Monday, April 07, 2014

Spring has sprung and other things

I love this time of year in our front yard. The tulips are out.

The snowbells are ringing.

The primroses are primming?

The daffodils are stanking. These are particularly fragrant ones that are kind of

a bit much for my my delicate allergy filled nose.

It’s also Max’s birthday! So we had the  traditional Wacky Bounce birthday party

for our newly 9 year old baby boy.

This was a special request extra long aluminum Celtic braid hair pin for a customer

with dreadlocks.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Early Spring morning

Our neighborhood gang of deer were hanging out in our backyard this morning admiring

the daffodils and our compost bin.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Shiny and new


Nick fly cut and lapped my anvil and polished up my hammers today! It’s so nice

to have a fresh shiny,smooth surface to work on again.

We’ve been getting lots of requests for larger sterling silver version of our designs.

So today I added the Big Celtic Heart Sterling Silver Wire Pendant to our shop.

It’s made in 12 gauge silver.

I also added the Celtic Open Eye Copper Shawl Pin, Hair Pin.


This young deer was comfortably sitting next to Nick’s target range the other day.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Snowpocalpse 2, Day 2

It snowed all day long again today. This is looking out our back porch towards our

shop/studio. That’s Nick.

Max and Henry. You can get a sense of the depth from the snow piled on the roof

of the studiobarn (also referred to as the “shabin” with credit to our friend Stu.)

A view of the back of our house.

Henry frolicking with our a real coat because he’s crazy like that.

15” and counting…

Our corner

Cold bird. (Robin perhaps?)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Snowpocalypse 2 and more

So this happened today. It doesn’t snow much here in western Oregon but this

is our second big snow this winter.

Max and I frolicking.

“What the hell?” says Nick

and his glowing crotch.

They predicted 1-3”. It’s still snowing since this picture was taken.

Classic weird view selfie. Remnants of my Christmas shingles next to my right

eye add to the weary look.

Last weekend Max’s Chinese class performed at the Taiwanese Ladies Club Chinese

New Year’s Party. The food was amazing. The kids were adorable.


My little superstar.

And this was a special request little sterling silver Om pin that I plan to eventually

take better pictures of and add to the shop.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Our pin + gorgeous handknit cowl = love


I stumbled across this wonderful picture of our Aluminum Celtic Loops and Spirals

Shawl Pin on Ravelry. It was knit by Yarnella aka Lisa. This is the link to her project


The pattern is called Havelock by Ash Kearns.

I love the way the curves of the intricate cowl work with the curves of our pin.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

New year, new cutters!

At the end of every year we like to buy a new pair of fresh cutters. We’re usually

feeling pretty good financially after the holiday selling season insanity and it’s an

important tool for a wire worker. This year I bought the Swanstrom Heavy- Duty

Flush Cutters.

I wanted something strong and sharp for cutting the harder brass wire and with

a flush cut. I’m still not sure if I like them as much as my Swanstrom Super-Flush

Cutters although they do seem more heavy duty. Gee, I guess that’s why they

called them heavy duty. The smaller pliers in the above picture are my favorite

Swanstrom Micro Chain- Nose Pliers.