Definition of "creative", according to my dictionary:
creating; able to create; inventive, imaginative; showing imagination as well as routine skill.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A bead, just a bead...

My first metal bead - isn't it pretty?! This started off as two 1" diameter sterling silver discs. I had a devil of a time getting it soldered but it worked in the end, and I couldn't be much happier.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Carnelian ring

This ring has been in the works for a while now but finishing it kept getting put on the back burner. 14g wire, hammered, and a basic bezel set oval carnelian. It would work well as a stacking ring except that I didn't make any more of them. I'm going to have to find this ring a home as it doesn't fit me.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Front page!

Right around lunch time today this was on the front page of Etsy. I was too excited to think straight and didn't get a capture of the whole treasury - just this. By the time I went back to do it right, just a minute or so later, it was gone.

At least I got to see it.

This is turning into a pretty good month!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ginko earrings

These are my first post earrings! My first successful ones anyway... I ran into some issues getting the first pair done and kind of seriously over cooked them. These ones turned out okay though!

Tube set pale blue cz and sterling silver. The ginko pattern was printed with a rolling mill. I don't actually have access to a rolling mill - I made this sheet at a class in BC - but I'm starting to think I might need one.

Hmmm... I just looked at this photo at full magnification and it looks like the settings still need work. I shall fix that now! Have a look anyway to compare to the ginko pendant below - these aren't nearly as scratched up. I'm learning...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Pretty simple ring

I'm working on a number of silver items out in the garage right now. I've made some incredible mistakes, but that's what happens when you just jump in and try things. This had several hiccups along the way but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

On a roll!

My chartreuse bracelet is in a treasury chosen by scarfitup. How exciting!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Treasuries and giveaways

I was included in a treasury on Etsy this week. It is only the second time (that I know of) that I've been in a treasury. Treasuries are a bit of a mystery to me - part game, part thrill seeking, part bragging rights, part hopes of a front page jackpot. All I know is that it is very exciting to find out that I'm in one. Thanks catrocks!

The TransCanada Etsy Team is giving away a book next Wednesday. The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run and Maintain Her Own Business by Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears is a book I would really like to read, so I'm half hoping no-one reads this until after next Wednesday.

Kidding. Really. Go, enter, and good luck!