Thursday, February 28, 2013

A friend wanted some earrings to go with her necklace.
She is letting her hair grow, and wanted them a little longer.
I like the way these turned out. I was careful not to make them too heavy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rollin along!

It was fun going to lunch in my friend's big caddy;
celebrating birthdays.
I am recovering from my "cat" allergy. Kept me down for
a week. Now it's back to the jewelry projects.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Going slow

This is going slow. I do not like working assembly line fashion, so
each piece is being carefully thought out before I put it together.
There are so many things to think about; what size, what length,
what finish etc.  "Missy" is wearing one of her old necklaces, while she waits on a new one.
 I got side tracked watching a video on using the Flex Shaft.
FYI   " intro to the FLEX SHAFT" with Travis Ogden is all about his brand
flex shaft, not the Dremel which I have, so being a beginner, I didn't get much out of it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jewels everywhere!

I have been anxious to start making jewelry again. Finally decided to
put up a table and get started. I have a lot of goodies to re purpose,
and more coming in! I love putting beautiful things together.
I will post some of my creations in the coming days and weeks.
Right now I have to buckle down and work.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays; I guess because it is full of love and happiness, and giving.
The chocolate covered strawberries and pretty flowers help too.
Fifty some years ago I got an engagement ring on the evening before Valentine's Day
I usually try to make some special valentines, but this year it didn't happen.

My critique group is coming soon; we will have scones and coffee or tea, and of course the chocolate covered strawberries. Bible study here this evening, so it is looking like a good day all around.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

These look good enough to eat, but they are pretty hard.
Thay are rocks with a message, to use as a paper weight,
or whatever. They are my valentines for some special friends.
I used gesso first, then acrylic paint. I wrote with a Sharpie and then 

added Triple Thick to give them shine.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gelli Prints

Over the weekend I played around with Gelli prints.
Of course I had to make the jello plate first. I had watched a couple of videos
on you-tube first, but oh my goodness, what a mess I made!
 Do not try to transport a tray full of jello to your fridge.
It splashed over just enough to get in the fridge, on the floor,
and everywhere in between. I must have missed some instruction
along the way. Anyway, all's well that ends well, and this is what I
produced the first time around. I'm sure I will be playing at this again
to get some more sophisticated prints.

Friday, February 8, 2013

We have had such beautiful weather here that it is difficult to stay inside, but I did manage to make a few pendants. I used washers and alcohol inks and sari silk. These turned out to look like a lot more than they really are. I gave one away for a birthday present and sold one. I think I will be making more of these.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I've been busy on a new project; finally got in the mood to make some more jewelry.
I have a lot of vintage jewelry to re-purpose and reassemble. The possibilities are endless;
sometimes it makes me dizzy thinking about it, but fun all the same.
I love turquoise, so this is a favorite. Then I went in a completely different direction; I will post those tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Found Treasures

These are some of the rocks found at the bottom of Lake Travis when it was very shallow.
There were actually many adventurous searches, finding a lot of artifacts.

I used these rocks to practice my daily drawing.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Healthy breakfast?

Well, at least part of it is. A little nourishment before taking a swim.
Just kidding; it is only 57 degrees here, but it sure looks inviting.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beautiful morning

Good morning from beautiful Lake Travis.
I like to get up early to catch the sunrise.
Hubby caught this beautiful reflection on the wall.

Enjoy the day!