Thursday, July 31, 2008

A few new lovelies...

Here are a few new pieces I've finally found time to complete as of recent... Two for you and one for me... an excellent ratio if I do say so myself :)
LaCucaracha ring - red jasper set in scalloped sterling silver...

Lapis love - I am not usually a fan of the color blue but this stone would be reason enough to rethink my position...

One of the finest Ocean Jasper cabs I've ever come across... EVER. This one is miiiiine (she says as she quickly slips it onto her finger and proceeds to hunch over and rub her hands together while muttering "my preeeecious" under her breath as if she's entering a "smegal look alike" contest)...


Happily,
Emily

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My total is HOW MUCH??!!??...

Has anyone noticed how ridiculous the price of silver had gotten?!!? I just placed a supply order and...holy crap. That's all I gotta say.

Not quite as "happily" as usual,
Emily

Monday, July 28, 2008

Fine feathered friends...

It is one thing to have people you are close to. People you see on a regular (or even not-so-regular) basis. People you can go to movies with, paint your toenails with, eat disgustingly delicious food with, and wrap your arms around.

It is something else entirely to have people in your life, whom you've never physically met, who you feel so close to, you could swear a DNA swab would reveal something to merit a daytime talk show appearance. People who you've never exchanged words with beyond what your fingers have typed, yet you feel your heart well at the very thought of their existence.

I am convinced that God knows exactly whom each of us need to be connected with and no distance will keep Him from seeing those connections made. He is God after all.

To all my "connections" both near and far, I look forward to getting to know you better and better, regardless of whether we ever meet face-to-face this side of heaven.

Happily,
Emily

Friday, July 25, 2008

The rundown - Part 1...

A side note before I begin: 
Though I plan to be myself from the very start of this blog, I also know that I want this to be more than just a "what I did today" kind of thing (though there will be "what I did today" posts). I don't want to post just for the sake of posting but I do want to open a little window into the world that is "me", however simple, complex, or at times ridiculous it may be.

THAT being said, but before going much further, I'm going to take a few posts to introduce you to myself and my family who will most frequently occupy the pages of this humble blog. (I'll post separately about each of those mentioned below so I'll be brief in my description of them here)...

First up... me...
My name is Emily (a name I have always loved having). I am currently 27 years old (almost 28), and I am many things...
I am a God-fearing woman and I want my life to be a total reflection of that. Without Him I am nothing and I own Him all the praise and thanks I can muster (and then some) for my family, my friends, my talents, and a myriad of other things, not the least of these - giving me breath daily.

I am a wife, married for the past 8 years to the most wonderful man in all of creation. He is my best friend and I cannot imagine spending my life with anyone else.








I am a mother to 3 of the most beautiful little women ever to grace this planet. See for yourself...












I am an artist - dabbling with different forms and mediums till finally settling into what brings me greatest joy and satisfaction - Jewelry design and fabrication. Please know that I am not intending to "toot my own horn" but I feel I must say that I absolutely love what I do and am quite proud of the pieces I create as well as myself for having created them. It's probably a widely known adage but I once heard someone say that if you are struggling to figure out what it is you want to do in life, close your eyes and think about what it is that you most enjoy doing - what is that one thing that you would do for free - and find a way to get paid doing that very thing. I am so thankful to have found that thing I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I want to do, career-wise, for the rest of my days. 

I am a friend and as many of you can say as well I'm sure, I have the very best friends anyone can ask for. Some have come and gone throughout the years but those who have remained are true treasures and more of a support and joy for me than they'll ever know. I'm one lucky gal and I can only pray that I am able to provide them with whatever it is they need from me even a fraction as well as they do for me. I won't name them all here and now but I'm sure they will pop up from time to time within the pages of this blog.

That's all I'm going to say for now. Any missing pieces will be placed as the archive of this blog is filled over time. Thank you for reading!

Happily,
Emily


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I wouldn't mind a few more storms...

Turns out the storm provided me quite a fruitful few hours in the workshop! When you have 3 little ones (6 and under) running about, it's hard to find enough time to get much of anything done, let alone a few hours -put together no less- in the workshop. When it's storming, they just want to hide under blankets on the couch and watch a movie. Thank you "Meet the Robinsons" for providing me 95 minutes of uninterrupted bliss.
I was nearly able to bring several pieces to fruition (they're just waiting for a final patina and polish) and as soon as I completely finish, I'll post a few pics. I'll check out the forecast for the week, perhaps some more storms are on their way??? I can only hope to be so lucky.

Happily,
Emily

A little thunder, a little lightnin'...

I hear thunder outside... again... my kids are freakin out but I must confess, I LOOOOVE storms. We had a WHOPPER of a weather pattern the other night - I could have sworn a tornado was right above our house but the weather guy said the next morning that it was actually hurricane-strength straight winds. Either way, it was a doozie! After waking up to what sounded like a freight train outside our bedroom window, my hubby and I said a quick prayer and fell back asleep. The next morning, I woke up to the sound of chainsaws and the realization that we were the only one of our immediate neighbors that didn't have any major tree damage! Streets, totally blocked with trees, houses and vehicles with LARGE trees toppled over onto them, HUGE trees (decades old) totally UPROOTED, and we ended up with 2 small branches that had blown into our yard from across the street. God is always faithful to protect us and that is only one of the MANY things I have been filled with thankfulness for lately.
Well, as the thunder booms outside, I think we'll spend the day in the basement. Luckily that's exactly where my "happy place" (aka "jewelry workshop") is located.

Happily,
Emily

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just gonna do it...

So I had a blog, I posted like 3 times... then apparently life got in the way. I would like to start now. To share my work, and bits of my life here and there, and perhaps even make a few friends along the way. Here goes nuthin!...

Happily,
Emily