Friday, March 21, 2008

Lots of new Sparkly things

I Have been working on lots of new sparklers with the beads and wire and findings that I acquired last month. I love the process of matching beads and wrapping them all up together to form wearable art.

These are some Victorian style bracelets that are great fun to make and wear. I have done some up in gold and silver wire and many different colors of swarovski crystals. As Miss Hannigan says they "shine like the top of the Chrysler building".

This amber pendant is absolutely delicious. Amber is such an amazing organic material. It has a multitude of colors, can be pressed into a variety of shapes and although it looks substantial it is very light to wear. This teardrop pendant was wrapped in gold wire and hung on a multiple strand necklace of amber beads in lemon and honey colors.

Perhaps my favorite to date are these hoop earrings that I hammered silver wire to create. The drops in the center are lemon quartz. The piece was then oxidized and polished to its lovely smoky color. They sold the day after I finished them so I must make more.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Freddy J update

Our precocious Freddy is keeping us all enthralled with his developing personality. He has found is voice and uses it all day long. He sings in a high pitched wail, he fake coughs to get our attention, and he makes growling dinosaur noises at whoever will listen.

He sits on his own now and seems to enjoy that independence. He loves his toys--stars, foam buckets and peek a blocks the best. The funny little man still does not like to lay on his stomach so when he falls over we must hold his feet so he can do a sit up!!!!! How is he ever going to learn to crawl?

He is eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and loves to gnaw on teething biscuits ( I forgot what a mess they were) and Zwieback toasts.

The latest development: 2 teeth.