Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring break



Hello my peeps! I was down by the border this past week in my home town of San Diego. So much fun! Took my daughter for the first time to Sea World....she's 10. We're kinda slow to do those things. Learned some new techniques for riveting from the infamous Keith Lobue at the Shephardess bead store. Know I feel a little more comfortable with it. He really goes into depth about the how, why and why Dremel drills are too fast for drilling into metal, what types of vises and pliers work best with different metals, "Cave man" techniques (his term) for short cuts. I highly reccomend his classes. He lives in Australia and only comes to the US once or twice a year.

The "gypsy" necklaces above will be going into my Etsy store soon. They are made with very old Afghani, Tibetan and Yemenese findings, silver and trade beads. And if you didn't already know, I have listed a few of my Frozen Charlottes and Charlies and some other old bisque dolls. It takes FOREVER to load things to Etsy, hence my proscrastination. BUT I have more to add so check periodically.

I have a couple requests one of which was to make some Peace stamps (above). Another is to make a personalized tassel for a gal whose cat just past, and a hand embossed metal plack for
some one who just passed as well. Well gotta go! Off to my studio....several people are awaiting their own Frozen charlotte necklace kit!


TattingChic said...

Those are some fabulous finds! Your trip to San Diego sounds like a lot of fun! :)

Tiedupmemories said...

Very cool! What a great trip!The music is perfect for this post!

Heather said...

what great finds! Beautiful! Sounds like a fun trip too :)

Kayla coo said...

Thanks for popping by.
Exciting finds indeed.
Michala x

Recycled Rita said...

Is it me? I awaiting my very own frozen charlotte necklace? I think so.... Ya! Its me!! right????
hee! hee!
Miss you girlie!

Mary lin Huskamp said...

Love the finds and the special pieces are LOVELY!!


Gaby Bee said...

Amazing finds indeed. Lucky you!
Gaby xo

BellaLunaArts said...

Can't wait to see all your little Charlottes tomorrow! Should I bring my bitty ones too? :)

jan said...

Lovely finds! Love your blog