Sunday, September 23, 2007
It was really nice to be able to be home for 3 days and do whatever I wanted to do. Someday I really need to make this a bona fide business so I can quit work and just create.I think I would have alot less gray hair...
Here are a few things I've made...
Blue Sky Earrings made of sterling silver and Apatite
Amazonite and Smokey Quartz Earrings
Gold Carnelian Flower necklace
Pastels for my Etsybead street teams theme week sale
My stacker fine silver rings (which are $7 each for 16 gauge and $10 for 12 gauge in case anyone is interested)
And lastly my little earrings I call Juicy
Until next time ~ Happy Beading!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Hope you all are having a good week..I'll be back in full swing again in a little while :)
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Today I got out the 12 gauge fine silver and wrapped it around my ring mandrel a few times...made my jump rings about what I thought would be a good ring size and torched away. After fusing them, I got out my handy dandy jewelers anvil and started hammering away. Now I have 6 awesome rings!I almost don't want to sell them. Guess I need to head back to monsterslayer for some fine silver. I think they came out pretty cool! What'cha think?
Made a beauty of a carnelian lariat too...starting to get some into wire wrapping. I'm not perfect yet, but alot better than my first attempt!
and some matching earrings..
Friday, September 14, 2007
York County has played a proud role in the long exciting drama that is the history of the United States of America. York County can justifiably be called the first proving ground for a westward flow of settlers that did not stop until checked by the waters of the Pacific. It was in the forefront of organized resistance during the American Revolution and a source of strength to the Union armies during the most critical period of the Civil War. In more modern times, its citizenry has made notable contributions to the victory effort in two world wars and numerous armed conflicts. Over the past 250 years it has utilized its resources to create a community nationally admired for its agricultural richness, industrial vigor and cultural enterprise.
Opening on December 11th, 1888 York's Central Market house is still operating and full of the counties farm produce and crafters wares from all over the area.
This is one of many painting done on buildings around town . This one is to honor all the military people from York.
Many old historic places are still open in the city and open most of the year to tour groups. The Colonial Complex is the largest historical area still standing.The next few are just shots of the the complex and gardens (since I'm a garden nut)This is the Gates House that is connected to the Plough Tavern.
The place on the right is the Plough Tavern in brick and tudor and the one on the right is Gates house in stone.
Bobb Log House in the complex...that's NOT Bobb :)
The Plough Tavern, built in 1741, presents the significant role a tavern played in a community as hotel, restaurant and source for news and housed Congressional delegates. The Gates House (c.1751) reflects the year 1778 when General Gates occupied the house while the Continental Congress met in York and was the setting of the Conway Cabal Meeting in which the overthrow of Washington as commander was prevented. The Bobb House, built with squared timbers, shows family life in the 1830s and acts as an example of a frontier house.
Gen. Horatio Gates in front of the Plough Tavern
Lastly just some more paintings in the city I thought were really neat. The first one, you can read a funny story about the squirrel hunt in 1824.
Hope you enjoyed my little tour around town :)
Sunday, September 9, 2007
This is another weekend creation that I'm pretty proud of too...took forever to wire wrap all that fine gauge silver!
It's made from glass that is coated with something to give it that color. I just love using hill tribe silver in my designs too!This is the matching necklace
I won't bore ya with all the rest..if you would like to see them, stop in my shop anytime! Until next time~ Happy Beading!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Ever wonder wonder what to do with that creme brulee' torch you bought on the spur of the moment after you had a partucularly good custard?? Look no further! Makes a perfect torch for thin gauge fine silver. If you have a local cigar store, they sell butane fuel in XXXX super clean burning fuel (don't want to ruin the smell of that ol' stogey eh??)
Next is a firing brick. I also bought this at the bead store for $5.75 but can be found online. They are sort of soft so you can make a gouge in it to hold your metal when you are fusing rings.And one of the most important things...22 gauge fine silver. This is relatively inexpensive at around $1.50-$2.00 a foot depending on where you purchase it.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I haven't gotten great pics of the new ones yet...just a few ok shots so I won't list them until I'm happy with atleast 3 pics of each to list in my shop.Here are a few pics of the ones I've done the past few days just to see what a'll think.
Handmade ceramic beads with bali spacer on handmade earwires.
Blue handmade ceramic beads with bali swirl spacers on handmade earwires.
Jade and rhyolite briolettes wire wrapped on handforged hoops and earwires.
I'm off work on Friday (I've decided to give myself another holiday day) Gping to the bead store to pick up my tweezers for the head pin demo that I haven't forgotten about...just busy! So stay tuned for that one.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Ok...that was just a quick post to share my good news!! I would take a pic of it, but I don't know where my screen shots are ending up on my pc... Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
So I would really like some feedback on what everyone thinks ..I don't even have a clue as to what to price it at?I like it so much, I'm tempted to keep it! Right now, I'm working on making some sterling hoops...who doesn't love hoops and I'm an 80's girl after all!