Can you guess which one is Brian's?
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Can you guess which one is Brian's?
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
These measuring cups, because they're clever.
This mirror, even though I do not have a vanity.
This and That to go in my red kitchen.
This shirt, because you know you've all thought it.
This chandelier, because who wouldn't want to spend $90,000 on a light fixture?
This Mecca of deliciousness, because they're opening one in the U.T. tomorrow!
This album, because it's what's playing non-stop on my ipod/computer/car stereo, and if you're unfamiliar with him, this is a good one too.
These glasses, because painted tumblers always remind me of my grandpa's house.
This desk calendar, because it's lovely.
The guitarist in this band, because he's got mad skills.
Friday, October 26, 2007
What a great idea! I had actually been contemplating doing something like this, but with a drawn or painted tree, instead of wire. Of course this appeals to me because, clearly, I like to work with wire. I think this could look really cool in a shadow box. The only thing I would change is to include the names of the individuals. I actually made something similar to this in high school (yes, I was a crafty nerd in high school, really, I was always a crafty nerd!). I don't still have it (unless it somehow made it's way to Mom and Dad's Lindon house), but it was a terra cotta pot that I painted. I filled the pot with floral foam, then covered that with moss. I then used some heavy gauge, but pliable, silver wire and bent them into tall curly-ques and stuck them in the floral foam to use as a picture holder. It was similar to this...but the wire wasn't wrapped around a pet rock.
So, Madre, I might be coming by to get ancester pictures...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
We learned a few other tricks on the last day. This one was taken in a room with the lights off (but the door to the hallway was open) and no flash. Amazing, no?
And indulge me with a little detail shot of this necklace. I love it when you can see the twisted wire in the picture. The lights were on for this one, but again, no flash. Oh, and this necklace, including the pendant bead, are made of a stone called mookite. Say it with me, people, "Moooooo-kite".
And on the recent projects front, I've been making some baby braceletts lately. They're fun, quick, and easy. Here's some I made for new baby Allie.
And a few more I made for Brian's cousin's baby, Jaylee. She's not a newborn, so these ones are a little bigger than the one's for Allie. I put in the shot with the quarter to show you how tiny they are. I also made some recently for forth-coming baby Maughn, but I had a brain lapse and failed to take any pictures before I sent them to mother-to-be.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
apple turquoise pendant
These last two beads are topaz and citrine. I used them in my latest project:
I had never used citrine before, but I decided I really like it. It has an interesting luster with almost a bluish cast, a lot like labradorite or moonstone. I think I'll start using it more often. In case you're curious the other two beads used in this necklace are amazonite (which Brian pronounces "amazin-ite!") and pearl. It's a two strand necklace that sits just past the base of my neck when it's on. Let me know what you think!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Along the shoreline of Payson Lake.
That, my friends, is a dude, fishing in a float tube. Yeah, the water was probably about 35-40 degrees. Now that is dedication. Insaine? Yes.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
The "mini pumpkins" are some dyed seed pods I got here last year, and I'm taking the day off work on Thursday to go with my mom and some sisters. I can't think of a better reason to take a day off work! And who knows, maybe I'll find something else to add to my Halloween Decor repertoire. I'll keep you posted.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Yeah, I'm pretty stoaked about those. A vast improvement from previous efforts. I was so excited that I came home a took some more. Of course, the sun light was best for the jewelry pictures, but I took some of my Halloween wreath that just went up yesterday. I made it last year.
Folks, my world has been forever revolutionized!