Saturday, February 28, 2015

Understanding LINKEDIN

I am thrilled to tell you about this fabulous class. We all need guidance in managing our own digital marketing and I have found the perfect person in Elissa Jane Mastel, the Empress of Marketing at ChillMedia U. Contact her at:

Even though it was our first class and we were limited to 2 hours I learned a great deal about this channel called LINKEDIN and about myself.
What I learned about LINKEDIN:
1. If you are looking for a job, pitching a workshop format, selling your skills or just wanting to get an important answer to a work specific question this is the site for you.
2. It is the premier B2B Social Networking Site. 
3. You can create a Business Page (They require you have an email in your business name). 
4. Your dynamic resume page is unlimited. You can trick out you colorful language. Your page can be interactive and utilize graphics and multi-media.
5. You are empowered to manage your personal branding.
6. You can incorporate different skills to showcase your many talents.
MOST IMPORTANT!!!  You are going to engage in real networking with High Level Executives and High Performers in your field. This is not a Facebook channel where you connect and hang with your friends.
I have just begun my new journey inspired by my wonderful daughter's Master Class last week so keep an eye on my process. I intend to keep myself busy designing creative corporate workshops and writing a book about that girl of mine. I finally feel I have the outer and inner support I need to move to the next level.
Love all you beautiful Angels... Shine you light brightly and let us all pray for peace

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I love to layer my Gems & Silver line. The simplicity, sparkle and ease of wear make these special bracelets my favorites. you can find them on my etsy site or on my blog in the etsy widget upper left.

Friday, June 27, 2014


In the early spring I wired up a handmade birdhouse.  Within a few days a beautiful Eastern Bluebird and his mate moved in.  The winds off the Hudson River tried to interfered with the family's plans but thank goodness the house stayed put and I got my first opportunity to watch this amazing process unfold. Yesterday I saw the parents chasing away all the birds in the area and then within 15 minutes the baby fledged. I feel so blessed to have been witness to this scene.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Beading with Susan Spivak
                      for anyone who loves Beading 
                              Accepting all levels

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This macrame bracelet or necklace can be created with any bead; smaller or larger, mixed sizes, crystal, stone,                 glass or gems.Experiment and have fun adding your style to this flexible project. Tutorials provided Kits will be available to purchase. The class is 2 hours and costs $35.00 plus material fee ($5.00-$8.00)

Class held at P.A. Gibbons Studio, 18 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY. For more info or to reserve a space contact Susan at 954.829.9620 or 

Patti at 845.901.0456

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Michelle Maros came to Rhinebeck to learn how to make a Leather Wrap Bracelet. The class was held at Patti Gibbons Studio above Rhinebeck Pottery. Ask and you shall receive!!!!!
Michelle wanted to start her learning process in Jewelry Design and she came to the right person. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm on Fire!

 It seems these days that I never leave my Jewelry table.  Last winter I began studying new bead weaving techniques and I have become a beading fool.  Nothing makes me happier than creating, wearing and selling my work. I want to share a few of these with you..... I certainly hope you enjoy. Check out my ETSY widget for available product.