The wait is over

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Do you remember the mess I got myself into when we moved and I lost my .com address?? Well I finally got it back. I had to wait a year before it became available but now its mine again and I’m feeling alined.I’ve been on a mission to post more, list more items for sale and get back in the studio creating again. This one simple step helps me feel more connected. Enjoy the day, it’s a beautiful one here in Maine.

Judge me not

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There is a Tibetan story that goes something like this…

A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

I’ve been thinking about this story lately. Summertime here in Maine is so beautiful. We endure harsh wet and snowy winters and once the sun come out and feels warm to the skin its time to hit the beach. Summertime means play time to me, fun, family and friends. We get a lot of company in the summer and I want to enjoy every minute of it.

So this year I’m not being hard on myself if I’m not working in my studio.I’m relaxing at the beach, walking the dogs, visiting with friends and not judging myself and not making it good or bad. It’s just SO !! and I gotta say I’m loving it !!

Shiny Sunday

IMG_2343Here are some new glass cabochons, just out of the annealer ready to be made into rings. I’m getting into the beach green and blue colors plus I have a shop looking for this color palette. I’m also working on an adjustable ring band so no more sizing ! That would make things a bit easier for the customer who falls in love with a cab but the ring doesn’t fit.These cabs have a thin layer of silver that can be shiny or when heated in the flame the silver darkens and bunches up into little pools.Bling bling!!

Something Fishy Going On

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Around THIS house you will never know what interesting things will suddenly appear out of the banging scratching noises coming from the basement. This time its a school of unusual fish that just hatched! I just love a creative mind.

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These new fun and playful fish are now available for sale out of the studio/gallery at 12 Sea Road Kennebunk.

Your color palette inspires me

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Bill and I are getting ready for a show at River Tree Arts called “Creative Couplings”. It’s about couples who create and how they interact with each eachother. Nothing like a deadline and theme to get the creating thoughts flowing. I’m working off of one of Bill’s paintings and creating a series of pieces that play off the color in his art. I’ll post more pictures but for now I don’t want to spoil the opening..Oh the show opens June 12th

Pre-Mother’s Day Sale

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I’ve been inspired to offer a few of my bracelets up for sale. I’m moving my jewelry making supplies soon into the new studio space and what a better way to do some spring clearance/cleaning. I’ve never done this before and I want to try a few different ways to see what people like the best.

IMG_1533Today I’m offering two stretchy bracelets for sale. Regular price of $68.00 now this weekend $48.00 each with free shipping. Post a comment or contact me via email if you are interested at goboldlync@gmail.com. One size fits most.

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Spring Silence

IMG_2078My creative voice has been silent lately. I finished up a bunch of rings and was ready to post but I soon became distracted.
Spring energy came to our house this week. My husband and I took on the project of re-creating a space in the house to move my studio into. This past winter I realized working in the current place was not pleasant when the temps dip down into the teens or even the 20’s for that matter. I needed to think creatively and plan something different for next year. We decide to take the family room at the end of the house and repurpose it into my new studio space and a guest bedroom when needed. We painted, cleaned, sanded and stained. It’s beautiful!! I plan on running a 12′ worktable all along the left hand side. The current studio will remain a gallery with my vintage display case and all of my husbands beautiful work.IMG_1775

Ringing in Sunday

IMG_1996I had a great day in the studio this weekend. Many rings on the table to be finished. I like to work on a few at a time so I can rotate what I’m working on…. a few bezels made , then the bezel gets a back to fit a certain glass cabochon …polish …file…reshape…measure ring band…solder it onto the cup..set the glass bead into the bezel cup …file…sand …polish…tumble…. I have two more ring in the final stage and about three bezel cups made still to finish.

Sea Stones size 6 can be stretched to 6.5

Sea Stones size 6 can be stretched to 6.5

Here’s two that went throughout the final tumble… Both for sale. Contact me for more information

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Tide Pool Size 5.5

 

Good Morning Spring

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Welcome Spring sunshine and longer days, warmer temps and fingers that don’t freeze. Goodbye layer upon layer of clothing, hats and gloves, snow boots and wool socks. I’m just not that into you !!

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Friday’s Loot

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Finally the weather is starting to break. The snow is melting and its beginning to feel like spring. Well that’s how it was yesterday anyway. It was the first time I felt energize by the longer days and warmer temps. The studio temperate was pleasant and sunny making a wonderful combination to create.IMG_1959

Working in off white, green ,purple, shades of blue and bit of red I got some great combinations in my last batch of cabochons. If you don’t know what a cabochon it is a stone or bead that is shaped and polished as opposed to faceted usually with a flat back and rounded top.

If you see something that speaks to you let me know and I will make a ring to fit your finger. Happy Spring!

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