Tuesday, November 19, 2013



One of my favorite events of the year...our showing at the wonderful Diva D'Luxe boutique! 
There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a lot of laughter.  I will be present both days, displaying a wide variety of my jewelry designs, both new and proven. 

For you local gals, take some time off your crazy schedule to visit us and see all the fun goodies!
There is no better time to start your holiday shopping than now!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 21st and Friday, Nov. 22nd
TIMES:  11:00am - 6:00pm (both days)
WHERE:  Diva D'Luxe, 7610 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM  87111
CONTACT: (505) 888-2667


I love, love, love this idea!  I never considered making my bracelets into boot bracelets, until my brilliant friend and businesswoman, Denise Cordero, suggested it.  And they are fabulous! 
Some of them sway, some of them jingle and all of the bracelets make any girl wearing them feel sassy and special!
For those of you who wear boots other than cowboy boots, we've got your size covered as well!  This accessory is just pure FUN! 
So if you are looking for a great holiday gift for yourself or a friend, "COWGIRL UP" and purchase a boot bracelet now!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Oatmeal & Bangles

One of my favorite lines in a song is from John Prine.  The line in the song is describing his bad morning and it goes like this....

"A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down...and won."

I love that line!  And the other morning, that is exactly how my morning started off.  It wasn't pretty. 

So I decided to blow off all my more pertinent responsibilities and hit the waxes.  I was working with some really cool new wax that actually softens with the heat of your hand...making it very pliable.

The final product were these new bangle bracelets.  I may play around with the oxidization and the finish of them, but I would say the final product is pretty cool.  I am going to be adding 18k gold bangles to mix in with them for that "oh-so" great look of silver & gold.

I don't always win.  Some mornings are better than others.  But I would say by the end of this particular day, the final score was Mary Ann - 1, Oatmeal - 0.  :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Mexico Fall

Fall.....my favorite time of year and one filled with much inspiration. 

Although most people don't think of New Mexico when the leaves are changing....I have to say, they are missing out. 

The southern Rockies lend themselves to a beautiful array of golden yellow and orange hues.  A few early frosts this year may be cutting our fall colors short, but I am enjoying the warm days, blue skies, cool nights and using the leaves of New Mexico to incorporate more color into my designs.

And I must admit, I am thinking of waxing my snowboard soon....what can I say, winter could be right around the corner.  Oh yeah!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Festival The Bazaar

Come see me this Saturday at "Festival The Bazaar" hosted by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society of Albuquerque.  I will be displaying my "Spanish Treasures Collection" there.

My "Spanish Treasures Collection" is collection of jewelry based on a Spanish coin.  The original Spanish coin (or real) was discovered by a friend of ours in Santa Fe, NM, as he was digging in his backyard.  It is possible the original coin had been in the ground since the 1500's, when the Spaniards arrived in Santa Fe.  A true treasure find!  A mold was made of the original coin and incorporated into this beautiful jewelry line. 

I'll be there with my good friend Denise Cordero of Diva D'Luxe.  Come see us and celebrate our Hispanic culture in the Land of Enchantment!

Where:  Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

When:  Saturday, October 12th; 10:30-2:30