Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Listening to Oren Lavie

His voice gives me goose bumps.
This video is so good, I just had to post it again.

Addiction # 18: Botanicals

This addiction is severe!
I need help!
Help with my garden;)
I planted this addiction at the shop too.
Can you blame me?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Work Bench Diaries

Saw day Monday. Flowers, leaves and foliage hand-cut from sterling silver. It's a good saw day! The bad ones are really bad, where I go through blades faster than my morning cup of java... Ugh, frustrating!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


It was 81 degrees today. Yay! We recently did the Fremont Fair in Seattle and it was maybe 58 degrees? Seriously, people had furry hats and coats on. Warm weather makes me crave colorful food like salads with apples and strawberries or avocados with salsa and tostadas. The more color the better.
This is what I'm talking about!!!!
Cupcakes come in a slew of colors!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fremont Fair Seattle

Lots of talented peeps, parades and propaganda.

Yours Truly.
We had a warm reception! Thank you for
your support
Cars were covered in trinkets and gadgets...

Here's car shots Dad;)
Happy Father's Day too!

Micah's #1 pick (wonder why?).

My pick. This Chevy is turquoise with a
Tea Time fountain!?!

Fit for a Crafty Queen!

We had a great time in Seattle! The people at the MarQueen Hotel were wonderful. We stayed with Suzanne of Mugwump and Leah of Leah's Glass Creations in a sweet suite. Lot's of laughs, adventures and silly midnight Internet time. I'd do it again in a heartbeat:)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Toes & Polish

Time to take those feet out of hiding and make them purdy. I'm grateful for the blurry shot of my toes. I seem to stick with black and deep eggplant for nail polish colors. You? I'd like to try turquoise and bright red this summer. It's been chilly up here in the Pacific Northwest. Sigh. But that sun will come soon.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summit of Awesome

I headed to the Summit of Awesome Party yesterday and had a blast! You can check the footage out here. It's not too late to check out the Summit--You can do that here. So much creativity in one room!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Design Fix

Something old, something new.
Where's my spray paint?

Seattle Bound

Find us at the
Fremont Fair

Booth B41 (Burke Area).

June 19 & 20th, 2010.
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

On June 19th and 20th the Fremont Fair returns to celebrate community with a toast to summer! Founded in 1972, the Fremont Fair is one of Seattle’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals, featuring a weekend of eclectic activities that celebrate the quirky community of Fremont, the self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” Held annually in mid-June to coincide with the Summer Solstice, the event draws more than 100,000 people to shop, eat, drink, mingle, groove, and enjoy all manners of creative expression. Artistic highlights include craft and art booths, street performers, local bands, wacky decorated art cars, the free-spirited Solstice Parade produced by the Fremont Arts Council, and many other oddities that personify Fremont’s official motto “Delibertus Quirkus” – Freedom to be Peculiar. The Fremont Fair is produced by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and funds raised benefit a number of area non-profits including Solid Ground, a local poverty-focused non-profit who originated and produced the Fair for nearly 40 years.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Playing with Rocks...


I love the way Marty layers her jewelry. Let's see, she has on: sapphire, peridot and turquoise earrings, Opal nugget necklace and a Sterling Garden Disc Necklace. The gems are all different but together they are harmonious.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hula Hoops!

I've been feeling the urge to hula hoop these past couple weeks?! I found some glittery ones at Walgreen's that will do for now, but am in love with these Hip E Hoops pictured! These turquoise glittery hoops rock! We've been having reckless hula hooping contests in our living room (the Legos go flying everywhere). Yed's form is a bit spastic. Micah spins with the hoop! Mine, well, I'm working on it. The boys think it's hilarious. I'm on my way to being the hula hooping champion of the world!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Studio Table

Currently we have our studio table filled with our Eclipse Necklaces and earrings. These rock! They are asymmetrical and fun. I like them really big! Why? I'm from Texas--that's why;)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Design Fix

The chocolate office.

Photo by Apartment Therapy.

The Chocolate Croissant

Yed and I have been competing with each other on our chocolate croissants. So far he's in the lead. They are so delectable, especially straight out of the oven! I need to go on a 10 step program for sugar! Tomorrow?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jewelry Care and Tarnish Tips:

  • When jewelry is stored, keep in plastic zip lock bags to avoid jewels from oxidizing.
  • When cleaning is needed, use an old, soft bristle toothbrush and gently lather metal (avoiding gemstones as much as possible) with warm water and toothpaste or Wright's Silver Cream (found at your local grocery store) works wonders.
  • Rinse thoroughly and gently pat dry.
  • Soft gemstones like turquoise, coral and pearls may change color when left in the sun or submersed in water.
  • Avoid jewelry contact with harsh chemicals found in house cleaners, swimming pools and hot tubs.

Crochet Covered Stones

A friend of mine made me an antennae cozy for my car. It's awesome. My antennae may get chilly from time to time. Stones with sweaters? Glorious! I love these by Canadian artist: Knitalatte. She sells prints of her crochet work that I adore.