Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Major News!!!


I have two very important announcements! I can't stop smiling...

Number One:

I was recently picked to be showcased in the upcoming March Issue of BeadStyle Magazine in the Earring Gallery Section. Oh, I am soo excited!!!

Here's a pic of the earrings from my shop the editors have selected:

These little cuties have already been sent off for the photo shoot for BeadStyle and I can't wait...
Huge :)!!!

Number Two:

For the dates of Oct. 1 thru Oct. 22 I will be having a 3 Week BOGO sale on my pieces.

If you purchase a piece, you will be able to buy one of equal or lesser value at half price, less shipping and handling. I will refund the difference when I mail out the pieces that you have selected.

How's that for a great sale? Christmas is just around the corner so please shop early for guaranteed delivery. All my pieces come gift boxed, so all you have to do is add a bow and/or pretty paper.

I am in 11 Treasuries, I have made wonderful new friends, I am now going to be featured in a respected national jewelry magazine.

many blessings to say thanks for...

More soon,
Love, Deb

Friday, September 17, 2010


Things are coming together more quickly now...
I've been featured in 10 Treasuries on ETSY, I have created 3 Treasuries, and I have to say they are kind of addicting... lol.

I now belong to the Kansas ETSY Team as well and that's also wonderful.
I have two amazing artisans following my blog, both are gifted and wonderful people and I hope you will check them out, too?

Back in the studio this AM to create more embellishments for an upcoming show here in Lawrence in December.
And, of course, for my shop.

My soul is a gypsy... I love meeting new people and telling of the reason for each piece and how it came about. Artisan and story teller, my favorite combination. :)
Fall is my season. It always has been.

My sale runs thru the 30th and I think for the month of November I am going to have a BOGO sale, but haven't completely decided on that yet...
I love the freedom to both create and the business aspects of running an online store are challenging and fun.

Peace and blessings,

Links: Thank you J for showing my jewelry every day... Thank you Gris for featuring me!
Check them out, their blogs are amazing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


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Peace and blessings,
BeeKai Artisan Jewelry

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Love Conquers All...

We all remember our first love... traces of it are left behind in our hearts and souls and mark us as we journey forward...

Some of my earliest memories come from dusty childhood days that were filled with carefully scrutinizing rocks and pebbles for hidden treasures, and at the age of 10 I made my first seed bead bracelet to wear to school which led to other girls in my class wanting one too.

Between summers of hunting for treasures, Nancy Drew, and poems... my days were pretty full.

Even at an early age, I sensed that Mother Earth had a story to tell within each and every pebble and crystal. I carried around a little pocket guide for identifying minerals and in recent years my youngest daughter (she's 19) found this same guide at a book fair and gave me its priceless memory filled gift. It sits in my home studio in a place of honor for its sweet link to my budding geologist days, lol.

Each stone and crystal is a portion of Mother Earth's history. When storms ravage, the planet shakes, volcanoes erupt, somewhere a gemstone will be the result of that event. The earth tells this story and shares her wisdom thru these beautiful reminders. Crystals in their opalescence, chatoyancy, every hue... tells of the forces that shaped their destiny.

As I sit, quietly, I can hear their song of life force, I turn each bead, crystal, chip, type of metal, carefully and the piece is born of love and respect for the beauty that is left behind. Sometimes I recycle vintage components and weave them into the piece and found objects will land there too.

As an artisan, I am simply the canvas that showcases the beauty that is already there...
When a certain piece comes that speaks to another... the link is complete between the Earth, me, and the unique individual that purchases the piece...

And that joy is the the reason for these creations.

By putting together my unique creations with the perfect person... we link and complete a cycle. Free spirited and happy, am I.

Peace and blessings,

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Been a very busy few weeks since my last post...
I have completely relocated my studio in my home. All the gorgeous sparklies and found findings have a wonderful (and organized) lol... place to call their own.

The space looks like an Aladdin's cave of treasure. I know where everything is now down to the tiniest pair of pliers or seed pearl. yeah...

