Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Contest

Yes, New Year's Calls!

New blog look, new year, new friends, new challenges!!!

That means it's giveaway time dear friends....

I put a sweet little pile of hand picked goodies in the giveaway for you.  Hopefully, something for everyone.   There are cdv's, a tin type, antique buttons,  vintage lace,  some of that bling I've been talking about,  antique keys, some large bullet cases, a vintage doily for sewing enthusiasts, a COPY of a sheet of hand writing my dear friend Jill brought back for me from Italy just recently... 

AND, two fun items I made, a sweet brass etched box, with a fleur de lis and French writing, and a brass stamping with a little nest soldered to it, ready to make a necklace.

Sweet vintage glass buttons, glass drop pearls.

A close up of the amazing hand written letter from Italy, it is a copy mind you, but beautiful.  Fun for scraping, or putting behind resin.


this is the beginning of a New Year for all of us, a new start for all of us.  My heart goes out to those who have struggled at some time in the past year.  I hope all your challenges have been met and dealt with, and you landed on top of each one.

I am personally glad this year is behind me.  I had to deal with some tough things.  Family issues, and the loss of my dear Yorkie, Chester.  I was able to get past it all, heal from the hurt and bring a new love into our lives, little Miss Maddie the Havanese.  I discovered so many things about myself from the disappointments throughout the year.  That is such a benefit, learning from the pain.

All is behind us now.  Let's play!

To enter this little giveaway, leave me a comment below so I know you want to be entered.  If you post this on your blog, please let me know, you get two opportunities.  The contest closes and I'll do the drawing on Monday, January 10.

Let's make it a party.  You are all invited.  To play at the party, leave a New Year's resolution in your comment below.  
Come on, write it out so everyone can see it!!  
I guarantee you will do it then!!

Riki's New Year's resolutions:
  • play with my dog more
  • just play more
  • be more organized in my bookwork for my business (yes it is a business)
  • try 12 new things in my jewelry designs, never used before, one per month (join me in that?)
  • exercise at least 30 minutes each day
  • try to cut out all sugar (not wine!)
  • give support to friends and family
  • never be judgmental, you don't know the whole story
Thank you to each and every one of your who reached out to me during this past year.  I love hearing from you, loved your support, loved the sharing and learning more about you.

 And a VERY special thank you to Susie, of Vintage Susie, who designed my new, fresh, feminine and clean blog for me.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.  If you feel like a new look for 2011, look her up! She is not only talented, but especially sweet and kind.

Have a very Happy New Year. May it bring you good luck and much happiness.
See you soon. Good luck!
love and hugs,


Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

This year, I'm working to "lighten" - lighten my spirit, my attitude, my stuff, my weight, lighten the spirit of others as well. Thanks for the opportunity here! Cool stuff!

TesoriTrovati said...

Love the new look, Riki! It is light and fresh and so feminine. What a lot of loot that is!

I have a goal to USE WHAT I HAVE this year as much as possible. And to get my paperwork wrangled ( I say that every year. This year has to be different!)

Enjoy the day!

Beth Bricker said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to have any of these items. I dearly love the necklace I purchased from you at Adorn Me and would love to own the little box.
Resolutions....Hmmm....*post more to my blog.*enjoy my family. *be a nicer person. ***and finally work on finding my bliss. I'll end with the quote that is my mantra for this year "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good." Dr.Seuss

Lisa said...

what a super great giveaway Riki! my resolution is convert 100% to my MAC and get off the's like a crack ain't easy.

btw, i use for my business's simple and user friendly.

wishing you a joyous, healthy and creative filled 2011!

Robin Sanchez said...

What a fun giveaway!! I LOVE it all.

My goal is not to buy any more "stuff" just because. I must keep on task and pass up some of those "deals on stuff" that might come in handy in the future......or not. I need to use what I have before it takes over my house.


Barbara Lewis said...

