Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Look at this beautiful creation I found at Mommas Green Beads! The link is:
You need to go look at her shop and her other things.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Crocheted and Little Things

This weeks featured artisan is Luisa of Crocheted Little Things. Adorable creations that make perfect gifts! Stop by Luisa's shops and see all her treasures!

You can find Crocheted Little Things @:

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2nd Shop URL

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Luvy Duvy

I found this vintage bag. I know I usually focus on artists but I really like vintage too so decided vintage was in! This is the link for you:

Go take a look at some of Luvy Duvy's things.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dancing Wind Designs

I have always marveled at people that have the patience to do seed bead work. It is a real gift to do seed bead work. I used to do it and probably could still do it but much prefer using seed beads as accents. Sue is the artist in Dancing wind Designs that does beautiful seed bead work. I picked this piece because it had pinks and purple in it and I love the way the focal bead swirl around. I know this piece took a lot of time and energy to make. I hope whomever is reading this will take the time to go visit her shop and see all her wonderful treasures. Her shop is earthy and fun!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not Sleeping My Mind is Worried

I'm worried about all kinds of things that are too complex to try and write in this blog. One has to do with one of my dogs that has a bad disc in her back. She gets really uncomfortable at times and whines and other times she is fine. I worry about her quality of life. She is the one with the ball, Gracie. It effect her control of her back legs.

I am also worried about this cancer medication I am taking for the next 5 years. I called my doctor today and said that I was rapidly gaining weight. So much so that I had to CUT MY WEDDING RING OFF and get it re-sized. It was stuck on my finger! The doc said that it is most likely the meds and he wants to see me on Friday. I feel like a balloon. My feet are tingling right out of the blue. I gained 8 pounds in 1 month and then 5 pounds this month. I hope there is another drug he can put me on.

So tonight I am worrying and can't turn my brain off. I'm off to try and sleep.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

KP Designs

Kathy is the owner and designer of KP Designs. She has wonderful pieces, each crafted with love! Stop by and see all KP Designs beautiful creations! You can find KP Designs @:
KP Designs Blog

Thursday, March 11, 2010

These are my doggies

I decided I would share with you my dogs. How do my dogs relate to my watches? Well my dogs make me happy and if I am happy I am freer to create. When one of them dies or is sick I don't create because I shut down. So here are my 3 dogs and a bit about them.

This is Bailey (the one with the brown and black and white). My husband went to the pound and Bailey picked him. My husband couldn't leave him because others wanted him. But Bailey wanted my husband and he wanted Bailey and after my husband called me I knew I wanted Bailey. He is a curious and a fun dog.

The dog with the black and white coat is Chopper. He is a great dog. I rescued him from the pound the day before he was to be put down. They told me he was unadoptable. Probably because he was in a cage and pawing at the door trying to get out. He is a good dog, however he does have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I think he was partially trained to fight with other dogs. He is not dog friendly and he wakes up sometimes mad or scared and we have to calm him down. We have to lean on him and tell him no around strange dogs...all the time he is barking at the other dogs and being vicious he is licking us. He ADORES my husband and loves and protects me. He is my sweetie.

Lastly, Gracie is the oldest and she is the one with the ball. She is the guard dog. She barks a lot to let us know if she hears anything out of the ordinary. She is older now and has something wrong with one of her disc in her back. She doesn't always know what her back legs are doing. We have her on pain meds and they are not affecting her liver. So that is good. We take all the dogs to the beach but we are really doing it for her and I. She loves the ocean as do I. She loves to run in the water and bite at it. She is like me in that when she gets hurt she wants to lash out. She is not a rescue...we got her from a family...she was the shy one. But she is the frightened one...shy and scared. We take great care to introduce her to people. She is a luv bunny.

I have a cat, Max the Cat but I can't find any pics of him but I will later. He is a fur ball of standoffish love. Now you know my family minus my husband. A girl has to keep some things private you know. I am thinking of taking pictures of my work area so you can see where I do my beading. Big deal huh? LOL

Thanks for reading...till next time.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I have promoted Vabeachquilter before in my blogger but it seems every time I turn around she is reinventing her shop. She has changed it again since the last time I promoted it in my blog. I remember a time when it was just simply patches of quilts. She may disagree with me but, that is how I remember it. Now she has purses and pouches and all kinds of cool things. Her shop addie is: That is where you will really want to go to start your exploring...just so you don't miss anything. Look at the quilt in this pic! Isn't it gorgeous and colorful? Like a rainbow. I would love to have that on my bed. And quilting is no easy task. Not for the faint of heart. So go visit her shop and see all the goodies. You'll have fun. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Kandi-o Designs.. creations by Kandace... truly unique and a style of their own! Kandace also has a shop called Cap It! More unique designs for you!
You can find Kandace At:

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Etsy Shop
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Madeitmyself Shop
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I've had dealings with Kandio and she though I had a good sense of humor. Ha! Another one fooled. LIttle do they know how mean and awful and cruel I actually am. Just ask my 3 dogs and my cat. Ask Chopper if I ever let him lick me in the face till I can't breathe. Wait! Don't ask him. JUst take my word for it JUst remember this shop is worth exploring and she has some colorful earrings and she uses great imagination. And visit her Cap it store. I swear I am gonna get a cap it sometime soon.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Mission Statement

Now this is a hard one. I want to state my Mission Statement for all of you to know and hold me to doing. This statement will be for Watches by Helen not, necessarily, for this blog. I have never made a Mission Statement and I am not really sure I understand what they are but, I decided I needed one just as a goal. So here goes...

Colors inspire me along with stones and their properties. I will use these elements either separately or together to create watches and earrings and allow others to carry a piece of me with them. The properties of the color and/or stone will positively influence the people they touch. This is my Mission Statement.

What do you all think of it? Comments are welcome. Let me know someone is reading this. LOL

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Look what I Found

I love this piece from Krystallized because of it's simplicity and elegance. Jane does wonderful work with Swarovski crystals as she makes necklaces, earrings, and all kinds of jewelry. She makes them sparkle. You can visit her store at
and see all the beautiful things she has made.