Saturday, July 26, 2008

Moving Parts Necklace from Mary Hettmansperger's Book

I made a Mary Hettmansperger project!!! Woo hoo!
Let me explain...a while back Deryn Mentock of Something Sublime
issued a challenge to all jewelry-makers. We were to make projects from Mary Hettmansperger's book "Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet". Most everyone else started on Project 1...I, on the other hand, became so intrigued with Project 16 that that is what I made for my first project... OK, some people are more disciplined than others! LOL! I just jump in wherever....discipline-schmiscipline!

Project 16 is called "Moving Parts Necklace" and it incorporates the techniques of applying heat-treated patinas and burning balls on wire ends, among other techniques. You can see this isn't perfect. My silver ball ends kinda bent and blobbed, among other quirks. But I had fun working on this all Thursday. It was definite jewelry creativity therapy~~

The Virgen Mary charm was given to me last week from a lovely lady that visited me for a mammogram. The stamped circular metal beads were painstakingly made by me....cut a strip of metal, stamp it, roll it, cut, form and antique. I had a blast!

May your weekend be a time of renewal. And if it isn't, may you accomplish so much that you feel fabulous!!!
Bless you all.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Earrings for Diane

Diane is a friend from my church. She's been fighting breast cancer for a few years now and will be starting a tough round of chemo tomorrow. Please pray for her~~~~She is so appreciative.

She loves to wear earrings. I hope she loves these. They went into the mail for her Monday and she should have them now. I can make earrings and I can pray. God gives us all different gifts~~~and we all have the gift of prayer.

Thank you my friends. God be with you all.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

"Artifact" Pendant

Blessed Sunday All!!
It was an overcast morning here in Vallejo, CA. Which is lovely~~~why, you might ask? Well, an overcast morning means a cooler afternoon. Yesterday my DH was in the nearby inland town of Vacaville and it was at least 90...Vallejo was in the mid 70's. Wooo hoo!!!

Here's my latest piece called "Acrylic-Covered Artifact Pendant". Not a real romantic name. If you think of anything better, let me know! Anyway, it was a fun piece I dreamed up when I was in the bathroom. I get a lot of ideas in the bathroom! What is it about that little room?
Here's a picture of the sketch I made of my idea...pretty close to what I came up with.

The outside of the pendant is brass. The "artifact" part is copper, brass and copper. I cut a piece of scratch-resistant acrylic (looks like plexiglass but I can't scratch it as easily) to fit and bent the tabs over it to hold. I added little dangles that I attached with 28 gauge annealed dark steel. I love it!

I'm sorry to be so spotty in my postings. My work stress has increased a lot and I haven't felt like posting. More mammography exams and x-ray exams=a more exhausted Chris. So I'll post when I can. Thank you for your prayers! I'm so blessed by you all!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday Night~~Cavewoman Time

Hello All! Lots of craziness at the Kerr casa...I just spent the last two days at an MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy Seminar in fascinating San Francisco. And I'm a lucky tired gal. My DH spent about an hour today straightening up the house so it'd be nice when I got home. What an AMAZING husband!!! Big hug and kiss for my sweetie~~

Earlier this week I made another Cavewoman Cuff in Citrine and some matching earrings using fluorite.
Here's the earrings.

Here's the cuff.

AND I "modeled" them. Angie at The Knightly News asked me to model my last cuff, and since it's at "Gifted" Shop in Sonoma, I'm modeling this new one and the here goes! My debut as a super model!

May your Sunday be blessed. Full of worship for the One who loves us so much.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sue's Earrings

Earrings my sweet friend Sue commissioned me to make for her. She wears lots of pink and blue~~ I LOVE my stamps! And I like these little copper hearts that I cut out of 26 gauge sheet and punched the holes with my beloved Rio Grande metal punch. Lots of love here, people~~~LOL!

May the rest of your week be full of the Lord. May your actions show that you love and follow Him. May your thoughts be at peace in Him. And that all goes double for me~~~

Bless you all!

Yeah Baby, Do We Know How to Have Fun

I know that all of you blogger friends are going to be green with envy when you see what we did this weekend.

I use the term "we" lightly, as my DH worked for hours and hours chainsawing and splitting wood. I, on the other hand, only worked for a couple of hours stacking wood and thought I was going to die! LOL! Call me "Wussy-girl". I'm OK with it!

Warning, this is the most unflattering photo I've had taken of me in this millenium...or ever, possibly. But I feel I must include it to show the delightful fun that I experienced this Saturday in all of its ugliness and horror...
At least Sierra "helped". Dakota mostly lay in the sun and slept. During the chainsaw noise. I don't understand.

Have a blessed week. May your work be funner than stacking wood. Lots funner.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ain't She Sweet?

Guess who I saw today?

Ok, my granddaughter is soooo cute and growing soooo fast. She'll be 1 this month...unbelievable!

She's a pretty contented little soul and she loves her Daddy~my son.

May your July 4 be a wondrous reminder of how lucky we are to live in this great country! Bless you all~~~