Charm bracelets. supply fee 10.00.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Charm bracelets. supply fee 10.00.
Friday, December 26, 2008
The FamiLee Jewels have had a wonderful Christmas full of dear friends, family from near and far, babies, good food, lovingly chosen presents, lots of ripped paper boxes and bows...(yes of course Freddy preferred the boxes), and Wii. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful life.
Christmas morning we drove up to see Becky and Dennis and the boys. Freddy enjoyed his fisher price farm and his wooden puzzle with sounds. Becky made lots of luscious cinnamon rolls and coffee. I think she is living on coffee now with those 3 little ones to keep up with. She looks great though and it's only been 3 weeks since she had Liam and Rory.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Every year on the Saturday before Christmas our local firefighters from the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Department delight young and old residents by driving around our neighborhoods, greeting local families, and passing out candy canes all while giving Santa a ride on the top of the truck. Becky and Melissa have not missed a Firetruck Santa Saturday in 22 years.
Freddy loved the truck and Santa (he saw them last year but I don't think he remembered), the twins were just happy to have full bellies, and Fred, Melissa, Becky and I are happy to have carried on the tradition with a new generation of the FamiLee.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Cassie went on Vacation this summer and mined for gemstones. She found quite a few including the amethyst and clear quartz "Herkimer diamond" in these 2 necklaces.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
It has been a challenge to achieve clear shots with good lighting and accurate color that also have an artistic flair.
While the results are not exactly what I had in mind I was able to capture a couple of pix that show the chandelier crystal jewelry we have been working on.
I like the crystals paired with vintage brass for a more casual look and especially with sterling silver for an icy cool and glamorous look.
What do you think?
Sunday, December 7, 2008
In June of this year I was gifted with a Kindle. My incredibly indulgent husband and daughter Fred and Melissa came up with the idea.....it was inspired.
For those of you not familiar with Kindle it is Amazon.coms version of an electronic reader. It is compact, lightweight, convenient and in my opinion the way of the future---and I am not a gadget person.
Kindle gives you access to over 100,000 books as well as newspapers, magazines, and assorted weblogs. They are available almost immediately over Amazon's cellular data network called Whispernet which is included with the purchase price of Kindle without an additional monthly fee. The Whispernet gives you access to Amazon's Kindle store You can search for, shop for and purchase books and as on the Amazon.com website your personal recommendations will be listed.
Kindle is easy to read. The screen is a grey scale display with no back lighting so it reads like print on paper. There are text sizes from tiny to blind as a bat that accommodate your eyesight.
The controls are easy to use. Large buttons to page forward and back and a scroll wheel to access and navigate the menus.
Kindles battery remains charged for 3-4 days, longer if you only turn on the Whispernet connection when you need it. Recharging takes 2 hours.
Kindle allows me to read more than one book at a time and remembers my place in each book. It also allow me to mark quotes and make notes for future reference.
Despite the fact that Kindle is a high tech device it is easy to forget about it when you are reading. Like reading any good print book, when you become immersed in the story the device "disappears."
I have really only discovered one drawback to Kindle. It is difficult to read in a public place. Kindle is a magnet to the curious. Whether on the train, waiting in a doctors office or in the break room at work I find myself answering questions and giving Kindle demos to people not familiar with the device.
A small price to pay for the convenience.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My imagination has taken off!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
If you would like to see my piece and all the others that have been entered, please visit this website: http://vintaj.com/wpblog/?p=813 I would LOVE to have your vote!! Voting ends November 14th.
I first started to work with the Vintaj pieces a little over a year ago. I saw one of the sellers at a bead expo who had them and immediately fell in love! I have not come across any brass that has this coloring. I also love the variety and endless possibilities with the filigree and charms!
I hope that you check out the contest!