Wednesday, August 12, 2020

River house soap 2020

 Fresh fruit for a beautiful fresh new day. Website is still on Etsy, new pattern coming. It’s been a long time since I posted, I tend to do everything on Facebook these days. But I am still doing soap and loving it. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Soap Soap

I’ve made many new soaps this fall, these are some very favorites, Patchouli Lemongrass, lovely French Lavender and a beautiful Balsam Pine. Lilac is being made this weekend, I can’t wait to smell that again. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Another website for my products, Also the 

Friday, April 7, 2017

New website

Just getting it going but Soap and beauty products will be on my new site. 

River House Soaps

    River House soaps has been busy from fall through the holiday season. Since then I have made many new soaps and new products for spring and summer. My soap is at Morristown fuel and supply and also at Bountiful harvest in Gouverneur. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Where did our year go ?

Three quarters of the year is gone. If you follow me on Facebook you know it's been a year of change. I became a grandma at the very beginning of 2016 for the second time. Another beautiful grandson, whom at the time his mom and dad and big brother were living with me. It was a joy to see him born, a true blessing. I am grateful for the year and a half I had living with them. Near spring they moved down south and I miss them. I am still employed at the post office and have been way to busy there, working a great deal. During the summer I was busy making new pottery bowls from Rhubarb and various leaves. I did not have as much time as I would of liked but maybe this winter I will sink my hands into it again . I've been blest with many family visits from my other son, daughter in law and daughter this summer. Along with father, sister and brother in law. Summer was very full and hectic. So here we are to fall, family have all departed to go to winter destinations or homes, and I am making my soap, and preparing for holiday studio tours. I've made a few new river glass silvered jewelry and renamed my soap after our River house that we all love and come home to. 
The last three months are promising to be just as busy and full as the first nine months. Quiet and creativity are good, fall is looking colorful and beautiful. 

Jewelry and Pottery too!

      Studio tour November 5 & 6 th, my little studio will be jammed full of great holiday buys. 

Many Soaps

  The many scents of lavender, Rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass, geranium, gardenia, Sunflowers, apple blossom and cinnamon pumpkins and more. 
New soap label name, River House soap and I still have Radiantgem soap, which ever you desire. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Packing Up for a Festival.

   Packing, arranging, deciding what goes. Next week is a festival at Mares Wares Pottery house, July 1st in Morristown NY. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Getting ready for Mares Art Festival

 New bowls, fresh soap and lavender balm and glass leaves, JULY 1 st, 12-8 pm. It's a great Art , talent filled day. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Beautiful St Lawrence River Sunset

The beautiful river, much of my inspiration, peace and joy. Today is April 8th, spring and it's snowing. The river is still beautiful when I can see it, I'll look for a sunset tonight and hope for warmer weather. I've got so much to do in the studio and it's just too cold . I guess I'll make another Lavender/Lemon essential oil soap this weekend, at least it will smell divine. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Egg Soap

It doesn't look any different from my other soaps but this is goatmilk and egg soap. Made from free range chickens, all natural and organic ingredients. I made two different scents, a lemongrass with a hint of patchouli and a lavender frankincense . Cleans and lathers great from the egg. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016


I recently joined the NNY Art trail and had to describe my surroundings, studio. Last years photo but this is my studio, I call it a river cabin, size wise a small gingerbread house . Not fancy, needs repairs big time,  but I love it. It's been a part of me for 50 years, so it is hard to give up. Maybe this year I can work on getting a new door, below is some new pics of my work submitted. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Looking forward to 2016

2016 is barely here and I can't wait to get busy with clay, soap, gardens and the beautiful St Lawrence River. All in good time I guess, my studio is still full of many lovely fresh smelling soap items from this past fall. Many clay leaf bowls are still available. Fall and seasonal soaps aplenty, Pumpkin, cranberry and a fresh Noel and Noel's tree. I heated the studio until a week ago and I am already thinking of putting the heat back on and getting going on glass leaves or more glass buttons. I can't wait for the spring Rhubarb to pop out of the ground, new bowls of clay will be drying promptly. Any inquiries can go to, make an appointment, I'll turn the heat on, visitors welcomed. 

Lavender balm and lip balm

Can't wait for spring!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Last two weeks at the Hammond Farmers and Artisans market.

Thank you to all who have visited and supported us. I truly look forward to my Wednesday's every year. I have made great friends and acquaintances at this Market. It's been a great season, the museum has had on the upwards of 20 venders at some of the events. Many great attendees and entertainment each week. It is a community event they can be proud of. Thank you to my sister Kim for watching my booth today, especially on such a georgeous day. After next week I am at my studio at 347b River road east, Morristown. I will have an open visit studio weekend the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 28 and 29. If you would like to purchase soap, pottery or special items come that weekend, just in time for Christmas. Call 315-375-6389o arrange appointments for visits. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thanksgiving Cranberry Orange Spice Soap

Fresh soap for fall, my etsy shop has it, radiantgemjewelry or email . I only charge what it actually costs to mail. 4 bars will fit nicely in a priority flat rate for $5.95. 

2015 new soaps, falls freshly made

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Recently started a soap business, all homemade, natural olive oil, and coconut oil soap. Email for more inquiries,, prices range from $3.00 to $7.00 depending on the size of bar of soap. Most are $5.00 each. Many fragrances, Lilac, Pumpkin, Pear, Cranberry wreath and several goatmilk/Honey variations. Lots of fun, but my primary reason was that I have always bought homemade soap from other soapers, I have not liked the chemicals and the way store beauty bars have made my skin feel. So at the end of last year, I decided to start using my own herbs and make my own soap. So glad I did, I know first hand now what it is I am bathing with and my skin feels so much better.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This blue piece has 3 pieces of glass,
center on is 1/4 in thick, with 2 silver beads.

This yellow piece is 2 yellow clay beads and 3 glass pieces.Each $35.00

This necklace I photograghed with out the additional silk ribbon that comes with it. It has 6 of my own yellow clay beads and 5 pieces of weathered glass pieces.Can be worn with out ribbon, it has its own clasp. Asking $45.00 plus $ 5.80 Priority/insured shipping.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

This was a glass bowl I had fused together some time ago and it broke. Today I refinished the glass and made a necklace.

Monday, February 20, 2012

First Spring flower.

Little Bear

Spring transformation started with Lil Bear this weekend. He got PhOO-FOO"d . He looks great, feels great, new harness to boot. Now if the weather and daylight at 6pm will coo-operate we will get some exercise.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Januarys' weather

What can I say about January other than it was all over the board, very extreme from high 40's to 20 below zero. The river is still open and beautiful, birds are churpping and I'm anxious for spring.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rhubarb leaf and bowl

This is a rhubarb leaf, 10 inches long, it turned out grat with lots of detail of veins and indentations. The small bowl is also a rhubarb bowl and the one not finished is a grape leaf bowl yet to be kilnfired and glazed.


This is a beautiful moth we found in the bottom of the boat. Unfortunately is is dead, I saved it to see if I can preserve it somehow. Ducks are also finding our dock to be a good resting place. Not sure what kind this is, I still need to look it up. The summer sun is finally warming up the flowers and bring on the blooms.