Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Coming Along

The closer I get to finishing the book on Gem Tree Sculputures the more excited I become. I have finished my initial edits received back from my editor and now I have to insert all the pictures. Okay, first I have to take the pictures, then my husband edits them to black and white, then I can insert them. It seems like I still have a lot of work to do, but my deadline of next Monday still seems do-able. I may change my mind after this weekend.

Hopefully I have caught your interest with all the talk of my book. I am sorry about the web site, but I will include anyone on my notification e-mail list that's interested in when the book is published and I will also provide a link or instructions as to where you can purchase the book. Currently I am putting a few items out on ETSY for sale and I plan on checking to see if I can offer the book for sale there. I'll let you know.

Since I plan on making an instructional DVD on the standard gem tree design and I don't have a video camera....does anyone have a favorite video camera that they use? There are so many, I'm just not sure which one would be best for this application.

Thanks, Dana


Friday, September 19, 2008

Web Site Lost ... :-(

For all of you looking for my web site and are just receiving an error message, we lost our server from the host this week. We are looking for a new host and will get it back up and running but because all the data was stored and backed up on that server, we will be starting from scratch. More work for me, but you will get to see a new and improved web site.

Until then, please feel free to contact me at for any jewelry or gem tree requests or you can visit my Etsy site for a list of items for sale. As I am adding items daily to this site until my web site is back up and running, please check it often. I'll keep you updated on how it is going.

I do have a gem and mineral show in Castle Rock, WA this weekend (9/20-9/21), so if you are reading this and live in the area, please drop by and see me. We will be at the Fairgrounds.

Thanks, Dana


Monday, September 15, 2008

The Imposed Deadline

Just thought I would throw out a few tidbits to get everyone interested in the book. Currently, it has 8 tree designs along with creating a tree to eliminate stress. I've had my edit groups make all the trees using the instructions and it is being finalized by my editor. Later this week will be my final run through to make sure I have all my photos and illustrations in the correct order and complete any final edits as suggested by the edit group on the instructions. My deadline to the publisher is September 29th. We shall see if I can make it.

Here is a list of the tree styles that will be included in the book.

  • Standard Gem Tree (includes a mini version)
  • Alternating Leaf Tree
  • 2 Leaf Tree
  • Early Variant Tree
  • Down Under Tree
  • Pine Tree
  • Bonsai Tree
  • Jewelry Tree
I'm excited to see how all of it will turn out in book form. If you would like your e-mail to be added to the notification list for when the book is published, please leave me a comment with your e-mail (I won't post it) and will get you added. Thanks for keeping me going and asking me questions about the trees because if it wasn't for all the questions, I probably wouldn't have thought of writing the book. Cheers, Dana