Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thinking, Feeling...

Thoughts and feelings—sometimes coming at you in rapid-fire fashion, sometimes welling up slowly and eventually crashing down. I suppose it's the variety of ideas and emotions that spices up our days, for better or for worse. Here's a catalog of what's been spinning in my head and heart over the past week.

I am...
Curious, about the unknown story of these vintage chandelier beads from Buenos Aires. Loving their substantial weight and cold, smooth touch. They were sent to me by a friend, who commissioned a few necklaces to be made from them, and kindly offered up the remainder of them for me to play around with. Or as she put it, "get all artsy on their arses."

Relieved, to have found a new home for Han Solo, our very loud rooster. We visited him the other day on the farm, and it turns out he is now King of the Ducks. There were about a half-dozen ducks following him around!

Autumn-ishfor obvious reasons.

Acorn top by "A," crochet acorn pattern here
Concerned (hopeful, helpless), for a classmate of my girls, who was just diagnosed with Leukemia.

Happy, to see the rustic simplicity of this garland by Daisychestnut

Grateful, that even though my husband was recently laid off, I have lots of orders, and can contribute financially to this household.

Proud, of a ring I recently finished, that was unlike any I had ever made.

And you?


  1. dear amy,
    the chandelier beads are amazing!!! yes, get all artsy on those for sure! i love love the garland, i will check the link after i write here. i am so saddened to hear of the little one who is ill and so sorry to hear of your husbands job, good for you for finding a silver lining it seems that is what brings us through times like these. i appreciate seeing your new ring and that you are feeling fresh inspiration in your creating! sending love xoxo

  2. I'm so sorry to read about your husband's job, and glad about your business thriving. The large silver ring with the square yellow stone is amazing. I've seen those vintage spoons used in a variety of wonderful projects, and I tried to find some here, but to no avail. I'd love to see the necklaces you create from those chandelier beads.

  3. I am . . . grateful, that you write this and help me reflect on my own life so much.

  4. i am sorry for the sad, happy for the good, and touched that you took the time to document the extremes and the middles of the happenings of your life this week. BEAUTIFUL ring, and can't wait to see what you do with those vintage beads.

  5. Too bad we don't live closer. We could swap meals once in awhile. I love your little acorn and am wishing I had abowl of them sitting on my table right now. Your artwork is always amazing and insiring to get little glimpses of. You are so so talented!


  6. Inspiring and amazing Amy! I am so sorry that your hubby was laid off and sad that your daughter's classmate is so ill. I will keep you all in my thoughts. I am happy that you are doing so well in your business!! Your artwork, creativity and spirit are so beautiful. Earthmama is right, you are amazingly talented and I am so happy to have 'met' you. That ring is incredible. Please share more when you can. xo and be well friend, Angela

  7. Hello my metal bending friend. I love the acorns, both yours and "A"s. ;) I'm very sorry to hear about A's job but it's fantastic and incredible that you can contribute doing what you love doing. Your art is amazing. I'm keeping your friend in my thoughts and prayers. Those glass beads are fantastic. Please show us what you do with them. Be well friend and know this too shall pass. Thinking of you and sending you big hugs.

  8. Hi Amy. I am so, so sorry to hear that your husband lost his job. Wishing him good luck in finding the next one. It is wonderful that you are very busy with your gorgeous jewelry! That ring... swoon! And that child with luekemia... that is a hard one. Last year Ryan had a little boy with what we believe was cancer (the mom never came out and said exactly what it was). That really, really bothers me. Keeping the child in my thoughts and prayers. And on a brighter note... love your spruce up to your blog.

  9. Wow what a rollercoaster of a life you are having at the moment - thank goodness for the steady track your art gives you. I love the ring and can't wait to see what you do with the glass drops. Take care my creative friend - you are in our thoughts xx

  10. Amy,
    What a lovely post. You are so incredibly talented. Did you know that? I am so sorry about another layoff! :(
    I don't know if you are in a position to do so, but my good friend has a daughter with leukemia. She blogs about it and may be a support? http://allaboutmollie.blogspot.com


  11. dearest sweet amy, i am loving those gorgeous chandlier beads...can't wait to see what you make with them! So so so sorry to hear about yout hubby lossing his job. You are truely inspiring and very talented. So happy to know that you business is going really well. :) Your creations are always so gorgeous. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and sending you lots of love sweet friend!

  12. Those chandelier beads are so fun. And yes I would love to know the story behind those!

  13. This is such a beautiful post. I can only imagine the difficulty of a classmate suffering like that, and I a truly sorry to hear of your husband being laid off. We have been through that twice in the past 8 years, and I know the stress that it can create. I truly hope that you find a journey through this that brings you peace.

  14. that ring looks awesome...so unique and original!
    just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i LOVE it!

    do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)