I love to create, design, and then bring the piece to completion. I am at my happiest writing or making beautiful, budget friendly Art to Wear.
My shop is, please check it out if you have time?
It is well worth your stopping by...

I am having a Celebration of Autumn Sale for the whole month of September...
See shop for more details!

Onward to the studio...

Peace and blessings,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Inspiration of Dark Skies by Artist, Nene Thomas

Ah, probably the first of many poems I will eventually share here to give you a better feel for my creative instincts and what inspires me...

Black Wings (the poem) came about as a response to the beautiful art of Nene Thomas's Dark Skies fairy painting that I purchased at the Ren Fest in Kansas City a few years back... A few days ago, out popped the design of these unusual earrings:

I hope you will visit my shop to see these, and other creations,and enjoy the poetry as well...

Black Wings
Deb Boyle

She's soon to be free... to Be
Transformed and at peace.
Deep within
Her sultry beauty
Rising to her surface
Black Wings unfolding
Gathering courage
She speaks/writes
Soft and true
Of the deep Love
She has for you.
She dreams of
Hematite wings
Enfolding and protecting
Ancient Magick
A New Beginning
Of flying... journeying
Starlight captured
In stunning eyes
For Their Beauty to combine
Creating Forever Light
Wings of black, of hematite
Joining in flight.

and she prays...
For that unreachable star to guide...
Illuminate the path...
Carry them both...
Through the night
Into a new day...
Combined souls...
Free of pain.

She is a dreamer
A poetic soul
Her wings of black
Her dark beauty
(Slightly battle-scarred, a little damaged)
She quietly waits
And she prays
For that Perfect Embrace

For poetry
For kisses
For tears to flow
For lovemaking, and laughter... and tranquility
(Her Gift)
That comes from the soul.

Her black wings waiting...
Poised to take flight...
Her final Prayer?

For lonely and scared to leave... please?

And Love to take its place...
For she only wants to be held...
In that Perfect... Embrace.

Thank you, Nene for the inspiration...
and, as always,
Peace and blessings,


Bear with me... I was going to post my poem, "Black Wings" first but something different is clamoring for my attention... lol... happens a lot when I create... :)
Please... read on...

From Desiderata...

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

Three Wishes I hope to see fulfilled in Life...

For the First One:

I hope for You... Forgiveness.
For happy, healthy productive relationships and friendships in your life. Brains and potential assure you of your goals, but listen to your heart and soul. When the brain is busy planning and preparing sometimes... the simple joys are forgotten.
It is up to you to decide what those simple joys will be for you... Seek out a companion that you do not have to cling to, to feel worthy. Someone that you do not have to pay for time and energy... that the person may not grant you... anyway. Seek to laugh out loud, cry when you're lonely, love someone healthily. No one is destined to be alone, remember that, and the rest will fall in place. Skip drama and live and let live, as you want others to do in your life. Most of all, Forgive. This is the first step to better health physically and emotionally. Let go... and remember that your heart and soul need... to be heard too.

For the Second One:

I hope for You... Tenacity/Honor
You now understand what unconditional love truly means. The euphoria you experience will be much greater than any substance man or nature has created. The first steps, first "I Love You", will become the source of joy that will complete you as a person.
Tenacity and strength were always yours in abundance, use these strengths to:
Live and love and be honest always
Dream to hope and eventually realize
Wish to provide... and empower.
An innocent life is at stake and show with good decisions, strength of character, and truth... that life is a beautiful and cherished event. You are indeed strong, but you inherited the protective instinct to guide... from me. Hopefully you will never experience the fears of dishonesty and the damage it causes from the one you love the most. Children learn by's just a fact... As they learn from Your embracing all that is wonderful in life... they in turn, will pass this to others. Let go, grow, and be strong and honest in all that you do forward from today.

