Sunday, January 24, 2010

Deep in the Forest - Green Garnet, Green Opal, Prehnite and Silver Jasper bracelet

I finally managed to get a few outstanding projects done and ta-da here is one of them.

Where to start with this one??How about the middle? An 1.75 x .75 inch Green Garnet flat nugget is the focal of this piece. It is flanked by Sterling Silver bali beads on either side, followed by square Green Opals, smooth Prehnite rounds and last but not least Silver Jasper cubes.
The Green Garnet made me think of deep in the forest, brimming with lush green life. Tiny facetted Brown Tourmaline rounds add a hint of the browns that can be seen in the forest. Tiny smooth Peridot rounds add another element of green.
Once the bracelet started coming to life, small forest critters started to make their way onto it. A turtle and frog occupy the place of honor in the middle. A bee and a butterfly have also stopped in.
Clasp is a Sterling Silver set of leaves to complete the forest theme. Bracelet has been wire wrapped with many feet of hair-thin Fine Silver wire.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Osma bin Lama

The farm where my daughter boards her pony has an alpaca.
My husband having a very slanted sense of humour has decided to call him? her? Osma bin Lama.
He kept telling me about the orthodontist dream? nightmare? it has and got this great picture to prove it.
Click on the picture for an up close view. Makes you really appreciate a good orthodontist!

Well we have been busy with the construction and it is starting to look ...... barnish!
The upper loft has been "constructed" using the heavy duty construction tool, white glue.
Barn doors have been assembled and painted and the floor in the "stable" has been spray painted with a grey crackle paint to resemble concrete.
This is going to be one big barn in the end (that's my coffee table underneath in the 3rd picture)
More coming soon.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Walls are Up!! and painted

We have been busy with the "barn raising" even though I haven't said much lately.

We have walls in place and they're red!

Using the heavy duty construction tool (aka white glue) walls were pretty securely put into place. (I was impressed with how solid they are once they dry).

Next post will have more pictures and more details.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Andie Illustr8tes

So let me expand on my fly-by blog of last night.

I found this great Etsy artist last night who is running a very creative contest (both for you and her!)

Andie posts a suggestion word on her blog and it is up to us as an audience to come up with a word to go with it, the more off the wall the better!

This week's word is LOVE (I am racking my brain for something creative to go with it). Visit her blog at for all the details.

Andie then picks a suggestion and creates a new piece of art from it! Sounds like a blast to me!

See above for one of her listings on her Etsy website, Stop by and visit, she would love to see you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Check out the contest running on this blog!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I was fortunate enough to be featured in a blog this week complete with a giveaway!

Special thanks to Holly at 'sillylittlelady' for featuring me on her blog. If you are interested in reading the interview here is the link

I hope to be able to repay the favour someday!

Here is the link to the giveaway item, Black Spinel Ear Threads. These are very sparkly!