I love the blog, Riki! Light, bright, open ... it really shows off your jewelry. You could even make those jewelry photographs larger. I've been admiring Waterstone's blog for a while and I realized it's because it's the photography that is the focus of the page. It looks as though you're moving in that direction too! Wonderful new look ... Congratulations!

Kathy said...

I like goals versus I have several - keep a journal on what I buy (got to learn how much I spend first, lol), complete one UFO each month, exercise twice a week, do something organizational every week.

Mary Newton Designs said...

I'd love to be entered. My goal this year is to be as healthy as I can be.

dfritz said...

Please enter goal is to exercise on a regular basis.

Jenny Kroeger said...

Enter me Please!!
Your work is beautiful!!!
New years resolution is to be more organized and to do something profitable for my business everyday!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Ricki,
what a beautiful giveaway!Love the brass etched box with the fleur de lis.Your new look is fab.-
my goal is to try out new things and to reorganize my studio.I will put your giveaway along with your badge on my sidebar. Please put my name in the hat. Thank you. Have a lovely evening.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

What a great giveaway!
I would love to be entered!
My resolutions are to take classes on blogging, jewelry or jewelry component making and a journaling class.
I want to be more organized.
I want to prioritize things better to have more family time without feeling pulled to work.
Shannon C
I am having a giveaway on my blog too I hope you will check it out.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Love the new look! It's so soft and calming, makes me reminisce about my Grammy. And what wonderful goodies! What better way to start the New Year.

I don't really do resolutions per se but I hope to be more focused this year in my work. Really hone in on technique instead of being all over the place. I guess it's just my personality, I gotta try everything.

Happy New Year

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love everything you are offering up! The blog is very pretty also. My main resolution this year is to find a balance between everything: work, exercise, fun, jewelry making, etc. There are always so many things I want to do, and I think if I spend a small amount of time doing each thing, I will, hopefully, have time to do everything I want to do! Thanks for the giveaway!!


Anonymous said...

Love the new look and what a great giveaway.

No resolutions for me. I just wish to be in a healthier state this new year. I will slowly move toward that. I will keep an open mind and open heart. And I've promised myself to focus more on creating art.

Wishing you all the best in this new year.

Maija said...

Your blog looks lovely!! My resolution for this year is to grab the joy in every day. Happy new year Riki!!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful new blog!! VintageSusie has done a wonderful job! This is a beautiful giveaway, so please sign me up! I've posted about it on my blog, as well. New Year Resolution: to try some new artistic media!

Jen Crossley said...

Your blog is just beautiful Riki.
My new years resolution eh um to be healthier and happier and more time for just me for a change.

Rochelle said...

Happy New Year Riki! Many blessings to you and yours (and to that cutie Miss Maddie)! And, your assortment of giveaways is so fabulous - I would LOVE to win that loot! :)
Let's see - resolution for this year - to explore my creativity more in my studio.
xo Rochelle and Lola and Minnie

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello Riki;
I am so Glad you found me so I could Visit You! Your Working is simply Beautiful! What Wonderful Pieces you have Created!
Oh My goodness! The San Juan Islands are so Beautiful! I Have Been to Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor. My Husband and I stayed a Rosarios Resort on Orcas Island. I Live just a Few Hundred Miles down the Road from you in Eugene. A pretty little College town. I grew up here.
Lets see New Years Resolution... Playing More Sounds Good to me Too!
Thank you for Your Kind Comments in your Email!
I will be Back to visit again!
Thank You for a Chance at your Give Away. I am posting your Badge on my Blog !

sharon said...

A beautiful giveaway Riki....just like your style!
Thanks so much for the chance to win these pretties!!
Your blog is looking great, bright , new, and fresh!

New years resolution....try new things, wether it be cooking, art, jewelry, clothing....etc.!
Let's start!
Happy new year to you!

Marlene said...

Hi Ricki! Love the feel of this new Blog...all fresh and new for the New Year and new beginings..My resolutions this year are all about..being true to myself, taking care of my health better...and enjoying life and all the blessings I have ..I too had challanges this year and made it thru stronger and wiser..Happy New Years..and a belly run to Maddie!!! Marlene

slommler said...

