Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weekly Challenge: Week 31 reliquary

sterling silver, ribbon, my old soap dish circa 1970's

In keeping with the little girl theme, I wondered what could possibly be better than kittens? The answer...nothing! But jewelry and presents would definitely be in the top five. 

Now all I need is a tea party to wear these to. (not THAT tea party)

where's my niece Georgie when you need her?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weekly Challenge: Week 31 relic

soap dish circa 1970's

I grew up with this super cute dish. I've had it since I was little and I've taken it with me wherever I moved. Over 30 years...until one of our cats spazzed out and broke it. The little bastards!
But I just couldn't throw it away. I've saved the broken pieces for about three years now. I guess I saved it for a reason after all.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011



So...this year has already proven to be quite a challenge. I'm late again with my weekly reliquary. (Although I am playing by my own rules and shouldn't really feel guilty) Just a little frustrated with not being able to stay on schedule. There are a lot of things that just add up this time of year. My day job is assistant manager at a large retail store and this holiday season + no weekends off in a month + crazy shoppers + holidays are over and I now have 2 millions tasks to complete to get the store back into shape + no vacation in sight + weekly reliquary + jewelry studio work + Crossfit + cat needing surgery + injured husband + an out of town memorial = time crunch. I know it will all level out soon but it's frustrating. Obviously, being there for those who need me takes priority, as it should.
There are positives to all these things. Gwen's doing much better, Crossfit keeps me sane, my husband is a trooper and the blood drive my sister arranged in honor of her dear friend had collected over 32 pints of life saving blood!
So, I'll do my best to get back on track this week.
Happy new year folks, hiccups and all!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Weekly Challenge: Week 29 reliquary

14kp scrap, tie tack, sterling silver little guy (circa 1989?)

I decided to stay with the scrap "theme" and file a scrap of pink gold into a heart. I kept looking at this piece and the hole I had originally drilled went right through the heart of this dude. (cue THIS...aaaannd you're welcome! I've had it stuck in my head since I pulled this piece out of the scrap bin!)
I kept the figure as is by not filing it all nice and pretty. I oxidized it and then polished the heart.