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From the bench....

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You all know how I love my patinas. I have been experimenting
with a new blue. The blues is a soft robins egg turquoise which is quite lovely.
I have only tried it on brass and copper so far. It yielded fabulous results on the raw brass but turned white on the copper.
More tests are needed for the copper because it might just have been the shape rather that the metal of what I was trying to patina. I think the piece may have been grabbing too much of the patina solution.

Here is one on the new pieces in the blue. It is a vintage brass stamping in a paisley shape. I have added bezel set prehenite in this piece and placed it on an oxidized sterling silver chain. I really like how the blue turned out.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20331927

It has been a slow week so far and I am all caught up with orders. I have listed new pieces in the Etsy shop and made cookies too. My favorite oatmeal choc chip. I am a bit on the antsy side with nothing scheduled to do in the studio.
So I a…

New pieces!!

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The new beacon necklace!
The Dark Moon and Beacon pendants were more popular than I could have guessed. I wanted to keep this series going and find new ways to incorporate the frosted quartz. Unfortunately, this size of quartz is limited as well so I can only make so many. Like the original beacons once they are gone...they're gone. I can make these in pink too!
Go to Etsy to get one... Http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19985913

The new babies...

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We received some baby chickens on the 9th of January and I haven't been getting much sleep. They were given as a gag gift and the well meaning recipients did their best, but they seem to be very small for their age. They have reached the gangly look of the older chicks and have started to get in their feathers, but they are still the size of week old chicks.
There are a few bantams mixed in and they are really tiny. I have put them on a diet of mash to see if I can get them growing. I'll chart the progress here.
They have gotten used to being handled for the most part. My daughter gave them a crash course and would not leave them be for several days.