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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

A Poem I wrote

Beyond Semi-precious

Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

even the sedimentary syllables shine


nutured by nature

colored by the earth

flecked
mottled
dappled

fossilized blooms

petrified sunsets

envelop me

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Joeyandaleethea- Featured Etsybloggers!

Want to have the most fashion forward baby around?
Visit Joeyandaleethea .
They've got some cool duds for your cool dudes and dudettes and they've managed to make some of those "necessities" hip also.


Fall Colors. . .




Raking up the leaves to jump in the leaf pile was always my favorite part of autumn. Red, orange, and yellow fluttering leaves fluttered to the ground just waiting to be raked up. For some reason, jumping in the leaf pile never got old. Raking never even seemed like work because the end product was so much fun. You could throw leaves at your brother and it didn't hurt. You could bury your brother in the leaves and he could still breathe. . . The leaves were the nearly perfect plaything. It was always sad when it was windy and the pile dispersed or it rained and the leaves got soggy.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

You Say Tomato. . .




Our tomato garden has flourished, even though there hasn't been much rain. My son (3)has been watering it and my daughter (7) has been weeding it. It has also saved us some money because tomatoes have really gone up in price this year. Now, we are overrun with tomatoes and some of them are doing very inappropriate things. . .