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…

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. ☮

Silver Twisting Weekend!

I got a few things finished and started this weekend. There are 2 Mexican fire opals I cabbed, and a small amethyst from the prior weekends’ estate sale. Here they are..
Mexican Fire Agate Mexican Fire agate also Amethyst Amethyst
On a subject other than stone and silver. Apple to announce some good things tomorrow, can’t wait!
In any case hope you have had a great weekend.

Lovely break…

Its been great, the one extra day. Every weekend should be three days. Got lots done the cabbing in the last post. Even finished a couple of wraps. I was looking thru the slabs and pieces of rock I had because the cabbing contest on the gemstone board and found the RSJ slices. Well take a look at one of the slices, what do you see?
Here they are:


Well hope you had a great weekend!

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