Friday, June 1, 2007

Swirled Heart Drops

A few pieces have been added at RadianTrace Jewelry. Items numbered 105 through 111 are new today. I received permission to offer one of 19 custom designs I made for a client. If you're interested, go take a peek. Remember, all orders over $50.00 include a FREE surprise gift valued at $8.00, and all orders over $100.00 include a FREE surprise gift valued at $20.00! These FREE surprise gifts are high quality handcrafted items such as zipper pulls, keychains, earrings, and bracelets. Buy some pretties for yourself, and give the FREE gifts to family and friends.

If you'd like to leave comments or questions about my jewelry please feel free to do so in the picture section of Radian's myspace, or you can contact me at the email address listed on my RadianTrace Jewelry site.

Have a great weekend filled with many blessings . . . Ronnie

Monday, May 28, 2007

Harmony Necklace

Several new pieces were added today. Items numbered 90 through 104. I received some really pretty Peruvian Pink Opal stones which I used to make 3 pieces that you can view in this update. Have I ever mentioned how much I love smokey quartz? Well I do! There a few pieces featuring large smokey quartz nuggets. Go take a peek at RadianTrace Jewelry.

Have a great week filled with many blessings . . . Ronnie

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Water Themed Designs

Several new pieces were added today at RadianTrace Jewelry. Many are in a Water Theme featuring the beautiful semi-precious gemstone labradorite with a few moonstones added for a little extra magic. The rainbow iridescent nature of labradorite reminds me of sunlight dancing upon the river. I hope you enjoy the new pieces.

Have a great weekend filled with many blessings . . . Ronnie

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Jade Celtic Heart

Hey there everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know items 72 through 77 were added today. The 10% off pearl items sale has been extended through to the summer time. Also, the Sold Gallery & the Custom Pieces sections have been updated. I've started a Client Gallery which currently resides in the pics section of my mypage profile page. The link can be found in the links column to your right.

If you purchased pieces of RadianTrace Jewelry, and would like to have a picture of you wearing it in the Client Gallery please contact me through my RT website. I love to see pictures of my clients wearing their new pretties!

Have a great weekend everyone . . . Ronnie

Friday, April 27, 2007

Mother's Day SALE

Hey there everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know there's a sale going on right now at RadianTrace Jewelry. All pearl items are 10% off the listed price from now until Mother's Day. Stop by and select a special one of a kind piece just for Mom. Or send hubby over to show him that special piece you'd like for Mother's Day.

Just to let everyone know.....20 new pieces have been added since April 21st.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Behind The Scenes

On the surface it might seem as if nothing is going on, but I'm very busy behind the scenes working on graphic orders, and custom jewelry pieces. I'm still in the planning stages for my separate RadianTrace Jewelry website. I can't get started on it full out yet until I get all pending graphic orders delivered. I did manage to design a really cool business card though so at least I moved one step in a positive direction toward my goal.

I really wish I hadn't fallen behind on graphic orders. The pressure to get caught up is eating away at my creativity. It couldn't be helped though. Family health issues don't coordinate themselves around my wishes. I'm relieved that everyone's okay for the moment. Our family needs a bit of a break from all the recent trauma.

I'm doing my best to keep myself calm and just breathe in and out and feel thankful that family members are on the mend.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Radian's MySpace Update

I added a music player to RadianTrace's MySpace page. It allows you to add up to 76 songs which is really cool because there's so many great musicians around.....past and present. Visitors might notice some patterns to my taste in music. Bass, bass, bass, and more bass.....I like rumbling pounding music. And of course there's also the vocal genius of Chris Cornell. I love that man's voice!

Also, during my breaks in between working on graphic orders I'm working on a layout for my RadianTrace Jewelry site. I'm slowly transferring files over to the new domain. It will be a long drawn out process due to the fact that my breaks are only about a half hour long, and I have so many other obligations at the moment. I'm writing the html code for the site myself, and I need to resize all the photos to accomodate the new layout.

I'm really looking forward to having everything finally caught up. I have some great new designs I'm eager to create and display. Stay tuned folks.....

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

RadianTrace's Own Domain

I did it. I finally took the plunge and purchased a separate domain for RadianTrace Jewelry. My jewelry designs will no longer be sharing space on the same website as my mousedrawn graphics. They can now be viewed at This is an early birthday present to myself. I figure I deserve something special to help me get through some of the rough stuff I'm going through. I feel a bit better knowing that I'm still moving forward with my dreams even though things are a little hectic right now. Bit by bit I'll get everything done that needs to get done.

Now all I need to do is steal some time from somewhere to set everything up properly. I'm looking into shopping cart scripts, and separating my mailing list into 3 different groups for updates on my 3 websites.

It's amazing how much better I feel having finally done this. I think this will help me get back on track with the work I have waiting to be completed.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Falling Behind Schedule

I've fallen a bit behind schedule, and it's been a struggle for me to catch up. I may need to postpone taking on any more custom work until I can get myself more organized. I don't even have the full customs list published on my Jewelry site. I shipped out the last 3 custom pieces without taking pictures of them first. Yikes! I had so many other things on my mind when I finished the pieces, and apparently taking pictures wasn't one of them.

Two of the hurdles are that I make prepaid mousedrawn signature tags, and prepaid Posse Jewelry. I got caught up on the pre-paid jewelry orders and then I started working my way through the waiting list for pre-paid signature tags. Then my youngest son became extremely ill and was admitted to the hospital. Although he's out of the hospital now and living back home with me he suffered some irreversible brain damage which has devastated both of us. It's been a non-stop learning, and grieving process for both of us for 6 weeks now.

I've been learning about his limitations by living with him on a daily basis. There's more damage than I first realized. He's very child-like and requires a great deal of guidance and one on one attention. I don't have anywhere near the same amount of time each day to spend on making graphics and jewelry that I used to have before he became sick....and before he moved back home. I haven't really even had time to digest all of what's happened. I'm running on auto-pilot right now. I know there's light at the end of the tunnel, but in the mean time I hope my clients understand I'm doing the best I can to meet their requests.

I thank you all for your encouragement and support while I work my way through this process.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Interesting Order Pattern

I've noticed that most of my clients who are ordering custom designs are ordering them as birthday gifts for friends and family. I find this very flattering. It pleases me to be able to make one of a kind special pieces for my clients' loved ones.

For me there's something very sacred about the process of translating someone's sentiments into a 3 dimensional wearable piece of jewelry. My greatest desire is to kick this up a few notches into creating one of a kind pendants shaped and molded from metal clay.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Nothing But Jewelry

With the impending arrival of my RadianTrace Jewelry website I thought it would be nice to create a blog for me to announce new arrivals, and for me to discuss my obsession with jewelry.

Why did I choose the name 'RadianTrace' for my business? It was a username bestowed upon me years ago by an online friend. I wasn't making jewelry at the time. I had only just started making mousedrawn graphics. But later when I began making jewelry I imagined streams of swirling baubles and sparkles trailing behind the name RadianTrace whenever I saw it in print. It somehow fits my personality so it seemed like a done deal.

Although I make jewelry in many different styles and colors my favorites are black and silver. Most of my newer pieces are done in jet, onyx, obsidian, blackstone, and silver. I enjoy the creative challenge of making custom designs.

I'm currently working on improving my skills in creating one of a kind metal clay pendants and creating pieces using the wire wrapping technique. I also create polymer clay faeries so working with metal clay feels like a natural shift for me. I'm very tactile and I've been known to be fascinated by shiny objects. Hence the nickname Crow, or Magpie.


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