Tuesday, March 27, 2012

springtime baubles

Rolling it out:

large version

smaller  version

with brass

with peridot

I'm going to start listing right after lunch...and post it all on the FB page, like usual.

And just for fun:

This is sooo me ;)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012


So....I added more pieces. Just like I predicted. ;)
I don't ever want to stop that flow of creativity, so I went with it, and I am really, really glad I did. I love the result!
I completed most of the pieces today and all I have left is some finishing and chain cutting, etc...
On Sunday, I plan on photographing them and then I'll list after that (at the beginning of the week). I'll continue to keep you posted and show my work here first.

Okay, I'm totally exhausted.
Time for bed.

Have a great weekend! I plan on it, as well :)

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Monday, March 19, 2012

mini update...

I've been a bit silent here, lately.

My daily photos are piling up in my computer...I haven't even had time to get them on flickr. I think there are about 10 days worth now, sitting and waiting to be uploaded.

But, here's the deal:
I'm working on getting a shop update up this week.
I can't say the exact day because I don't really even know.
Should be mid-week, but we'll see how it pans out......
Sometimes I get a wild hair in me with some last minute inspiration and feverishly create a few more designs that just won't let me wait till next time!

My daily pics will be coming soon, as well.

And, here's a peek and a listen to a band that I've been heavily listening to and inspired by.
I posted a live performance vid, from their FB, on my facebook page this past week, too.

You can preview and purchase the album here.

See you soon!


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Friday, March 9, 2012

A week in pictures - Project 366

This week has been a little low key.
We've been spending a lot of time outdoors welcoming the abundant sunshine and warmth that is coming our way.

Spring has arrived.

One important piece of information before we move on to my pictures:
I have set up the monthly giveaway on Facebook.
Yep. It's going to happen each and every month.

This month we are giving away the Silver Saharas.

---And you can enter here!--

And now Pictures:


03/02/12 - Homemade pizza and movie night at my parents' house. We watched Gladiator....it had been forever since I'd seen it. Absolutely one of my favorites.

03/03/12 - This is the day I realized that spring had arrived!

03/04/12 - ....and I am looking everywhere for the signs of its coming.

03/05/12 - Early morning in my studio. 5:30 a.m. to be exact, which is pretty freaking early for me, but I'm really determined to make this my normal schedule. So far, I've been keeping to it pretty well for the past week.... It helps that Norbert is always ready to go at that time.

03/06/12 - That day the temperature crept into the 70s. This meant that we had to celebrate by having lunch and beer, while soaking up the sun, at a local rooftop patio.

03/07/12 - Mom's homemade cookies. Do you know how fantastic it was to grow up with two parents who cook and bake? I am forever grateful for that....especially now that they live nearby and they continue to cook and bake for us :)

03/08/12 - Awwww. This picture is totally over-exposed, but I love it. My Dad is getting better. Finally :)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


The Topaz has arrived:

The Shield ring will now be made to order!
You can find it here and here.

And since I haven't done this in a long while.....how about some music?
New music, at that. 
For me, anyway.

Man, I can't tell you how much I love to find new amazing bands.
I've been playing her music constantly since I found her on Bliss last week.

Love, love, love!

How amazing is the sound of two sets of drums?

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Friday, March 2, 2012

A week in pictures - Project 366

I am going to start a new way of sharing my daily 366 project with you. I got the idea from this inspirational photographer. I'll be posting my daily photos, every week or two, with a short description for each. Sound good?

So here's my last nine days in pictures:


 And words:

02/20/12 - Quick street capture, taken post-dinner and drinks with friends.

02/21/12 - A blue hour snapshot outside of my parents' home.

02/22/12 - I have this lantern suncatcher from Vintage Aimee up in the window of my studio. Pure sweetness...

02/23/12 - A trip to the king of all big box stores....

02/24/12 - My soldering station with a collection of tweezers, solder picks and flux brushes

02/25/12 - Warming up by the 'fire' in my son's kindergarten class that morning.

02/26/12 - Windblown selfie. We had a fun time hanging out at the Boulder Creek, feeding the ducks. It was super, super windy....I took several self-portraits and pretty much every single one had my hair whipping all over the place.

02/27/12 - Looking through the fireplace at the bookstore. Another place that we frequent...

02/28/12 - I took this blue hour photo in front of the post office. I am at the post office. a. lot.

02/29/12 - This is a snapshot of some new pegs I just got in the mail. I am always ecstatic to add new tools to my ever-growing collection.

03/01/12 - A quick capture on the way home from the morning school run. I am visually drawn to farmhouses and barns. I guess the lifestyle appeals to me. That is one twin in me speaking....the other one wants to live in Brooklyn :)

All these pictures, along with additional photos, can also be viewed on my Flickr page.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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