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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Monday, January 31, 2011

January Motorcycle Ride to Palmetto Park 8)

Joleen Devil's Backbone

Devil's Backbone road side park

Inside Park lots to Explore

Perfect Picnic 8)
          Wow! Monday already8) Yesterday was so great Jesse and I were so fortunate to ride Joleen.A day of sunshine in January and 70's.I think we rode around  about 200 miles. We Started out about 8. Beautiful morning. A little fog here and there and the air was crisp.We cruised through  Luchenbach everyone was still sleeping there.LOL                                                                              We  rode along the river to  Blanco.  were we had a great cheap Mexican breakfast.Then we rode Devil's Backbone.I love this road it is beautiful!We had lunch in Seguin.To hot for jacket by lunch.Over 70 I think 8) Hard to believe we are supposed to freezing here by Thursday.In the spirit of Seizing the day our destination was  to check out Palmetto State park .The San Marcos river runs through it and it is swampy.(Go ahead click through they have better pictures).One of the great things about living in Texas is you can drive two or three hours any direction and it's totally different terrain and breathtaking scenery is plentiful.So we enjoyed the  roads and weather and made are way to the park.It was awesome as you can see. We want to make a family trip there in the spring.Well as you can tell I had a fantastic restful day. The best part was I got  to spend it with my best friend .Now I can start my Monday off with a smile and I would like to share it with you 8) Enjoy your week!Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Featured Artist Richard Myers Creator of Wallering Bear


Sterling silver spoon and Chrysocolla heart pendant


               Hello my friends.I would like to tell you about an artist that is a multi-talented  silver smith that also makes beautiful hand carved knives,jewelry and gorgeous beads.His name is Richard Myers.He now resides in Fredericksburg Texas.He has this great Wallering Bear Trading post.Yes that's right we live in the same town small world huh?I first visited his Etsy Shop to take a look at this beautiful knife.I think he could make just about anything he wanted to.As you can see from the three photo's I have featured he has an extraordinary gift.The squash beads tell a  tell a story of there own,and check out those badges.If you can't find what your looking for in his Etsy shop try his Ebay store.He's on Facebook and  here is His Blog so you can always keep up with his newest creations. Well I think that just about covers it grab some coffee and get shopping.And remember to tell him Tam sent ya when you place your order. 8)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Photography Ugh! Like A Slap In the Face.LOL

Original Photo

Before  with Auto Adjust

Wow Big Adjustment don't Ya think?
          Hello,this week I learned something playing around in my photo gallery that made such a remarkable change.It was really like a slap in the face.I didn't think my photo's were bad before but now that I look at my shops I am desperately seeking time for a three day photo shoot.I can't wait to redo all my photo's.You can see from these photo's the difference.My shops will be Sharp when I am done,hopefully I will be finished before spring8)Funny how last week I thought everything was just fine. Self improvement stings sometimes.LOL

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rings and Things 8)

            I have been working on some rings and things.LOL  Eye lanyards and a few other things I have been playing around with in my spare time.I will be adding many new items soon for Spring.Here are a couple of pictures,What do ya think?The wire wrapped rings are fun I have made several Sterling Silver but I have ordered some non Tarnish wire I can't wait to get it.Of course I would love to have a little more time to work on jewelry my head is full of designs.More money would be nice to.LOL  I would love to do some stone set rings but  money is tight maybe in the Spring when things pick up 8) So what have you been up to?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Featured Artist Marsye Of Marseye's Quilt Blocks and Appliques on Etsy

Set of 9 Valentine Sweetheart Pink and Red Heart Quilt Top Blocks

9 Applique Kicking Cowboy Boot w/Star Quilt Kit Blocks

Set of 9 State of Texas Applique Quilt Blocks

Hello my friends!I am so excited to introduce you to Marseye,she lives in Arkansas and she creates some of the most beautiful quilting I have ever seen.I don't know if I have mentioned it before but I used to do a lot of quilting myself.I enjoyed doing Log cabin quilts because they were much quicker and easier than the Applique work that Marseye's does.She has a huge selection of beauties in her Etsy shop Marseye's Quilt Blocks&Appliques.These are my three favorites and believe me it was a job to choose just three there are so many gorgeous quilts.She Also Sells on  Ebay and you can easily keep up with her on FaceBook, Well enough said go see for yourself.And remember when you place your order tell her Tam sent ya 8)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Featured Artist Jenny Creator of Finger In The Pie Shawls, Wraps, Scarves and More

Crimson Red Sheer Chiffon Wrap or Shawl

Charmeuse Satin Chocolate Wrap or Shawl - Enter Monthly Drawing

Chiffon Ivory Scarf with Ruby Red Yo-Yos

                              Hello my friends I would love for you to meet Jenny the Talented Creator of Finger in The Pie Shawls,Wraps ,Scarves and More.She lives in Baltimore.As soon as you enter her Etsy shop you will feel the energy of the beautiful rainbow of colors in it.These are my favorite but I am sure she has your favorite colors to.All are made with soft sheer Chiffon or Satin only the softest for her beautiful creations.I hope you enjoy visiting her and be sure to tell her Tam sent you when you place your order.And as always Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Overwhelmed? LOL

      Hello,I just wanted to share some thoughts with you.Recently a friend of mine asked how I work full time and still have time for jewelry.The answer is I do it with a smile,but I don't always get everything  I need to done.I don't spend enough time promoting my business or creating or cleaning my house. My paperwork is in three big rubber maids and sales tax paperwork that has to be turned in and paid in a few days is somewhere in one of them I think.lol  I just do the best I can.And sometimes friends that just isn't good enough.There are countless Days like today when I wake up with a list of  to do's that should have already been done.lol I guess what I am trying to say is I am very overwhelmed at times,okay most of the time.I guess you could say that's how I roll.LOL I will not give up though someday I will get it all done! Won't I? LOL And like millions of other working moms I will go to work today and think about the countless chores at home that I am not getting done.I will remind myself how lucky I am to have my job and my messy house and my pile of paperwork,my wonderful family and my great friends!And Yeah,I am thankful for all the work I have to do that keeps me going.LOL So see my friend you are not alone! I am so right there with ya,and we will be fine 8)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Featured Artist Posie Lieder of Crafts By Posie on Etsy

Taffeta Poof Purse

Bird of Paradise Necklace

Shabby Chic Victorian Tote

Have you met Posie Lieder? She has experience with a variety of crafts.You can see she is inspired by her home at the foothills not far from Yosemite National Park  in California.She makes these beautiful one of a kind specialty Purses.You can see all the various crafts combined to create this spectacular shop Crafts By Posie.There's every style  and color you could want,but she does custom orders sure to please.These three are my favorites.Cute huh?Be sure to follow her on Facebook so you can keep up with all her new beauties.Tell her Tam sent ya8)Thank you again for stopping by.I hope you Have a safe and happy New Year full of Blessings!

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Women Over Fourty 8)

This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

My Favorite Words Of Wisdom and Inspiration8)

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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Smile it makes you look younger ! ;)