Monday, November 30, 2009

it's my birthday!

It's my birthday, and i'm about to eat a dutch baby! its' a german pancake that jason is cooking in the oven for my bday present, yay! i can smell the baby cookin' and it's yummy!

cough update: fair to middlin' not as bad as a few days ago, but still not exercise ready. i think i'll walk around the block and check out my lungs.

have a great day! i'm gonna bead!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

snowie, the snowman

right before we left work tonight, michelle whipped up this cutie with swarovski crystal pearls, a cute crystal black hat and a tiny beaded scarf! he's about as tall as my thumbnail and ready for some warm Hawaiian sunshine!

we have a limited supply of mr. snowie, so if you want me to hold you a kit ($7), email me and i'll put one aside!

ho ho ho! jamie

Friday, November 27, 2009

who's that masked family?

happy holidays! from my family to yours :)
feel free to send me YOUR family pics!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

fusing fine silver

these earrings were made by fusing fine silver wire into rings! we've been fusing for a couple of years now, and i forget that it's fairly new to the beading/jewelry world :)

basically, fusing fine silver wire in the easiest of terms is: melting pure silver with a tiny torch. that's it! it's easier and cleaner than soldering, and you need less experience, tools and supplies to get the job done.

why would you want to melt fine silver? then you can make your own headpins, make different sized closed rings, finger rings, bangle bracelets and more!

amanda and jason have been teaching fusing for years, and both have been instructed by iris sandkuhler (the woman who basically made fusing accessible, and then popular throughout the beadworld), and both them can attest to the "d0-ability" factor of fusing.

even more fun after the fusing? the shaping and hammering!
still have the sniffles.....going to lie down and rest :) bye bye, jamie

Friday, November 20, 2009

small baby face!

i'm at home with the sniffles today. don't want to share that not-so-goodness with my friends! well, i'm planning to get it out of my system and enjoy the rest of the holidays.

i just wanted to post two things i liked.. cissy's small face and michelle's pretty pretty earrings!
just two things to brighten your day.

gonna eat and take a nap and cough into a tissue.
aloha! jamie

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

sherrie is button happy!

love these button bracelets! as a button collector, i was stumped how to enjoy them out of the plastic iris containers they currently live in.

sherrie found this pattern in a magazine and whipped out versions that she modified, and they are beautiful! happily i recognize many of the buttons and am inspired to wear my collection in the same way!!

just a matter of time....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1, 2, 3 breathe!

whipped out this bracelet last night.. was a stamping machine! haven't stamped in MONTHS, so it took a while to get into the groove, and once i did, it was fun!!

we will be having a metal stamp rental program coming soon (michelle working on it), so that you don't have to invest thousands to have access to a whole bunch of fonts!

just thinking about stamping the silver much fun - and i picked words to remind me of what to do, in order to be present, throughout the day. I was SOOOO happy when i linked it together with the gold jumprings and it fit me JUST right - sigh........

have a great day, and remember to breathe. luv ya, high five!