Etsy Mini

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The last sunflowers of the year

I love sunflowers. So do the bees, and the birds. The little finches have been working the seed heads for days. The cats love to watch them through the locked screen door. Wouldn't they like to get out and catch them! Not on my watch...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some New Work.. and an old picture...

Warm and cozy for winter, just ahead. I'll be listing these for sale someplace soon. Probably Etsy, or Artfire. I've been knitting alot since the weather cooled down. It's a fun way to stay busy and productive. My parents valued being productive. Very important.

This is a picture of an old bakery in Jerome, sent to me by my friend Bobbi. Late 1800's perhaps, with the smelter stack in the background. So neat and tidy - the smelter smoke kept anything green from growing. Ah the good old days!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Is it Christmas Yet?

Because we have some new things to put in the shops... Above, a tiny antler tip on red leather cord. It's cute, and didn't hurt Rudolph at all, since these are naturally shed antlers found on the forest floor.
These earrings are my favorite stones- Carnelelian and turquoise. I made these with the powers of the stones in mind- carnelian invokes passion and energy; turquoise is a lucky stone which aids in relieving anger. What could be better than that? And the copper finding aid in transferring thoughts into action.
This is a mystery stone. It must be some kind of agate; it takes a wonderful polish! And there's a tiny tube along the side which has the black of the stone inside. There's a crystalline hole in the middle and some opalescent bubbles on the side- altogether a wonderful accent piece for any outfirt
Here's another agate with a crystalline inclusion. Perhaps it is a piece of geode. It holds a super polish and has both mystery and excitement in it.
This piece started out as a bead, but broke in half. Such an outstanding natural bright blue color! It's set in a cast sterling silver backless setting, and hangs on a sterling silver figaro chain. We just love the beautiful blue color of natural Kingman turquoise.

These and other outstanding pieces will be posted on our various sites over the next few days.. Hope you like them!