Friday, April 23, 2010

Reworked brass chain and links, handmade beads, Swarovski crystal beads, Vintaj bead cap, glass beads from Bead It (Santa Cruz).

enjoy the weekend!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lunchtime Project.

Ouch, it's almost unbearably blurry!

Well, as a lunchtime project this one was a lot of fun.  
The beads are from Gaea's Ceramic and Art Studio , won in a contest (thank you, Gaea!).  
The rest is my own wire work, with 20 gauge copper.

Back to work for me, with promises to use a proper camera next time, not my phone camera.  ;)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

lunchtime projects, and swimming weather.

I should take a photo of these hanging up, as the angle is not flattering to the ear wires.
I'm at work now, so perhaps when I get that light box built (the planned one I keep writing about), I'll take a proper picture of these and other projects.

For now, it was wonderful to feel creative and productive at lunch.  Often I use lunchtime to run to the grocery store or run errands in town, but with the sun becoming more and more present, it's almost swimming weather. 

Swimming weather is heavenly.  When it's warm enough, I go down to the pool on my lunch breaks and do a 1/2 hour of swimming aerobics several days in the week.  The days when I don't swim, I plan to do art projects.  Right next to my office is a large community room, with a large table to spread out projects and a couch to stretch out with a book.  The lawns outside the office are also wonderful for picnics, but if I eat out there I tend to want to have a nap afterwards in the drowsy sunshine, so don't do that a lot. ;)

This project was made with 24 gauge sterling wire, two handmade polymer beads, two stone rondelles, and two bali silver rondelles.

Back to work, wearing these pretties.  Have a wonderful rest of the day :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Missed all of you. :)

 Wow, how I've missed not blogging.  So many things have happened since the last blog it would be foolish not to start off with a little 'recap.'

M has decided to be a full-time beekeeper.  Bravo!  He now owns and works with 20 hives, all throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, and down into San Mateo.  I'm so proud of him, following his passion.  Plus, I get to help out on weekends.

I've been working hard on jewelry.  Mainly polymer beads, and learning how to put them into pieces. 
Next step is to make the light box so I can post things up here.  The blog needs a makeover, and lots of attention.  There is so much to share and many pictures!

Tulip tree, San Mateo, California.
Spring Equinox 2010

 Esme, Boulder Creek, California.
March 2010

I'm at work and needing to close but wanted to know how much I've missed you.  Hope you have a wonderful week.