Tuesday, September 30, 2008
My dh has been gone since Thursday on a dove hunting trip in south Texas. Yesterday morning he called from the field. He sounded so happy, as not only is he enjoying the trip, but also the unusually cool crisp weather we are experiencing. He is with two other fellows AND his brother, John. I have never known two brothers who love each other more. That has always been one of the reasons I admire my husband as much as I do. His family loves unconditionally.
I have been busy working on several new pieces for my October Sales, using the charms I had made right after the hurricane. This necklace touches me, as I remember what it is to be a mother. One with unconditional, never failing love. That is what I want to always be.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I am working on new pieces that will be for sale in my next show in October.
It began with a vintage rhinestone brooch. It could be taken apart to use as a shoe clip or clothing accessory. Quite unique. This piece features one-half of the brooch. I added crystal quartz, swarovski crystal beads and rondells, yellow jade and faceted pineapple quartz. I wanted it to be simple yet elegant, not overworked. A piece you could wear with jeans and starched oxford shirt, or your favorite little black dress. The options are endless~
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thankfully, the only "real" damage we experienced was a large tree limb that broke out of our oak tree in the front yard. It missed our front porch by less than 6 inces. Having no electricity for 16 hours was a little tuff. But, after all was said and done, we were surely blessed.
Friday, September 12, 2008
The 1900 hurricane produced a storm surge that submerged Galveston and killed 6,000 people.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
...which can happen.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
And, fellow jewely designer, Molly. You're a wonderful new blog buddy, and it is your work that is BRILLANT.
And, thank you Sis, your sweet spirit always warms my heart. This is a beautiful award from a beautiful person.
Tonight, I am feeling like the picure on top says~
(I found this cabinet card in Second Street Antiques, and I just had to bring her home. Of course, I tweeked her in PSE6 & Picnik).
So again, THANK YOU, thank you, thank you.....and please understand if I do not forward any of these awards. ALL of my blog friends deserve them, so I send each and every one to YOU!
Thank you for thinking of me!
Monday, September 01, 2008
I began by hammering the base pieces of copper metal flat. Initially I had texterized and torched them, so once folded flat, the inside was now the side I liked best. Once trimmed, filed and folded to the size I wanted, brass eyelets were used at the top to hold the earwires. The antique brass filigree fans, bought from The Artful Market, were wrapped around the bottom of the earrings, secured with the mini brass nuts & screws, brought home from the class I took with Susan Lenart Kazmer in May. Lastly, I wire wrapped a copper washer and beautiful multi-colored czech crystal bead on top.