Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Away We Go (to DC)

Ok Gang (assuming at least a gang of people read this), I'll be gone for a few days to DC starting tomorrow. Like I said in an older post, the Rachels are reuniting, along with our dear friends Noah and Ben. There's a lovely blurry photo of everyone except me, so you can feel like you are there!

I'll try to update from the road. If you're lucky.

Cocktail Ring

I just finished this splendid amethyst cocktail ring! Isn't is shiny and lovely and perfect? The setting is neat because a) i made it completely from scratch, and b) the band kind of flares out at the top so that the stone hovers above the finger, which lets the purple really sparkle because light can get in the bottom!

Love Chip

I was scarfing down a bag of tortilla chips yesterday when I found this chip.

I swear I didn't alter this photo in any way.

Benjamin, I dedicate this Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Chip to you, my love.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

There's something wrong with esther

Have you seen The Orphan? I'm watching it now. I can't wait to see what the twist is!

Maybe I'll be Esther for Halloween..

Monday, October 26, 2009

More weenies. And teeth.

Today I finished Agate Mouth #2.

I don't think I'll ever tire of cutting teeth out of silver with a saw. I love how it comes out so much!! This one looks like its growling to me.

I also made a new weenie dog, who is just asking for a word to be stamped on him. Ween? Weenie? Doxie?

Big question:

I'm making a new something.
So far it looks like this:

Yes ma'am and sir, that is a diamond on the end of the little stalk. and on the other one a little gold ball.

SO, stylish and smart readers, should it be a pendant or a ring?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Apple Crisp Adventure, or, That time the butter exploded in the microwave

Tonight, I cooked.

For most people, this isn't anything news worthy.

I, on the other hand, can count on my fingers the amount of times I've cooked a successfull anything. And by golly, tonight is one of those times!

Thanks to my old suite mate Amy, I found Joy the Baker. There I found this apple crisp recipe.

And, an hour and 8 minutes later, I have this! And also a really buttery microwave. Gross.And even though it has a stick of butter and almost 2 cups of sugar, it has apples and oats, so it's healthy, right?

P.S- Peeling apples is the pits.


Feast your eyes on this opulent piece of beauty! I felt like a Victorian gypsy when I put it on. I oxidized the silver bezel to give it a darker look. Question- bright gold chain (right now its on a gold filled one) or darker oxidized silver one? Hm.


I. Am. Thirsty.So I made some lemon water.

Also funny, this picture is from a website called I Want My Sexy Back.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mini puppy

Also new: Mini Weenie! Just a little dog for around you neck, hand cut out of brass. Shiny. Cute. Petite. With feet.

New listings.

Ok, it's official. I love druzy. If i was a magazine writer, and was writing an article on the new geode/druzy trend, I would call it, "Dizzy for Druzy." But alas, I'm not.

Seriously, though. What is possibly better than brightly colored sparkly rocks??

This newest ring is called Midnight Disco. Mostly because I love the idea of a ring called Midnight Disco. Photos make it look a bit lack luster, and I'm still waiting for the right light to really make it dazzle.

Is it purple? It is black? Is it green? Only the dj of the Midnight Disco knows. And the only way to find out is to own it.

Coming soon...Mini Weenie!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I want.

Thanks Sarah Brin, for making me realize I won't be satisfied in life unless I have this clock.


I could not go to sleep last night for hours. And I mean hours. I think trying to sleep and thinking about never falling asleep again and what will happen if you can never sleep again and how tired you will be in the morning is one of the worst things ever. And now I'm sleepy!

What do you do when you can't sleep? I'm recycling a photo of my little baby cousin sleeping that I used in an old post, because he's too cute and sleepy not to use again. And now I want to be in bed again.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weekly Spotlight On...!

Today marks the very first Item of the Week! (Which means it's on sale!)

*applause, applause*

This week's item is an old favorite: Owl on Agate.

This little guy is the only one of it's kind in the UNIVERSE.
It is a good sized slab of brown agate, with a handmade sterling silver bezel. Perched on a branch is a darling, hand cast little hoot owl. He's so wise. You can tell him all of your secrets and he'll never say a word to anyone else! The pendant comes on a super comfy and strong silver snake chain in any length you wish, from 16 in. to 20 in.

