Saturday, February 28, 2009

Checking in....

Today Whit and I drove to Sequim to do some shopping.. This is a photo of a lavender farm on the way there! As you can see they got a lot of snow 2 days ago! We only got a trace at our house. We bought a new computer desk for the studio and saw a great work bench at Costco that we may go back for tomorrow..... it is 8' long and is 37" tall with a great butcher block top and steel frame. Perfect for another silversmithing bench!

I taught a class last weekend and have been playing with some silver this week. We unpacked our rolling mill and have been experimenting with it! Nicole was here visiting early in the week (which explains the snow!) and we had fun playing with silver, copper and cold connections. I hope to have some of my new bead caps to show you very soon, the textures are very nice! I just need to patina and photograph them....... maybe tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Hearts

I have had several requests for hearts.... I have just listed these 2 and several more in 

There are also some galaxy beads, a flower dot bead and a star gazer bead there as well.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bead Caps on Etsy

Well I am not sure if it is worth the time to list these! It seemed to take longer to photograph them and list them than it does to make them! 

This is just a sampling of the caps that I have IN MY ETSY STORE.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Back home....

Always nice to be back home! Towanda was so glad to see us.... Brodia (AKA) Devil Dog is starting to have some Angel Dog days... finally! There is light at the end of the tunnel for Dad and Sally!

Tucson was a bit down from last year but of course we knew it would be! I had set a goal for myself and just made it....  It was great to see so many great friends that we only get to see once a year. Dinner at Anne's was awesome! We already made our reservations there for next year! Seems like when we got back to our hotel room each night I was just too tired to update the blog. If any of you are on facebook you can catch up on the goings on there!

Here are some of the things I have listed today in My Etsy Store.

This is a finished bead stix with a cored galaxy bead on it. You can take the jump ring off and change out your beads.....

This is a bead stix without the beads....

a close up of one of the ends.....

a capped and cored flower dot bead... this is one of my favorites that I have made in a while

and a pair of our new earrings.... you can take the jump rings off and switch out your beads.....

I plan on continuing to add more beads and jewelry in the next couple days... keep and eye out! And if there are any that you would like to see more of on etsy just leave a comment or drop me an email!