Thursday, October 30, 2008

Giveaway Received!

Rebecca got her necklace, so that means I can post pictures. She pretty much gave me free reign to do whatever I felt like, and this is what I came up with:

It's made with sterling silver wire, fresh water pearls, aquamarine, appatite, and crystal beads. The pendant section is a blown glass bead from Venice, and it kind of reminds me of a jelly fish with those beads on the bottom. I really love the way it turned out, and, fortunately, so does Rebecca! It was her birthday and her anniversary the week that she won the giveaway, so she totally deserves it. Enjoy, Becca!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I shipped Rebecca's Giveaway prize today! She decided she wanted a necklace made with silver wire, and wanted it to be fun. Oh, the possibilities! I've got some pictures to post, but I want her to receive it first, so I'll post them next week. That was a really fun giveaway for me, so keep checking back. I just might do another one!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Remember that calendar I got last year for Christmas? Well, it's wonderful. Every time the 1st of the month comes around, I get all excited for a new page on this gorgeous calendar. It's got lots of great hand done details that make it feel so special. And the 2009 calendar is now up in the shop! You better believe this is going at the top of my wish list.

I especially like the June page, which is important because that's my birthday month, and you have to like that month! I love all the cards in this shop too! Be sure to check it out

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm It

The lovely Miss Aarean so kindly taged me! Here goes nothin'!

**The rule for this little game is your response to each question can only be one-word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Where is your significant other? Guitar
3. Your hair color? Brownish
4. Your mother? Kind
5. Your father? Driven
6. Your favorite thing? Brian
7. Your dream last night? Dunno
8. Your dream/goal? Mother
9. The room you're in? Front
10. Your hobby? Jewelry
11. Your fear? Child-labor
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where were you last night? Yoga
14. What you're not? Dramatic
15. One of your wish-list items? Travel
16. Where you grew up? Phoenix
17. The last thing you did? TV
18. What are you wearing? Casual
19. Your TV? On
20. Your pet? Brian
21. Your computer? Dell
22. Your mood? Calm
23. Missing someone? Family
24. Your car? Max(ima)
25. Something you're not wearing? Coat
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? Warm
28. Love someone? Yup
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When is the last time you laughed? Work
31. Last time you cried? Years

I tag...Mandy D. and Karie R. Get posting!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Surf's Up!

I found an interesting art blog while I was surfing. Here are links to some posts I liked:

Paper Sculpture
I think it's the crafter in me that always enjoys good paper sculpture

Painted Elephant

Balloon Girl
Both this painting and the elephant are by the same famous (in-famous) graffiti artist, Banksy

God's Eye View
Interesting twist on the religious art tradition. This is meant to be an aerial image of Moses parting the Red Sea.

Ball-Point Pen Drawing
Simply amazing

Face Morphing
Fun to watch

Living Walls
This one's pretty long and bizarre, but I thought Austin would find the animation interesting.

Please note: the blog has some nudity and otherwise potentially offensive images. Consider yourself warned.

Drum Roll Please

And the winner, chosen using a random number generator, is....

Call or email me so I can get started on your custom piece of jewelry! And thanks to everyone who entered! It's fun to see who's reading.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BOO! {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Halloween pumpkins are up! The big reddish-orange ones are called Cinderella pumpkins and they're gorgeous. All the little ones are just small pumpkins covered in glitter.

In other news, this is my 100th post! Don't worry, my one year blogiversary came and went with out me even noticing. However, in honor of the 100th post, I think a giveaway is in order, don't you? I'm just not totally decided on what the giveaway should be. So, the giveaway is up to you! A custom piece of jewelry just for you! Necklace, bracelet, earrings, whatever. Once the winner is selected, we'll have a little consultation and then I'll make YOUR piece of jewelry. Awesome, right?

Giveaway ends Sunday at 12:00am MST, so sign up already!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Peanut Butter Makes Everything Better

I made these cookies yesterday, mostly because I wanted to eat them. The second best part is that all the ingredients are pantry items, so no special trip to the store required. The best part is that they have a surprise in the middle! One thing I will say is if there are more than two people in your household, you might want to double the recipe.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter

1. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter, granulated and brown sugar and 1/4 cup peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined. bean in egg, milk and vanilla until combined. Add flower mixture and beat until combined. Set aside.

2. For peanut butter filling, in a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter until smooth (I used my hand to knead this dough until it was combined).

3. Scoop out chocolate dough into balls on cookie sheet and the flatten with the bottom of a glass or bowl. Scoop out peanut butter filling into balls about half the size the chocolate balls and place in the middle of each chocolate circle. fold the chocolate dough around the peanut butter dough until fully enclosed. Lightly flatten each cookie again with the bottom of the glass.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

5. Try not to eat yourself silly!

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies.