Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tinkering in the Jewelry Studio

I've had the worse case of painters block lately, 
so I decided to make a change.

Maybe with my heart and head moving in a new direction, 
I could get over this painters block.

So I headed out to my Jewelry Studio!!

While I was there I created a new piece for my daughter.
She was in need of a graduation gift for a 
 sweet friend.
This is what I came up with,

It made for a great graduation gift and the new owner was thrilled!!

I also had the opportunity to attend a Silver Clay class hosted by the 
 amazingly talented
Stephanie Chavez

I loved this class and an now addicted to Silver Clay!!
Take a look at what I created in just a couple of hours.

I can't begin to tell you just how much fun I had!!
Now I need to start saving my pennies so I can get my own kiln and 
silver supplies.

Now I'm heading back to my painting studio to see if I can't 
whip up a birthday present for my niece.
Wish me luck, I'll report back with the finished project!!


Monday, June 4, 2012


Ya know my Honey asked me the other day if I wanted to go 
shooting with him, he wanted to sight in his new gun.
Well of course my first thought was "NO", I want to go play 
in my Jewelry Studio.
But then I remembered just who built that Jewelry Studio, 
and just how grateful I was to have one.
So I wrangled a lunch in there and answered with a smile,
YES, I'd love to!!

We went to his regular spot out in the west desert
 where it was hot and dusty and not much to look at, 
(except for the hansom man with a gun)
I took a couple of shot and hit a bulls eye with my second shot.

I think I impressed my Honey, while sending a bit of an 
intimidating message at the same time.

So once I had achieved the bulls eye, I was done.
As Honey continued to shoot, 
I began to do what has become habit for me, 
I began to clean up after my Honey.

As I picked up the sent casing I placed them neatly 
back in their box, all the time wondering, 
"what could I make out of these?"
Nothing came to me right away so I put the thought aside
and continued to do my part in keeping the desert beautiful.

The next day the idea of 
just what I could do with those spent casing came to me.

Take a look,
 let me know what you think!!!

I put a little note of encouragement inside this casing.

I also put a note in this casing as well but what you
can't see are the multiple holes that I drilled all
over the casing.
Now I can fill the casing with Lavender,
and I'll be able to smell it all day.

Hope you enjoyed my recycled Bullet Casing!!
Thanks for dropping by!!!