March 31, 2012

Hunger Games Inspired Necklace - $18.00

Hunger Games inspired "Katniss on Fire" necklace. Hammered & wrapped brass circle and bird charm with Swarovski cluster, 21 inch brass rolo chain, 2 inch total charm length. Hand formed brass clasp. This was a lot of fun to make!

( Team Peeta! )

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March 30, 2012

Amazonite and Brass necklace - $20.00

Generous 20mm faceted sea foam green Amazonite is coupled with antiqued brass. 16 inch chain, rose box clasp.

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March 28, 2012

Babies First Bath..

Hearts a Dangle, Bronze and Aqua splash necklace - $17.00

Pure bronze is wrapped around crystal accents in this 17 inch toggle closure necklace. Hand hammered bronze heart dangle is 2 inches in total length and features a Swarovski crystals, an aquamarine briolette and six bicones, four turquoise and two clear crystal. This was fun to make!!

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March 27, 2012

Swarovski Briolette and spheres chain dangle earrings - $10.00

Faceted black Swarovski Briolettes team up with a sharp sparkling smoky crystal sphere on silver chain. Wire wrapped gemstones on a kidney hook.

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March 26, 2012

Random Bowling

Spur of the moment family bowling trip ended with a very red-faced Mama and a VERY excited little man! Totally fun, we'll do that more often!

Mother of Pearl, Red chips & Sea Foam Green discs - $18.00

Wire wrapped bright red Mother of Pearl chips are paired up with fantastic soft green discs on a sterling silver filled chain. 21 inches in total length, lobster clasp.

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March 25, 2012

Growing in so many ways...

BangleSnaps is going viral! Follow me now on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, StumbleUpon and Tumbler! The occasional product update will appear here on my Blog.. but no worries! I'm still going to be sharing the regular shenannegans of my little family as well!

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March 23, 2012

There's a baby in my collar....

Fortuitous timing. Yesterday I made the trek across the mountain to collect our newest family member... Cheeky. Yes, Cheeky. This sweet little nubbin is a wee baby love bird, just 6 weeks old, and the most adorable little thig *ever*. After much voting and debate the family decided Cheeky was the best name for the sweetheart, because when s/he's full grown s/he will have nice pink cheeks ( and a pink & blue tail...).. plus Cheeky will be an easy name to teach her to speak when she's ready. I say she, but we really have no idea. Lovebirds have identical external bits and pieces, the only way to find out gender is to do a DNA test or be patient... When the bird reaches maturity it might start trimming paper and stuffing it in it's feathers, grooming your hair ( or beard) quite a lot... if it's making it's self pretty for you, it's a girl. If it's a boy.... It'll start barfing on you. Yep, feeding you. Either way we're excited to add her ( I'll just say her, that's easier) to the family!

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March 10, 2012

A boy and the baby


This is a pairing I NEVER thought I'd see. Stella is very much my baby, has been from day one. But it turns out... Kael is her baby. He is oh so soft and caring for that pup, they cuddle together ALL THE TIME. If Kael is sitting on the couch, Stella is sitting with him. When it comes to tucking in at night Stella is sure to jump up and kiss his face all over, rubbing and cuddling with him really quick good night. If Kael gets hurt and cries out, Stella is there like lightning, rubbing on him and kissing it all better. A few weeks ago Kael took a massive dive off of his scooter onto the black top at the bottom of a hill, making mincemeat of his knees. Through his sobs the ONE thing he was able to articulate was " I wish Stella was here!! She makes me feel better." A million times a day he's cuddling her and crooning in her ear "Whose the baby? You're the baby! Stella's the baby! Awwww! Whose the baby?" as he rubs his face all over her. It'd be annoying if it weren't so damn cute. I love how much they love each other.
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March 09, 2012

Gutter Garden Pretty


The green onions that have been growing in my window, harvested every few days for the past few months are the first visible residents in our new GUTTER GARDEN!! I love this idea so much it's painful. The rest of the gutter is stuffed full of tiny baby strawberry plants tht Kael and I prepared this beautiful afternoon, some with an early bloom and fruit and some with a late bloom and fruit. I am really looking forward to strawberries, fresh from our gutter garden, all summer long~! We're crafting another version of a gutter garden for the front of the house, one we'll stuff full of pansies and other colorful pretties to welcome people to our home with. In the mean time I've filled our one lonely hanging basket with an early planting. Fingers crossed I don't kill them, lol!

Because they sure are pretty!

And finally... we did it. Actually built and stained a raised planting bed. As soon as we've got the soil and Llama poo to fill it up I'm going to plant a family supply of vegetables!! Tomatos, suger snap peas, carrots, spinich, corn, and.... what else??  I also think some pumpkins? I think it'd be awesome to harvest our own for Halloween, and I'm betting the kids would love that as well.  I'm really excited to be doing this with my family, It's been on my mental back burner for years.
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