Search This Blog

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Natural Light, or Lack Thereof...

I just tried to take a picture of those lovely iolites I put together last night. There are 2 pairs of earrings and a wirewrapped Trefoil (3 leaf)  iolite pendant on a really funky rectangular link chain. As I normally do, I headed onto the front balcony to take advantage of the natural sunlight. Problem being, it's November here on Canada's West Coast, which means we will only see the sun and clear blue sky for brief and unanticipated periods until, say....April! 

I exaggerate (but only a little) for effect. However, the problem remains that these lovely stones have ended up looking (as I just Tweeted) like they were shot through a layer of Vaseline and filth! I guess it's time to look up those directions again about how to make a lightbox at home...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Digging deep

I had to do it...I cut up a beautiful string of iolite briolettes tonight. They are quite a unique shape...what drew me to them, really. They are a teardrop but reverse drilled, so they look like a dagger or a bullet shape. The point hangs down. None of them are flawless, but they are a beautiful colour and they are all nicely sized stones.  I'll add pictures once I have some in the morning.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tumblin' Tumbleweeds

I always feel like I have been so productive when the tumbler is running! Maybe I should keep it running all the's such a happy sound. I swear, I could use it as a white noise machine. Those of you who wandered in here from my Facebook page and happen to be barbershoppers will understand this next sentence: the rest of you, maybe not so much. The tumbler hums in really nice modulation to the fishtank. Now that I have THAT out of the way...

What's currently tumbling are some older pieces that needed a polish. I can't wait to see how they come out! I tumbled some pearl earrings this afternoon and they look lovely!

Whee...another blog for you to read!

I'm sorry, wordpress, I really did try to make it work between us. You're just too rigid and inflexible. This is where I'm happiest!


I'm Heather. I make stuff? 

This is where I write about the stuff I make.

I promise most of my entries don't read like elementary school remedial reading texts.

Join me, won't you?