Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ayer chew chew chews you!

Ayer loves sticks
LOVES them
the bigger, the better.

so with the heavy snow taking down entire tree limbs
Ayer was in heaven

here's her prized find and ensuing attack:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Workbench Wednesday

here's a glimpse into my studio this afternoon...
which had the most beautiful view
of freshly fallen snow outside the window

i'm working on restoring and repairing these beautiful
enamel heirloom pieces

this project has taken MUCH longer than originally expected.
the old solder was different
than anything i'd worked with before
and had a significantly low flow temp.
(which left the enamel looking off)

to get the enamel to "re-flow" i needed to buy a new torch.
one which gets hot with a nice clean flame
(my old one is sooooo tiny, and not hot enough to fire larger pieces)

anyways... i'm hoping to have these beauties done by November
for the patient and friendly owner :)

what's in your works this week?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Workbench Wednesdays

i wanted to start inviting others into my studio more
say... every Wednesday?

here's what's on my workbench (while the pup was slumbering)
this early morning:

some prototype earrings!
hopefully i'll finish a pair for next week,
but i MUST finish custom orders first.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

this is how breakfast time ends:

she's really too cute!

brace yourself

for cuteness !

Ayer (pronounced: Eye-er) is a Golden addition our family!
She still smells like puppy...
you know, something reminiscent of burnt toast?

She's a handful
between chewing, digging, jumping, accidents...
but my gosh her complete adorableness makes room for the utmost patience.

sleep hard, play hard.
we're learning alongside this sweet little gal!

anyone up for puppysitting?
it's become hard to get into the studio
with full-time puppy raising
haha, what a predicament. oh the sacrifices ;)