Thursday, September 30, 2010

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"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

~Henry Ford


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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts."

~Mr. William Strunk


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Romantic Garnet Earrings

Red is the color of love and romance, and what could be more romantic than gorgeous color of rich red garnets! Garnets are the birthstone of January babies, and its name comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning like a grain, which refers to the way the crystals resemble grains or seeds embedded in the matrix.

These gorgeous earrings started with a handmade frame of sterling silver wire that was hand forged, then wrapped with yards of 30-gauge sterling silver wire. The 3mm faceted garnet roundels and 2mm sterling silver beads were “stitched” onto the frame, and then the entire piece was antiqued to show all the fine details.

These romantic garnet earrings are 2-1/8 inches in length; the dangle is 1-3/4 inches long and 1 inch at its widest point. They are the perfect romantic gift for a bride-to-be, a January baby or any fashionista! You will find them here!

Thank you for looking!


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

From My Kitchen to Yours

Try this simple and delicious chicken recipe tonight, I promise your family will love it as much as mine does!

Creamy Chicken and Biscuits


1 small onion chopped
1 T. butter
1-12-1/2 oz. can of chicken drained or 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken chopped
1-10-1/2 oz. can of cream of chicken soup
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. milk
1 small jar of pimiento
1/4 t. of sage
1-14-1/2 oz. can of vegetable medley
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
6 frozen biscuits, thawed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 11x7" baking dish. Chop onion and saute in butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat until translucent. In a large bowl combine onion, chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, milk, pimento, sage, vegetable medley, and ground black pepper to taste. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 3/4 c. of cheddar cheese. Arrange thawed biscuits in a single layer on top of cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the biscuits. Bake until biscuits are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling, usually 20 minutes or more.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been.
~Mark Twain

This is one of my favorite quotes which can be found on my friend Nora's blog - Merry's Musings! And if by chance you find someone without a smile today, share one of yours!


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's all Crystal Clear Now!

Sometimes simplicity is the best, and this crystal clear necklace fits the bill! Made with lovely laser faceted quartz crystal rondelles and paired with sterling silver wire and chain, it is the perfect neutral necklace! This necklace will become your everyday favorite and because it will go with everything in your closet!

The Crystal Clear necklace is 18 inches in length and would be an awesome gift for any April baby! You will also find matching earrings in my shop, just click here!

Thank you for looking!


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gorgeous Aquamarine Briolettes!

Aquamarine briolettes that rival the fire and sparkle of diamonds are the focus of this handmade pair of earrings! These brios are the palest ice blue and are beautiful beyond description! They are perfectly paired with long, thin, sterling silver sticks that have a hand forged, crinkled texture; all swinging gracefully on handmade sterling silver earwires!

The Polar Ice Blue earrings are 2-1/2 inches in length from the top of the earwire to the bottom of the briolette. They would be a wonderful gift to grace the earlobes of any March baby!

Thank you for looking!


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Monday, September 20, 2010

A Modern Classic Bracelet!

A modern classic copper bracelet made from humble elements, heavy gauge copper wire and a simple copper washer!

Each link in this bracelet was shaped into a swirl then textured with a chasing hammer for strength and design! The the J shaped clasp blends nicely with the bracelet, having that same swirl shape. It hooks into a round copper toggle that has a creative cross-hatch texture!

The copper elements of this bracelet are untreated so they will develop their own unique patina over time. If you prefer your copper jewelry to remain bright and shiny, soak your bracelet in a lemon juice bath for ten minutes and it will be like new again! Click Here to see a blog post with additional information on cleaning your copper jewelry!

The Modern Classic Bracelet is 8-1/4 inches in length, perfectly made for wrists 7 to 7-1/2 inches around.

Thank you for looking!


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Organic Copper Earrings
with a Twist!

These organic copper earrings with a twist were originally made at the request of one of my customers. She loved my Organic Olives earrings, but wanted a neutral copper bead so that they would go with more clothing options!

These graceful earrings are made with copper wire that has been textured with a chasing hammer for strength and a cool organic look! From the top of the earwire, these earrings are 2-1/4 of an inch in length; the dangles are 1-1/2 inches long, swinging from handmade copper earwires. I especially love the copper rope bead as the focal point on the dangle, it adds a middle eastern flair to these lovely earrings!

Thank you for looking!

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