Are you in North Carolina and want to see Shore Debris in person? My jewelry is available at this Sanford location:

Divine Designs by Nancy, 92 Amarillo Ln

You can also find my jewelry in this Southwest Florida gallery:

Elizabet Bryant Art Gallery, 200 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Dear makers of pornographic websites that continually post comments on my blog,

I don't want or need your sites and am getting tired of rejecting all of your comments. Is there really a need to waste the world's time with your disgusting choices? Please find someone who actually wants your spam and not me.

Thank you and best regards,

(Now we wonder if they will ever listen?)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So, I've been neglecting all online portions of my business lately. This blog, my shops on etsy, 1000Markets, and Artfire...

I was aghast last week when I openned up my etsy shop and it said 4 items! What? Everything had expired? Had it really been that long? I had to finally admit to myself that I was neglecting it (and stop doing the "I don't see it - so it's not really there" routine. This miniscule picture shows how it looks today and it only says "6" items because immediately after seeing "4" last week, I renewed one and yesterday I was able to add another.

Shore Debris on but I promise the world, I was not spending my days staring into space and doing nothing!

I've been making stuff like my new sea shell flower necklace idea:

Sea Shell Flower Artisan Necklace
and I've tried a more "random" wire wrapping method to make these sea glass earrings.
Sea Glass Artisan Wire Wrapped earrings
Now I just need to write some descriptions so I can get them in my shop soon :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

This weekend's present to myself!

What weekend isn’t great if you start with a present for yourself?

And this isn’t my normal type of beautiful stone/fossil/or shell to add to my jewelry-making-supplies collection… This was just something I have wanted for a couple of years and I finally broke down and bought:

Hitachi Table Saw The only problem with it was the directions for putting it together... I could write for hours about how bad they were, but since I finally did get it together, I am happy. My brother and I were able to make a few passes on it
Hitachi Table Saw and now I've got some new shelves to show off as soon as I get the camera outside :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

My first ever treasury

So I finally got around to reading all of my e-mails and created my first ever treasury - which was pretty easy with the new always open/always on concept. I centered it on the NCTriangle Etsy Team. Blue Row: AzureChina, IndigoArts, BrooksBoutique, KirksSilver
Green Row: KarensSoaps, ShamsandCoverups, ChristieTriplett, FlyTrap
Yellow/Orange Row: OrangeCatArt, SarahHolsapple, MegRNC, EllesBeads
Red Row: PurpleFuzzyFeet, JennGee, LindaSFabricStash, Smutopia

Now, to be getting on to other stuff I should be doing... like sleep!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


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So do you do anything special for birthdays? My side of the family seems to have gotten almost lazy... we have one big birthday for everyone with a "near to the date" birthday. On December 30th this year, we celebrated all birthdays from November through December (which is about 1/2 the family) and was lots of fun because it included presents under a Christmas tree again.

Now, I'm popping up on Memorial Day weekend when we will celebrate the rest of the family's birthdays. I love the idea of an entire get together although sometimes I wish I had more time to pick out that single perfect gift for someone versus doing all at once.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why is it always trash?

Oh, tell my why do you always choose trash?Libby the brown and white dog eating a plastic bottle Over the toys you have all over the house... the toys I trip over, toss for you clean up debris from regularly...
Dog playing with plastic bottle Yet, stealing trash seems to make you the happiest?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My prizes from the Durham Artwalk

Most people know I have a thing for notecards... and some days I think I keep the USPS in business. I got a few from other artists who were in the Carolina Theater with me during the Durham Artwalk.

The first here is a handpainted card from Beth Palmer. handpainted note card by Beth Palmer This is my favorite note card from Orange Cat Art, a fellow Triangle Area Etsian. (I also got the pink dogwood blossoms... couldn't resist.)
Dogwood blossoms, Photography by Jill M. Davis of Orange Cat Art And here is a print of a painting by Charles Dillingham:
Print of Flower Path, Forever Changing by Charles Dillingham Any my final prize - my new sugar monster by Rachel Maready Bowman! Since my counter is covered with beads and glue and all things that don't belong... she'll have a place of honor in the library until I've gotten motivated to clean:

Sugar Monster by Rachel Maready Bowman It opens up so cute and has a beautiful color inside:

Sugar Monster by Rachel Maready Bowman

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Durham Arwalk... the aftermath

The Durham Artwalk over this past weekend was one of the most fun events I have participated in a long time... as an artist, I would definitely recommend DAW to other artists. The staff and volunteers were all enthusiastic (which kind of wore off on all people around them) and the amount of traffic was just perfect for me. Steady all day, but probably a good 10 minute break every hour where you could run to the restroom or eat. If the Junior League of Fayetteville says I can't get into the Holly Day Fair next November (I've already turned that application in) - I'll definitely be back at this one as a vendor next year... Otherwise, I'll be there as a shopper getting all of my holiday gifts!shore debris booth display at the durham artwalk I did my booth set up different than normal... normally I do a U-shape and sit behind the display... this weekend I tried a bit different and brought and extra table to be my workspace. I can't believe how much the 18 inch by 2.5 foot table helped me be organized - for everything from receipts and credit cards to somewhere to hide my lunch... now I'll never set up a booth without my workspace.

Oh, and did I tell you I bought lots of goodies while I was there?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Durham Art Walk

I'm excited about this weekend... been busy trying a new layout for my booth and creating like crazy!

I'll be in the Carolina Theater along with Linda Searcy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

P.S. Yes, I'm Back!

Yes, it's been a few weeks and it always amazes me how many thing change in life in such a short amount of time... but I'm back and have a bag full of stories an pictures to share over the coming weeks :)

Who is Magdalene?

Well, Pamela Baker to be exact.

This month's featured EtsyBlogger and creator of both jewelry and knits!
Magdalene Jewels Store Banner a shop full of beautiful jewelry that reminds me of spring! Especially this Palace Green Opal Necklace:
Palace Green Beaded Necklace and

Magdalene Knits Store Banner a shop with great knitted scarves and the, like... but as always my favorite knitted items are for baby:

Knitted Baby Shoes