Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Busy Busy.

Life is busy for everyone.  Seems just trying to keep up takes us in so many directions.  Try to remember to take time for yourself and the things you love,  what ever that may be.

I love to create.  Now my attention is on jewelry but I try to not limit my creativity to just one thing.  I also enjoy writing and picture taking, both allow a different type of freedom of expression.  For me when I give myself some freedom happiness seems to follow.

While creating new jewelry I focus on things that I have enjoyed in the past.  As a child I enjoyed kaleidoscopes.  If fascinated me how turning them slightly could bring a totally different picture.  I came across some beads that brought back that memory.  I created an earring and necklace set that reminded me of the carefree days of sitting with those wonderful toys and exploring.

Although I do not live close the ocean now there was I a time I did.  I enjoyed those days walking on the beach.  The days of exploring the sand and finding sea shells.  With that in mind I created two new bracelets, sea breeze and ocean waves.

To check out my new creations click on the Storenvy button on this page.  While your shopping also check out my sisters crocheting creations at CreativeKitty and my daughters knitting at Garters & Loops.

Take time for you!  Find something you enjoy to do and give yourself permission to enjoy it!  I hope maybe reading this blog is one of the things you enjoy.  I enjoy sharing with you.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Detour Ending

The past few days have taken me unexpected places but the road is finally smoothing out and I am beginning to recognize my surroundings again.  After a brief illness myself I am back on the road to creativity.  I have taken some extra time to see what is trendy and I have many great new ideas.
I have gone back and redesigned my Attitude charm bracelets and they are more in style and supporting removable charms.  I have some new pieces I am hoping to add to my store tomorrow.  I have been inspired by BUTTONS and have created pieces using some adorable buttons.
I am grateful for the support I have received and for the advice.  Keep your thoughts and ideas helps the ideas to flow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Miles out of my way.

The detour continues and like most detours it is taking me miles away from the direction I want to go.  So what am I going to do?  Enjoy the scenery!  Which in this case are my grandchildren.  My son-in-law is having surgery so my grandsons are with me.  Means grandma doesn't get to work on her jewelry because little hands would want to help and thousands of beads and other things would not be much fun to pick out of a carpet.  So for a while longer we shall travel down the road to places where I had not planned on going but sometimes those turn out to be the best trips of all.

Monday, April 11, 2011


The past few days have not been spent like I had planned.  Then again it seems I spend much of my life detouring from my original plans.  Friday I was up and ready to get started on my charms for the Attitude line for my Harmoniously Tangled store on Storenvy and then I received a phone call.  My daughter and son-in-law were ill.  As anyone with children know it is hard to rest and get better with children to care for.  Jewelry things can wait and I took my grandsons for the day.  Quick call to hubby to bring home happy meals and we were set for a day of movies, computer games and play.  They spent the night so grandma did not sleep much.  They were very good and slept well but I had forgotten what it was like to have little ones in the house and I heard every noise.  That made Saturday a nonproductive day for me as well.  Although hubby and I had dinner out and a movie as a sigh of relief that the government came through with a budget.  That is a huge thing for us since my husband is a government employee.
Sunday was more productive for the store.  The first of the Attitude charms were added and a new bracelet that I called "Flowers for you".  I am going to put the Attitude line on hold for a bit as I finish another bracelet and work on a set that I am going to call "Kaleidoscope."  I have many ideas and the creative aspect is still for me a great rush.  Speaking of rush, it is time to rush off here and get busy.  Have a great day and come back soon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shopping, family and creating

Today was busy. I am blessed to still have my mother on this earth with me.  She is 69 and has suffered a heart attack, had by-pass surgery and is living with congestive heart failure.  I try to talk to her several times a week and take her out at least once a week.  Today are adventure was even better because we were joined by my oldest daughter.  The day out was a trip to Hobby Lobby nothing grand but the point of our trips are simply to spend time together.  It worked out fantastic because it gave me many more ideas for new projects for my jewelry.  Yes, I bought several things I had not went in there for but darn those beads just wouldn't stay on the shelf.
My oldest daughter said many of her friends told me to watch out because creating jewelry can become addictive.  I am finding out how true that is.  Funny part is I am finding creative ideas in places I never expected, like hardware stores.
I did manage to create a new bracelet which will be added to my Storenvy tomorrow.  I also finished two pairs of earrings and finished another step on the Attitude charms, which I am hoping to complete and have in the store tomorrow as well.
Whew!! Time for some down time. 

Take a LOOK

As you can see I have been busy adding a few links.  You can now take a look at Harmoniously Tangled at Storenvy by clicking the link to the right.  You will notice two other links.  Creative Kitty Crochet is my sister's store of handmade crochet items.  The Garters and Loops is my youngest daughter's store of handmade knitting items.  I wish she would get busy and get more things in there.  She is so talented with knitting needles and needs to showcase her talents. Enjoy browsing and come back to let me know what you think.  You can also join my sister on her blog here at blog spot.  I will try and get a link for that too here in the near future.
I look forward to hearing from others would be happy to share and pass information along.  I am very interested in learning as much as I possibly can about wire weaving.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hello and welcome.

Glad you stopped by.  First what is Harmoniously Tangled.  That is a big question.  It could encompass so many things.  Perhaps my life that has been full of joy and tangled with despair.  A life that was nurtured in a small town in south eastern Indiana where I grew up and ventured forth to states such as North Carolina, Tennessee and Arizona.  Ventures that brought forth a past abusive marriage to a divorce and forward to a man who I love and have been married to for more than twenty years.  Now weave in two beautiful daughters and two grandsons.  For a few more twists braid in the many careers such as surgical technologist for more than sixteen years, owning a dog grooming business for five years and becoming a certified aromatherapist.  That alone would certainly give credence to the title.  While I am happy to blog about any of these there is another purpose for this blog.

In 2009 I left my career in the health care field and shortly after found my self amongst the many Empty Nester's.  Which left me wondering.  What now?

I have recently come upon the answer to that question.  Harmoniously Tangled.  The name of my new adventure.  I am designing jewelry and selling it at Storenvy.  I love the freedom to create and I am finding a new identity as I  weave wires into  a unique piece of jewelry and create wonderful characters with wood burning.  I am developing a line that I called Attitude.  This line was inspired by the emoticons that we have all come to love.  I am creating charms with emotional little faces that will allow us to give people a forewarning to our mood of the day.  It is wonderful to have a new adventure that makes me want to get up and see where the day takes me.

I am grateful you have come along with me and I am looking forward to hearing from you.