Monday, May 28, 2012

Why 'Just Another Symphony'?

I've been asked before why I chose to list my designs under the name Just Another Symphony.  To explain this I really need to explain a bit about me.  In my life, one constant has always been creativity.  My first creative love was and always has been music.  So many things in my life tie back to music.  The term or phrase 'Just Another Symphony' became a way for me to describe something I have created, a beautiful moment or something that is a work of art. In these thoughts, something that is creative, even if not music, could be a symphony - a symphony of colors, style or simple something beautiful.

These are the type of thoughts that I apply to all of my creative endeavors, whether it is my music, my writing or the jewelry and craft items that I create.  When it came to the thought of what I would name my shop, what name I would apply to my items, it was a phrase that I have spoken many times. Each creation is a symphony, movement or moment in and of themselves.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The start of

Hello All! 

While I have a Tumblr that I have started for my jewelry making/etsy, I find that it is better for little tidbits.  I decided that starting a blog was probably a good route to take.  A place where I can give more information, pics and insight on my creations, creative process and other facets of who I am.  

First things first, there are a number of different ways to reach me or to view my designs.  You can email me regarding my jewelry or store at  Please also take a moment to look at my shop, read my tumblr and like my facebook page. 

When I first started making jewelry and listing it on etsy, it was really just a fun way to maybe sell some of my stuff and get my work out there.  Now it is becoming something more. I love knowing that people enjoy the items I create and it gives me a certain thrill knowing that they will wear the items or share them with others.  I have never been a terribly social person, so it is hard to put myself out there, but each piece of jewelry or accessory that I create allows others to see my work and know a bit about me.  

I work with most materials that I can get my hands on and make a wide range of items.  At one moment I may be obsessed with the wood pendants I create, but then move on to an elegant illusion style or crystal designs.  The range of items in my shop, included in this blog, or on my facebook page may be constantly changing.  

I'm hoping that this blog can not only serve as a place for me to share my designs, but maybe along the way I can show how some things are made, or give more insight on my inspiration and creative journey.  I want this to not only be a place where I can display things, but a place for interaction as well.  Thanks for coming along for the ride with me!