Happy New Year to you too Rikki! How exciting!
A fresh New beginnings!! I love it!!
One of my resolutions is to get better organized with my business records as well. Right now I leave it all till last minute. What chaos that is!!! I must do better!!
Hugging you hun

Martina2801 said...

Dear Riki,
I so enjoy coming over and seeing all your creative art.
What a wonderful giveaway. I'll post on my sidebar!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Alice said...

What a lovely fresh new look on your blog!

I chose not to make resolutions, but rather made goals to enjoy life more, and to get more organized. Also, I 'unofficially' chose the word GRACE.

What lovely prizes! I hope I'm a winner....

Tina Vogt said...

I love following your blog Riki. Your work is so inspirational.

I don't make resolutions but hope to make more time to spend creating new jewelry. I tend to say "yes" to anyone and anything. This year will be the year of "let me think about it" before I commit.

A New Year with a new beginning.

Lisa Loria said...

Blog looks GREAT Riki and your giveaway fabulous!
Please enter me and I will add it to my blog as well.
I have lots of resolutions, but have decided to create a online journal called 365 days of gratitude. (It will be up later today) Each day I will write one word of what I am thankful for and why. 2010 was SUPER tough for me financially and I am counting on 2011 to be better. Instead of focusing on what is bad, each day to wake up to something that I am grateful for will help me focus and maybe inspire others too.
Much love to you and to a great year!
Love your new puppy!

Sue K said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Beautimous goodies! I am new to your blog and it is beautiful.
My New Years' resolution is to start spending more of my time in my studio, creating. Get up earlier, get my housework done quickly and get my fanny downstairs to CREATE!!
I'm glad I found you!!
hugs, Sue K

Misty Frederick-Ritz said...

Hi there! This is my first visit to your! Eye candy! LOVE your style...really speaks to me.

My resolution is to experiment and PRACTICE more often to find my own personal style. I've taken a few online classes in the last several months and read some great books...I've tried lots of new techniques, but want to develop my own personal style more (I don't want my stuff to look like copies of someone else's work!). Happy New Year to you too!

Jann said...

Your new blog look is fantastic--so beautiful and fresh! The one resolution I might be able to stick to, is to record some of my memories either on paper or on a Word document for my children and grandchildren. I don't normally make resolutions, but I think this one, for me, is important. I will put your giveaway on my sidebar--Happy, Happy New Year--I'm so glad I discovered your beautiful blog!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is simply divine, dahling!!! I LOVE it!

For 2011 I'm envisioning more Light. The light of love. The light of life. The light of creativity. And having more light in my heart to be less judgmental of myself and others, to laugh more, to open up more, to have adventures in everything I do!

Happy New Year, Riki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suz said...

Oh, I love your new look...Susie is wonderful!

My resolution is to find joy in each day, to live in that day and not worry about the future.

Do hope this year is better for you and hope your kirks Maddie brings you much joy.


Kathy B. said...

I am hoping to be more organized this year, and not wait until the last minute to get things I want to get done! I tend to think that things will take less time to accomplish than they actually do take, and then I end up getting upset and mad at myself for not getting them done earlier!!! I also resolve to have more fun and take those opportunities to goof off with friends as they come up, rather than waiting until the "perfect" time, because there never will be a "perfect" time!

Hope your new year is a great one!

Jules said...

Hi Riki,
I love visiting your blog and the new look is GREAT!
I'd love to be in your drawing.
My resolution is also one word.
Build a better life (what's important...if it's not...get rid of it)
Build a better business (more productive and marketing)
Build a more soothing environment (move the clutter, organize, stop procrastinating)
Build friendships (cherish the ones I have and make new ones, be kinder and more patient)
Build ME (healthier--lose weight, like ME more, treat ME with kindness)
Build my confidence.
Thank you for sharing from your heart.
I will be sharing your post on my blog.
Happy New Year Riki!

farmlady said...

