Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Blog - First Post




It just seemed like it was time to do this! A place to talk about both my sampler designs and my jewelry designs - and life in general - feels like the ideal solution. I tend to use my website (http://www.carriagehousesamplings.com/) as a blog and that doesn't seem quite appropriate. So, here I am! I'll try to entertain, not bore. But my life isn't always exciting, so you kind of have to take the good with the bad!

Today will be a combination sort of day. I started out making jewelry, ended up outside with the dogs, pulling weeds (and weeds and weeds and weeds....) and MUST spend the rest of the day getting a trunk show ready to go out the door, grocery shopping and trying to pull this house together. Art has been at a motorcycle rally in Maryland since Friday morning and will be back sometime today. So, I feel like I need to hurry up and get work done before he gets back because once he's back, my focus will need to change somewhat.

So you're not totally bored, I'll insert a photo (as soon I as figure out how) of the jewelry I made last night and this morning..... Ok, well it seems all photos go at the top. Sorry about that. Will try to keep that in mind for future posts. The top photo is my Donkey Necklace and the bottom one is my Girl Scout Necklace. You can see more at my Etsy shop at: www.moandmo.etsy.com.
A word (or two) about Mo and Mo Jewelry. Anne Brown, my best friend, sister at heart, almost next-door neighbor, fellow designer (The Goode Huswife), fellow jewelry-maker, comrade in arms, fellow Mo, and I used to make soldered glass jewelry together. After making about 500000000 pieces, I got a tad sick of it. Fortunately, Anne didn't. So she's now doing the glass jewelry and I'm now doing "vintage-antique-assemblage" kind of stuff. Since the reaction to my jewelry by the stitching world wasn't quite fire-hot, I decided I needed a new place to show it. Hence my Etsy shop. What started out being Mo and Mo Jewelry, is now just Mo Jewelry. What's kind of interesting is that now my jewelry is starting to catch on in the stitching world!
Ok, I've gone on (and on) enough for now. Will do my best to update this regularly. Will try not to bore you to death. Will try not to focus tooooooo much on just jewelry. But no guarantees!




6 comments:

samplerlover said...

Hi Kathy, welcome to the world of blogging. I find with photo's that I want to download onto my blog, if I start downloading the photo that I want to be last then 2nd last etc. before I write anything. I can add my comments wherever I want them (except on on top of the first photo). I found that this way was easier for me.

I love your necklaces especially the one with the donkey. - Sandra.

Liz said...

well look who it is! Awesome KBD! LYTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!

broderie said...

i love your soldered glass jewelry that you are not making anymore. i am from the stitching world in australia and love different jewelry and have comments all the time when i where mine, i have 3 different pieces! liz@broderie

Lelia said...

Welcome to blogging : )

Garden Girl said...

Hey Kathy ~ welcome to the blogosphere! We love it!

Joy (Garden Girl) and Janet, who does not blog ~ yet.

Tanya said...

Hi Kathy,
Welcome to blogland. Happy to see you started one! Your etsy shop is lovely and as always, your new designs are a treat to behold.

Tanya

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