New Year’s Resolutions – Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

New Year’s Resolutions. Resolution #1: Stop making New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that out of the people who actually set New Year’s resolutions, only 8% end up following through. That is not very many people. Making very unlikely that even if I set them that I will even achieve my resolutions, resulting in a large amount of stress and guilt, and who needs that? But I also don’t want to just wander through the months aimlessly without achieving anything. So this month I am going to take some time to reflect on 2013 and how I want 2014 to […]more

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Favorite Recipes – Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t cook anything without a very specific recipe. I don’t know what it is about the culinary arts but their skills are beyond this metalsmith’s abilities. So this is why I decided to share a recipe given to me by my Grandmother. One Christmas she gave each grandchild a little family recipe book, filled with recipes that she had made since we were little. I love this little book so much.  I hope you decide to try it out! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cream together 1 cup shortening – 3/4 cup brown […]more

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April Fools – Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Happy April from my favorite little bunny. Being mischievous today? I was mostly a good kid, but I do remember one April when I decided to be a bit of a brat. Using a twisty tie on the sprayer on the kitchen sink I made it so when you turned on the faucet the sprayer was positioned to spray the unlucky sink user. I believe my brother was the victim of this prank, and I don’t think he was very happy. Use at your own risk! Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival! Click the image above to visit the […]more

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Photography – Tips, Tricks: Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival! Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic. This month’s topic: “Photography – Tips, Tricks.” This month’s topic made me giggle just a little bit because most days I feel like I should write a book, “Photography – Tips, Tricks on what not to do”. I feel very proficient in the what not to do department. But every so often (like 2 out of 100) I feel like I get a good shot. If you want to see what not to do, check out my […]more

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Favorite Thing to do in the Studio – Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

This month’s Etsy Metal Blog topic asks us what is our favorite thing to do in the studio? My first thought was the obvious. Make things! But I thought I would drill it down a little bit further. Right now my most favorite thing to do is use my rolling mill. This is one of my more spendy tools in the studio but I have been using it a lot lately. There is something so cathartic about rolling out silver and I am working on a new collection doing just that. If you want to see what I am making […]more

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Summer’s a’comin’! – Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Finally the weather is getting warm and the garden is being planted. There is mint for Mojitos and herbs for cooking on the grill. I feel like summer is finally coming and I am hoping to do a bit camping and a lot of BBQing. We made a fabulous drink today and I have to share. 1/2c diced strawberries 1 lime, juiced (or more if you like lime. I do, so I actually added an additional half lime) 1/4c pomegranate juice 1/4c mint leaves 1TB Aguave Sweetener (you could also use sugar, or splenda) Club Soda or Sprite 4 shots […]more

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Where Do I Live – Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

This months topic is great because I am most fortunate to live in a place where in 15 minutes I can be at a mountain lake or on my way to one of the best ski resorts in the world. One of my favorite things to photograph is my stunning backyard of the Utah mountains.     Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival! Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic. See what these talented metalsmiths have to say below.     1. Lou Hunter: http://peculiarforest.blogspot.ch/ 2. Laura Jane Bouton: http://laurajanebouton.blogspot.it/ 3. 2Roses: http://www.jewelrytutorial.blogspot.com […]more

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Why I Make Jewelry: Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival! Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic. THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: “WHY DO YOU MAKE JEWELRY?” I am discovering that the detailed answer to this question is always changing, but the generic answer has always been the same, because I like it. I genuinely enjoy the process, every step of the way. Each day I get to work on my craft brings new challenges and rewards. I love a good challenge and being self taught I have had to draw on many different sources to get […]more

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