Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Need a Laugh?

I've been enjoying a few hilarious websites such as Damn you Auto Correct, Why did you buy me that and People of Walmart. Enjoy!

I'm sick this week, that's why you haven't seen much of me.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A very Bentley Christmas!


Here are some pictures of Bentley opening his presents, of course he's perched on Joe!


Trying to hide from the camera and getting caught!


Excitedly opening presents with is beak and his toes!
We had a great time with Joe's side of the family this year. Lots of family to visit! : )

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! As you can tell Mickey Mouse (who is behind the tree) is very excited for Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Winner is....

Valerie Tyler! I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful posts. I am feeling the Christmas Spirit and appreciate your help. Valerie Tyler's post impressed me by the fact that she was going to pass the present on to someone else.
Have a Merry Christmas Eve!

P.S. Valerie Tyler please email me (valerie@vahjewelry.com) your address and I'll send you your earrings on Monday. : )

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Giveaway!

I'm having a difficult time getting into the Holiday Spirit, and I figured the best way was to give!

I'd like your advice on how to get into the holiday spirit, or a story on what the holiday spirit means  to you, and I'm going to give a pair of  these beautiful, wonderful, modest earrings to the person who leaves the comment that helps me most.

The deadline for your post is Midnight on December 23rd. I will announce the winner on Christmas Eve and send the earrings out the following week.




Monday, December 20, 2010

Recycled Glass Art


I had to share this gorgeous recycled glass chandelier by Kathleen Plate of Smart Glass and Christopher Moulder. Kathleen makes every circle of glass and also makes jewelry with similar circles.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Glass Blowing

I'm going glass blowing today! WAHOOO! I can't wait to show you what I make. Have a Happy Friday!

P.S. Blogger please let me add photos to my blog, pretty please!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

blogger issues

I had a lovely post planned for today but without the imagery it doesn't work. Blogger won't let me upload pictures right now. So all I can tell you for now is that a contest is coming up so stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Inspiring past Untouchable present

Lucy Sarneel, of the Netherlands, creates her jewelry out of zinc. 
I enjoy the explosion of form, she likes to zoom in on an area and have a high concentration of energy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm Back and I'm on Fire!


Well I'm not on fire but my torch is working! Look how happy I am. Really I just melted something but I smiled for you. And I'm soldering in...


My new soldering station with ventilation to the outside! Built by my wonderful Grandfather. Thank you Granddad!


Here is my lovely torch set up. I'd been struggling with my tanks due to a leak in the oxygen tank, turns out the valve was cracked and had to be replaced by the professionals. Thanks to Joe and Matt for your help on that!


I also caught a deer fight on camera, it was a lot less violent than they show on the nature channel. They kept stepping back and just looking at each other. There were 5 bucks in my yard all at once. At one point it looked like 3 of them were going to fight at the same time!



Also here is what the deer do to my yard, they dig all through the snow and bring up dirt. No wonder the grass doesn't grow so well.

Well soon I'll have some of my own creations to show you! Very exciting!
I'm glad to be back, hope you're feeling the Holiday Spirit!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

We live in the Snow Belt!

Well my computer is repaired. Yeah! But it's been snowing like crazy here! Turns out we are in the Snow Belt and actually we are the highest point of our county and should expect 5 feet of snow a winter. So I've been a little worn out trying to snow blow and shovel every day to keep our driveway clear. The blog will definitely be up and running by Monday. If I don't write have a fantastic weekend!