Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Precious! O my Precious!

Sorry - all I could think about when I was looking at the four rings to unveil in this post was this quote from Lord of the Rings - they are Precious...

Without further ado, here are my Precious:

 Beach Stone and Sterling Silver Ring

Binghamite and Sterling Silver Ring

Carnelian and Sterling Silver Ring

Opal and Sterling Silver Ring

Come visit my Precious in my Etsy shoppe.  They will be listed later today.  Have a great one!
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Be Fearless

I at last got to see ‘Julie and Julia’. I have to say I think it was a fabulous movie. I took away three messages from this movie:

First – Blogs are therapeutic. I started my blog as a way to display my metalsmithing and market my Etsy shop and eventually 1000 Markets shop. I have tried to make it more than just that – at least I hope I have. My mind is always running with many random thoughts and what better way to shed some of those random thoughts – blogging.

Second – Find something that you love to do. A few years ago I went through a career crisis. I was fortunate that my dear hubby was able to free me from a job that made me desperately unhappy. I now work for my hubby’s consulting firm during the day doing a slew of different roles which is enjoyable (most of the time). I also found time to discover my true love – metalsmithing.

Third – Be fearless. I have to admit that this is something that I struggle with. I tend to be more of a straight line instead of a curvy line. This is very good for what I do for my hubby’s consulting company – reviewing and writing contracts, accounting and payroll….. For my jewelry, I honestly need some curvy line or creativeness to materialize – to be fearless. I will continue to work on this – I will Be Fearless.

For now, Bon Appetit!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

O Silver, Silver! wherefore art thou Silver?

Oh, I how I miss my metal. It has been four days since I have been able to do any metalsmithing.

I have been overwhelmed with our consulting company’s work this week. I remember when I started working for my hubby’s consulting company that both he and his recruiter said that this time of year is usually slow, but I have been doing this for four years and have yet to see this time of year be slow. I have written at least six contracts this week for new contractors and new clients.

I really miss doing my metalsmithing – I may start to show withdrawal symptoms soon. The spiders and critters that live in our garage may try to take over my outside office – as I call my soldering station. I may have to go to war with them upon my return. Of course, they may have learned their lesson last time they tried to take over my outside office when they became little flame balls.

I will return to you soon, my metal. For now this girl must go get her beauty sleep.

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