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!

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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…

Beautiful 4th of July!

The weekend was a long and beautiful one. I hope you all had a really nice holiday. As usual it went fast.
I’ve been looking for some kind of inspiration and I stumbled on a blog by Twisted sister art. Well this lady is just amazing. Her style is unique and inspiring.
I did get a chance to do a lil cabbing and wire wrapping. I’ve been trying to change wrapping style a bit, but I’m gonna have to practice. I tend to get bored easily and I like a good challenge.
The cabs are peridot, garnets, fire agates, Topaz and Morgan Hill poppy jasper. As for the wrapping. Ok the first one, I’m still on the fence about. Reminds me of a tadpole. 🙂 The peridot one I like better. But then again its closer to my original stuff. So Let me know what you think of the tadpole. Here are few pics.


Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by. ☮

And another Estate sale

I was out with my cousin and Aunt when we saw a sign that said estate sale, so of course we had to see what they were selling. We pulled in and first thing I saw was a cab template. Now if there’s a template you know there’s rocks or cabs or sumthin! I asked for rocks and was told nope not any, wait maybe. Haven’t pulled everything out yet. No, it wasn’t that early. They were just really busy. Well a guy said let me show you something, tell me what you think. He led me to the back yard and against the wall was a small tub with some cut rock. He said he wanted to sell it but not sure how much. Well It was hard to tell what all was in it but needless to say I bought it and on the way out another box that had metal in it. I told him it looked like silver but, I wasn’t sure. Some of it is copper for sure, but I will have to check the rest out. At the bottom of the box there was some silver bezel wire and silver wire the rest I don’t know. Anyway I bought it all. Here are some clickable pics.


Some of the stones were carefully marked and put in small manilla envelopes or wrapped in tissue paper. Others laid in boxes on cotton matting. Yes, at one time well cared for.
I’m glad to have found this gentleman’s treasures. I hope to do them justice. I know I’ll treasure them too.

Fun in the sun

I was up early and to be kind to my neighbors I started with cabbing a couple of Oregon Sunstones, a Mexican fire opal as well as a couple of MH poppy jaspers.  The jasper was green and poppies look like sunflowers in the stone.  Well if you know me, you know how I love sunflowers. So I will be looking to get some more of that done. Then as it got a lil later in the day I moved outside to the saw and to cut up some of the rock I had been eyeing for awhile. The colors in the Boulder opal are great.  Can’t wait to get some cabbed.

By noon the heat was getting to be too much so it was over.  For now anyway… 🙂

I hope you enjoyed da pics and have had a cool weekend.  Back to work manana, no rest for the um wicked… or whatever.

Summer?

Man its hot!! Not the usual for this area, and I’m so not used to it anymore.    I did take the time to polish a few pieces of jewelry and take a few pics this past weekend.  So here they are…

Mexican Fire agate

Mexican Fire agate

 

Tourmy

Tourmy

 

A slice

A slice

 

Agate

Agate

 

Sunstones

Sunstones

The sunstones were a nice buy at the gem and mineral show this past weekend in Santa Clara.  Which was the best gem show I had been to in a very long time.

I hope you like, thanks for looking…If you’re interested in any of the pieces click on the link at the top right, where it says shop here.