Friday, May 22, 2009

Life in the Cooper House..

It has been a crazy week in the Cooper house.
One of our little ones (he's actually 17 lbs., so not so little!) sustained some tail trauma while frolicking with the other cats. A few days after the trauma, I noticed that his wounds had become infected - eek! Hence a visit to our trusty vet was necessary. (Pets just love the vet!)
After getting his tail shaved like a poodle, the wounds cleaned, an antibiotic shot and some take home antibiotics, we were all set ($200 dollars later!).
He is doing much better now (other than the bruised ego due to the poodle tail!). I told him that all the cool cats are doing it!




Some of the Suspects in the tail trauma crime:


On the metalsmithing end, I have been very productive. So without further ado, here is my latest work:
Topaz and Sterling Silver Necklace
(This one is sooo cool - I really need to take a pic of it being worn.)

Raw Silk Ring
(I got to use my new Raw Silk hammer for this one.)

Fox Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace
(I am very tempted to keep this one....)

Orange Chalcedony, Faceted Topaz and Sterling Silver Necklace

Larimar and Sterling Silver Necklace

Labradorite and Sterling Silver Bracelet
(The lab has a ton of flash!)

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Necklace
That is all for now in the life of Sam...


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Along came a spider...

I am absolutely terrified of spiders - all forms and all sizes! My soldering station is located out in our garage which is known to be occupied by a few spiders. If they stay away from me, they are safe. If they show themselves in my workspace, all is fair in love and war.

Last night while going about my soldering (tra la la), a spider came creeping down from the ceiling and went running across my arm and on to my workbench! Eek!
Its web was stuck to my arm so when I jerked back, it came flying towards me! Double eek!
After a quick squirrelly dance, it went flying to the floor and was quickly smushed!
That was not enough for me after this grave personal violation - super eeby jeeby. I quickly grabbed my Blazer butane micro-torch and torched this offender.

Finally...a sign of relief! I am much better now that this offender has been dealt with.... Let this be a warning to all the other spiders in our garage - stay away....


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mum's Day Presents Revealed!

Sorry that it has been a bit since my last post. I have been consumed in the construction of my super secret mum's day presents. I wanted the gifts to be extra special and have thrown my whole effort into the occasion.

In confirmation that both gifts have been received by the mums, I am ready to reveal...Drum roll please!

For my mom:

This necklace is composed of turquoise that is set in a handmade fine silver bezel on a sterling foundation. The turquoise pendant is surrounded by two types of delicate sterling silver chain which are accented by sterling beads. The necklace is completed with a handmade sterling ring, Samantha Jean Design sterling charm with a one point diamond and sterling lobster clasp. The sterling has been oxidized to give the necklace a vintage look.
For hubby's mom:

This necklace is composed of a 5.6 carat Coober Pedy Opal that is set in a handmade fine silver bezel on a sterling foundation. The opal pendant is surrounded by two types of delicate sterling silver chain which are accented by pearl beads. The necklace is completed with a handmade sterling ring, Samantha Jean Design sterling charm with a one point diamond and sterling lobster clasp. The sterling has been oxidized to give the necklace a vintage look.

That is all for now in the life of Sam...

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