Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Playing with Fire

That's what I've been doing lately. I bought myself a torch and I've been melting metal. Sounds fun, huh? Yeah, it is. Until you forget that your third hand gets hot too and you grab it right after torching something. Smart.

So I've been playing with fire and learning to solder and fuse metals.

This is what I've made over the past two days:

These copper rings are soldered closed by yours truly and have sterling wire wrapped accents. *grin*

These are made with fine silver (99% pure as opposed to sterling silver which is 92.5% silver). The little balls on the end are made by torching the metal. Watching it melt and ball up is the COOLEST thing ever!

I think these two pair will eventually make it to the website. The second pair needs to be perfected (I think I'll go with a slightly smaller gauge wire) and the first pair I think I might have to keep for myself and make another pair for the store. *grin*

Thanks to all of you who prayed for me yesterday. I've been having a rough time lately and yesterday was a horrible, horrible day. I can't really expand on anything at the moment, but just know that your prayers and support mean the world to me and someday soon I'll be able to share what I think God is doing.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Blah Again

I'm pretty sick and really depressed.

My car leaks every time it rains, and it has rained nonstop all month. It now reeks.

I hate bad news, and I keep getting it.

I'm a horrible human being and I hate myself.

I could use some prayers.


Monday, July 23, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Sorry I haven't blogged or participated in any memes for those of you that tagged me.

I've been in a bad mood and pretty busy doing some website stuff and custom orders, and the two collided and I have not wanted to blog. I really don't have much to say.

Sorry! However, I thank those of you that gave the the Rockin' Girl Blogger award. That was nice!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I'm in love! And a prayer request.

I'm in love with this super cute puppy. Aren't you?? I mean, what are the odds?!

Cutest Puppy Ever!

As for the prayer request, a friend of mine just lost their house to a fire. Thankfully, they all made it out safe and sound, but their belongings did not. Please pray for Mark, Diane and their children. Diane is a very sweet woman with a heart completely for the Lord... they've endured one tragedy after another. It's unbelievable that they have to endure another one. I wish I had her kind of faith... she is so strong to come through these things. I know her family appreciates your prayers.

I Hate Teeth

Well, at least I hate *my* teeth. It doesn't matter what I do, they are bad. I started getting some pain in one of my teeth that has a crown (that I got years and years ago) last Tuesday, and I thought it was just from brushing too hard (I'm good at that) or from the sinus migraine I had (those make all my upper teeth ache sometimes) but when it didn't go away and instead started to get worse and worse I realized, "duh, there's something wrong".

So Saturday morning I got up early to go to the dentist to figure out what's wrong, but when I called to see if how busy they were (they accept walk-ins) they informed me that they are no longer open on Saturdays. Huh??!? I said I needed an antibiotic, because I think I had an infection (I'm not SURE, but the extreme pain sure makes me think that) so they called one in. Or at least said they would. When I went to the pharmacy a few hrs later, they had NOT called it in, so I called them again (talked to the answering service this time) and I said they didn't have it there at the pharmacy. This time, they sent a page to my dentist and she called it and a pain killer in for me.

Ugh. Have I mentioned how much I HATE taking drugs? So now I'm on 500mg amoxicillin 4x a day (though I have a hard time keeping that every 6 hr schedule thing, and have taken it just 3 times a couple of these days - oops). Did I mention that's why I'm up now? Yeah, I woke up at 3am to eat a few crackers and take a pill. Yay. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to take something for the pain too or just try to sleep through it.

Did I tell you that I hate teeth? Did you know that I am mad at the idea of probably needing ANOTHER root canal (that is if the infection doesn't, you know, spread to my brain and kill me before I go to the dentist next week). Why do I even take the time to floss and use the expensive prescription fluoride gel? Neither one helps.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Free jewelry, anyone?

The Belles are holding a contest! Woot!

We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner.

For details, click here. Good luck!

Also, we will be offering a 10% ongoing discount to any bloggy friend that might be interested in giving us a little word of mouth boost. All you would have to do is put a graphical link in your sidebar (don't worry, it would be smaller than the one in mine!) and do a little blurby post on us once in a while. If you're interested, shoot me an email and we can hammer out the details.