instagram.  That reel had 4,752 views and hundreds of "likes" within 24 hours.  I made a reel of a turquoise cuff bracelet - 16 seconds....27 views, 6 "likes".  This old dog is not good at constantly learning new tricks to fit in...."key words", "algorithms", etc....sigh.

 All of these aforementioned things have taken away my desire to create.

But, every so often, I sit at my bench and make something.  I revisited my first two  love in the jewelry world - wire wrapping and artisan lampwork. I will ALWAYS love lampwork beads!  The beautiful blues in the bracelet and earrings below were made by the very talented Jody Ellen Brimhall ( link to her Etsy shop here).  These utterly gorgeous blue beads were made by recycling the glass of Bombay Gin bottles!  Love!  I paired these translucent blues with a single work of art by Catherine Steele, another wonderful lampworker (link to her Etsy shop here).  The adjustable bracelet is comprised of sterling silver wire, beads, lobster clasp and a 1" extender chain.  Same goes for the earrings - all sterling silver.

I have decided to give this bracelet and earrings away to one lucky winner!


How to Enter Win the Bracelet and Earrings 

To enter a chance to win, just leave a comment on this blogpost OR on my Facebook post that mentions this giveaway.  No need to comment in both places, one entry is sufficient!  I will pick a winner in a few days!

If you have made it this far, thank you for reading!





Giveaway/Good vibes

Keep your head up Patti and definitely don’t stop creating!! You make beautiful jewelry. In the past I have bought a couple of pairs of earrings from you, a beautiful-unique rose quartz necklace and a silver bangle that I literally wear everyday as my “statement” piece. I don’t think I have taken it off in well over a year and it still looks brand new!!
These new pieces are absolutely stunning and I love that they are recycled from Bombay bottles!! (Little side story- when my son was born, he came out very alert with his eyes wide open and they were, and still are that beautiful bright blue. The nurses in the delivery room were joking and calling him “Bombay”.)
Anyway, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that even though times are tough in many ways for many people, (myself included) your creativity and your jewelry make me smile on a daily basis and I hope you never give up on the wonderful gift God blessed you with.

Thank you!

I cannot thank you enough for your sweet words...they truly mean the world to me!

That is the most intense and

That is the most intense and electrifying blue. Beautiful as all your work is!

Thank you!

Thank you!

Keep your head up and keep on

Keep your head up and keep on keeping on! I have loved every piece that I have gotten from you. You are definitely the best! I have’nt ever gotten so many compliments from so many when I wear something that you made! I just wish I could afford all of your beautiful jewelry! Living On solely social security and our economic crisis has hurt so many! I hate to think of you given up on creating such beautiful pieces! I will hopefully be able to shop with you again! Hang in there!

Thank you!

Thank you sweet lady! I appreciate your kind words!

Oh Patti!

Exactly what Lynsey said! Your work is stunning. T/hose impeccable wire wraps! I'm rushing to Instagram to find you there!

Thank you!

Thanks ever so much for visiting my blog, taking the time to read it, and comment!

Patti's jewelry

I proudly show off my many artisan works of art. In this world of mass production, I know I am wearing art on my wrist (ears and neck). Keep up the beautiful work and never stop creating. You never know who will take an interest. I know I get lots of compliments. They are a great way to start a conversation.

Thank you!

Thanks so much Dixie! Sorry you encountered technical difficulties!

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