Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Help Save a Kitty and get my jewelry as a thank you!

I am trying to help raise money to save my cousin's lovely kitty, Manzanita.

Please visit our fundraiser at Give Forward here:

 I am offering to match dollar for dollar for a jewelry purchase at Studio Regency... that is, if you publicly (use your name so I can verify your donation) donate 
$30 to the Help Save Manzanita Fund, I will give you a credit of $30 towards jewelry from my shop here Studio Regency. If you donate $10 you can have $10 in jewelry, $100 = $100 in jewelry and so on. We are nearly half way there to get this kitty into surgery and every little bit helps. If you would like to help this kitty and to get a piece of my lovely handmade jewelry in the process please go to the fundraiser and make your donation. Come back here and let me know in the message tab what piece you would like and where to send it. Feel free to share this fundraiser with your friends. Thank you so much for your time and every little bit helps. If you want to do $1 or $5 I will give you a gift certificate to use on a purchase with me later on. ♥ Please Help Save Manzanita ♥

You can view my current available designs on the facebook page here:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Giving Up the Flesh

I had seen him just the day before
I saw the signs
The dark color creeping in
Talking to people who were not there
The pinch of blue around the temples and the lips
No more food or even water
He was making his way out
His body fighting itself to stay alive
Fighting itself to die
I had to go home
Back to my children
In a panic
In a rage
Because I was not THERE
And I left her all alone with him
All alone watching him die
Watching what she refused to see
"We have lots of time."
As I called and begged and searched for a way
A phone call
"I'm on my way."
"Don't worry it's not going to be anytime soon."
Five minuets later
"Your grandfather just died while I was on the phone with you."
Racing up
What's the hurry
He is gone
Seeing him for the last time I ever will
Our relationship is over
No more time left for any stories
The last link to my father gone now
I cut his hair to keep
Told him I was sorry for the bad job
But didn't think he would mind
I had seen him just the day before
He is much as he was
Mouth open
Ready for a snore
But none will come
He is gone
Two hours dead and body still warm
Not from the life of flesh but from the infection that rages
New signs already
Signs of the change that sets in
Mouth is dry
Flesh is.... changed
The dance and the race and the fight of each cell
To live
Each second
Each day
The spark is two hours gone
We spend our lives fighting to live
And in just moments after death wins
We are changed
Our bodies are not pure pieces of our souls
They are meat
That dies and rots
Our family is strange
We scoff at the idea of God
But ghosts
Well, we suppose that is likely
My Grandmother thinks he sends her messages through the radio
I hope it is so

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

4,000 FB Fan Giveaway WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who supports Studio Regency by being a fan on the Facebook page! The winners have been chosen by and are as follows!

Heather Rogers Stenger is the winner of the $55 Bloom Edwardian Earrings - 24k Gold and Sterling Silver Flower Earrings! Congratulations!
Holly Fynn is the winner of the $42 As You Wish Necklace - Victorian Bottle Necklace Full of Dandelion Seeds - Customizable! Congratulations!
Kristen Moore is the winner of the $65 Nebula Labradorite Gemstone Necklace! Congratulations!
Elizabeth Layton is the winner of the $45 Countess Edwardian Pearl Earrings - Inspired by Downton Abbey! Congratulations!