Monday, September 27, 2010

Metalsmith Workshop with Linda Peterson

If you haven't checked out Craftechuniversity, you need to now. Look at this new class by Linda Peterson. All of the details about this class can be found at These classes are interactive. Space is limited, so don't delay.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

You've Got Mail!

A little ghostly surprise in the mail today.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mixing Metals and Polymer

My favorite metal and polymer pendant.

Cuff Bracelet
Polymer Bead and Metal Ring
Breast Cancer Awareness
Pins made to support a friend walking in September 2010.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 3 and 4 - Road Trip 2010

After a day without internet, we are finally connected. Below are a couple of photos from our trip yesterday.

We would have stopped to see Klew's shop if I had known her address. Darn! I'll try to stop on our way home to either her shop in Tehachapi or Ridgecrest.

Views from our truck window today, while passing over the mountains near Tehachapi.

A familiar sight as we approach Palm Springs.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 2 - Road Trip 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Imagine our surprise this morning when we woke up to snow.
Snow in Yreka, California

Shasta Lake
A view from our truck window.

Is this couple lost?
There really can not be much dinner along side the highway.

Brian and I stopped off in Biggs, CA to visit some friends that we met 23 years ago at Harvest Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Kristi was just an infant and screaming like crazy while we were setting up our craft booth. I'll never forget our experienced parent neighbors at the show, Jeannie and Terry. As we tried to apologize for our baby that was fussing, however they assured us that once the show started she would settle down. Both Brian and I were shocked to find out that they were right, Kristi did settle down and sleep the entire show. Jeannie and Terry have been great friends ever since. We've participated in many of the same shows over the years, until their show retirement about six years ago. It was great to reconnect with them and catch up on each others lives. How I forgot to get a photo of them, I'll never know.

Now we are resting in Chowchilla, California for the night. Tomorrow Palm Springs, here we come.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 1 - Road Trip 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010
Here we go again, Brian and I left today and have headed for the California desert. This morning we started out around 9am, ended up in Yreka, California at 6:30pm. Granted it is just inside the northern California border, but it is California. It is so cold in the mountains. California is a long state so I highly doubt that we'll make it to the desert tomorrow. Maybe we'll surprise our friends in Biggs, CA.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Metal Rings

After breaking my wrist made it impossible for me to wear my rings, the solution was to make new rings in larger sizes. Here are a couple of my creations that I can wear until the swelling goes down on my right hand.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Three Metal Pendants

Finally finished some new work.
Below are three pendants with assorted metals.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Won! I Won!! I Won!!!

Look at what I won from Melanie Holloway. Make sure you check out her blog. Isn't this bear cute? I love him! Thank you again Melanie.

Newest earrings

After making several different types of leaf canes last weekend, I used the leftovers colors to make these earrings. I love how they turned out and look forward to finishing them so that I can wear them.

Mokume Gane Salad Utensils

This set of salad utensils shows an example of mokume gane. I love the colors of this set.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Secret Sister sent me.....

a package on Thursday. Isn't this snowman just the cutest thing you ever saw?