Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Wonderland

The snow is falling and it is a winter wonderland, which makes for a great excuse to stay inside, drink copius amounts of hot tea, and immerse myself into the jewelry making. Not that I need an excuse, but it is nice nonetheless. I stayed up late last night making a few new pairs, photographed them today, and they will be on Etsy shortly.
The Up North weekend was great and very very cold! No snowboarding for me. We did get to Boyne City and have lunch at the delicious Red Mesa Grill. Driving in to Boyne City I noticed an ice sculpture along the lake and snapped a picture, it looked like it belonged there next to the pine trees all in a row. We took a nice drive along Lake Charlevoix and saw a duck crossing sign, it made me long for the warmer months when the ducks will be once again waddling around.

Since January is almost over, I wanted to pay hommage to my January calendar. It was created by Sure As Blue, a shop on Etsy that makes the best calendars, I love all the months and can't wait to put a new one up each time, especially as it starts to get warmer.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jewelry Holders

Friday is almost here! I am heading to northern Michigan for the weekend and am looking forward to snapping some some winter wonderland photos and perhaps attempt snowboarding for the second time, depending on how adventerous I feel. It is so peaceful up state and relaxing to get out of the hustle and bustle for a few days. I also want to finish reading 'Naked' by David Seadris, so funny. He is coming to Detroit in April, I want to go!
Jewelry holders, jewelry holders, I love them. Our jewelry holders are completely handmade by my handy dandy beau and myself. He does the construction part in our workshop, aka the garage. Then we paint the box and complete the holder using eyelet hooks, piano wire, cork and a hanger for the back. Voila, you have a colorful way to display your jewelry. We have begun hunting for old frames and turning them into holders as well. I will post pictures of these soon. Back to making jewelry, watching Bravo, and listening to Junior Murvin.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Paper N Stitch

Hello! I am happy to report Courtney Fischer Jewelry is featured in the online exhibition at Paper N Stitch this month. Paper N Stitch has a great webiste and blog which features work from handmade artists of all kinds. It is my new favorite site to peruse. The featured sellers this month include shops I have marked as a favorite on etsy, so exciting! One of my favorites is Blackbird Letterpress and you can see their Paper N Stitch shop here I have my eye on the Pocket books and the "Thanks, Man" thank you cards. Paper N Stitch has a heart system where you can heart a seller that you enjoy, if you like a shop, feel free to add a heart.
Happy Martin Luther King Day, Happy Birthday to my dear friend Anna, and Happy Inauguration Day tomorrow!
A few new items from Courtney Fischer Jewelry which are in the Paper N Stitch shop and my etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Renegade Craft and Holiday

A few pictures from Renegade Craft and Renegade Holiday in Chicago. Renegade is so much fun, from the awesome vendors to the great craft lovers who come out rain or shin...or rain and snow. My comrades for the two shows are the amazingly talented Cindy Tomzyck (top photo) and Holly Harper (second photo). Cindy creates lovely letterpress cards, prints, and originial art work, check her out at and I will post future pictures of the work I have at home, it makes me happy everytime I walk past my banjo print or my narwhale!
Holly is the master quilter behind She makes cuffs for your coffee cup as well as handmade bags and pillows, so pretty! The cuffs make great gifts and a few family members were lucky enough to have one under the tree Christmas morning.
The last two photos are my jewely and displays, which are all handmade. I use them at home to keep my jewelry addiction under control and accessible.

My First Entry

Hello and welcome to my first entry. I have been wanting to create a blog and thought 2009 would be a great year to start. This blog will focus on my craft of jewelry making and crafting in general, which I have a natural or unnatural obsession with, you decide. My love of jewelry making grew and grew and in 2008 and I decided to enter the world of Craft Shows. I was fortunate enough to participate in a few shows in Chicago and Detroit and have meet some amazing people along the way. My New Years resolution is to keep up with this blog, so please check back as I will attempt to post frequentlly.