About My Jewelry

About My Jewelry
Mary Brown Jewelry

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to 2010

Janna & Maizie

Hello Friends

Happy New Year and welcome to 2010. I hope this new year will be a very good year for you, your family and friends.

2009 was a very interesting year for me. I lost my job in March and it has been a year of tightening our belts as others have had to do. I now look back at this as a blessing in disguise. I was able to be with my husband when he ended up in the hospital from a seizure in May and to help him recover when he returned home. I also enjoyed spending time in Michigan with my Mother, who will be 91 in January, when she was feeling like life was just too much for her. My Mother lives in an assisted living apartment building and it was so nice to have lunch in the main dining room and meet all her friends. Some of them are real characters.

We also helped our Daughter, Janna, who is taking care of her Grandmother who has Alzheimer’s and raising a toddler our first Grandchild, Maizie. We are really blessed to have more time with Janna and the Amazinator, as Grampy calls her.

I have also had the opportunity to take some accounting and QuickBooks classes in the hopes that I can help other crafters with the accounting side of their business.

I plan to write my blog every week to two weeks, depending upon the time I have while looking for a job. I will feature articles and information on the semi-precious gemstones that I use in my designs and invite you to see my studio and our dogs, Rosie and her daughter Frosty.

I welcome all your comments and support.



  1. Thanks for the postitive atitude you show. This attitude will bring positive results as our inner attitude will show itself on the outside and that is what others see. This is especially useful in job interview situations. God bless and relax as you work with your jewelry stones. Remember - God made them pretty for us to use.

  2. Hi Larry,

    Thank you so much for your comment. You are right, being positive in a situation not under our control can have positive results.

    Pretty stones are what it's all about.

  3. Wow, Mary - This site is awesome! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your gift with all of us. I'll be back to visit soon:)
    Carol Dub