Friday, May 22, 2009

Ever Since....

I have always loved beautiful things, especially jewelry. Growing up I loved anything art: drawing, painting, pottery, photography..beading. As I got older however, I soon became distracted with 'real world' responsibilities & forgot my passion. I went away to college & decided that I needed a real career and never thought I could make money as an 'Artist'. I continued to work through college and finally graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, deciding I wanted to be a therapist when I grew up:) After my college days I worked with adults with developmental disabilities & now as an addictions counselor for the state. Needless to say my creative, carefree self was quickly slipping away from me. I have been working in the field now for almost 5 years and really do enjoy counseling. I am pursuing my Master's degree and working two jobs. Although, something was missing, and part of me just wasn't satisfied until January of this year when I decided to take a trip down to South Carolina to visit with some family there. My Aunt has always always been an inspiration to me as she never lost her love for the art's, she practiced as a teacher for many years & has her own studio where she makes her lovely creations. When I went to visit with her a few months ago, it really got my creative blood flowing again. Seeing the items she was working on and visiting beautiful galleries in Asheville, NC just made me think "I can do that"..."I want to do that". So when I got home that is what I did, and I have been enjoying the art of making jewelry ever since (only a few months now). I have taught myself little by little & have so much more to learn, but that is the fun of it...the possibilities are endless!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fresh Start

This is my first blog ever!! I am new to all of this ETSY, Twitter, Flickr stuff...but am quickly realizing how addictive it can be. I just discovered my passion for jewelry design in January of this year & absolutely love creating new pieces! I currently work two jobs and am pursuing my Master's degree in Psychology. Making jewelry is my escape from it all, I find it so therapeutic & relaxing. When I get home from a long day at the office it is my way to decompress from all of that & BREATHE.

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Welcome to LizzyB Designs Blog!!

Artist Elizabeth Bohaker designs her handmade pieces using natural gemstones & other materials. As a lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore, nature has always played an important part in her life.

She is able to create one of a kind pieces by implementing her independent style & meticulous attention to detail. Every piece is unique & different as the stones used naturally come in different shade variations, shapes & sizes.


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Summer Storms Treasury

Treasury 5/29/09

Treasury 5/29/09
Sunshine & Blue Skies

Treasury 5/26/09

Treasury 5/26/09
Plush Iris

First Treasury

First Treasury
Rainbow Shades

I received my first award!!

I received my first award!!
Lovely Blog Award
I was updating my blog today & discovered that I've been awarded the "Lovely Blog Award" from Brandy of The Inspired Spider . Click on that link to visit her great Etsy shop! There you will find quality, crocheted accessories and gifts. Be sure to check out her blog too. Thanks Brandy!!!

The rules for this one are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

These are the great blogs I am passing the award on to:

The Etsian
Scampering Scotties
Little B Bunny
Jacaranda Designs
Bellissima's Blog
Dirty Girl Soaps
Georgia's Studio
Indie Style Blog
Katherine Kouture
Lauren Alexander Art
The Seasonal Cottage
Talking to Unicorns
Sleep Dream Play