Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea is Good at Any Time

I just checked our weather forecast and see that at present they have described our weather as ‘fog depositing ice’. I could have told them that by looking outside myself. It was something I noticed last night as I wandered the halls at 3am and again at 6:30am. The fog is so thick at present that I can’t see the houses across the road.

Rhett! Rhett! Where are you? Rhett come back!

Fog always make me think of Gone With The Wind and Scarlett as she ran down the sidewalks in the swirling fog and that gorgeous dress! Perhaps that is the reason I love the fog so much – I’m a hopeless and lost romantic at heart!

What has all of this to do with tea?

Have you ever noticed how tea is always perfect at any time of the day and in any circumstance? There is nothing like a good cup of tea to take away the chills and stop the sniffles. When situations get really tense ‘Would anyone like a cup of tea?’ seems to always break the tension. Or perhaps when things get rather tricky, the excuse to make a pot of tea is always handy. And of course – just to make one feel relaxed and content – a cup of tea will always do it.

I made this bracelet for all those reasons! It has a heavy chain that not only carries a number of different teapots but also a couple of tea cups so that a ‘spot of tea’ could be shared. I also dangled hearts everywhere to show how much tea is universally loved and then threw in a couple of chocolate bars – well – you know why.

Tea Anyone?

P3200069 $45



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting Patiently

I think today makes six days straight that we have had snow.

Some days it is just little flecks constantly falling past my window – other days it’s those big soft ones that make you want to catch them on your tongue.

No matter how it comes out of the sky – it is getting exhausting.

I took these pictures of our deck and the surrounding trees two days ago. The depth of snow has risen another half inch at least since then. Have a look. 




I’m sure you can see why I am patiently waiting for Spring. Almost like waiting for Godot……

So I made this cute little bracelet that makes me think of Spring bonnets and Easter parades…..



P3200040 $26

Monday, March 14, 2011

Turquoise – Oh My!

If you’re going to wear turquoise – you might as well wear a good chunk of it!

Here’s just the chunk! Circled with a silver bezel.

P3050006 18”

P3050008 $48

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring is Right Around the Corner – Isn’t It?

This simple necklace makes me think of spring right away. I love the colours and the dangles hanging from the heart. How fabulous this would look with anything!

 P3050001 18”

P3050004  $40


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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Keys to My Heart - #2

Sometimes you like something so much you have to more than one.

Just saying……


P3080068 71/2”

P3080069 $35


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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Keys to My Heart - #1

We all have keys to our heart. Some unlock our love, some unlock our passion, others unlock a part of our heart that we try to keep hidden.

What do these do for you?

The Keys To My Heart - (stamped around bangle)


P3080059 61/2”

P3080062 $45

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Anything Else In That Sparkly Trunk?

This bangle is a little different than the others. I wrapped it with a darker wire and used brass charms instead of silver.


P3080049 6”

P3080050 $40

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Always & Forever

Sometimes this is just the perfect sentiment. It can have different meanings to each person. What does it mean to you? How would you view these words when you looked at it encircling your wrist?


P3080041 8”

P3080042 $45

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Having Fun!

Twisting and turning, delving into imagination and design, forming metal into something wearable and usable. Ahhh! This is my journey this week.

Usable you query? Copper – it helps with that age old demon – arthritis. Why where a band of plain copper when you could be wearing something like this?


P3080033 6 1/2”


P3080036 $45

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Some Wonderful Memories

I wish I had more time to blog these days but I just don’t.

Surgery on my left wrist is on March 15th and I have some jewelry orders to fill and some stock to get done before then. I’m afraid that I might not be able to hold my tools for about 12 weeks and that leaves me feeling a bit frantic. Funny because I do this because I love doing it. I can be so silly some times.


Okay – here’s a couple of pics that I think about often as I look at the weather forecasts and see –34C and colder. Ah! Alberta!



Thursday, March 3, 2011

From The Studio (for a while anyway)

Having returned home to incredibly cold weather – I have listened to the call of my studio and have happily buried myself in sparkling beads, metals, wire and charms.

At present I feel a bit of panic setting in as the countdown to the first carpal tunnel surgery has begun. March 15th – The Ides of March! – is the day set aside for my left hand. Six weeks later – April 26th – is my right hand.

Sigh. In one way I’ll be very happy to have it done. But in another way – it really is going to cut into (no pun intended) playing in my studio.

For right now though – sparkly things are coming out of that studio and here’s pics of one of them.

Friends <–> Forever <–> Friends <–> Forever (stamped around the bangle)




P3030064 6 1/4”