goodbye pumpkins

A couple of weeks ago we decided to go get us some pumpkins to carve. Our friends Emily and Brandon came over and we all made one. They turned out pretty awesome…… Unfortunately they died before we had a chance to show them off.  The pictures don’t do them justice, but here they are anyway…….
this was my crow ( i don’t have a picture of it lit up because i wasn’t done in time!)
Nick’s howling wolf…..
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Emily’s super cute owl……
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…..and Brandon’s scary JACK!!!!
It was a very fun night and now we know for next year we’ll just carve them a few days before instead of 2 weeks before!!!!
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Project 1

How is my class going you wonder? Well, I’ve been waiting a few weeks to get my 1st project back in order to show you the fun things I’ve been making in class.  So far I’ve learned how to cut, anneal, bend and mold metal, patina process, riveting, embellishing surfaces, roller printing on metal, texturing, making jump rings, cleaning and polishing. Lots of fun stuff!

PROJECT 1 : using 6×6 pieces of paper, make 5 models of either a container, wearable art or sculpture.  The trick was we couldn’t cut any piece off!!! We could cut into the paper, but not tear anything off!

Once we did the paper models we had to pick one to translate to metal. I chose a pretty basic and clean box  to put my rings in for when I’m in the kitchen……here’s some pics of the process……



Ta da!!!  Looks good huh?!?!  I even got a 14/15!  I’m in the process of project #2: Make a wearable piece of jewelry with the theme: ELEVATION.
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Finally….My Etsy Shoppe

I know you’ve heard the rumor: I have an Etsy page. Well….it’s finally true! It’s been 3 months and after lots of work, I’ve finally posted my first batch of lovely things. So far it’s only pretty jewels, but there is lots more fun stuff to come such as paper goods, hair accessories and more.

For now you can go to (later this will become my very own site!) or the etsy address which is

Please check it out!

Oh and remember….if you would like I take custom orders!!

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Lovely Birthday Gifts

Sorry, I know I’ve been away for a while…..I had been working on both of my momma’s birthday gifts.  Both of their birthdays are in September so back in May I had this great idea to make them stationary since I knew they would both love it. Okay it isn’t stationary, it’s a box with cards for all different occasions.  The problem is I started them too late and it took me longer than I’d thought.  Luckily for me we celebrated late with both of them. I made 2 of each card (one for each of them) and made a different envelope liner for each one.  I also included a micron pen as well as seals stamped with their first initial. They were pretty much awesome! Here are a couple of pictures of my favorite ones…..

They both loved their gift so much that they don’t want to give any away and want to keep all the cards.
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