20 Feb

My Talented Friends

I have a lot of talented friends, but this one is making me particularly happy right now.


I’m not a big ring wearer, but I practically pulled the ring off my friend Wendy’s finger when I saw her a month or so ago. I love the simplicity of it and it’s somewhat funky, but still sophisticated, look. The best part is, you get to choose what inspirational words you want on your ring. Plus, it is so comfortable you can easily forget you have it on. Wendy is a jewelry maker and is starting up her own business called Homefront Metalworks. For the time being she’s showing her work through Facebook, but look for her Etsy shop to be up and running in the near future. Homefront Metalworks also has customizable bracelets and necklaces too. For Valentine’s Day, hubby bought me a dog-tag style pendant with the kids names, our initials, and “live, love, sew” in addition to a few pretty jewels.

29 Jun

Thanks for Asking

Terry wanted to see my sea glass necklace. I’m happy to oblige.

And since several of you were contemplating drill bits (I’m pretty sure there’s a glass and ceramic type), you might want to know that for the necklace, the artist didn’t drill at all (though she did for the wind chime/mobile thingie).

And even though no one asked, but Judy thought my food descriptions sounded tasty, here’s a picture of my hapa lomi salmon with sea asparagus (did anyone see the “Chopped” episode where they had to cook with this? I was yelling at the TV — at a cooking show! How crazy is that?). By the way, the leftovers were extra tasty with avocado.