Thursday, December 03, 2009

Mr Golden Sun, where are you?

I really could have used some sunlight for these pictures!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

adventures in copper and silver

There is something about the hammered copper and silver, they just complement one another.
There are a few new shapes, squares, little rectangles and little silver circles, I don't have any photos, but they are supercute!
The words are endless, however....they can't be too long!
My personal favorite...."happy!"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


i found this little chair at a local church garage sale for $10. as soon as life slows down, i can't wait to pick out some fantastic fabric and get it recovered! i think the legs and arms need to be painted.....fabric first!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

just 6 short years ago he looked like this....
over the weekend, we celebrated his 7th birthday...

What a great weekend, when i asked if it was okay that the raspberry frosting was pink, he said, "it tastes good, so it's okay." Love you little man.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

new bracelet....

i didn't realize how long it had been since i posted! i took a ton of pictures of some new bracelets....they all are fuzzy, i must have been a little shaky.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

mr. ribbit

a few weeks ago, i ran across a pattern by spud & chloe for a little frog.
i love a quick little knitting project in the summer....he turned out better than i expected!

he and his friend ms. ribbit will be auctioned off at "art in the bag" in October at the Hot Shops. (I will put a link to the "art in the bag" blog)

mr. ribbit and ms. ribbit are meeting for the first time today.....his nerves are all-a-flutter!

here is a link to the pattern: ....his body is a tennis ball!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


the countdown has begun!

only 2 weeks left until school starts!!! yikes

yesterday, we picked out new sneakers.

today we need to get school supplies.

all the uniforms are clean and hanging in the closet.

time to start early bedtime!.

the summer went by so fast.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

back in the saddle!

I'm back in the blogging saddle....we have been busy. I've been busy getting ready for the opening of Janke Gallery, a new shop at 156th & Pacific that is carrying my bags and some jewelry. The grand opening is scheduled for the end of July....check it out if you are in the neighborhood!
This guy has been busy wake boarding....and clearing the wake....woo hoo!!! All those boys were supposed to give me a serious look....hmmmm.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hot Shops Open House!!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Hot Shops Spring Open House is next weekend!  May 2nd & 3rd starting at noon each day.

Also, if you are familiar with Frank's Pizzaria at 132nd & dodge, they just opened an new restaurant in the new Holiday Inn by the Qwest Center.  The Union has a larger menu and very nice bar, if you know what I mean!?!?!  Same great New York style pizza fun atmosphere!  Go on a date or take the will have fun!  Don't miss it, it is worth the drive there!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a little love

this necklace is so sweet.  the 18"chain is a tiny ball chain and the "love" is stamped on a 3/4" hammered sterling silver disk.  i am going to put some in my etsy shop. right after i make one for myself!

Monday, February 16, 2009

three new babies

Some new enamel pieces!!!  It is hard to see, but this one is a translucent green.  
The black spot on this piece were a happy surprise!  I love the way they come through.
The squares are my the translucent brown.  Yum.  Now  I need to list them in my etsy shop!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

new lease on life~possibility

Maybe it is turning 40, but when I came across a post on Ali Edward's blog, it struck me.  It didn't take long this morning to find my word for 2009...

1. the condition or fact of being possible
2. one's utmost power, capacity, or ability
3. something that is possible
4. potential or prospective value

Every situation has possibility to be good.  My goal is to enter every thing this year with possibility!  

Friday, January 09, 2009

copper mother load!

It's a great day when the UPS man rings my doorbell, even though, I'm his LAST stop, oh well, he must be saving the best for last!  Some new heavy gauge wire for wrapping, oh the possibilities!
These pretty little things were made by a great group of girls.  My friend brought her staff to my house for a little fun.  We made copper enameled necklaces.  They did the entire project themselves!!!  
Here is the group photo!!!  Each one has a different personality!!!

Friday, January 02, 2009

hit & miss

Yesterday I worked on these two pieces, I love how the red/brown enamel and copper look together.  I used a paper snow flake to do a little resist with the brown enamel.
I started filing these so a little copper shows, then I used too much strength and chipped a little bit off, so bummed.