If I could just stop

If it seems that I’ve been elusive on the jewelry front, you’re on point with that thought.  I’ve been keeping to myself while trying to figure out what path works best.  I’m putting most of my energy into photography, this is what truly makes me happy. 

While I restructure the jewelry that I have put 10+ years into and find something that is truly unique to my style, I’m jumping into landscapes and creating artful feminine photography.

Wish me luck…



IMG_7396 IMG_7411 IMG_7415 IMG_7443 IMG_7460

“You’ve got Junk mail”!

With good intent, I’ve been meaning to take the recycling down to the big bin but failed miserably… or did I?  Recently I’ve made picture frames for my photography and out of the blue I figured I’d make paper from the shredded junk mail and use several of the frames I just made.  It was a blast!  I think I’ve scratched the surface of this new venture, I’ll always dislike junk mail and definitely love love love drawing so why not make cards.  One mans “Junk” is another mans treasure!

You can find them here


junkmail pinecard_960 recycledjunkmail960 sunflowernotec_960 sunflowernotecards_960 sunflowernotes_960

It’s been a long time coming!

Wow, wow & WOW! What a ride this past couple of years have been. There always seems to be a series of events, no joke and I’ve even heard people say “Only you Cindy, Only you”.  Well this I say is true, if it’s gonna happen, my name is all over it and embossed to make it official. 

I went from being overwhelmed with orders to losing every single help source that kept me a float to barely making it.  Then we seemed to have a few events of losing loved ones, and so much more that I can’t write about it or the parties involved would surely disown me.  Trust me, it has been a heck of a haul.  

This last ordeal, EoE. [Eosinophilic Esophagitis].  I never heard of such a thing but it’s real and it can wreak havoc if it’s not kept in check.  EoE is an allergy to food, good food.  After a few hospital visits we finally have an answer to why I’ve been feeling bad these recent years. First thought, chemical exposure since I work with so many chemicals there must be a connection.  It appears my physical self is fighting 24/7.  I can’t get myself together some days, and other days I’m on top of my stuff! The key is to refrain from the offending foods which are mainly healthy stuff and I for one eat clean. I’ve had  Issues focusing, breathing, general sickness but with no reason. I really thought I was dying a few years ago and with all of this non-sense, I could only hope that a single person out there could resonate with my current dealings.

I’m trying to take this on using photography and art as my remedy, self medicated me! I originally wanted to use this page for my website but I think I need to journal the daily’s of my happenings..

Currently I’m sketching for t-shirts and cards that have been on the back burner for years, I finally tackled some unfinished projects that honestly feel so good to get touched.

This is a standard antler I’m using for tee’s.  Feathers and flowers are coming I go, some are complete but not to be shared just yet. 

Feathers and rocks –  I have a collection of rocks from people or findings of abandoned rocks from places I’ve been. I don’t just pick up a rock, it has to appear to be abandoned and alone.

The feathers are gifts from the sky, I have a growing collection so sketching feathers is another release for me. 

medfeather rockart2print


My cousin has a printing company in the southland, he’s sending samples soon, and when I get the go ahead they’ll be ready to sell.

Hooray to Ryan!  

image2-2 IMG_6533


It’s what I need to do, I have an escape through the lens. There’s no looking behind me, only forward.  It’s a beast that’s yet to be tamed and I have every intent to do so.  The places that I’ve been to are places to be shared with others.  Not everyone has the opportunity to experience such beauty and with camera’s in hand I will share away!


A wooded glen in the eastern Sierra, a place that I find solace. This grove was recently clear cut, I managed to capture  some of the tree’s before they were taken. 

I spend a lot of my free time in the Sierra, I’m inspired to be a better human being when I leave there.  Not that I’m already working on making a difference, it’s just a new charge to my battery. 


Carson Peak is one of the most majestic rocks east of Yosemite, as the crow flies it’s approximately 26 miles from half dome.  One day I’ll back pack from Silver Lake into Yosemite, soon I hope.

So I’m off for now, looking for words and an abundance of  goodness to share…

Spring at the creek


turqugarnbronze twostrandturquchain1 vintagecross vintagecross1 vintagecrosspocca wovenchartreuseseedling1 manymoons 12




19 backsideofturqugarn Bandera bandera1 bandera2 BigCartel1dearspring biringedfacededgarnet brushedsilverandglasss 3

Spring has arrived at the creek, we’ve been busier than a bee in a new hive!  Be sure to visit our website often as new pieces are arriving this spring.  


There’s a lot of changes happening here, We now have a new addition to our team!

Meet Brandy, She’ll be working on the fine bead work you’ll be seeing online soon.  Dana Jane & I are so excited to have her join the creek!


More updates and images from the foothills coming later this week….

Have a beautiful day!


Welcome back Dana Jane!

The Creek house has been blessed with the presence of Dana Jane once again.   Not only will we have Dana Jane but Mikaela & Brandy are at it as well.  I couldn’t do it without them.

Change seems to have been taking place for a long while, it’s finally showing it’s face around here!

January didn’t start off well, we lost another loved one which obviously set me back a while but I’m here and excited to share a couple of new pieces this week.

During this month of rememberance not only for our recent loss but our past loves who have embossed January as deep thought and growth.

“Brothers, Simes & Nee Nee”

We grow stronger each day with the grace of your love that inspires deeper roots from within this short time together.

One piece at a time, we create beauty from a burning desire to be set free.  Personal amulets shared from “Woman to Woman” with love.

Lovers Red


Delicate long and domesticated, designed for that favorite pair of faded jeans or a special dress. Long rings made of hand pulled sterling silver wire are enhanced by a trio of faceted garnets sway perfectly as they entice the curious onlooker.

Feminine, Rustic, Organic

Drop 2″



Benita’s song


Stories of times past, Benita’s past song. A lifetime journey of strength, growth, love and freedom.

Benita’s songs of living

Disc 1.5″



The Creek house has been getting a little work done, it’s been five years since she’s been built, a little wear and tear from the weather therefore a little touch ups for this spring.  This winter’s abundant record rainfall damaged the vining roses and other beloved color surrounding the shop. You know what I’ll be doing this springtime, planting new flower beds and shrubbery. The Cecile Brunners were split like dry oak from the heavy rains, I hope the repair worked and those lovely vines share their fragrant roses once again.

We decided the tile counters needed to go, the new beefy wood Workbench has already warmed the studio. The wintery chill created an icebox affect which was challenging to work in.  The dampness from the creeks winter water flow penetrated the studio.  Looks like I’ll be on the hunt for some knee high shearlings pronto!


Creek jewelry will only be sold locally to Grace Jr. located in Chico, California & Nest of Paradise.  If there’s something you’ve seen here or on facebook but isn’t available on the website, please let me know and we’ll try our best to send that item to those two stores.

Cottage girls of Carmichael is the place to find unique one of a kind pieces.

Thank you for loving Creek wares, it is you who also bring inspiration to our world of creating.

Lovers Red

Happy New Year!

Here’s to new beginnings, new friends, new ideas and the desire to better oneself.  It seems I’ve stepped out of that black and white vision and found there really is a rainbow of color!   There’s a blanket of red on the work bench, red leather, red beads, red fabric, could this be the kick off to a lovers dream?   To me, there’s nothing more awesome then Red mixed with turquoise, gold, bronze… Keep close, Lovers Red will show her splendor.