Love the new blog look. It's pretty.
My only resolve is to finish one thing before I start another and continue to de-clutter.
Simplify, simplify, simplify.
I hope the New Year brings you many blessings. How could it not.... you're such a sweetie.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful surprise to visit your blog after my break from the Internet! A gorgeous new look - by the very talented Susie!!! I love it.
Please enter me in your scrumptious give away - what a generous stash of goodies you've gathered for us!

Jenny McClain said...

Oh wow! Please enter me!! I've admired your work in Belle Amoire Jewelry in the past and I'm super excited to have found your beautiful blog. Here's to a blessed and prosperous New Year!


Anonymous said...

Riki, I would just absolutely die for some of your prizes! Please enter me!!!! I am so sorry you won't be at Adorn Me this year. You are so cute and fun and I am in love with your dog.

Janet said...

Your page is very beautiful!! I have some New Year resolutions I am starting..but sometimes hard to keep! One of mine will be to pray more for others and my family and to spend more time with my Lord. Lovely giveaways here! I will be following you now such beauty! ox

Tammy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous blog you have here! I stumbled upon you while blog hopping and I am glad I did. I am your newest follower. Your giveaway is very generous and it all makes my heart swoon! I collect vintage photos to use in my art and skeleton keys for a wall display in my home, I absolutely love the jewelry and the Italian letter. Wowza someone is going to be sooo lucky! I hope it's me.
My New Years resolution is to simplify, make my blog interactive, work out 4 days a week, and experiment more in my mixed media and lastly learn how to use Photoshop.
Happy New Year! I am off to add your giveaway to my blog.

Tammy said...

I added you image to my sidebar with a link back to your post. Here is the link:

romantic decay said...

Your new blog looks great!! I agree with you, I'm glad 2010 is over - one of the toughest years ever.

And a most generous give away

April said...

What a beautiful blog! I hope someday to follow your example. I'm resolved to find out more about chakras and aligning them, yoga,and natural healing this year. Thanks for sharing with all of us,even if we can't all win such a lovely gift, we can feast our eyes on it!

Anonymous said...

My word for the year is 'Openness'...and it is what I will live by this year. I have printed it up and hanging above my work table- my power word. Please put me in the draw for these wonderful items.
The blog looks beautiful.

Karen said...

Please enter me in the dreawing! Sounds like you are off to a great start on your new year. My resolution is to stress less! Not easy for a full time Nurse, single Mom to three, half-time college student and Army Reserve officer, with a jewelry business on the side! Happy New Year to us all!

gretchen said...

I'm not one to make resolutions, either...I can see by reading here there are many of us.
But, I'd like to get back into Yoga, I really miss it...

Renee Troy said...

Great new look Riki! How nice to have it fresh and new for the New Year, one that I hope will be filled with creative energy and perfect health for you and yours.
My resolution is to create more passive income for myself and to inspire others.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Your Blog looks wonderful Riki!!Congrats to you!!Your Giveaway is making me drool!!You betcha..Count me in!!I have already posted it on my sidebar!!!Big Hugs,Cat

I picked some new words for the year,but after reading another new years resolution is to journal more.

La Dolce Vita said...

hi Riki! happy new year! no resolutions, just one big goal, more book publications this year! can't wait to see your new blog! xo Cat

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the new look! I will try to stay on top of the chores I hate to do. Ironing is a big one, it grows to a mountain then I struggle with the climb. Keep it done in small job, that are finished quickly!

Judy said...

You have a beautiful new look, very soft and feminine, it showcases your jewelry nicely.

Be more appreciative....especially of the everyday things. Live in the moment!

Jillayne said...

Hello - I came from Debbie at MM - she said you were in the Swap too. I love your blog and am so glad I found it! Your work is exquisite and I can't wait to look around more. I have many resolutions (I work better on more than on less!) but a few are: finish more things than I start, yoga everyday and most importantly, to love people more. I'm so glad to have found you!

