Friday, September 30, 2011

Back to work and a bracelet

Here is my bench. It does not have the chaos that is normally does. Give me time though. It is great being in the new studio. Thank you so much Steve, it is amazing. Here is a bracelet that I have been working on that is now finished. It is set with green tourmaline and a dark amethyst. It is really comfortable and sits amazingly on the wrist.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Studio Sweet Studio

Yesterday Steve and I moved all of my tables and benches. Then we spent the rest of the setting and unpacking my studio. Hooray!!!! I am ready to work. This is so exciting. All that is left to do is install the wood stove. It looks great and it feels great.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Floor of my New Studio

Here is Steve painting the floor of my new studio. He is using a high heat paint. In the far room is were the wood stove is going. And we decided that we would paint the whole floor with it so it would look really good and also it will finding anything that I drop a lot easier. And if I should drop a hot piece of metal the floor will be ok. It looks amazing. Steve did so much work in here for me. We should be moving in through out the week. So exciting. Thank you Steve!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Studio Doors

These are the doors that Steve made for my future studio. They are beautiful. He made them out of found wood and in the barn style. He reversed the z to make a diamond, it after all will be my studio. I can not wait till they are hung with the other matching door. Thank you.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Raw Rose Quartz

Our friend Jeff Ellis was in PA visiting family, when in his Uncles basement they tripped over this forgotten rose quartz. It is huge. It has some of the most intense colors of pink I have ever seen in a rose quartz. Thank you  Jeff and your Uncle. I believe that Jeff said that is uncle had this sitting in his basement for 30 years just waiting. Amazing. I can not wait to find a lapidary artist to cut and polish this into stones for me. So if anyone knows of anyone please email me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Soon to be Studio

Steve and I, well really mostly Steve. Is converting the shed in our backyard into my studio. It is being fixed up and insulated by Steve using all donated materials. Thank you all. It will be a great place to work and to teach out of. Anyone interested in taking a class please email at We should be up an running in just a couple of weeks. Hopefully. This is so exciting. Quinn is looking forward to it and has already made a place for his bench.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Finally Done

I finally finished this necklace. It seems like I have been working on it forever. It came out amazing. The top hollow form has a very high polish, it acts like a mirror. It's fantastic!! The middle piece that is bezel set is a piece of broken pavement from in front of the studio. And bottom bead is prenhite, it has this great green colour to it. I love this piece. It hangs on thinker 16 inch snake chain. It looks great as it cascades down your neck.