Monday, June 14, 2010

Welcome~ From a Nature-loving Jewelry-creating Alaskan

The day has finally arrived. I have been procrastinating this blog for weeks as journaling is definitely not my strong suit. I have a ton of thoughts, ideas and inspirations swirling around this brain and heart of mine, but putting them down into words is a whole other story. So bear with me at first, but I am sure I will get the hang of it eventually. I am sitting here looking out my studio window, watching a couple moose browze along the riverbank, and since I am inspired I thought I would give this blogging a try...

I live on the Kenai River in Sterling Alaska, where it is an everyday occurrence to see moose, bear, eagles, and splashing salmon in the river down below our deck. It is so serene and inspirational. I have so much to be grateful for. Living here definitely inspires my creations. I am surrounded by the very nature that I love and respect.
The weather this year has been gorgeous, which is unusual for Alaska, but I am torn each day whether to get outside or create my wire-wrapped pendants. I love making them...(though my housework leaves a lot to be desired! *smile*) I am building up a pretty good inventory for my Etsy and Artfire shops and will soon post them. I have also been making a lot of Alaska stone pendants for our local gift shops that have really taken off. I am very happy about that.

I hope to feature fellow artists in future blogs who I have come to know and who's work I admire. Becoming a member of Etsy and Artfire has become a life-changing event in my life. If I am not wrapping stones, I am on the internet trying to market my pendants. It has been a real challenge, as I am sure my fellow artists can attest to also. The answer is "EXPOSURE". The more we are out there, the more people will come. It is all a tricky game and I am still figuring it out. Blogging is supposed to help, but I want my blog to be more than a marketing concept. I hope that when people are finished reading each of my blogs they leave with a smile on their face or a sigh in their breath.

~~til we meet again…


  1. Hi Carolyn! Thanks for following my blog and commenting! Ooooh! Alaska? Beautiful! We *almost* moved there but instead are heading to NYC! I will absolutely be following you and keeping tabs. Your jewelry is fantastic and I love the moose picture in this post. :)

    Thanks, Malea (

  2. I was thinking about calling your cookies "moose poop" cookies, but I was afraid of "copyright" infringement! LOL

  3. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog & congratulations on yours! Your pendants are really lovely!
    Many Blessings

  4. Your pendants are gorgeous! I'm following you :)

  5. Wow, sounds like a beautiful place to live. I love how you use it as a background for you photos!!

    Can't imagine looking outside and seeing a moose. Our last apartment though, we did see deer and turkey outside our window!

  6. You are so talented! I love your pendants. Beautiful! I put some on my blog. :)
    I have been to Washington and the Northeast hoping to see a moose! Never person. I love your pictures and envy you your location. I would love to live in Alaska!

  7. Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like yours is off to a good start. I can't get over the moose! I get excited when we get a rabbit in the yard... =) Looking forward to your posts!

  8. We used to have moose and deer visiting the fields close to our house where I grew up. But that was in Sweden :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and I look forward to checking out your future posts!

  9. Hello!

    What a fab blog! Thank you for your comment on my new blog - yours is looking brillint - very jealous you get to see moose - that is epically cool, and one of our fave animals! Wales has no moose, lots and lots of sheep...thats about it...

    Great job! Hope we can get to know each other better through shared blogging experience!


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