Friday, November 27, 2009

Team EJAG (Etsy Jewelry Artists Guild) Charity Sale

Team EJAG (Etsy Jewelry Artists Guild) is having there first charity sale for St. Jude Children's Home. There are some very nice donations. The also has some very talented Jewelry Artists. All of the proceeds are going to the charity. Here is the link to the shop  Quite a few of the sellers that donated are also offering a 15 % discount in there own shop if you purchase one of there items they donated from the shop.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to say that I hope that everyone will have a great happy Thanksgiving.  It's a time of year we are able to think about what all the great things have been done in the past for us.

I also hope that you have a great time with your families. Don't take your family for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Malachite - What a beautiful stone, and powerful too

Malachite is one of my favorite stones to work. It's beautiful, as you work it, by shaping it, sanding and polishing it proves that, in this stone, the beauty is not only skin deep.

For those interested in the therapeutic properties of this high energy stone:  Study pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High   copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. On brow: Stimulates physical and
psychic vision, concentration. For heart and solar plexus centers: Stomach, liver, kidney stones, lungs, immune system, radiation, MS, circulation. Powerful healer with azurite or chrysocolla for healing: Releases and draws out pain, inflammation, depression, anger; heals blocks. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies, including: computer, TV, and other radiation, etc. Place in the 4 corners of a room to cleanse carpet toxins/gases. Often variegated and is one of the basic ores of Copper. Should be used with extreme care because it can amplify negative qualities. Caution must always be used when wearing it as jewelry. However, Malachite also magnifies the positive, and so it is useful if your mood is definitely on the upswing. It should not be used in healing without careful consideration of who is doing the healing. It is useful for relaxation and neurological disorders as well as tissue regeneration. It is said to awaken healing qualities and useful in fighting mental illnesses. Said to stimulate the optic nerve, help the pancreas, spleen, parathyroid, and help dyslexia. People living near nuclear power plants should keep pieces of Malachite in their homes, since Malachite may expel plutonium. A warning: Malachite in raw form has dust particles that are highly toxic and their ingestion should be avoided.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Men Need Jewelry Too!

I rarely make jewelry for men but after making a bracelet for my husband of nothing by this beautiful gray Hawk Eye stone, I had to make more with it. The cut of the beads is smooth and comfortable. They lay so nicely around the wrist. When I found the Blue Hawk Eye focal bead, I had get it to go with the gray ones. The result is a masculine, sleek, bracelet that would look handsome with any attire.

To see more of this bracelet and my other creations you can click on the picture to go directly to the Etsy listing. Or, click here to see my entire Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Team eJAG (Etsy Jewelry Artists Guild)

If you are a member of Etsy then you will know more about what Im talking about then others.

Team eJAG (Etsy Jewelry Artists Guild) is made up of a bunch of talented jewelry artists that sell on Etsy.  eJAG is also a great networking team to help members learn new ways to promote there jewelry on and off of Etsy.

We have a weekly chat on Wednesday nights at 9pm central time.  It is a great way for members to get to know each other and also have a chance to learn new things from different members that might help them sell in there shop.

We also have team challenges seasonally.  The Challenges are contests where the contestants have to create a new piece of jewelry according to theme of the challenge.  They are also a great chance to show off our creativity and have fun at the same time.  The winner also gets featured on the teams blog.

We are also in the process of raising money for Saint Jude Children's Hospital.  Hopefully by doing this we can make a difference in a child's life.

Most of all eJAG is a great place to meet other people and also have a lot of fun.

If you are interested in joining Team eJAG please check out our team profile.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Creative Reuse

I'm published!! My work is included in the recent publication of "1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse" by Garth Johnson.

The book is being sold at and Barnes and Noble. I submitted many pieces for their consideration and four items were chosen. The mermaid bracelet, was five dominoes that I inked and made into a bracelet for a special friend of mine. A one-of-a-kind piece and a work of love for sure.

The author chose three other items, all typewriter key creations...

If you'd like your own piece of "Creative Reuse", I've been listing new pieces these last few weeks, including this fun bracelet for the travel enthusiast...

Bon Voyage

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This is one of the most beautiful stones I have ever had the pleasure of cutting and polishing.  Pure heaven.

