Thursday, February 25, 2010

Procrastinating's over... Well somewhat!!

Who of us is not a procrastinator??!! 
I finally got around to finishing and taking pictures of a few more pieces.


I just love Labradorite. It's such a deceptive stone. When you first look at it you might think.. hmmmm... pretty boring gray color. 

Turn it and you see the flash of blues and greens. Just beautiful!!

Here are the earrings to match the Pink Kisses necklace:

No strike!!!

So here is how it went down.  After holding our breaths for almost two weeks the mail in votes were counted and 51.45% of college faculty in Ontario voted to accept management's offer.

I wasn't really worried as I guessed that there wouldn't be a strike. Too many people worrying about the economy.  And too many apathetic faculty not bothering to vote.

We have been lucky here in southern Ontario this winter. Some cold weather but not alot of snow. Till now. We received about 4" in Caledon this week and more is on the way supposedly tonight.

A snow day would be nice..... :)

Here is a necklace I made using candy jade and swarovski.  I wrapped the jade in sterling silver wire in what I call the "Chaos" pattern. 




I called this "Pink Kisses"!

I just love the heart chain. It's very delicate looking but sturdy.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Slacking off at blogging

It's been several weeks since my last post. Lots of stuff happening. Flu, potential faculty strike etc. are just a few of the things that have been going on in my life.  Also the day job takes up alot of  my day.  That's my excuse. 

Speaking of the potential job action, here is the link to our union local's web page if you are remotely interested in what's going on in supposedly higher education here in Ontario. 
http://www.humberfacultyunion.org/

We are still holding our breath over the results which have yet to be reported. I doubt that we will strike. Too many of my colleagues are saying no way- not in this economy.  I'll keep you posted. If anyone cares.

Enough of that. Time for more jewellery!!!!

I have new listings in my ETSY store.  http://www.starrydreams.etsy.com/



This necklace sold!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I called it "I've got a heart on for you". Aren't I funny??

The matching earrrings are still available.



Sweet aren't they!!!

Here comes more......



I call these "Framed."  My daughter Laura sent me these beads from Japan. I made a matching pendant as well. 

This necklace is made from brass and beautiful amber swarovski crystals..


 


I recently started making lariats. Fun and easy!  Here is one I made with garnets, freshwater pearl coins and 14k gold filled wire and chain.  I am in love with garnets!!




I also made another pair of "Starlet" earrings. This time I wrapped the cubic zirconia's in 14k gold filled wire.  I love these earrings! They look great on and are not too heavy.




These beauties were made with swarovski ab crystals and 14 k gold filled wire and pins.  




Here is another addition to my "Chaos" line. I combined smokey quartz and citrine.



Here is another example of my love of garnets.



That's it for today!!!