Monday, June 29, 2009

New Necklaces!

A couple of my newest necklaces...

~Tequila Sunrise~



Take care everyone and stay cool in the heat!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

So much to do, so little time....

These days it seems like there is so much to do an so little time to get it done! My flower beds need house needs cleaning, my animals need attention....and the list goes on and on!! So my plan is to take one day at a time! I totally give props to ones that can do it all!!

Currently, my cat, Bonzai, is recovering from declawing and neutering, so I am kinda focused on that little guy right now!!

I have tons of ideas in my head for new jewelry, now I just have yet to make them... Here are a couple of my newest items!

Until next time!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My weekend project....Earwires!!

So, my weekend project that took a little while longer than expected is finally finished!

If I would have been thinking I would have taken pics of the entire process....But, I didn't, so here is a short explanation!
I started with a roll of 20 gauge wire, cut it into 2" lengths, fire-coated and flamed off each piece, balled one end with a small butane torch, pickled, bent and tumbed. Then, finally, just today, I got done filing all the ends so they are smooth and round! P.S. I do not like the cup burr I just purchased. I think a good old fashioned metal nail file works the best! Here they are!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Its been a while....

Ooops... I have totally been neglecting my blog.... So I am making it my goal to blog at least once a week!

Lets see here....Since my last post life has been pretty busy...

My tulips have come and gone...

Same with some jewelry...

I attended a local craft show the weekend of Mothers Day and the weekend before, sold a few things, so that was fun! Still have my/our stuff at The Pit Stop in Rock Creek, MN. Thinking about beefing up the items there, just not sure how gemstone jewelry will sell at a convenience store! Also down the highway from the Pit is a consignment shoppe I have been wondering about. They are looking for local crafters so I might have to check that out!

Hmm what else...Oh, I planted my little garden! I've got cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers and jalapeno peppers all planted! Now it't the weeding and waiting game I call it. LOL.

We have been jonesin' to go boating, but it just hasnt worked out yet! Either the weather is bad or we just are too busy or working when its nice out...go figure, huh? After the near 80 degrees today I was looking forward to the weekend, that is until I heard it was supposed to rain all weekend!!! Oh well, that gives me time to stay indoors and bead! hehe. Well I could clean too, but beading sounds sooo much more fun!

So here I go. Off to create some more jewelry!!