Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The SHOP HOP Event....

If you're in Minocqua on Thursday night, the 17th of June be sure to stop by Bassett Jewelers for the After Hours Island SHOP HOP Event by participating stores. You can see these 2 pieces there along with myself and the other local artists who have their work for sale there. You can get more info if you click on Bassett Jewelers on the right of this entry. There are 4 other establishments taking part as well.
The pendant is an oxidized Fine Silver piece on a rubber cord. The earrings are gold hoops, with a pewter colored disk bead and oxidized Fine Silver disks.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

In Memoriam.....

Briary Nan Furda, fondly known as "The Nannercakes" left us on Thursday June 3, 2010 just before her 15th birthday. She will be greatly missed by  all her loved ones and her best buddy Mick.  We'll be thinking of you often.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So What's New This Season..........

Well, I do live in Wisconsin and what do you think we eat a lot of here? Yes it's cheese! We have access to some of the best cheeses around. If you haven't tried some award winning Artisanal Cheeses from places like Carr Valley, Sartori and many of the smaller cheese makers in our state, you really need to. One of my favorites is from the Uplands Region in Southwest ,WI called Pleasant Ridge Reserve from the  Uplands Cheese CO.   It has a wonderful creamy taste and it's made from the milk of their own cows who have grazed only grass. So production only takes place when there's grass to be eaten, obviously. Hook's Paradise Blue Cheese is another favorite and is located in the Mineral Point area. Salads have never tasted so good! So I think...... special cheeses need special knives. Both of these have one of my Lampworked Glass beads on the end, one is done in a Silver glass, the other with lots of Silver Leaf, Fine Silver mesh and colorful Murrini. You can find one at Chocolates & More in Mincoqua, The Rodd Umlauf Gallery in Lake Tomahawk, and Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI.