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Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

This heart won't break

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Check this out in my etsy shop

Today's Adventure

I saw this darling little bracelet in a magazine recently and thought I'd give it a try today.  I didn't really have the right color beads but I wanted to experiment anyway.  I had this beautiful fish focal bead that I'd purchased last year from a bead maker in Austria and I was dying to make something with it.  I cut my wires and I pounded, sawed and riveted as per the instructions THEN I went to try it one before heading out to the garage (husband's studio) to proudly show my DH what I'd created.  Well, I think it might fit my 12 year old grand daughter if I'm lucky but she probably isn't interested because it isn't very colorful - so - I will search out some of my senior friends in the neighborhood and see who it fits so I will have some idea of sizing when I post it later.  You know, some days are just like a box of chocolates and that's exactly where I'm headed!!  Toodles my dears and happy smithing!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Great giveaway to check out

www.IlluminatedPerfume.etsy.com is offering a wonderful giveawy - check her out!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


http://www.etsy.com/shop/devinedesignsjewelry.......Check her out, she was just featured in the Wire Jewelry Magazine Gallery!!! Congrats Cindy

Happy Birthday Daddy

My Dad, Jack W. Sylvester, would be 91 years old today, he passed on to the next chapter in his journey 2 years ago. I miss you, I love you.

A Beautiful New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I know I'm a few weeks late but I want to send love to all anyway. I have just experienced a wonderful two weeks traveling. John was attending a conference in Las Vegas for 1 1/2 weeks so I accompanied him. We took the Airstream and stayed out at the RV lodging at Nellis AFB. It was a beautiful facility. We also had the pleasure of meeting up with one of John's AFA classmates, Allan Herzberg. We'd seen him at the reunion in November but before that it had been years---lots of catching up. He's single so I think he enjoyed the companionship and the meals. He told me he usually eats box dinners-yuk...

Anyway, while John was conducting business during the daytime, I spent my time researching and reading up on silversmithing and jewelry design. It was an opportune time for me to just "chill out" and re-group after the holidays. I really was able to relax and reflect. I took the time to realize just how fortunate I am and what a wonderful life I've been living. I became so filled with enthusiasm and excitement that I thought I was going to burst right on the spot. I spend hours sketching and thinking about pieces of jewelry I want to create.....I am so happy to be home again and back in my studio that I could just scream with delight - maybe I will (no one in this neighborhood would hear me anyway-tee hee).

So my little chickadees-love to all and take the time to thank God for the gifts you've been given and use them to make him proud. Off to pour a cup of tea and get busy....yippee!!!! Hugs and love, Sal