Linda, said...

I am so excited about this giveaway. I have been following your blog for a couple years and feel as though we are friends. Thank you for all your blogs and sharing of your talents. I would LOVE to win this giveaway. I'm going to work on using "what supplies I own" and try not to buy so many new things....this is gonna be tough!

Beatnheart said...

To talk less and listen more.

Pamela Jane said...

What a beautiful giveaway, Riki! And a year of discovery is a good thing, opening doors for your new adventures in the new year. I'm with you on cutting out the sugar and playing with my puppy! :)

Whytefeather said...

Just discovered your blog from Mosaic Magpie. Love your blog, so many wonderful things you do.
I'd love a chance at your give away, what a gorgeous little collection that is!
I don't make resolutions for New Year's, but I do have "goals"... to use what I have instead of buying things, declutter my house, get more organized, and to spend less time worrying/stressing and more time having fun creating and enjoying my life.

Kim Palmer said...

Love the new look blog Riki, isn't it great! Woohoo, a giveaway, but...New Years resolutions Huh! Hmm... not very good with them in general but I'll give it a go. Truthfully mine is simple, to take my art to bigger and better places. Push myself more, refine skills, learn new techniques, challenge myself. I want to look back on the year at the end of 2011 and seriously say, 'I did it! I pushed myself to try harder and look what I have achieved!' Not too much to ask really? Naaa! LOL!

Lynn Stevens said...

Riki, Your new blog is Gorgeous!!!
That should be one of my resolutions this year!
I hope to be more organized.
Slow down and enjoy everything around me.
Can't give up chocolate, sorry ,LOL
Be better about posting on my Etsay site, Way behind on that one.
and just be a bettre person.
It has been a rough year and I'm glad to put this one behind me.
Beautiful giveaway. I'd Love to be entered!!!
Hugs Lynn

vintagesusie & wings said...

Oh Miss Riki...
Your blog DOES look stunning & I am so glad you LOVE it, that is always my goal! Thank you for your sweet words on this post, you were a pleasure to work with my friend!
I'd adore for my name to be thrown in the hat for this giveaway, everything your offering is absolutely precious.
My New Year will be filled with more adventures, self truths, beautiful design & great friendships!
You KNOW your badge will be on MY blog!!! LOL
Thank you so much friend, hugs...

Lynn Stevens said...

I posted on my sidebar! Thanks Hun!!!

Beatnheart said...

Hi Riki, I am having trouble clicking on your sidebar and going to another place to see your upcoming class in Pismo Beach. Also don’t go to another “site” to see your jewelry..Just thought you might llike to know. Cynthia

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Wowwee what a great giveaway! Love all the things you are including and love your vintage designed jewelry. I just found you through Vintage Susie and became a follower. One of my new years goals is to never give up HOPE.


Megan Chamberlain said...

Your jewellery is amazing. The giveaway you are having is wonderful, all the lovely things to play with and admire. I just found your blog through Vintage Susie and love your new look.

Kit said...

What a beautiful blog and your jewelry is amazingly lovely. My resolution is to Heal. You are very sweet for having a give-away. Thank you, Kit

robin dudley-howes said...

Riki thank you for letting me know. Wow!!!!! Are your sure you want to give that stuff away! Oh my goodness it's mouth watering! Well my resolution is to BE magic......see it everywhere and in everything. I love your new creations on your banner....ever evolving and beautiful...just like you!

robin dudley-howes said...

BTW....I posted it on my blog!

Judy said...

Love your jewerly, its awesome and pretty. My resolution should be to have more patience.

Leslie Todd said...

I love the high contrast (easy to read) and clean look of your blog. The photos really pop.

I'm leaning toward the word discipline for my resolution word of the year. Discipline to work in the studio, get organized, do the things I need to do.

Thanks for doing the great giveaway! That's a load of loot!

Anonymous said...

