28 December 2008
27 December 2008
24 December 2008
23 December 2008
I was at Dandelion communitea cafe ~ one of my favorite places you know ~ and they had a holiday festival. They always support local arts and small businesses. One guy was juggling, another lady dancing, and some guy taking photos of it all. It was a nice time. The weather was beautiful ~ we won't have a white Christmas here ~ and a good time was had by all.
Labels: dandelion communitea cafe
22 December 2008
I really need to learn how to weld. I think my beloved knows how. I'll ask him to teach me. I always thought it would be really cool to recycle old metal parts into some postively fabulous piece of sculpture ~ since I like to make stuff and I'm industrious about recycling and I like to think I'm crafty like that ~ and then sell it for thousands of dollars. A new year is on the horizon, I can always dream...
21 December 2008
I made this ring back in the day during school. I had such a fun time casting ~ you know I like using the torch, and this was a BIG torch used for casting! ~ and you know I like simple designs, so I had to try this one. I was fooling with my camera today and tried a different setting. I think this turned out pretty good!
20 December 2008
There will be a Grandma Party craft bazaar tomorrow at Stardust video & coffee, starting @ 10a until the magic hour, whenever that is. I found the information through the Florida Creatives website. You can check the other sites for more information. These are always fun and interesting. Good vibe, cool people.
19 December 2008
18 December 2008
So my beloved is leaving today, yes, on a jet plane, to go mountain climbing in Argentina. In that vein, I thought I'd see what I could find on Argentine jewelry or jewelry designers. As luck would have it, I found Cynthia Del Giudice in my searches. She has a blogger page and lives in Argentina! She has some really beautiful pieces. This photo here shows a patina that she's been working on. She has some very simple designs which are very elegant. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
13 December 2008
My very good friends, Kip & Eliza Watson, are putting on their own version of the Nutcracker tomorrow. If you are in the area, come by their studio to watch "Nutcracker Sweets". I won't be performing, lucky you, but I will be there helping out backstage, as always.
11 December 2008
10 December 2008
I've found another jewelry design contest! It looks like Swarovski has an online design tool for a contest they are having. It's been going on for some time, but there is still time to enter! You have until the end of December, so go to their website and get busy!
Labels: jewelry design contest
08 December 2008
06 December 2008
04 December 2008
So he also gave me this pendant to restring, if you will. Neat pendant. I have an idea, I'm trying to figure out how to work it. This is a fragile pendant (as I already see chips in it) and I don't want to use wire as that will wear away at it. I always have rubber cording I can use, but I think I'd like to use leather. I'll have to think on it...