Saturday, February 13, 2010

Go Canada! Go!

Yesterday, I finally did something I've been wanting to do for years. Hmmm, what could it be you say? Complete a 5K marathon? Absolutley not. Finally finish the last chapter of War and Peace? Highly unlikely. Book a trip for an African safari? I wish.

No, no I finally made a sock monkey!! Yeah!

It was a nice creative break for me. So meet, well, um, sock monkey. He doesn't have a name yet. Any suggestions?

Of course he had to have the latest sock monkey Olympic gear in support of our Canadian athletes.

Go! Canada Go!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What Happened to January?!!

Can it really be February already? What a strange winter so far. It's has been cold but we just realized that we have only shovelled our driveway once this winter. Usually at this point, we have piles of snow surrounding our driveway. In fact, the grass is actually visible under patchy coverings of ice and snow and on a sunny day it appears quite green. I wonder what February and March have in store for us?

In January I started to focus on some new designs. Especially those that involve gem stones. I love the look of wrapped wire and especially against the sparkling facets of a gem stone. Here's a look at what I've been up to.

Tanzanite Blue Chalcedony with Oxidized Sterling Silver.

Carnelian with Oxidized Copper.

Aqua Chalcedony with Copper Swirl ear wires.