Why No Posts? + Bread

Hello, Sorry I have not posted in a little while. The big reason behind this is that Ren has taken the camera to Banff, he is doing a 7 week residency at the Banff center of the Arts and needs to document his work.

I'll try to improvise...

Last week our lab had a BBQ, I decided to make some bruscetta on home made bread. It turned out fantastically! I used the no-knee-bread recipe, which has never failed for me yet, and Wendy gave me a tonne of fresh tomatoes from their garden. I don't have any photos of the bruscetta but here is the bread, and the recipe is here!

This is my new pot to bake bread in. Its a ceramic 'rice pot' I got at safeway for $16! I was very excited when I saw thin in the rice isle



Sterling silver and etched copper



This is an amazing presentation I lifted off of another blog.


Going Places!

Today some of the jewelry I sell on ETSY was featured on the blog Ulixis Crafts by Amanda. How sweet is that? Amanda said some pretty nice stuff about my jewelry. Her Etsy store is pretty dang nice too. I like her leafy journals.

It seems ETSY is taking off in a big way. I love that I can list my jewelry there with no hassle: the storefront is already made for you and you just list your materials, description, and photos and off you go!! I also like that is for handmade items only... some try to sneek mass produced items in, but ETSYers keep an eye out for those. I hope it stays that way, and no one sells things like 'the oldest lizard claw' on it


Oldest Claw, yours at only $30,000.00!!!!

This got sent to me today
OMG the oldest claw in amber!!!! over 100 million years old!!!!

but wait... vertebrates existed before 100 million years ago, vertebrates with claws. I've never heard of a claw described as 'dinosaur like' either.... hmmmm
Buy it here!
But maybe I should buy it, after all, I could easily write a MAJOR scientific paper paper about it

Too bad I don't have that much money in my 'dinosaur like' bank account

Too funny


Very Big Toggle

This is a toggle i have been working on for a long time. I wanted to incorperate silver and etched copper... I think it turned out really nicely! Here is the front:

And here is the back

I put it up on ETSY although I doubt anyone will buy it, the cost is high, but its because of all of the work I put into it. I figure if I put it there at least others will see it


New at Etsy

I haven't been making a lot new findings for Etsy because I've been working hard at school. Yesterday I finished some tho, and they turned out really nice.


Congrats Tamara!

Tamara is in Chatelaine Magazine! Of course her beautiful jewelry gets rave reviews, its amazing stuff!


New Plate Shelf

Renato made me a plate shelf! Its made out of 4 types of mouldings (I think) and its for the plates Tamara made and gave us a long time ago. They are my favorite plates. I am going to hang the extra ones around the shelf along with some framed photos