Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Work from a busy Metalsmithing Bee!

I have been a busy little metalsmithing bee!
I treated myself to a Tomboy spinner ring created by the lovely Carolyn of Autumn Leaves Jewelry. I love, love, love my spinner ring! I had been oogling it for much time and a couple weekends back, Carolyn ran a Weekend Deal on this lovely, and I partook. You can find this lovely ring at

Now on to Sam's creations...
My lovely beads have been crying out to me the last couple weeks, so I decided to incorporate some beads with my new cabochon pendants. I think they add a little pizazz.

Turquoise Pendant Necklace

Green Tourmaline Pendant with Citrine Bead Accents

Faceted Ruby Pendant Necklace

Pebble Ring

Ruby Pendant Necklace

Lampwork Bead Pendant Necklace
Lampwork Bead from Two Sisters Designs of Carmel, CA.

Lampwork Bead Pendant Necklace
Lampwork Bead from Two Sisters Designs of Carmel, CA.

Labradorite Pendant with two Garnet Bead Accents
I decided to make a bracelet with this pendant.

Green Amethyst Pendant with Cherry Quartz Accents

Chalcedony Pendant with New Jade Bead Accents

Aventurine Pendant with Aventurine Bead Accents
I started listing these beauties yesterday in my esty shop, and I will try to continue to list the rest of them this week (unless a company day job crisis consumes my time!).
As always, here are my helpers...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Busy Weekend!

This past weekend flew by!

I did get some time to do some work on my new round of bezel set cabochons. I hope to finish these up this week depending on all the other chaos.
I have been working on a side project (a surprise) for my niece's birthday. She is into Betty Boop and as child I just happened to have a really cool Betty Boop watch. My mom still had the watch, but it was in dire need of some restoration. After obtaining my niece's wrist measurement, I went to work on restoring the watch back to its glory days! Here are some pics of the watch after I did the restoration:

Yesterday was the family birthday party for her, and she received the watch (as well as some other Aunt Sam picked presents). I hope she treasures the watch as much as I did as a child.

On other news, I was doing some house cleaning yesterday afternoon after returning from all the party fun, and I spotted a funny pose that one of my littles as striking.

I really cannot imagine that this is a comfortable way to sleep, but he was very happy.

That's about it for now in the life of Sam.....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Tom

Snoring and using my hand as a pillow - hard to get work done!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Pendant Necklaces!

I have had my evenings this week free for metal fun - whoo hoo!
Here are a couple of pendant necklaces that I completed this week. I hope to list them in my shop next week.

Turquoise Pendant Necklace

Peruvian Opal Pendant Necklace

Turquoise Pendant Necklace

Lampwork Bead Pendant Necklace
The lovely lampwork bead is a creation from Two Sisters Designs of Carmel, CA.
They do beautiful lampwork beads!

Labradorite Pendant Necklace
(I wish I could have gotten the cab to sparkle more in the pic)

On another note, our appointment at the BMV was so fast. We walked in and were done in less than fifteen minutes! I cannot remember going to the BMV and getting everything taken care of that quickly.
That's all for today! Have a good one!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Too Cool!

So my hubby's birthday is next week, and he needs to renew his driver's license. My b-day is next month, and I too must renew my driver's license; thus, we decided to make it a date - at the BMV.

It seems like it was eons ago that we made the dreaded trip to the BMV to renew driver's licenses. SO, in preparations for this trip, I visited the Indiana BMV's website to see what we needed for our license renewal; as well as, BMV locations and hours. To my surprise, some branch locations take appointments via an online application! So... my hubby and I have an appointment at the BMV!

On metal news, I have four pendants that I am currently working on. I am hoping to finish them up this week and post pics (as well as list them in my shop next week).

That's about it in the life of Sam!
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