Tuesday, November 27, 2012


It is raining today.  I forgot what a whole day of rain sounded like.  It is very soothing and tiring all at the same time *yawns*  I am in a store here in Navarre Florida and have sold a few pieces.  That makes me feel good.  My etsy store isn't selling anything and I am not sure why? 

I know this is a bad picture....
I took a bunch of pictures outside.  grumbles....

Monday, November 26, 2012

15% discount

I finally reopened my Etsy store.  Working a full time job, being totally depressed at full time job just sucked everything out of me.  Quit day job will be attending school full time for fine jewelry making.  I am so EXCITED that I am counting down the days until I start :)

So with this news, everything in my shop is 15% off, please use code CyberMonday.  Link to shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyMonkeys

Please visit and buy often to support this recently independent jewelry maker....

Sunday, November 25, 2012


I am finally kind of actually settling into the folks place!  I have discovered to my amazement that I miss my stuff.  Or to be more specific, my books, clothes and studio stuff.  Mom and I have made a great deal of jewelry using her left over beads with some new ones. 

The poor left over beads are now beautiful pieces of jewelry LOL.
I have discovered now that I have my cataracks out, it is extremely difficult for me to see close up even with my reading glasses.  Which means some stray wire may show up occasionally but it does get taken care of. 

I have a 15% sale going on in my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyMonkeys  just type in CyperMonday :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Busy creating....

I have finally settled down and creating like crazy here in Florida.  It is awesome being with my Stephie and staying with my follks.  I am taking an jewelry program with one of the local colleges here.  I will be learning how to saw, solder, casting etc.  I can't wait!!!  I have been wanting to do this type of stuff forever!

Now, I have to be patient until Jan when the classes start.  I left my day job.  I have 24 years in it so when I hit 55, then I can collect retirement.  I couldn't deal with it anymore.  So I quit.  I am not really nervous about it because I know God has my back.

We, mom & I, got into a store here and will be doing a show in Destin Florida.  The creative fairy and I have been quite close lately LOL:P

I am enjoying working with leather and pearls.  It has  rustic edge to it and yet the elegance of the pearls take it to a whole new level. 

Here is a link to our shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyMonkeys