Posts from ‘November, 2009’

The Secret Lock Pendant

Did you ever have one of those projects that seems to haunt you for years? My Dad had the “Roll Top Desk”. He bought the plans, the wood, started it, stalled, decided he needed to get a router and 30 years later, my family still jokes about it. The wood got used for other things, […]

A Weekend of Accomplishments

Yesterday it was time to finally tackle the paperwork mountain that builds up for Jack’s medical bills. This involves comparing EOBs from the insurance company, checking dates on bills to make sure the insurance has gone through, etc. Five and half hours later I was done. Then dinner out with friend/family. A wonderful time. I […]

My New Apprentice

My daughter Wendy joined me at the Hanukah event where I vended last weekend and I realized it’s time for her to start apprenticing for real. She’s been around my jewelry work her whole life and seems to understand very well how things are made. In fact she had a very early interest in gemstones […]

Open Studio Jewelry Show

I am opening my home and studio to friends and family for a special event on Saturday December 12, 2009 from 3pm to 5pm. This promises to be a fun event with a demonstration on how jewelry is made, tours of my studio, free jewelry cleaning and a showing of some of my latest work. […]

What I’ve been up to..

This is what my bench looked like last night. The four pierced pieces are all finished and are in the tumbler along with the ring which I straightened out and now have to re-black after polishing. I added a bail to the star of david on the left, the two heart designs have had bezel […]

Back in the Groove

So the last 4 days I’ve spent at least 3 hours a day in the shop, with 8 and 10 hours yesterday and today. We’ve managed to get coverage now for most of Jack’s care schedule. So although I am still the main caregiver in terms of making sure Jack’s needs are met, it’s now […]