Already on sale on my Etsy shop, I'm making him even lower, because he deserves a good home!! He is now on sale for $72.00, from $85.00. It's like wearing a little sculpture around you neck.
\So, that's the deal of the week. And what a deal it is! You can be the one and only owner of this delightful neck piece by ordering it on my Etsy. Free shipping too!

Oh, Halloween...

For halloween, I am going to the boyfriend's place in DC and meeting up with my two old roommates/best friends, all named Rachel. That's right, we were the Rachels. This is us at the Spice Girls reunion tour a couple years ago in Boston. Thus the peace signs. You would NOT believe how much glitter was being worn in the audience! I'm on the left, Rachel M. in the middle, and Rachel J. on the right.

Anyway, we haven't been together for over year, so obviously we have to have fabulous halloween costumes. Since we are all pretty deep into Mad Men, we, like many other people I'm sure, are dressing up like the three main gals. Or at least planning on it.

Long story short, I found these amazing dresses on Etsy in Timeless Vintage Vixen's shop. They all scream Mad Men. But it will be a while until I can afford a $450 vintage dress...until then, a gal can dream.

And here.

And now, for the million dollar question, what/ who are you being for halloween? Peggy?

p.s- I'm writing a post for the first time in a cafe. I feel so hip. Midnight Train to Georgia is playing, and I just finished a small mint mocha, my current vice. They put a mint tea bag in it!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Speaking of Fall..

While on top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where most of the pictures were taken in the post below, my dad told me about how over the weekend a guy proposed to his girlfriend by driving to the top of the mountain, and looking at a field in which he wrote "Ari, Please Marry Me" in pumpkins! I could see it from the top of the mountain, but it was a little hard to make out. Here is the link on the Gazette, and a picture they took. Cute!! They met in high school. Now she is getting her doctorate at UMASS in Amherst and he works in NYC. Would you want a pumpkin proposal? I'm pretty sure I would be okay with that.

Scenes from Deerfield.

Today, as opposed to, say, Saturday, was the quintessential fall day. Warm, sunny, colorful. And it smelled like Halloween. Now it's like you were there with me!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bullet Buddies

Maybe I should make a picture book of Bullet Buddies interacting. I love this scene. Meg, Heather, and Mom are all laughing at Dad. Dad's just having a good laugh.

Photo Flashback

This is one of my favorite pictures I ever took. It was at the Shack Up Inn, in Clarksdale, MI.

It's so massive and I love how the lines of the walls are tilting in.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Little things.

Kirby in his lounge state.He likes to perch on the back of the couch lately. It's his look out.

I'm watching the Tyra Show. She is such a hoot. A girl just got her hair like Rhianna, and now she's crying. Tyra's hair is extra voluminous. Voluminous? Is volumous a word? Voluminous? Anyway. I also made this ring:

And , let's see. What else do I have to tell the world.

Kirby has a gunky eye. Gunk in his eye. I try to mush it away with a blanket, and then it gets on me and its gross.

Do you have a dog? Does said dog like to perch on the back/top of the couch? Does he have gunk in his eye?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New lovelies!

I worked like a little bee today putting together some new things. Take a peek!

And something fun for all hallow's eve!

New Best Friend

Melody over at Me Melodia did a lovely post on my gigantic geode knuckle ring! what a delightful blog she has, full of wonders. She posted the image above by Irving Penn, an artist I don't know anything about who sadly died a few days ago. The photo makes me want it to be a hot and lazy summer again soon. Don't worry, fall, you will be my favorite forevs.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Oh, hello there.

I've been working on a bundle of things lately, and soon will have some delicious new agate and druzy pieces. For now, here is a new turquoise ring i made, a new weenie dog, and my personal favorite, an opal twisty. Not in that particular order.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


In my effort to get word out there about my new line of Weenie dog necklaces, I've been exploring the multitude of dachshund blogs. Through which, I discovered these bookends. CUTE. Available at Barnes and Nobel.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I need.

I want this! There have been times when I am with someone and wish we could be listening to the same song at the same time on my ipod. voila! a way to share your music by connecting two headphones.


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The new packaging design at 7-11 this fall makes me almost want to get something to eat at 7-11. Only almost, though. The promotion features Domo, "the Japanese stop-action character and meme celebrity." The article, found on EatMe Daily, quoted the Slurpee marketing manager Evan Brody as saying that 7-11 consumers "love crazy Japanese shit." Hah. They're even going to be selling Domo themed merchandise like hats. Who knew 7-11 was so hip?

Via Eat Me Daily