Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

This is a Heart that I made from PMC3 ... the bottom of the heart has dyed red coral threaded through it. It reminded me of a Bleeding Heart... so, I named it that

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another YouTube Video: Millefiori Cane

Here is another YouTube Video that I found. This video is showing you how to make a Millefiori cane.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cool YouTube video

My Very First PMC3 Pieces

My Very First PMC3 Pieces....

The ring is so comfy, and I know that the pieces look kind of rough... but it was my very first effort. I was just kinda playing with it to see what it was like to work with. Now I got the feel for it, next time should be much better.
The pendant.... not really sure if I will keep it together like that, or maybe seperate them and have two separate pendants?
My wire wrapping on the ring is 'atrocious'!

Anyway, here are some pictures:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Pearl with Black Onyx Sterling Silver Earrings & Set

A Pearl with Black Onyx Sterling Silver Earrings & Set...

Okies, here is a picture of the matching earrings and also a picture of the bracelt, ring and earrings altogether *smiles*

A Pearl with Black Onyx Sterling Silver Ring

A Pearl with Black Onyx Sterling Silver Ring

I made a Sterling Silver Ring with Pearl and Black Onyx.
I think it will match nicely with the Cuff Bracelet that I made and also the Earrings that I made (that I am yet to post a picture of).

Anyway, here are some pictures of the Ring...

I know it probably looks rough.... but with practice, I hope to get better at it

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I just wanted to make a post to say HELLO.

Has anyone watched the Olympics lately? I think it is terrible the conditions that surrounded the Sailing yesterday. It is no wonder why so many boats capsized. The smog was so thick!
I had trouble seeing the boats! I can only 'imagine' how the different competitors must of been feeling in that race. Terrible conditions. They need to have another race... with better conditions.

Just my 2 cents worth!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sterling Silver, Pearl and Black Onyx Cuff Bracelet

Sterling Silver, Pearl and Black Onyx Cuff Bracelet...
I have been busy trying to design some jewellery.
Here is my first attempt at making a cuff bracelet.

Friday, August 15, 2008

IIt is so BITTERLY COLD here today!

It is so BITTERLY COLD here today!
I cannot seem to get warm! I have my little electric blow heater at my feet, and down stairs I have the gas heater on full heat, lol
And, still... I am freezing! The wind feels like it is blowing off of snow somewhere...that is how icy the air feels outside! Brrrr!!!

My favourite seasons are Spring & Autumn... Winter and Summer are too extreme for my 40 year old bones LOL
I am getting old and feeling it every day, LOL

I hope that you are all having an enjoyable and warm day wherever you are from in this big world of ours!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Here are some rocks that i purchased from the Sydney Markets...

The other day, I went to the Sydney Markets, and I came across these Rocks. I could not hardly pass them by, could I?? LOL
So, yeah... I snapped them up!

1. Tiger's Eye
2. Dalmatian Stone
3. Dyed Dalmatian Stone
5. Amethyst
6. Rose Quartz
7. Botswana Agate
8. Citrine
9. Carnelian

Thank you Barrie... for helping me identify them all *Smiles*

Anyway, the Wire wrapped Amethyst is made from one of the rocks I purchased from the Markets

Here are some pictures taken from my New Camera...

Here are some pictures taken from my New Camera...

I am having lots of fun taking photos with this camera that i purchased the other day... absolutely loving it! LOL

Picture of a Sunset:

Picture of the surrounding mountains:

Land blanketed in Snow:

A picture of the Moon taken in late afternoon:

An Australian Bird... Magpie:

My First Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Amethyst...

My First Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Amethyst...

Well, I know it is not as good as I had hoped it would be, but I kinda still like it, lol
I need to try and get the scratches and that out of the wire from what my tools did to it. For a first attempt, I guess it turned out ok? But, I know that I can do better... so I will put this down to a learning curve, lol

Here are some pics of it:

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Here is more on the 'possible' recession....

Brace for economic storm, warns Kevin Rudd

KEVIN Rudd has warned Australians to brace for tough economic conditions as he refused to rule out a recession driven by what he described as the most uncertain global financial conditions in three decades.

Times are looking gloomy, I wish the economy would pick up...and pick up soon! It is depressing watching everything go up in price all of the time, and seeing people lose their jobs... it is sad.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Australia could be heading into a Recession...

Australia could be heading into a Recession...

I was just reading the news online, and it appears that our Prime Minister: Kevin Rudd, thinks we might be heading for a recession.

Here is the News Link:

KEVIN Rudd has conceded that the Australian economy is slowing and that the worst global economic conditions in 30 years could spark job losses and a recession.

It is no secret that the world economy has been struggling for some time now (I don't know anything about financial stuff....but, it is pretty clear to see that we are in for some stormy times ahead).

How do you think this will effect our jewellery making? Is this going to make it a lot harder to sell things? People won't have that extra cash flow will they... to buy jewellery? Or will they? I hope we don't head into a recession, but people have been losing jobs left right and center over here. And with petrol going up all the time and groceries always going up...everything is going up all of the time. The cost of living has sky rocketed severely (in my view it has anyway).

I welcome your feedback on your views, from whatever part of the Globe you are from?
Are you finding it tougher to get by on the day- to- day way of life? I know that I don't drive as much as I used to... to try and keep my petrol usage down a bit.

Anyway... please drop me a line and say hello and let me know what you think.

Take care.