For the Third One:

I hope for You... Character.
The world can be fraught with anxieties, sadness and unfairness, sometimes. You will see this especially if you choose the profession you are seeking. But you will also see: Joy, Kindness, Empathy. All of these characteristics you have for others already. I wish for you the strength to see past the sad and carry on in your chosen path. Growing up is very hard. It's easier to let go and hand the burden over for others to carry... but that's not fair to the people we love in life. Growing up is inevitable, we all do it, eventually... anyway. It just happens. You are stronger than you know, and I have always known this about you. Enjoy good food, healthy relationships, great conversation. Be the compassionate person you were born to be and you will do just fine. Character... grow... be stronger than fear... this is my wish for you. You may surprise even yourself. Don't worry, for most situations there is no need, and this can crush your spirit. Listen to your heart and soul. They need to voice their opinions, too. Really listen...
Hearts and souls know when to worry... You need to learn to trust that.

And finally all remember if you can:
Let go of fear....
And? want... no more.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Creative Process...

This will be tough to describe...
for me... it's a feeling more than a thought process.
both jewelry designs and poems flow from me in, for lack of a better word... an urge.

This probably makes absolutely no sense whatsoever... but, I have always been a creative being and the two channels that translate this are creating beautiful, unique jewelry and poetry. Both allow my soul to speak to others, both are beautiful expressions of a light-filled person.

Inspiration is everywhere, my shop profile details this a bit more, but in truth, I find beauty in facial expression, color, classic rock lyrics, imagery, locations, the horizon as a thunderstorm builds. My first grandchild's laughter as I invade his tiny body with "tickle monsters"... lol. he's divine... by the way...

I am a dreamer and a writer and a person of worth and a joy-bringer... that's my nature, and what I stay true to.
I fall and let the universe catch me all the time...

More later,
Peace and blessings to you and all you hold dear,

Saturday, July 31, 2010

More About Me as a Person/ Jewelry Designer

In the first of 2 pieces I will describe who I am, and in the second piece I will do my very best to describe my 'creative process'.

I am a native Kansan and have lived many places. After coming home to settle, I raised 3 beautiful daughters and was married for 23 years. Life changing events occured and I then settled in Lawrence, KS in Sept. 2007. Being here is a wonderful experience. All my girls are doing well... and they are healthy... and this is priceless.

I have always been a collector of jewelry and minerals and stones and findings and... well, lets just say, my jewelry studio, conveniently located in my home, is an Aladdin's cave of treasures.

Treasures that I am now finally translating into beautiful, one of a kind, artisan jewelry. This in turn led my path to ETSY, and here I am. Happily creating, happily blogging... happy that I am finally working on my dream...

I am reminded of a wonderful quote:
"It's never too late to be what you might have been" George Eliot

More... lol...
I live simply, peacefully, and empathetically
I love 'classic' ouch... Rock... esp. Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin
I was a Diet Coke fiend... but I am trying to kick the habit
I write poems and daydream a lot...

Being 46 now, I don't think I will ever break that habit... lol

I speak, think, and write poetically...
and I will close now and follow with more in the coming week...

Please take time to check out my shop, time permitting? The unique treasures there will surely capture your fancy... look for classic rock references... lol.

Peace and blessings,

Friday, July 23, 2010

Greetings and Welcome!!!

Those that dare to dream... dare to do...

I have been with the ETSY community now for 6 weeks...
It has always been a goal of mine to have my jewelry designs "reach the masses" lol, and now I am finally bringing this dream to realization.

Some may consider me a "late bloomer" but I believe that we are all destined to be what we are meant to be... Jewelry creations flow from me just as my poetry does. I am creative and unique and my pieces will always be 'one onlys'...

Based upon that simple and wonderful principle... my shop will offer unique and one of a kind pieces to someone that will know... that they will be the only one in the world that will have that piece. Original and fresh, unusual and unique findings, nothing that will have a 'mass produced' feel.

As I carve my way into this niche... please join me? I am at my best in my creative zone... my journey will be worth the trip, for it is, and was... always my destination.
Enjoy my shop.
Watch for future posts to include my writings as well...
Most of all, enjoy the unique and wonderful person that you are... just like me jewelry... there is only one... you.

Peace and blessings,

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Check me out at your convenience at: Beekai Artisan Jewelry