Sunday, March 23, 2014

It's Riveting.............

Playing with rivets is fun!  I'm still getting the hang of making them super neat and pretty, but they work!  So this is my newest piece all ready to go in my Etsy shop, all made by hand by me!  Metal and rivets are fun and make me feel all happy and bubbly on the inside:)

I am off to help Grampy move out of his house and hopefully back to the lab this evening for a little more creative escape.  Happy Sunday Everyone!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More New!

I finished up this crazy metallic green and black cuff and I think I might be in love with it!  I had such a great time with it!  Now it's hangin' out in my Etsy shop, waiting on it's new home:)

More new things to come this week too!

The newest thing though is my insomnia is back full force thanks to Linus' discovery of Leah and Emily the beta fish.  He is relentless at trying to get to them in the middle of the night.  Poor little fish.  Thank goodness that I wake up so easily!  I have rescued their little fishy booties about three times a night every night for the last week or so.  So now,  I am wide awake all night again.  Dumb, cute cats suck sometimes.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Get those Cuffs Off of My Table!

New Oopsie cuff, this one came out beautifully except for the rivets which are all crazy and crooked.  Looks like I'll be keeping this one:)

Elastic closure with vintage button

My new favorite in brown leather with a little bit of olive green leather and some pumpkin colored suede with a button/loop closure.

How it looks on the wrist

finished up with a vintage brass button and elastic closure
I have a stack of cuffs that are getting done this weekend!  I mean it!  They need to be off my table and their pretty little selves listed and ready to go to their new homes.  I have been a slug this week and put off all of the finishing touches.  Here are the first two.  The next two are a little more appliqued and colorful.  The just need there closures and they are 100% done!  I need my table back!  I am having a ton of fun oxidizing these old buttons.  It is amazing what a little bit of vinegar and salt does!  I like the look they give to the cuffs as well, not super shiny and bright, but a little older and more mysterious if you ask me.  Off I go to finish up the rest!

Friday, March 14, 2014


My week has been super long with a side of tired.  I have not kept up with much of anything this week, especially sleep!  So I send along a lizard smile from Baby Tig, and wishes for an awesome weekend.  I will hopefully feel a little less draggy and a little more perky over the next meanwhile, and get some stuff done!  I hear that lizard smiles are a good cure for all those stumbles:)  Happy Weekend all!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Red, Black, and Grey are AWESOME Together!

At least I think so..........  and Grey, purple and black too!................and............well, all the colors are AWESOME!  I just happen to like these two different combinations A LOT at the moment.  I am thinking that there will be more of these colors coming up in my work over the next meanwhile. 

I just finished up a couple of cuffs that I have been working on FOREVER!  One of which, I completely screwed up but it still looks pretty darn awesome, and it is still very wearable.  I guess I will keep that one for myself.   I am using rivets now, and with garment weight leather and suede it can be difficult to get those rivets set just right.  I am working on it though.

It's been a really long week here.  Not sure if it's just being inside a lot or my never ending list of things to do but I am super-tuckered-out this week.  I imagine it's the rainy weather and being inside more than usual with two kids and a cold that just lives on and on and on.  I've had to kick myself in the butt a couple of times this week just to keep myself moving.  As much as I love Fall and Winter, I am looking forward to a little more daylight to work in.  I plan to take advantage of it as much as possible, and not just for work, for play too:)  The kids have a lot of plans for us.  Lots of skateboarding, kite flying, park-going, evening walks, and hopefully swimming lessons!  We will see what happens with that and all of us water-chickens here.  I never liked going to the pool before the kids were born, not sure how I'll feel about it now, but I want my two to know how to swim!  Other than that, nothing much to see here:) the same 'ol stuff, just the way I like it!  Cheers!