For those interested in the therapeutic properties of chrysocolla:
Solid Lt. blue/blue-green. Gentle, soothing, friendly. Excellent for Heart Chakra; flushes and heals heart blocks (loss, hurt, guilt, fear...) for allowingness, flexibility, self-forgiveness, peace of heart, patience. Keeps one in light, love, and healing daily. On Throat, expressing feelings, verbal and artistic creativity, thyroid. Also, heart bloodsugar, and emotional balance. High conductivity from copper draws out pain, heat (fevers, inflammations, arthritis...), Excellent therapeutic assistance for healing loss, incest, other traumas. Cleanses auric field. Dreams and Earth healing.

A stone found in shades of blue and/or green. Mined in Mexico, Zaire, Chile, USSR and US. Resembles Turquoise and its properties are similar to it. Benefits arthritis and other bone diseases as well as the organs of the digestive tract, and ulcers become less problematic. Relieves hypertension and stressful conditions due to fear or guilt. Helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth. Help develop personal confidence. Historically used by musicians, perhaps because of its reputation for having healing properties for throat and lungs.

I hope you enjoy these little tidbits on information on different rocks.  Please let us know what you think.

Thank you,


Saturday, October 31, 2009


Turquoise is believed to attract money, success and love, turquoise is a stone of friendship in many cultures. Native Americans associated the colors of the turquoise stone with the blue sky and the green earth. It is still seen by many today as being symbolicof mankind's source in nature.

Created with Beautiful piece of African Turquoise wrapped in silver wire.

Green Turquoise Christmas -- Silver Wire Wrapped Turquoise Pendant

Friday, October 30, 2009


...A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 - 1834, poet
Excert from "Xanadu - Kubla Khan"

Here is a bracelet to stir the senses, inspire romance and femininity, and bring out your inner poet!

Created with the fabulous lampwork artistry of Kerri Fuhr and framed with carved black onyx and rose quartz. This is a one of a kind creation for a one of a kind lady! (And, aren't we all?)

As with all my posts, click on the photo to go directly to the listing. Thank you.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Long Journey

Every day is a new long Journey in life. As an artist I have focused for over 9 years of making my own jewelry creations and they have evolved into wonderful pieces of art. It is also a never ending journey. You have to keep on going, don't give up, and succeed.

I challenge everyone to work on their journey of life. You will learn and find out a lot of things about yourself. You life will change for the better and you will be able to live your life to the fullest

Crystal of Life

This pendant is currently listed in my shop on Etsy (click on picture to go to listing)

Natural History

Natural History
The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unfolds a plan of her devising,
A thin premeditated rig
To use in rising.

And all that journey down through space,
In cool descent and loyal hearted,
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started.

Thus I, gone forth as spiders do
In spider's web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning.

-E. B. White
Written to his wife Katherine from a hotel room.

Long before he wrote Charlotte's Web , E. B. White wrote this poem as a love note to his wife. It is this type of inspiration that has me making beaded spiders. Not that I am particularly fond of spiders. Rather, I am fond of how something many find terrifying, can be looked at as beautiful and romantic.

I've made many spiders, including one specifically for the poem above. This little pretty, "Frostbite", is one of my most recent. She is quite elegant and hardly tame.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Here are a couple more pics that didn't come through on the post

Hope you like my creations.

Hi from Jewelry Artistry

I've been working on a new line of jewelry - rings.  I'm planning on offering all sizes and numerous styles.  The herringbone pattern I'm perfecting at the moment incorporates my handmade Pate De Vere glass beads.  I have them in all sizes and color combinations.  In the meantime, I'm also posting new items on my websites at: and  Please come & take a look.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lots of Pearls


I just love working with all kinds and colors of pearls. They are so elegant but simple at the same time. They come in all kind of shapes and sizes. They are specially great for wedding, anniversaries, and birthdays.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Coral Sea

Hello from GemmaBeads!

I create beaded jewelry with a variety of materials. My favorites being Artisan crafted Lampwork and Polymer clay, semi-precious stones and Swarovski Crystals. One of my newest pieces is a perfect example. Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.

Keep informed on all of our unique styles and latest creations by following our blog and checking back often!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Welcome to The Artistic Five

I just wanted to welcome everyone to The Artistic Five's new blog site. Here you will get to meet five of the most incredible jewelry artists on Etsy and get to see their new creations. Here we will also do posts about Featured Artists on Etsy. We will also be developing the site more as time goes on.

New Creations by James Goetz

Here are a couple of my new creations that I just listed on Etsy a few days ago. To check them out go to

Thursday, October 15, 2009

These are a couple of my pendants. Hope you like them. on Board

Guess I'm the first one to post on here.  I hope you all enjoy wandering through our blog.  Take your time, as we all offer different styles.  Here are some examples of my creations.