October 29, 2008

Dark Seafoam Earrings

Well, I think we're finally out of the woods with the fevers, etc., and everyone is pretty much back to normal. We *thought* we were finished with the fevers a couple days ago, only to realize that they were still happening. Anyhooo.....its almost back to normal now in the Casady household. *grin*

Soooo.....here's a new pair of earrings for ya'll.... Aquamarine, Apatite, Green Amethyst, Swiss Blue Topaz, and Green Tourmaline gemstones wire wrapped to a pair of my twisted wire ovals. These are the same stones that are in my Seafoam Shaggy Loops Necklace, just oxidized for a different look.

Dark Seafoam Earrings

October 27, 2008

Sickie house is allllmost well.

To those of you who have asked, thank you so much for your concerns and prayers about my family! My youngest daughter started a high fever last wed. and we found out on Friday that it was strep. We got her on antibiotics as soon as we heard, but, its taken three days for things to mostly settle down to a dull roar here. We thought we had the high fever beat yesterday, but, then in the afternoon/evening she started spiking again, so I'm not sure when we're going to be completely confident we're in the clear....Lord willing within the next day or so. Thankfully hubby is conveniently on vacation this week, so its been wonderful having a bit of help, especially having someone to go get things from the store when needed, and to help with our eldest daughter.

I hope to have my Etsy shops open again within the next couple of days and cranking away on orders, etc., soon. Thanks again for all the prayers!!! They have been very appreciated!

October 03, 2008

In a Cascade Type of Mood *grin*

*happy sigh* What a great way to be renewed and refreshed this morning....the Lord blessed me with the verse Isaiah 12:2 during my quiet time this morning.

"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation."

Thank you Lord for renewing my heart and blessing me with this verse!

The last week or so has been delightfully insanely busy (LOL) with custom orders. I absolutely love to interact with my customers and to get to know them better through custom requests. One of my favorite recent custom requests was to remake my Blue Topaz Teardrops Necklace & Earrings for a bride. These are horrid pictures, LOL, but, the pieces turned out better than I imagined them, and I'm thrilled that the bride is sooo happy with her set:

I have also been able to create several new pieces and I discovered that my fingers have been in a cascade mood. *grin* Here are a couple of the new pieces:

These new pieces (uh, not the custom pieces, LOL) are up on my Etsy site and will be up on my website soon!! I'm in the process of updating my website with all the new pieces and uncluttering the site with the sold pieces, so stay tuned!!! More new pieces will be added. I have a feeling that cluster type earrings are going to be next! *grin*