So How's Your 2018 Goals Coming Along?

Hello Friends! January went by fast for me personally. Between hiring/scheduling all things pertaining to a total gut and bathroom re-model, apparently developing carpal tunnel symptoms, and being informed I had four months of being part of a jury duty selection pool, I felt a little crazed.

I chose the word Focus for my 2018 word but January left me feeling totally unfocused and all over the playing field. Then these past two weeks I have simply felt exhausted and "un"-focused.  Today I found this video from Noah Kagan of Buzz Sumo, shared on the Nunn Design blog, which had me thinking that I bet there are lots of folks, who like me, have great intentions that kind of get lost. I decided to share that video here. My only question is...why do so many young people talk so darn fast?! lol But I thought he did have some good suggestions. So take a peek if you feel the need!


In case you haven't been over to the Etsy shop lately I have stocked a lot of new items.

Memory wire gray pearl bracelet 9A Swarovski light grey pearl bracelet that is perfect for a wedding or a night out!

Druzy posts aqua 6These tiny mint faux druzy posts are so sparkly and fun!

Bib tassel necklace with sari rosette 3How about a gorgeous tassel statement necklace?

These are only a few of the new pieces to be found in my Etsy store. Be sure to stop by and check out my selection of feminine and romantic jewelry. Easter and Mothers Day will be here before we know it and jewelry makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

Wishing all of you a happy and peaceful weekend! Gail ~ xxoo  

Only A Few Days left of 2017

I'm sure there are SO many of us asking, how did we get here already? This was the fastest year yet for me, was it for you? Most everyone is steeped in their holiday plans this weekend, kids are excited about Santa and the presents under the tree, and mom and dads are tired because they have been working so hard to give their families a wonderful holiday, but excited too.

It all comes so fast but goes so fast, so my wish for all of you is that you spend the holidays being present in the moments happening all around you, feeling joy rather than stress. Making memories to hold dear throughout your life. Memory snapshots to pull out in the not so good times that come about in a lifetime of living. Memories to make you smile and warm your heart.

Wishing every single one of you joy and happiness, peace and prosperity in the coming year.


I will see you next year!

Peace and Love

Gail xxoo


I've Got Goodies!

Have you joined the VIP Club yet? If you love jewelry you should because I am giving it away! If you look at the sidebar over there --->>> you will see the signup. Or you can simply click HERE. It's easy and fun to become part of the club!

Poppy cabocon dangle earrings 1a

These are the earrings I will be pulling a winner for shortly. Pretty red poppy and silver dangle earings! I do the giveaway twice a month

This past weekend I went to a small gem and mineral show a couple counties away. I've been to a big bead show but never a gem and mineral show so I was interested to visit since I don't know much about gemstones. All I really know is that gems and minerals are big stuff to rock hounds.

I find it amazing that something that starts out looking like a plain old piece of rock often contains some of Mother Nature's beauty and magic when cut and polished.

I saw a piece of  Labradorite that had been sliced and polished and it was like falling into a fantastic universe all its own.  I wish I had taken a photo. I was so interested in looking at everything and talking to vendors I forgot to pull out my phone!

I did pick up a few small pieces to create pendants with. I chose pieces that were odd shaped, no symmetry for me please!

Stones 1

The large piece is a rough-edged agate slice. And the smaller pieces are what the vendor called picture jasper. I apologize for the photos, it was a quick grab on the studio worktable late in the day and lighting was not the best for the white background so it tinged it a little blue.

Stones 2

The jasper is amazing to touch and run your fingers over, cool and soooo smooth! I loved the lavender and the stripe of pink slices of agate!

I've been listing some great Christmas gift ideas over at the Etsy store for the jewelry lovers on your list. And if you have any elephant lovers check out this unique Elephant Necklace.

Elephant pendant necklace 4

Or maybe something smaller like a pair of small faux druzy posts?

Druzy post gunmetal silver edge 1

I've got more pieces to photograph and list so I'll keep the goodies coming!

I wish all of you a happy upcoming weekend. Peace out y'all! ;)

Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail xxoo