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Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy First Day Of Summer

It's the first day of summer! Time for barbecues, family and friends playing outside, and water, lots and lots of water.  From beaches, lakes, pools and in my case waterfalls. Once I'm moved, my new studio will be 20 minutes from Blackwater Falls. Check it out at www.blackwaterfalls.com.  It is beautiful and breathtaking.  I took this picture on one of my many visits and no it wasn't in January as the date on the picture shows.  The date is simply evidence of my lack of camera skills.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Heeerrrre's Your Sign!

To quote the comedian Bill Engvall (billengvall.com).  'Here's your sign!'

I looked out the window and saw the new sign on my home sale post ' UNDER CONTRACT' in big red letters.  It took my breath away.  It's real.  It's really happening.  The adrenalin instantly increased and my whole body reacted with glee.  My wonderful realtor Mary O'Brien had mysteriously replaced the 'sale pending' sign, while I wasn't looking.  The new sign means that the house appraised for the sale amount - yippee!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cindy Wimmer On The Cover Of Easy Wire

I just bought the recent issue of Easy Wire and to my delight my friend Cindy Wimmer is on the cover.  It is an accomplishment to have a piece of art published, but this talented lady has out shined many with 4 beautiful pieces and their tutorials.  They are all my favorites and I can't wait to try these beauties out for myself.
Where do I begin?  Since each piece is my favorite?
Full Circle is on page 33.  This bracelet is too cool! All you need is wire, a washer, a punch and your hand tools.  I want this piece and I think you will agree that it is awesome!
Urban Ornament is on page 90.  I am a pendant lover.  I love how she uses various coils with different gauges of wire and twisted wire to create this modern pendant. 
Emerald Garden is on page 18.  Oh, don't you just love all this silver and those yummy lampworked beads.  This bracelet is so girlie.
The Spiral Roses necklace is on the cover and can be found on page 46.  With this piece the ribbons can be changed at anytime to compliment your outfit.  Very creative.

I just can't wait to get my studio moved so I can begin to make these wonderful pieces of wearable art.  I just went over to Cindy's blog and she has all the pictures posted there.  Check out her blog at http://www.sweetbeadstudio.com/.

And if your looking for the tools and the materials to make any of her wire pieces you can find everything at http://www.fundametals.net/ It's my favorite site for supplies.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sadie Is Ready For The Big Move

I had to take a break from all the packing I'm doing getting ready to move home and studio to West Virginia. Sadie is such great entertainment for me.

She is so patient. How cute I thought to have a picture of her ready for the move. Don't call the Humane Society on me. As you can see she is quite content to lay down on the bubble wrap. She is so trusting.

Even Sadie can lose patience. Here she is doing her best to let me know that the fun was over and she wanted to get out of the box and back onto the bed.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Metal Work and Rib Cage Earrings

Yesterday I attending a metal working class taught by my friend Jeanette www.jeanetteblix.com. She is a wonderful and talented teacher.

This is the picture of the metalworked earrings. It's the first time I've cut metal sheet. We used 24 ga sheet and cut and filed our links. Then decorative marks were made using different punches.

The ribcage technique in these earrings is very tricky. We used 18 ga wire. There is a lot of moving the round nose plyers around and reinserting into the link from a different angle. But with focus and of course lots of practice the bead is formed. This bead looks remarkable as part of a necklace or bracelet.

I'm still deciding on whether these earrings should be aged in liver of sulphur.

I Won!

I entered a contest at www.ArtBlissWorkshops.com. I won 2nd place. I'm so excited! Its a leather sandbag used to help lower the noise when a steel block is placed on top and a piece of metal or wire needs to be hammered. It was supplied by www.fundametals.com.

Now to go hammer something!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Studio in Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia

This morning I received the exciting news that my offer on a new home and studio in the mountains of Tucker County, West Virginia has been accepted. I will be moving in on July 1st. The thought of packing up my current home of 16 years is intimidating, but the thoughts of unpacking and setting up my studio is exciting. My emotions are all over the place.

While I was in West Virginia looking at homes,the family celebrated Olivia's 3rd birthday. She is my great niece. That makes me her great aunt - Yes, I am! She is a joy to watch. I love the look of innocents and wonder on her face as she danced among the bubbles all around her made from the bubble machine. Ahhh, to have that feeling of freedom.

I was so busy with the doe, party, house hunting and contract signing that I am embarrassed to say that my bag of tools, beads and wire were never taken out of the trunk of the car.

But then again, how often will I have the chance to hold a new born doe's little foot in the palm of my hand?