Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazonite Trapped Bezel Pendant

Hello my blog world friends~ Another Trapped Bezel pendant~Amazonite this time. Kept me engaged and busy on my day off!

I'll wear the pendant this Saturday at the Sacramento Area Mammography Seminar. When you are a radiologic technologist, you must earn continuing education credits for your license renewal. And if you are a mammography technologist, many of them must pertain to mammography. This is all making sense! I love this seminar as it is packed with other technologists like myself. Dedicated to saving lives. Dedicated to learning new techniques and ideas. Woo hoooo~

May your weekend be as inspiring as mine! And may God bless and protect you all.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

She's Already Plenty Sweet!

When the grandbaby was over last month, we all went out to lunch. Well, she became restless and obtained a sugar packet....and had fun sucking on the paper and eating the sugar. She really doesn't need any extra sweetness~~~

May your week be full of sweetness. May God protect and bless each one of you!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Richard Salley Rocks!

Richard Salleyis an amazing artist. In his blog he showcased a wonderful "trapped bezel" pendant of etched copper and brass and a marble. I loved the way he set the marble and adapted it to this piece of Peruvian Blue Opal. It's fun to try new techniques...makes the brain work a bit. Maybe it'll make me smarter??? Nah!!LOL

May your Friday be smooth sailing into a lovely weekend. God bless you all~

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Commission Pendant Completed!

My commission piece is off to its new owner~~and I'm happy with it. I love etched copper and stamped silver...and want to play with them some more. But I'll need to clean my house a bit before I can play again. Rats. I keep looking for the House Fairy and she never visits.

I'm reading a wonderful book by Mary Jenson, "Over Salad and Hot Bread", exploring the Christ-filled friendship between two women--one middle-aged, one elderly. Nancy, the older friend had some advice I wish to follow:

"God has given all of us a choice in how we deal with our lives," she said,"and I chose long ago to count my blessings. No matter how dismal the moment in time, there are always blessings. My natural instinct is 'Yes! Let's! I want to!"
"I love the idea," she said,"that we get up in the morning and look in the mirror and see the reflection of our attitudes. Our choice for the day is right there in the mirror."

And so many times I turn my face to the negatives! Please Lord help us all to look to our blessings and look to You. Thank you and in Jesus' precious name I pray~Amen!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Love Hope Faith

Working on a commission piece for a lovely retired school teacher. This etched copper will be the frame for a rectangle of silver that has wired-on-lapis beads and her childrens' names stamped on the silver.

We cleaned carpets this is still a mess, but I'm reorganizing my studio! woo hoooo Now if I can just survive the chaos....

Back to work tomorrow. May you all feel calm and beloved as Monday and the new week arrives...Bless you all!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cozy Day Off

It's a foggy cold day in Northern California-land...

A great day for a fire:

The day I must put away the Christmas tree ornaments:

The day I HAVE to clean off my workbench! Yuck!

May your day be blessed and may you be protected and encircled in His care...In Jesus' holy name, AMEN!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The first week of 2009! I pray that this year is blessed and productive for us all~

I just purchased a wonderful Jan Karon book, "A Continual Feast" which is chock full of wonderful inspiring quotes, so I'm going to give you one from the book:


Gosh, what a great way to start out the week!

Here's a piece I made a while back and have decided to put in my Etsy store. I hope it makes you smile a bit and then you have to have a smile-full week!
Bless you all~