Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shopping and Inspiration

Wanted to pass on some sites to check out for tools, books, and inspiration. Enjoy!


Small parts
Thunderbird supply
Rio Grande
Cool Tools Love the liver of sulfur patina gel

Some basics that I used in the demo last night were a 4 inch jewelers saw frame, Powermax full flush cutters, chasing hammer, brass head mallet,bench anvil, dapping set, and a tubing cutter jig.


1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse by Garth Johnson(Barnes&Noble on the Plaza purchased extra copies, so definitely available there)
Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer
Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects by Martha LeVan *we will be in a book by Martha LeVan that releases next June called 30 Minute earrings, you can see it listed on the Lark books website(our piece made it on the cover, top right corner)


Cold Connection group on Flickr
Etsy Metal
Objects and Elements (Susan Lenart Kazmers blog)
Extreme Craft (Garth Johnsons blog)

Sterling Guild

Bryan and I wanted to say a quick thanks to the KC Sterling guild for inviting us to do a demo on cold connections and recycled materials, we had a great time. We will be putting together a list of interesting sites, places to shop, cool tools and books and posting them here later today.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Demo this friday p.m.

Bryan and I will be doing a short program this friday evening on cold connections and recycled materials. If you are in kansas city you are welcome to join us and the Sterling guild of KC. I went downstairs tonight and cut out a few pieces to demonstrate tabs. We will definitely be showing tube and solid rivets as they are our most favorite cold connection.
If any of you out there are teachers we would certainly love any advice you can offer. This will be a new experience for both Bryan and I.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What I worked on this week

I made a BUNCH of my Fisher Price people necklaces this week for the Cool Stuff show at my friend Maria's house this weekend. Just love them all together! I'll be posting some of these in my Etsy shop soon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Women in Tubes

My mouth just dropped when I came across these necklaces from artist Kristin Lora. She also has a line of mounted animals that is not to be missed.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wee Planets

These amazing little plantes are by french photographer Alexandre Duret-Lutz. Check out the other planets here and get a description of his process to create these.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

the rest of the week...

This is a photo of me playing around in the cemetery for my bridal shots. Wednesday was mine and Bryan's 9th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by going to a zombie play called Maul of the Dead, very campy and fun. The next part will be of no surprise to most of you but we then went over to latteland for the rest of the evening.

The mantle dressed up for Halloween. This has been such a crazy year that we didn't get anything new for the yard decorations and just barely got the house decorated. Normally we carve enough pumpkins to line the porch so it was a little lacking this year. Mikey cat was mesmerized by the candle flames. I was a bit nervous with him being next to them but he did really great and sat on the table next to them most of the night watching all the trick or treaters. He even stood next to me by the door a couple of times as I handed out candy. Sugar on the other hand got one look at children and said"im outta here!"

We always finish the weekend off at Latteland. Mac's parents did the sweetest thing and sent us a gift card for the coffee shop. We took this photo tonight. This one's for you Mac!