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Saturday, December 29, 2007


Well, Christmas has come and gone, my heart has stopped beating it's self out of my chest. Finally. Thank God. Phew! Now I am trying to majorly get a bee in my bonnet to do some destashing around here.

I used to be the destashing QUEEN! I mean I would throw everything away, if I didn't like it or didn't feel like it was being used enough, it was outta here. Well some family issues developed over that so I had t
o back off a little....and ended up backing off just a *tidge* too far! So now I'm back at it......doing the refining, so I can FIND things. Oh FUN! ;/

So, here are a couple of presents I made for Christmas.

The 1st is for my Sister-in-law. This set is made from an Onyx focal and Golden Amozonite accents with handmade, soldered round rings for kicks.

This second necklace
I made for my mother. We both have a deep love for birds, especially teeny tiny birds, so I made this for her from sterling silver...uhm, it's harder to do than it looks!


Brandi said...

Speaking from a rather lackluster experience with metalsmithing on my end, I can definitely understand how your gift to your mother is much harder than it looks!!

Besides, isn't it a sign of good design to have something that looks simple to do but isn't at all?

It's soo pretty. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurel,

Sorry for going walkies, I'll try and pop in sometime soon once things calm down (if they ever?!).

I love love love your Mother's necklace!


Laurel said...

OH thank you!!! You are sooooo sweet!! I didn't think I was gonna be able to pull that one off, I kept melting and melting everything......but it turned out pretty good!

Janice said...

Laurel!! I love the birds nest! Its so great to see what you're up to. :)

Laurel said...

Thanks Janice!! It was fun because we both love birdies and nests. Thanks for popping by!