Testing, testing, is this thing on? Oh, whoops, there it is. Hi all! Did you know that August 13th landed on a Monday this year? I coulda sworn it was Tuesday. Sigh, I cannot wait for school to start so I know what day it is again.
I bet you're all wondering who is this maniac and why dear god did Jacki let her in here. Well, my name is Serena and some of you may know me from Fallen Angel Reviews and some may know me from SereneDreaming.com.
Today I'd love to discuss my site, SereneDreaming.com. I make jewelry, my kids make jewelry, heck even my hubby helps sometimes. I was making it for friends as gifts and well, they kept liking what I did so much that I thought that I may be able to make a side job out of it, thus SereneDreaming.com was born. I have had a lot of fun with it and am in the midst of having bits of the website redone this week. I've found a lot of inspiration from various books that I've read. Stella Price has worked with me for quite a few Eververse pieces that echo different characters in her and Audra's series. One of Bianca D'Arc's dragons decided to demand a set and that's a gorgeous necklace, earrings and bracelet set in progress. (If I do say so myself) Why do I mention this? Well, see, here's the fun bit. Jacki and I have been diligently working on something that I think you all will love. Can't say more than that, but it will be coming soon
Lately I've been playing with chain maille and the various different weaves. It's amazing as to how many different styles there are that are not only beautiful, but that were used to save lives. I tend to be a bit of a geek when it comes to anything medieval. Knights and the such, what can I say? The simplicity of interlocking links evolving into an intricate piece of art just makes me go oooooo.
Anyhow, enough about my uber-geekitude and such. I hope that I was relatively interesting and didn't embarrass Ms. Jacki too much. As a thanks to you wonderful blog-hoppers for allowing me to ramble for a bit about my jewelry and my website, how about a contest? For a $10 gift certificate towards your purchase at SereneDreaming.com, please comment here on what inspires you. To get through your day, to write a story, to create art - anything that makes you step up and go on. I will have my kidlets choose a winner from the posts tomorrow morning and will post the winner here.