Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back to the Bench

It's time to get back to my work bench now that Miss Millie finally got to come home!
Dusty Rose and Pink Agate Pendant
Thank You!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Someone very special !!

Miss Millie and her beautiful Momma!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Oh My!! This summer flew by!!

It's been a fun summer and I will be sorry to see it end.  Our tomatoes are late this year and are just now turning red.   Soon I'll be having BLTs with vine ripened tomatoes!!!!!  Oh and don't for forget the Best Foods Mayo!!  We've spent time with family and good friends this summer what more can anyone ask for?
BBQ at the Banta's

Rock Show at Prineville and lunch at the Tastee Treet!!

Baby BBQ for our granddaughter who will be arriving anytime now!!
Yess, this Grandma is very excited!!!

Hubby an I took a 3 week casting class this summer.

A beautiful outdoor wedding for Joe and his lovely bride Michelle.

They even had a fire dancer!  

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The BIG reveal

Our kids BIG reveal!!!!
We are getting a granddaughter this fall!!!
Grandma and Grandpa very excited!!!
My daughter in law is a professional photographer and she took these photos in their backyard.
Nice job!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Something Different

This Biggs Jasper cab has been setting on my bench for 2 plus years just waiting patiently for me to create a special setting.  Well, I think I managed to do just that.
Have a great week!  
Off to play in the studio!!!
Thank You!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hornitos Poppy Jasper, Wind, Rain and a New Roof

This is a yummy piece of Hornitos Poppy Jasper I purchased in January of this year.
It has a wonderful color combination of burgundy matrix , rosy red and pale pink "poppies"
We have been waiting for a break in our weather to put on a new roof and new gutters and last week was beautiful here in Oregon!  We even hit 70degrees a couple of days.  As usual it was our spring teaser and we were back to rain and wind with much cooler temperature over the weekend and this week.  The joke here in Oregon is it rains until July 5th and then out comes the sun.
This was the largest branch down in our yard. Some of our neighbors had larger branches and about 2 blocks away a large tree took out some power lines.
But our new roof and gutters were just fine!!!!!!!
You just have to love a new roof!!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Susie's Yummy Sunshine Necklace

Yellow Opal
Kiln Fired Beads
This necklace is completely handcrafted by my friend Sue, and all I can say is WOW!!!!
Sue has an amazing "eye" for color and detail.  She also quilts, makes dolls, does decorative painting, and is a Master Gardener.  In her spare time (lol) she has a day job and on the weekends loves to fish with her hubby.
Sue recently opened her Etsy shop Susie Designs.
Stop by and take a look.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Under Construction!!!!

A few completed items and one very special one still under construction.
Thank you!!
Turquoise Blossom Earring
These cabs are so nicely matched
 I was very pleased with how these earrings turned  out!!!
Montana Agate Necklace
This one "GLOWS" in the light.

Little Black Onyx Post Earrings
Perfect with your little black dress.
Thank You! 

Petite Rosella Opal Necklace

Under Construction
Someone very special
Our first grandchild is due late September 2013!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This Smile

This smile was there to meet two little girls every night after work
This smile was there to walked two young brides down the isle
This smile was there to greet three grandbabies as they came into this world
This smile was there when he left our world too soon

Thanks for the smile Dad!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Swingin Earrings

Right of the bench, some swingin earrings!
Personally I love dangle earrings, the longer the better!!
Thank you Jeanie!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Deep Purple Love

Tiffany Stone and Silver!!!
Thank You Chris!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our First Cabochons

What we did on Sunday
Hubby and I took a class today on making cabochons.  Here are our very first cabs, mine is on the left and his is on the right.  I think we did fantastic for our first time.  We still the to clean off the dabbing wax, but they are ready to set in to something special for each of us.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

90 Years Young, Snow and Aquamarine

Happy 90th Birthday Uncle Shorty!!!
(I forgot my camera this year so this is last years photo)
It took us over an hour longer than usualy to drive over Mt Hood on Hwy 26 last weekend.
And this is why..... 
Snow,  beauiful snow.
Thankful for those who plow, gravel and sand Hwy 26 so we could make the trip over Mt. Hood
 a safe one.
More snow 
Something for those March babies.
Aquamarine heart in fine/sterling silver.
Thank You!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Really, I've been working!

I did not fall of the face of the earth and I have been working....just having problems with uploading picture to this blog.  ERRRRRRR  It seems to be working again, go figure.  Anyway here are a few pieces I have finished.
Mixed Metal Earrings
Thank You!!
Custom Order
Thank you!
Nevada Turquoise Button Necklace
Thank You!
Yummy!!  Larsonite Necklace
Something New..Boulder Meadow Jasper
from Washington state.
Pearls and Ruffles Earrings
Fossilized Coral and Carnelian Necklace
Beautiful in the sun.
Yes, there was a sighting of sun in Oregon today.
Thank You! 
Pearl and Swarovski Cyrstal Earrings.
Oh these are very pretty, I wish I had them before the kids wedding last summer.