Monday, November 19, 2007


So- I had a craving- and as it's a little early for holiday snacks- I threw up my hands and said "Who cares!"

Here is a sampling of our White Trash. I wish we would have had some pretzels to go in it too. Oh well.

Friday, November 16, 2007


The first real pair!

The sterling wire is a heavier gauge than the silver-plate.
Size is slightly larger.
(Oh! Handmade ball-end headpin,too!)

See- I TOLD YOU they were pretty!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I love my silver wire!!!

I'm so glad I ordered the wire. It was cut & shipped on Monday, and by the time I got it on Friday-- the Silver Spot price had already risen a whole dollar!

I've made a few handfuls of headpins-- it is so fun to watch the silver melt into a little ball!!!
Tride a few different sizes of pens and markers (even the inhaler!) trying to find the right size for my swirly hoops- I found it & hammered out a few pairs of earwires, wrapped some pearls & WALA! LOVE THEM!!! But, I can't share them right now, because I lost the camera card.

So, Just know they are beautiful.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I took the BIG Leap

I ordered the "right" wire.
Silver Wire that is.
20 Gauge HH Sterling Silver to make my own earwires.
24 Gauge HH Fine Silver to make my own headpins.

I did it Friday, So I'm not sure if it went out in the afternoon, or will be shipped on Monday- but it will be here soon!

See, my favorite earwire shape doesn't come in Sterling Silver...

So, of course I couldn't wait for the new stuff, and HAD to try it out with the Sterling wire that I have for knitting. The gauge is all wrong- way too fine & too soft, but I tried it anyway. Hammered the earwires with some help from LittleMan. I love the way they look. And I fired up some silver wire for the
ball-end headpins. WHAT FUN!!! Now, I really cant wait to get the "right" wire!! I think I'm addicted already! So, here is what I whipped up. After a bit of practice, some handmade earwires will be showing up as jewelry in my Etsy store.
<- LittleMan with the hammer.
The Hammered Swirls

Bronze Pearls On Swirls with homemade headpins!

Have a super day!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

So, I got a new tire.

$127 dollars later.

Oh well. At least I have a car.