I am just now a follower. I got here from Suzie's blog. She did a lovely job! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. I lost my yorkie a few years back and I was crushed as I am sure you are. Yorkies have such a different personality that no other dog can match. My resolution this year is to get healthy, lose weight(again, lol) and keep doing my art and to win your giveaway! Hehe.

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a fantabulous giveaway!! I am a follower & would love to win. I share in your sorrow of losing your beloved dog. We just had to put our cat, Mocha, 17 yrs old, to sleep. She had a stroke & it was heartbreaking. My only resolution is to sell our home & move to be with my husband, who started a job about 3 hrs away. I also want to continue to get healthy.

Kim said...

Beautiful blog! The items are so tempting, especially the letter. With that said, I resolve to not make resolutions,to take each day at a time. Resolutions are unwieldy and can quickly fizzle out. Instead, I will take each day as it comes and appreciate it as the gift it truly is.

Kara said...

My goal this year, as it is every year, to find balance in my life. Work and family, art and work, art and family...exercise and sitting around...these are beautiful pieces, I would love to play with them!

Cindy said...

hi riki~thanks for stopping by my blog. i can see you are a kindred spirit! we seem to have very similar taste and style! i love meeting others out there that share my passions or should i say obsessions.
i will be following...xo

Ms. Lahtidah said...

Pleasew enter me in your lovely give away.
I made only one resolution this year: To invite more art in to my life.

WondrousStrange said...

Please enter me in your drawing.

Kathleen said...

This is a beautiful giveaway - how generous.

My resolution is more being and less doing.

Holly Loves Art said...

I love this post Riki! I'm with you on all those great new year's resolutions! The sugar is tough to remove but I've done it during cleanses before and it does get easier as the days go by! And playing more... yes! That's always a good one.

This is such a lovely giveaway! You're inspiring me to come up with one too. Hope you're having a great weekend. Kiss Maddie for me.


Debbie/ Prairie Emporium said...

I love your new blog look!! Would love to win. I think I should try to follow your list, it really hit home.

Dianne said...

I don't make resolutions, but I do decide on a new mantra every year...this year's is "self keeping." It means that this year I will put taking care of myself at the top of my priority list!

sandi m said...

Love the new look - Congratulations!
I'm looking forward to a fresh new year. So here's to: a new studio, using my current inventory, creating new designs, get published again, job hunt and lose a few pounds!
You are so generous - would love to play with your treasures.

mairedodd said...

what a beautiful new look to your blog!
my resolution is to focus upon the business end of my venture -
thank you for this most generous offer!

carol said...

I'm new to your site via Vintagsusie and I LOVE your work!! If you offer the etched boxes workshop in the summer I will definitely be there. My New Year's intentions: patience, inquirey, compassion, playfulness, wanting, and trust. I'm thrilled to meet you!

Martys Fiber Musings said...

What a great way to start the new year. Thanks for your generous and beautiful giveaway. My word this year is focus! I've a long way to go!

Debbi Thinks Deep said...

Oh My Goodness! How in the world have I missed this!? I hurridly posted, though! It's such a fun giveaway! You already know that I'm a great fan of yours!
I don't think I'm ready to join in and express my New Year's aspirations. It's had a rough and rocky beginning. I'm thinking of hiding under a rock. :)
Thank you for the opportunity, Riki!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This is such a wonderful blog full of eye candy and a fantastic giveaway! I love everything in it! I've just signed on to follow your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway!!! Thanks, Connie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I've added a link to your giveaway on my sidebar for another chance to win! Connie

acabinetofcuriosities said...

Please enter me in your give away:)

connie said...

fabulous give away i'm in!! my news years resolution... to focus more on my art and studio and not to get distracted when I finally do sit down to engulf myself in my creativity! i'm posting you on my blog!

Francy said...

Love the new blog.

Please enter me in your awesome give away. LOVE the bling!

