Sunday, May 31, 2009

Absence of Reason....

...or is it Reason of Absence....?? hmmm...tough call..!! I know it has been awhile...but I have a really good reason...! One..I turned 40 about 2 weeks Mom was here for a visit from Wisconsin. She hasn't been here for 3 we had a lot of time to make up for, while she was here... so the jewelry biz was put on the back-burner as much as I was able to leave it there. It wasn't easy I tell ya, it was the first time since I opened Caly's Jewelry Creations that it wasn't my priority.

Mom and I got to spend time in some of our favorite restaurants. One my birthday, we got to have lunch at Yuki's with my friend Patty for sushi. Mom requires at least 2 sushi lunches while she is here in order to get her "fix" complaints from me. I guess the sushi in Wisconsin isn't near as wonderful as what we have here.

This last photo was taken at my other favorite restaurant...Shady's. I think I have spent the last 6 birthday's at my favorite Thai restaurant and oyster bar. Grilled oysters for appetizer and lemongrass soup for dinner..nothing beats it...! I could eat Thai everyday...! The photo below is one of the owners of Shady's and a good friend of ours Chuck S. If you're ever in the area and want some great food, I highly recommend Shady's. They just opened a 2nd location in Ocean Springs.

Mom and played cards, talked, worked on projects around the yard I have sorely neglected and had a wonderful time.

As much as I love my was a needed break and now I am back with fresh eyes and an eager muse.

I have 2 shows coming in very shortly. I will be at the Biloxi Shrimp Festival across from the Hard Rock Casino on June 6th and then at the Edgewater Mall for the Biloxi Art Association Festival of Arts on June 12th-13th. I'd love to see you there...!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Got out the Kazuris today..!

Yea...! I got to play with my Kazuri beads today...! They were a real hit at my last show and I realized I only had 1 bracelet left, so I took them out and was immediately entranced by the colors. Before I knew it...the afternoon was gone and I all these beautiful pieces..!
I am in the process of loading these pieces to my Artfire studio.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dauphin Island: Treasure Trove & Marti's

You can now find Caly's Jewelry Creations on Dauphin Island, AL...! The Treasure Trove and Marti's are the newest additions to my retail outlets. The Treasure Trove is carrying my beach-style jewelry which includes: Sea glass and sea life charms. Marti's is carrying my line of Naked Sandals..! They should receive their first shipment of sandals in the next 2 weeks.
The 2nd Annual Dauphin Island Art Show was an official success...! There were 33 artists there showing off their many talents, from polymer clay ( See Janie at Life Art Designs) to pottery, photography, watercolors, artisan jewelry ( my good and talented friend Lisa of Serena's Jewels was there) and handmade soaps. We had beautiful weather and a great turn out...! I had a great time hanging out with Lisa and her husband in their home on the island. They were the perfect hosts and I look forward to being able to go hang out again with more time to spare.