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Abella Blue at the Sundance Harvest Market 2016

This photo is from the 2016 Sundance Harvest Market. Fall has come and certainly caught me off guard, in fact we have already had snow up in the mountains. I think fall is my favorite season. I love fire pits, sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and the bite in the air. Fall is also the calm before the storm so to speak, when I have finished up all my summer markets and I get to catch my breath a little before the holidays put me into overdrive. This year I was able to participate in the Sundance Harvest Market which acted […]more

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What I am working on?

Here are a few things I worked on this weekend. I finally finished a few of the gemstone rings and pendants I posted some in progess photos of before. I also have been working on improving my new studio space. This weekend I painted and hung (with the help of my boyfriend, thanks Scott!) a peg board to help organize some of my tools and supplies. I am always surprised at the number of tools I have collected in the short time that¬† I have been pursuing metalwork. Oh, yes, and I added a light above the bench to help […]more

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Heading to the Hills

That is exactly what we are doing this weekend. I get to spend some quality time with the people I love up in the Utah mountains. Lucky for us my grandparents have a lovely cabin that they so graciously share with us. This cabin is the background for many of my fondest childhood memories, and I can’t wait to get up there. It is an adorable thing that my Grandpa built with his own two hands. The air is fresh and the water is cool. The pups are going to have a great time. I hope your weekend is fantastic!

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First Fruits – Our first garden

This year we decided to start a garden. This is the first time I have ever attempted such a thing, and actually have the reputation of having a black thumb. But, so far so good. This little guy is our first “born”, we affectionately call him Alberto. It is so amazing to watch the garden sprout up and blossom. We are hooked and are planning on expanding next year.

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New Gemstone piece – Agua Nueva Agate

I had a really hard time letting this stone go. I am particularly fond of the naturally purple stones and this one is a beauty. Shades of lavender and white swirl through the stone. There are some rusty colored stripes which give some really nice contrast, but what makes this stone so unique is the small drusy pocket near the center of the stone. The crystals look like sugar. The design for this piece went through many changes, and in the end I decided that the stone spoke for itself and needed to be the focal point of the piece. […]more

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How does your garden grow?

I am enjoying this garden thing far too much. Here is a picture of our garden after we first planted it.   And here it is just a few days ago –     It is 6′ x 3′. So it is on the smallish side. We hadn’t ever grown a thing in our lives so we thought we would start out small and then if we didn’t just kill everything we would expand next year. We have 3 different kinds of tomatoes, some green and orange peppers, and some soybeans on the far right. I also have a ton […]more

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Settling In – New Studio Space!

It is mine! All mine! I know it doesn’t look like much, but I am in love. This is my new studio space! My own space to create, and to do with whatever I please. I am so excited to get to move this stuff out of the bedroom! This photo just after lugging all this equipment down the stairs, so there is a bit of adjustment going on. It has been so fantastic to have all of my tools, supplies and books all in one room, instead of scattered about the house and shed. I can escape here and […]more

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