My 2011 resolution is to design around what I have in my studio. So far so good.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I keep looking at this beautiful pile of goodies, the box being my fav but then I have always loved your boxes. So I shared your giveaway on my blog formysweetdaughter.
Shannon C

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! It looks great! My resolution is to lose the last 20 lbs out of 100 I need to lose. Last year was the year of no frump and I plan to continue that! Here's to 2011!

Christine Edwards said...

Wow, what an amazing giveaway you've put sweet and generous! As for resolutions, nothing specific but I'd like to take a more active role in living my life, and not let time slip by. Happy 2011!

Littlefoot said...

Please include me in your generous and beautiful give-away!! Love your blog... keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful give glad I found you.
My New Years Resolution is to worry less....appreciate more

Teri said... looks from the posts here that your blog is a very favorite place for many. I found you via Prairie Thistle from whom I have purchased a bracelet. This looks like such fun. The items are great. Can't wait to win!

Brenda said...

Lovely idea and beautiful items! My goal was to help others even more so; but what I also need to add to my goals this year; are getting more organized, spend less time on the PC; and continue to joyfully play and dance.

Glad I found you via Marbella's site! Have a happy 2011; I'll be sure to drop in from time to time!

Mary Lingert said...

Please enter me!
How fun!! I have never entered a blog givaway before
( my fingers are crossed ) I met you ( kind of ) in Stephanie Lee's
metalsmithing class I love your work
And want to thank you for all your great advise in the yahoo group
my new years resolution is to drink more water!
Happy new year...... Make it fabulous!!!

jamberry_song said...

Hey! Beautiful stuff. ^__^ This year I've resolved to bead more and finally finish my novel! Here's hoping...

Gina said...

Love your blog and your wonderful art!-- Connie Freedman sent me!
Ok, for my resolution: do something art-ful every day. It's an old phrase but I really need this reminder. I have art pent up inside of me and somehow, this year, it's just got to get OUT! Thanks!
Gina LIghton

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a lovely giveaway! my resolutions, get some exercise, drink more water, make more blog posts. fingers crossed!

Peace said...

Beautiful, everything you do. I don't foresee my challenges disappearing but I certainly calm the worry wandering through loveliness like this. I'l take a chance! :O)


stacilouise said...

To love more, and move forward with no fear in my heart:)

staci louise

Stephani Gorman said...

Hey Riki, LOve your new blog look! So Fresh! Happy New Year to you and your family. Love ya, Steff

Anonymous said...

I want to learn to crochet!

Miss Sandy said...

So nice to have found your wonderful blog! Sorry not to play along, I don't make resolutions, then I can't break them, LOL! Hope you have a wonderful week!

The Divine Mrs M said...

I linked over from Vintage Susie! Love your handiwork!!! I made some 2011 Things to Do, which include working on my creativity, adding more protein to my diet and continuing to save money. Happy New Year to you!!! May you have much success in all aspects of your life!

Courtney said...

Love this! Resolutions - the standard: eat less, exercise more. Not so standard: find more time to be creative, make sure that I get a hug from both kids each day, and tell people who are important to me that they are important to me regularily.

karen said...

Hi. I think I may have missed my chance for your fabulous giveaway, but I'm glad I found your blog.
My rsolution is to share more.
Thank you for sharing!

MoonRae said...

I may be a little late for the giveaway,but I love your beautiful blog!!
I hope to use the supplies I have on hand and quit my little "hoarding" of goodies.

Electra said...

This is the prettiest blog I think I've ever seen! My Resolution is to be more kind to myself and others.

Altered Art Paper Crafts said...

My Resolution for 2011 is to do 3 things! 1.Speak up and be heard
2.Plan for tomorrow
3.Do not do to others,that they have done to you!
2010 proved to be one of the most trying year of my life, and I am glad it is over!

Anonymous said...

My resolution this year is to live with intention, to be consistent in attitude, random with acts of kindness, and strong in faith. In terms of the passion for jewelry making, I hereby adopt Riki's idea to learn and design 1 new technique each month. (What a great idea!)