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Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Work

Yikes, two weeks since my last post - I think that's a record for lazy blogging on my part! Carlos and I were both sick for a while (swine flu, I suspect, but who knows), and since then I've been kind of overwhelmed with trying to get caught up with work. To top things off, our beloved rooster, Chuck Norris, is very sick (probably Marek's disease, for you fellow chicken keepers), and the prospects don't look good, so much mental energy is being devoted to him right now.

Anyways, onward and upward - I do have some new things to share.

tashmarine ringFair trade tashmarine and recycled 14k palladium white gold ring, size 6.5

oregon sunstone ringOregon sunstone and recycled 14k white gold ring
{ custom order; sold }

moissanite gold ringMoissanite and recycled 14k yellow gold ring
{ custom order; sold }

nevada variscite jewelryNevada variscite and recycled sterling silver ring
{ custom order; sold }


Please send positive vibes for Chuck...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Work

white gold sapphireFair trade sapphire and recycled 14k white gold ring
{ custom order; sold }

New Stones

These are all available for custom orders; shoot me an email if you're interested. :-)

18mm x 27mm (6mm dome; 17.7 carats)

17mm x 23mm (7mm dome; 15.4 carats)

17mm x 30mm (7mm dome; 20.3 carats)

14mm x 19mm (6mm dome; 11.2 carats)

17mm x 18mm (6mm dome; 11.7 carats)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crafty Holiday Time!

Since becoming a mom, I seldom have time for crafting (aside from making jewelry, obviously). When I think about the amazing quantities of quilts and knitted goods that I used to be able to crank out pre-child, I am awestruck. But every once in a while, especially for the holidays, I make a point to carve out some time for crafty pursuits. Here's a cool little advent calendar I just made for Carlos.

It has a little drawer for each day leading up to Christmas, so you can stash a cool little toy or treat in there. Can't wait for December to arrive!

One for me!

I've been wanting to attempt to re-work my wedding ring for a long time but have been scared to mess up the intricate band... finally today, after thinking about how infrequently I ever even wore it in its former version, I worked up the courage to try it.

Old version:

New version:

What do you think? I am really happy with it. I really don't like prong settings, and the old stone was just too small. I think the new version is much prettier, and I like how the line of the bezel echos the lines on either side of the band. :-)

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese with Daiya

I threw this together a few nights ago and it was very easy and yummy. If you prefer lots of sauce with your pasta, either make more sauce or less pasta; it isn't super saucy in this incarnation.
Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese with Daiya

12 oz. pasta, cooked (I used whole wheat spirals)
2 tablespoons soy margarine
1 cup Daiya cheese shreds
1 cup plain soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

While you're boiling the pasta, combine all remaining ingredients in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for a few minutes, stirring often. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and toss well.