Monday, April 20, 2009

Drive By Blogging- Look Out!

Here's a fast and furious post from Amy!

You can now shop for UnStrungSisters jewelry at Natural Elements Spa. I set up a small display in the spa today. Here's a quick photo. If you've seen me at craft shows you know that the mini-wooden dress forms are my trade-mark!

This weekend it was time for catch-up. I have learned that when I am in the mood to design jewelry I should just go with it and not necessarily assemble it at the same time. So , pleasing combinations of gemstones and accent beads are bagged up together and set aside. When I am too tired to design but feel the need to be productive I assemble. Saturday was an assembling day. Here's what it looks like.

Don't forget to visit me at The Chesapeake Art Show this Saturday and Sunday! It will be held on the grounds of the Portlock Galleries at SoNo (the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake). The Chesapeake Art Show is hosted by the Hope House Foundation. Here's what my tent looks like!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just around the corner

Amy here to give you some updates- We've been quite busy in the world of UnStrungSisters and remiss in our blogging.

Erin has made it to the half way point in her course of chemotherapy. See this earlier post from Erin with information on her diagnosis.

I must say, she is doing surprisingly well. In true Erin spirit, she is dealing with this turn of events as an adventure, collecting new friends as quickly as she collects new hats to keep her head warm. After Erin was diagnosed, I made a ring for her with the simple words "Be Strong" similar to the picture below.

Anyone who has spent a little time around Erin knows how generous she is so I wasn't surprised when she requested some more Be Strong rings. She hands them out to people she crosses paths with on her chemo adventure. Anyone who needs a little reminder that they are not alone is the recipient of Erin's generosity. Little do they know that they now have a new friend too. Please keep Erin and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

I have been busy getting ready for the a few upcoming events. I'll be participating in the Chesapeake Art Show on April 25th and 26th. It will be held on the grounds of the Portlock Galleries at SoNo (the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake). The Chesapeake Art Show is hosted by the Hope House Foundation. This will be my second year and I am looking forward to a great show. Please stop by and say hello if you come to the show.

If you also live in the area you can visit the Natural Elements Spa in Chesapeake and shop for UnStrungSisters jewelry. A selection of our jewelry will be for sale and after you have shopped be sure to enjoy a wonderful massage or one of the many other services they offer. I speak from experience when I say their massages are divine!!

Lastly, I have been collecting supplies for a treat for myself. I couldn't resist the chance to take advantage of some wonderful classes being held locally at the Art and Soul Retreat in Hampton, Virginia. The classes I have registered for are Soldering for Virgins: The Whole Sha-Bang with Sally Jean Alexander and Be Still My Beating Heart with Lisa Kaus. Take a few minutes to peruse their web-sites- they are a visual feast- and you can shop!

Happy Spring!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Give me the moon and I'll give you the stars

or maybe even a flower! Amy here- I have been continuing to have fun with my hammer! The options are really endless. Here are a few of the things I have been working on- enjoy!

Mixed Metal Star and Moon Earrings- heavenly!

Custom Mixed Metal Message Pendant- earthy way to wear the names of loved ones!

Personalized Key Chain- gifts for guys or gals!