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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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Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Little Piece of Asphalt Heaven

We've had a gravel driveway for awhile and it's sooooo dusty. The kids have bikes and Big Wheels, but had no where to ride them. So, we bit the bullet and got the driveway paved. Not the whole thing, because our driveway is almost 1/4 mile long, but at least the part by the house and the garage. We'll be paying for it for awhile, but it's sooooo worth it. My daughter has already even learned to ride her bike on it already!


I just wish we could drive on it. . .

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My New Shop, SilverSmack

I finally opened my new shop that will focus on hand forged and wire wrapped silver items and actually listed a few items.

I love the way this picture of the hammered silver stacking rings came out.

I was also pretty proud of the Kyanite pearl dangle necklace. The blue came out nicely.

These hammered hoop earrings were tough to photograph because it was getting dark.

The Hammered Circle Tahitian Pearl necklace was very difficult to photograph because it was so reflective. If you look closely, you can see me in the pearl.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Knee High by the 4th of July?


Just about.

The corn is very close to being right on track.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Textured Stacking Copper Rings

I just made these stacking rings out of copper. I challenged myself to find a different texture for each one. I love the way metal can take on texture. These were also the first real soldering I did. I just love the way they catch the light!