It’s a dirty job


I played/worked this past weekend.  I have been trying  to find time to work on my jewelry when ever I can.  I worked, hammered, torched for 4 hours out in my garage.  I feel like I’m improving, but I still have so much to learn.  

Here is a few finished earrings that you have seen in progress.


I like seeing asymmetrical designs and yet I struggle to make my own.  I think these turned out great. 


Blanket Done

Did I get it done before the baby was born, yes. Has the mom gotten it yet, no.  I have only seen her once since the baby was born and I was at work. Hopefully she will get it soon.  It’s not really needed anymore since we are having 90 degree weather here in Las Vegas.


I love how this turned out.  I will be making this blanket again.

Crochet month is almost over.  I was hoping to get one more crochet project done this month but I had more going on.  You will see in some upcoming posts.

As the month passes me by

I got a job offer in Dallas, and I’m considering going. After living in Las Vegas for the past 17 years, I just may go.  It’s a big decision for me and my family.  Dallas looks like a beautiful city. I will keep you posted. 

Crochet month in full effect.  I finished the main part of blanket and noemi starting on the edging. I love how quickly and easily this has worked up.  

Onto my jewelry progress.  I have gotten so much done this weekend.  I started new projects and finished up others I started a couple of weeks ago. Here is a pair of earrings I finished and some copper hearts.  I think these will turn into earrings as well.  

Mission Accomplished

I have been trying to come up with jewelry designs that incorporate my lampwork beads. I have had quite a few failures and broken beads but I finally got some bracelets that I am happy with. I’m looking forward to making and selling many more. Take a look and please tell me what you think. They are not all the way done. They still need finishing touches.




National Crochet Month

I just found out this morning that March is National Crochet Month. All these years I never new. I know now and to celebrate this I’m going to share with you the baby blanket that I am working on. I got the pattern for this beautiful blanket here. Instead of starting with a chain of 62, I wanted the blanket a little bigger so I started with a chain of 92. I love the ease of this pattern. I can’t wait to show you the finished blanket with the boarder.


As I grow my gray out I’ve had some strange looks and funny comments while at work. My favorite was, “what in the heck did you do to your hair? I looks….interesting”. Lol. I’m happy with how it’s coming along. I have just one more cut to go and all my hair will be natural. I have gone shorter than I wanted, but I like it, it’s fun, funky, and pretty easy to take care of.
Here’s my progress.



Feeling accomplished

My plans this weekend was to not have any plans. I want to sleep in, relax, and get some stuff done around the house. Today, I did sleep in. I didn’t get out of bed until 7 a.m. Yep that’s sleeping in to me. I’ve been so busy coming and going on the weekends that I really haven’t taken any time out for myself.
I have been working on a baby blanket for another coworker that’s having a baby girl. I was able to get more of that done today and hopefully more tonight. I will post pictures tomorrow.
I was able to get some torch time in. Working with some new glass that I ordered a couple of weeks ago. I’m so happy that I could finally get some torch time in. I’ll be out there tomorrow too.
I have been trying to work with metal and incorporate my beads into jewelry designs. It really has not been a priority, more like something I want to do but not really working on it. I’ve made a deal with myself that if I want to be where I want to be in a few years I need to start making this endeavor more important in my life. After I got my torch time in I played with soldering copper. I’m SO happy with what I accomplished today. I have a long way to go. Lots of learning. This is a step in the right direction.
What is pictured is a few soldered rings, soldered links and the links with the Lampwork beads will be earrings. The picture is not very good, I still have some work to put into everything. I just wanted to share.


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