Labor Day weekend

Three day weekends rock, literally. I got some cabbing done and even a little silver work. I need more time, all the time. lol
I had a small slab of Velvet Obsidian, and it was calling my name. The rock has beautiful colors. Its hard to get the pictures just right and capture the pinks and purples. I hope some came thru in the pics I’m about to post. There is also a small cab of flowering tube onyx. I have a very small amount of this rock and its pretty hard to find so I use it sparingly. They all came out with a great shine. I hope you like!


I also hope you had a great weekend..

Almost no wire weekend

This weekend was a great cabbing and smithing weekend.  I’m thinking on making a couple of pieces for the contest so that I can hopefully pick the best to enter.  I have started the 1st one and have been cabbing so I can start the 2nd.  I’m really liking how this one is turning out so far.  I’m not sure if posting pics is ok as far as the contest goes, so I’m gonna post the sketch and the pics of the cabs.  The sketch is a rough one, just fyi. 🙂 In this piece I’m using the Berendo agate cab from the last post. The only wire was  a wrap I finished for a friend.  Made out of turquoise, coral and a sapphire.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you had a great weekend!

Dino bone and agates

I was given some really nice dino bone on the Taogem forum from the Taogem himself. Its a really nice agatized slab and it has some amazing cell structure.  I had also bought some Berrendo agate nodules and love the bright red colors. This morning I took advantage of the cool morning and cut some the stones.

There’s a new contest on the Taogem forum and I will be cabbing a bit so I can find just the right stone to put in the piece.  Its been a lil while since I made a piece by just silversmithing. Lately I have only been setting a stone now and then.  This will be interesting.  Here are the pictures of the slabs and cabs.

Mexican Chevron Amethyst

I love amethyst.  I’ve really enjoyed working some Chevron Amethyst this weekend.  I worked up a cab last weekend and its a wrap.  Today I worked a couple of cabs, but only have one to show.  The other was a sacrifice to the wind.  I hate it when you get to the last wheel wheel, think yeah it’s looking pretty good then in a quick flash, it’s gone.  I looked everywhere but who knows where that cab flew to.  I hope to get some more done tomorrow, we shall see.

Tourmalines

These pendants have taken me for quite a ride. But they’re finally done.  My daughter called the first one head over heels. Maybe you can see why… the second one is just plain crazy.

Thanks for coming by have a wonderful week!

Gifts

Well I received a box from a nice person on the RTH forum. She was kind enough to send a box of leather pieces plus a few gifts.  People in the rock hobbies are so kind. I was wanting some of that leather to use to polish boulder opal. I have enough now to last a very, very long time.  I’m gonna post some pics. I have also gotten the chance to do a lil cabbing and weaving silver.  I have to send a lil thank you, don’t I? 🙂

Finally a new wrap

Well I have finally finished a wrap.  I’ve been taking it sorta easy for a few days, due to my lil accident.   Its been ok tho, just a little recharging.  This is a piece that you will notice in a prior post that just wasn’t finished. The flower is from outside of my house just like the others.

Thanks for coming by!!

Slow moving

I had a lil accident and have bruised the bone in my forearm.  Not a good thing.  Pain, pain meds, and a little r&r. So this weekend has been movies and just staying cool.  I would really like to get some things finished but looks like its gonna take a while.  I have found that I can text with my left hand, way better than I thought I could. Typing is slower with one hand, but what’s the hurry anyway, right?  I watched some cool videos on the apple site and learned soo much about my new macbook.  I’m so loving the trackpad.  Its so amazing!  Ok, ok, I love my new macbook. I took a couple of pics with my iphone and have just been enjoying technology.  Here are a couple of the pics,

Hope your day is bright and happy!

No its not the meds 🙂

Apples and weaving silver

Well this weekend was pretty much a bust as far as getting to any hobby activities. I have a couple of wire wraps started but nothing finished and no cabbing. I lost my buddy and friend Saturday evening. My old 12 inch powerbook died. While I understand that its just a laptop computer, it was like a good friend too. It had all my pictures and bookmarks, it was small and familiar. I was thinking that I would have to buy another soon, but I was in no hurry and really enjoyed my lil companion. The battery would no longer hold a charge for long but no matter. It held so much more. I listen to Leo Laportes podcasts and know all about backing up files. But until it happens to you, do you know just how much you’re gonna miss what you have stored on the little brains or extensions of ourselves. Luckily my husband thinks he may be able to get into the old hard drive and salvage some pictures and maybe some documents. I had been bracing myself for the day so There wasn’t much on there that I really need. I bought a shiney new aluminum macbook pro. Its a lil bigger than my old powerbook and the screen has a really nice picture. There is so much more software too. Bigger hard drive, bigger everything. I like small. My last one fit on my lap better. lol There are worse things in life, I know. Its just funny how a little change can be a big one. Well, things will be better, I’m sure they will.. 😉 I wish for you that nothing breaks and if you know the end is near for one of your dear friends, brace yourself… and umm back up your data.
So here are some pics of a few components I’ve made and hopefully they will turn into some nice pieces.


Have a great week!

Jewelry making days

Well its been a great few days of cabbing and wrapping silver. Ok a lil shopping added to the mix made for a great little vacation.
I wrapped a few faceted stones and I’m really enjoying the shine they put out. Its almost to the point I want to learn how. Almost because of the price of a faceting machine.
Well here’s a few pics of some cabs. They are pietersite, 2 seraphinite, turtella, moss agate, flourite, a pink botswana agate, and a porcelain jasper. The wraps are peridot, garnet, and blue green tourmaline.


As for the shopping I upgraded my Iphone. I had wanted to since the new 3gs was unveiled, but every time I had visited the Apple store or AT&T store they were out. Not this time, yay! I like the camera and have had no issues, but I really hadn’t expected any. On my last one I was pushing the limit on memory space, so with the upgrade I have lots more room. My husband was still using his 2g so he got the hand me down 3g and was happy with that. His 2g will be a nice itouch or back up phone if its ever needed. Still love my Iphone. 🙂
Until next time…

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