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Archive for August, 2008


Even though summer isn’t over, the leaves are starting to fall and make me think of autumn. I think I’ll call this my autumn leaves collection.
Materials: copper, brass, and jasper

Etsy Treasury

Hurray! I got in my first Etsy Treasury! I’d put a picture of it but I’m not sure how.
Thanks to NewHopeBeads for featuring me. A portion of her proceeds goes to benefit the In Partners With God Food Pantry.

City, Stream, and Stones

Our family excursion last weekend to East Tennessee was a blast! Fun was had by all. Our first stop was Chattanooga on Saturday where we went on a walking tour of the riverfront area. If you haven’t been , you should consider a trip there. It is a beautiful area with plenty to do for all types of interests. My main interest, of course, was the arts district. We began our walk near the Hunter Museum of American Art. We didn’t go in this time, I’ll save that for the next visit. They have recently opened a walking bridge across the Tennessee River and that was our route to the arts district…amazing views all the way across.

This is the path coming down from the Hunter Museum

This is part of the Renaissance Park on the NorthShore. There is much more to it, such as a huge carousel and a fountain that has animals that spout water and water that comes from the ground and children and grown-ups play in it.
Hubby and meAll along the street, there are brass footprints with dance steps labeled.
The next one is called “The Kiss.”

Hubby and I had to try it out.

This is a small art market that is a part of Art ’til Dark which is on every first and third Saturday, March through November.

This is the Winder-Binder Folk Art-Outsider Art Gallery

We spent the night in Etowah and then the next day we went to the Hiwassee River to go kayaking. It was a three and a half hour trip and the rapids are up to a class 2, which is not too dangerous but just challenging enough to be exciting.

Windsor in the rapids
Hubby in a calm part
Christina coming through the white water

Me, taking a break to look for stones, which I promptly brought home and made into jewelry.
Stones and textured copper
The rocks will cry out.
Sticks and stones

Here is a little finale…Windsor taking the hard way down into the water.


New Series

I have been working on some new necklaces based around some gemstone cabochons that I have had for several years. I didn’t want to use bezels so I got an idea from a necklace that I made in college, to attach them with tabs cut from the surrounding metal. Here is what I’ve come up with.

I just listed the one above in my Etsy shop.

The one below was inspired by Steph, who sent me a beautiful Egyptian coil bracelet.