Sunday, June 22, 2008

Nestled Turquoise and Ruby Earrings




Want to buy these items for someone or for yourself? Just click the picture and it will take you to my website:) These earrings are handmade using thick guage sterling silver wire for the earwires and heavy wire work on the Turquoise stones. Oxidizing the wire really gives any piece of jewelry a rustic style.


The Burmese Rubies have a deep red color and is also heavily wrapped in sterling silver wire. These two are my personal favorites:)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"26.2" Marathon Cube Charm Necklaces



Want to buy these items for someone or for yourself? Just click the picture and it will take you to my website:) Petite "Cube" necklaces are customized to have initials, names, words or marathon distances stamped on them. I made these 2 cubes for a customer who wanted the 26.2 stamped on the front and "Golf" on one side and her name on the other. A little gemstone dangles at the clasp so if the clasp turns around on the neck, it will show the cute gemstone dangling:) These are pretty difficult to make using pure fine silver but the end results are satisfying!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rustic Peace Necklace




I made this today, a rustic style Peace sign with a cute little bird. This was made by freehand and was so much fun to make!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Escape from Alcatraz 2008












Alcatraz sunrise..
(waking up at 3:30am so my hubby can get organized and drive down to the bay wasn't my cup of tea...but then I would of missed this pretty sunrise at 5:45am:) ( click for larger view)




Transition area with 1800 bikes..

Theres my hubby with his golden smile!! coming off from his 1.5 swim:)
(click picture for larger view)



The Alcatraz Triathlon was quite an event.
At 6am I watched the sunrise which was picture perfect with Alcatraz coming into view...it was very beautiful plus the weather couldn't be better: the high was 70 degrees on race day...
I'm very proud of my hubby, especially with the water temp. being 56 degrees. *Brrrr*...thats too cold for me!!

I went around fighting the crowds and focusing on my hubby, making sure he didn't pass by for some good pictures:) I missed him on the bike as there were way too many people to get through.

We drove 7 hours later that day back to San Diego..
Here is his swim chart taken from his Garmin...kinda neat right?(click picture for larger view) :) I must say all 1800 people were spread everywhere with the current taking many swimming so far west they had canoes redirecting them back on track. Quite a site to see!






Tuesday, June 3, 2008

14k & Sterling Gemstone Rings













Emerald, Sapphires,Turquoise,Pearls and Peruvian Opal Rings! These rings are so much fun to make, so many variations and so many designs ideas...theres not enough time in the day!