Price of Sterling

I'm almost stunned to see how much the price of Sterling & gold has increased.

I wanted to buy some wire and went to my favorite silver suppliers website, and the price has doubled in just over a year.

I wonder when the inflation will stop?


Feeling like a commercial...


Today I feel like the blue rainbow in the commercial, that didn't have a "Jimmy Dean" sausage breakfast...I should be taking pictures of all the jewelry I have finished, but can't seem to get going. My planet is not in orbit today! This is a turquoise necklace I made a few years ago, before I learned silversmithing. Its features citrine along with sterling birds, turtles and beads with fish designs. Sterling Toggle clasp.


Finding time

Does anyone else have trouble finding time to spend on their craft?

I start out the day with plans to do some work, then they get pushed aside.

Of course, if I only had one hobby, that would make it easier. Or when the grandchildren come over and want you to spend time with them, how do you say no, when they come up to you and say...."I love you Nana"? jeesh


Etsy up & running

I found time to get some things up on Etsy. Getting decent pictures is hard, finally manage to take a few that looked good.


I'm back!

Its been quite a while since I've posted on this blog.

I'm hoping to make more of an effort to keep up this year.

I've started a new shop on Etsy, at

I will be putting new items there so feel free to take a look!