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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Studio PMR gets a facelift!



I have been trying to get my studio in better shape for almost a year now. It seems everything else has taken priority.  First, it was reorganizing the house after moving... then it was just trying to get more jewelry created for my online orders......   adding to our market selections..... then it was planting our garden this Spring..... It seemed I was NEVER going to find time for organizing my work space....

Our garden is looking great after first few weeks of planting this Spring.... I love my husband for planning and planting most all of it himself!  He is so smart.... now we are reaping the benefits of all that work.... But I really need to get busy with my studio.

  He builds my jewelry displays  and puts my shop in order..... I love him with all my heart for putting up with me and my impatience.... BUT I was waiting on my hubby to put up my pegboard for a while.....  More than a few months!   So now my hubby has got the pegboard up in my shop and I  have the time to start making it take shape!   FACELIFT at last!

 I have a better organized work space and I am ready to get more creative!



I have been teaching classes here in my studio since early Spring..... the disorganized space  didn't make teaching a hindrance too much!   BUT ... now I can feel more relaxed and ORGANIZED! And I can spend more time getting ready to teach classes and creating my jewelry in a much better way!


My studio looks far more organized and clean..... now that I can FIND my tools!  I feel so much more creative in my work space .   Now,  I  feel I can give more attention to planning out my lessons and writing my tutorials!




 I am ready for my next workshop here ... June 24th !  "Tree of Life" pendants  will be so much fun to teach and I am excited to have my students back!




More workshops are scheduled for this Summer .... More details and dates coming soon .....

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Friday, June 12, 2015

"Tree of Life" Pendant Jewelry / favorite jewelry request of all time!

My "tree of life" pendants have always been a favorite art piece that I love to create. It has become such a favorite with so many over the years, and  I still have many requests for it.  I have learned many ways to change the designs for them.  I now make them with natural sea shells, sea glass, antique watch parts, and many various gemstone shapes.  

 I have always been fascinated  by the symbols and meanings  of the "Tree of Life".  For over 6 years,  I have been designing tree of life pendants and finding new ways to make them.   It is one of my most requested jewelry art pieces.  I think its symbols and universal meanings behind the "tree" make it very popular with everyone . It has so many different representations in different cultures and religions everywhere making it so popular.

The tree of life is a mystical and magical tree well know throughout many cultures , dating back to ancient times. Called by many different names, all have similar meanings as the source of life  in wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty and redemption.

For Christians,  in the book of Genesis, it represents God's provision of immortality in the "Garden of Eden" and its consequences for obedience  to God and stands as a reminder that one day we will see this tree again in the New Jerusalem, the Holy City and stands as a symbol of its constant flow of everlasting life.

The tree of life and the elements are intimately involved. Fire, Earth, Air, Water all combine their forces to create the awesome life giving power of the tree. From fire comes the power of the sun and giving it light. From earth, comes the nourishment of the roots that combines its strength with the sun to provide the food the the tree needs to render its life giving power.  From the waters comes the power to give growth and life to the fruit and supply those that seek eternal life with the mystical power of its unique fruit.  And from the air there is a communication exchange with the surroundings, " the breath of life"  that benefits  the growth of the tree... the healing powers of the soul.  Each one nurtures and inspires transformation of life giving food and supports the tree for everlasting abundance.

Many different meanings and symbols are represented and different ways to create the tree to make it unique.

I want to pass on the skills I have acquired  and the tutorials I have written for  "Tree of Life" pendants so others might learn to create....

  On Wednesday, June 24th, I will be teaching a class on making "Tree of Life" Pendants.  You will learn to make your own natural gemstone , sterling silver pendant that has your own personal meaning  to you.  Our class is at 10:00 AM and lasts until 1:30 PM with brunch served during the class.  I provide all materials, tools to work with, and instructional handouts to take home with you so you can continue to practice and learn at home.  Come join us in my home studio in Milton, Florida for a morning of FUN, FOOD, and CREATIVITY!

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You can find us...  Studio PMR and Vanuelart most every Saturday at Palofox Market 9 AM - 2 PM and every 3rd Friday night at Seville Quarters Artist Row ( Gallery Night )  in Pensacola.
Also every 1st Saturday in Gulf Shores, Alabama  (Gulf Coast Arts Alliance) at Waterway Village.