Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ammonite Fossil Pendant

Happy Thursday All!!!

Here's a front and back photo of my latest "playing around-trying new techniques" piece. The ammonite fossil was picked up at a gem and mineral shop in Sonoma, along with the quartz crystal. I've been influenced by a wonderful jewelry artist Cindy Forresterand wanted to try something a little different. This is definitely different LOL! Yes, I can see several mistakes and things I'd do differently, but I'm happy that I tried.

May you have a blessed day and rest of this week~~~

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I've been tagged~

Here's some earrings I made a couple weekends back during my "jewelry binge" in my jammies. Copper cut with my disc cutter (I heart my disk cutter!), hammered and hole-punched. Added some glass beads for!

OK, Tammy at Tammy's Treasure Chest tagged me, so I'm supposed to tell y'all 7 random not-so-well known facts about goes:

1. I have three brothers and one sister, all younger than me.

2. I LOVE blace licorice. So I stay away from it!

3. I belonged to the 4-H club when I was a kid. And I won a few blue and red ribbons for my baking and sewing~~woo hoo!

4. I can get weird when I'm reading a good book. I can't hear others speak and am totally in my "own world". You should have seen me reading the Twilight series last month....zombie gal! LOL!

5. The above does not apply to books of learning.

6. I weighed 175 in high school in the early 70's, when everyone was slender. I was called a "dog" and worse! I'm SO glad not to be in high school~LOL!

7. I wear size 10 to 10 and a half shoes. Big foot!

OK enough of random unimportant stuff...I sure do hope you all had the best Tuesday! And may the rest of the week be blessed and stress-free! God be with you!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Prehnite earrings

Stamped Silver and textured and antiqued copper earrings with prehnite drops~

Ahhhh early Saturday morning. No one is stirring yet. The dogs are in their kennels. The kitties are on their sleep pads in the garage. My DH is dreaming in our bed. I love this time! Too early on a Saturday to be expected to accomplish much. My time to do what I please...Thank you Father!!

Today we drive one hour to Sacramento to help our goddaughter pack and move. It will be a long day, but a satisfying one. Whenever I help someone move I thank God that I'm not the one moving! I'm so grateful to stay in my little home.

Whatever you are doing this day, may it be satisfying and full of inner calm. Bless you all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Energy Pendant

Wednesday evening~~woo hoo! I have tomorrow off to do errands and maybe work a bit on my jewelry...and I should do some housework~yuk.

I just don't enjoy housework! And I don't enjoy wading through the stacks of junk mail we receive, or clearing the clutter that adds up each day. Or vacuuming the dog hair-cat hair-you name it! But the truth is that I'm so FORTUNATE to have a vacuum cleaner, dogs, clutter, cats, and a house. And if I can focus on that truth, I can tap into gratitude and have more joy....what an amazing life I could have!

Bless you all. And I'm sending you a big cyber-hug.

Oh! The pendant above was created on Saturday during my jewelry binge in my jammies. "Energy" is something I always could use more of...anyone relate? LOL!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Grace Apple Earrings

A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!! I sat in my pajamas in my studio all Saturday making jewelry~~~heaven! Except now my neck hurts from hunching over too much and my house was left a mess. So not real heaven...just as close as I can get here on earth! lol!

Now tomorrow the weekly craziness starts once again~~Lord please be with us. Please calm and comfort us and keep us focused on You when the alligators start nipping at our heels!

Bless you all, my friends.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thanking Prayer

Happy Friday~~~
Here is exerpts from a prayer sent to me by my dear friend Sue~~~I love these words!


I want to thank You for all you have already done. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until get promoted at work or until I get the job; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive.

I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties.

I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I'm thankinng you because FATHER, YOU haven't given up on me.

In Jesus' strong and holy name I pray~~AMEN!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hello All!

Happy Sunday my blogger friends!
I've been lying low a bit. My husband has needed the computer the most, and I've felt too overwhelmed by life to post on my blog at all~~LOL! So here's a commission piece for my friend Melinda---shhhhh! her husband ordered this and will surprise her with it on her birthday Thursday. I procrastinated so long on this piece that I feel 20 pounds lighter that it's was a booger. 10 hours of work. I kept redoing parts that weren't perfect. Trying to make myself crazy. You know how that goes.. :-) !!!
May you all have a blessed week. You are all over the country---may your weather be fall-ish and crisp wherever you are~~~