Friday, November 23, 2012

Mmm Turkey

Reanna roasted her very first turkey yesterday, and she did a wonderful job  
It was very yummy!
Oh, she also fixes a double layer pumpin pie that is to die for. 
Dad getting ready to carve the turkey.
I think the kids were very hungry!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Imnaha River Valley

One of our stops on our October 2012 roadtrip.  Neither of us had been to Imnaha, Oregon before and all we can say is WOW!!!  what a beautiful piece of Oregon.  We are both looking forward to going back and doing more exporing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Petroglyph Hunting

We did a little petroglyph hunting on our annual road trip.   This year we stopped at Buffalo Eddy and had a nice stroll along the gravel path and snapped a few pictures of the petroglyphs.

These are a little hard to see but there are human figures on the highest rock in the dark gray area.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Hubby and I have been so busy this fall!!!   I have lots of pictures to share from our last road trip, hopefully I'll get some computer time this weekend.   The agate in this pendant is one of the treasures we found on our road trip. 
Have a great Saturday!!!
Oregon Polka Dot agate with dendrite "tree"

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Picking More Posies

A new flower was found in the studio last night.......

Koroit Bolder Opal Necklace
Thank you! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Love Affair Continues...

I am having so much FUN being back in the studio playing with my tools!!!
Cherry Creek Jasper
Thank you! 
Pink Peruvian Opal
Strawberry Quartz
Thank you!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Work

I was able to get back to my tools and torch last night!!!   I miss them so much when I'm away for very long.   It feels wonderful to be back hammering and soldering to my hearts content.
Ocean Jasper Blossom Necklace
Thank you!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Hair and make up before the wedding.
Miss Liz
Reanna and Miss Crystal
Sister time

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Reanna and Miss Ryann

It has been a perfect weekend for our kid's wedding!   Beautiful weather and lots of family and friends to help celebrate.
But this Momma is pooped!!!  Time for a hot shower and an early bedtime. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this a very special day for our kids!  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Old Stock Blue Peruvian Opal Necklace

I fell in love the minute I spotted this stone.  One of my favorite lapidary artist, Joel Baskin from Wolf Creek, Oregon cut this Blue Peruvian Opal cabochon from a slab he has had for 20 years.  He was able to get 2 cabs out of this slab, and yes, I bought both of them.    Shhhh, don't tell my Hubby, but the other one I'm keeping.   ; )

Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just a Little

Such a busy week at my day job (training on new software) that I was exhausted when I finally made it home.  I did however manage to complete a new pair of "purple power" earrings for the shop and a custom order for a family friend.   Now off to clean the house which was neglected this whole week!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!

Purple Power Amethyst Earrings
Thank you!!!
I would have loved to have been able to keep this piece of coral for myself.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sneak Peek

It's 11pm and I just finished the necklace. I'm thrilled with the way it came together and I just had to give you a sneak peek.  It should be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow evening.   Sweet Dreams!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

For My Kids

Something for the bride and groom.

It's a good thing they wanted it rustic since my stamping skill is a work in progress.

Cuff links for the groom and a frame for the bride so she can carry a picture of her father down the isle with her.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Busy Busy Weekend

We had a very busy weekend!!!  It was My Hubby's week to work Saturday, so while he was at work I played in the studio.  Then we went "wedding shopping" with our kids.  I finally found shoes to go with my dress!!!!  Yippie!!!!!   I think My Hubby only needs a tie and cuff links.  We'll be working on those cuff links in the studio this week.   

So here are pretties I managed to complete Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Yes, did work into the wee hours of the morning, but I tend to loose track of time when I get in the "zone"

Silver & Black Onyx Earrings
Thank You!!
 Golden Mystery Agate Pendent
Thank You!
 Jasper Necklace
Thank You!
 Silver and Black Onyx Earrings
Thank you!!
 Amethyst and Silver Earrings
Thank you!!
 Fossilized Coral Earrings
Custom Order
Thank you!

Green Chrysoprase Earrings
Custom Order
Thank you!

Saturday, June 30, 2012


I got my road trip last weekend!!!! To my surprise My Hubby wanted to go the Prineville Rock Show on Sunday after working 6 long days last week. We were on the road early Sunday morning and took the scenic route going and coming. The weather was perfect, we left rainy Portland and enjoyed the SUNSHINE on the east side of the Cascades. Oh how we enjoyed soaking up that vitamin D!!!!

Here are some of the sights we took in. Oh, I did buy some new cabochons too.

Our first stop was the Warm Springs fish hatchery to stretch our legs and enjoy the vitamin D.

Holding tank full of salmon
WOW   long way to swim home
We spotted a small group of Rocky Mt Elk  on our way home.  Can you see the size of his antlers?
There were several big bulls in this group.
Pair of nesting osprey  
on the Crocked River in Eastern Oregon.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Feelin the Need

Just sayin, I'm feeling the need for a ROAD TRIP!!

Just sayin

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flowers in the snow

                              In honor of the snow that was falling last weekend on Mt. Hood.

Thank you!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Only One

Only one bloom this year :(

This peony has such beautiful soft pink blossoms and I'm very disappointed to only get one bloom this year.

Golden Fossilized Coral Necklace
Thank You!
Kingman Turquoise Earrings

Regency Pink Plume Agate Necklace

Thank you!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Busy busy at My Wife's Studio

It has been a busy time here in the home of My Wife's Studio!   Wedding plans, shopping for my mother of the groom dress, planning the rehearsal dinner, doing a small showing of my jewelry, the very special bridal shower, family recovering for surgery.  I'm sure all of you also have very full days and I am not complaining, so far everything is moving along nicely. 

Today, we are celebrating a high school graduation with family and friends!!   And I have ordered my dress for the wedding!!!!!  Woo Hoo!!

Here are a few pieces I have been able to complete during the wonderful busy Spring!!

Funky Turquoise Necklace

Faceted Ruby Blossom Necklace
Thank you!!
Sleeping Beauty Blossom Necklace

Thank you!!

Purple Jadeite Blossom Necklace
Thank you!!
Kingman Turquoise Earrings

Thank you!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lunch with Mom

Mom studying the menu and avoiding her picture being taken.

Sissy  showing off the special Portland Natural Ketchup we had with

our Tatar Tots.

A big THANK YOU  to My Hubby for putting up with the 3 of us.

Love you Babe!!!