Sunday, March 22, 2009

Micky's on You Tube!!

My good buddy Micky has made his debut on You Tube! Sharon Larsen who works in Dog Training and Grooming recently had a Tricks Class for fun during the heart of winter. So Micky and I thought it would be great fun to attend. And so it was. Sharon took some video of the dogs there, strutting their stuff and sent it to all of us, so I decided it would be fun to post it here. We've been practicing since then and have nailed a few more tricks. Mick is looking forward to warmer weather so we can get the Hula Hoop back out and jump to our hearts content. That turned out to be his favorite and mine too. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

More Bassett pieces...

Here's a couple more pieces that are currently available at Bassett Jewelers in downtown Minocqua, WI. The first one is a double strand of bronze Freshwater Pearls that meets with a front toggle clasp closure. Perched on the clasp are 2 of my Lampworked beads, one Hollow and one flat tab bead decorated with a multi -colored glass frit. There's also a Raku ceramic bead and a Karen Hilltribe sterling flower charm that is a Fair Trade bead.

This pair of earrings has handmade Fine Silver squares with coin shaped Iolite and white Freshwater Pearls hung on Sterling Silver ear wires.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

More Photos as promised....

This piece is a little something different, it's called a puzzle bracelet. It's a long strand that weaves through a center open ring and connects there again by a hook clasp. It has 2 clear hollow beads with dots, Peacock Freshwater Pearls, Faceted Labradorite and white Freshwater pearls. A Fine Silver handmade heart charm makes it complete.

I love the green and blue combination in this pendant. The heart is a lampwork glass bead with Silver Leaf and scroll work in a silver laden glass that turns warm shades of blue on a gray green base glass. It 's suspended from a strand of faceted pear-shaped Green Garnets with a single chunky piece of Lapis Lazuli on the side. The dangle is a handmade Fine Silver charm.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New pieces for Bassett Jewelers....

Here's a pair of earrings that will be going up to Bassett Jewelers in Minocqua next week. I'll have more pieces to add and will be back later to post them. These have handmade Fine Silver circles with a softly etched cone shaped lampwork bead with silvered ivory dots and Freshwater Pearls.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Woody the Woodpecker...

Yes, Woody the Woodpecker, (otherwise known as a Pileated Woodpecker) has been spending time at my house. He's been around since Christmas and I finally got some decent pictures of him. He is a big guy! And pretty too.