Friday, May 1, 2009


So here is a new pendant that I have been working on for a while. Thanks to my new jewelers vice, i finally finished it last night on Brenna's birthday of all days. In the next few days I will post a picture of my newly designed jewelers bench i have been putting together from an old secretary cabinet that my friend Josh gave to me a couple of weeks ago. But that is for later now some pics:

The vice that I got really helps with the weaving design on this piece.
crystals include: dark green tourm., seafoam green tourm., and a very gemmy aqua in the top left. Now back to crafting. bye

Friday, April 24, 2009


OK here is a quick blog for now, but I have been busy in the backyard so i have much more to come.

here is a terrarium i threw together after I mowed the front lawn with our push mower.
There is a little of everything from our front yard including a nice fern and a oak tree sapling i'll probably have to pull out once it gets to big.
The top pic shows the layering I did
from the bottom:  pea gravel and some quartz scraps from lagrange,ga ; then peat moss two inches; then just a sprinkle of enriched potting mix;  then some loose soil from under the oak tree; then plantage.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Art in Bloom Event

This past weekend Brenna and I were invited to be a featured artist at the "Art in Bloom" Event at the Huntsville Museum of Art. It was a nice event. Very swanky on Friday with many community heads including the Mayor in attendance. The event was geared toward raising money for the Womens Guild for Huntsville. But we took advantage of the open bar, catered food, and we got to sell our wares. "update: We sold enough items to raise over 50 dollars for the Womens Guild"
Well we set up our booth on Friday afternoon and then came back that evening
Here is Brenna helping a customer. We had a few sales and handed out some business cards. I sold two pendant Saturday afternoon. And Brenna sold some of those prayer flags and some clothing items as well. On Saturday we were setup from 10-4 and then both of us had to work at our regular jobs that evening. It was very much worth it.

Check out this piece of art that was in the museum (Amethyst Geode with .925 sterling sea creatures)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I give you the bird

Brenna and I got selected to be volunteers at Bonnaroo this year.  I am extra excited about this opportunity.  I frequented the first three 'roos (2002-2004) as a patron and can't wait to go again and this time not only do we get to work for the festival, we get to see some kick ass music as well.  

     This will be our home away from home SUMMER 2009

here is our new feathered friend.  Randomly caught him out my kitchen window before work

Friday, March 27, 2009

Latest Creation

Here is a Silver, Copper, and Gold pendant i twisted up a couple of days ago.   Don't forget our Art show is a week from today at the Huntsville Museum of Art.  The name of the event is Art in Bloom and you will see Brenna and I vending our wares.  It should be a great time.  You will see this gem there and at our online shop A Green Banana  enjoy:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bat Box Mod

Today was a busy day.  I modified the bat box that Brenna got me for Xmas.  The cedar smells great and reminds me of my hamster i had back in the day.    I added the landing board and chicken wire .  This way the bats have a front porch area to hang out at before going to bed.

Also included in this photo is Peter-Pierre inspecting my work.  I just have to find a good place to mount this bat box.   I will keep the pics updated here and  hopefully we get a family of bats this summer.

Ahhhhh. Freshy Bloggy

OK so Brenna (the love of my life) has really inspired me to start blogging.   I was just bugging her to post my pics, but now we both will have avenues on the inter-web to express our creativity.

I'm just gonna jump right into it.  This is a Fluorite crystal that I found in city limits last sunday.   I was on my dinner break with my co-worker and friend Scott when I asked him to pull the car to the side of the road to inspect a rock wall area that I had briefly explored about a year ago.   Well after about a few 10 minutes i found this beauty.
some of the iron stains still need to be removed.  But since fluorite can be very fragile I'm hesitant to use anything strong.  Any suggestions?