Sunday, December 27, 2009

Enjoying Texas !

We live in San Antonio and have so many wonderful towns close to the city that we decided to have lunch Yesterday with my parents in Fredericksburg, Texas. On our way back we stop in Johnson City with the kids to see how this wonderful little town decorates the town for Christmas.

Christian and Veronica in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Johnson City, Texas

My parents with my kids in a wonderful German restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Daily Survival Kit"

A good neighbor had a Holiday party yesterday and she gave us this survival kit that I really liked so I want to share it with you ;-}.

TOOTHPICK is remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.
RUBBER BAND is to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but they will work out.

BAND-AID is to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.
PENCIL is to remind you to list your blessings everyday.
CHEWING GUM is to remind you to stick with it. You can accomplish anything!

MINT is to remind you that you are worth a mint.
CANDY KISS is to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or hug everyday.

TEA BAG is to remind you to relax daily and go over your list of blessings.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Finally I finish my ring and pendant.

I mentioned I will be posting my final piece with the copper etched and my ring with the reticulation.
I finished the copper etched piece and I like it so much that I decided to make earrings for the pendant.

The earrings were not rivet because they are very small and I did not wanted to miss any detail in the copper etched. I soldered the copper to the brass.

This is my ring I made using the techniques I learned in my metals class.
I have my reticulation in silver all the way on the top of my ring with some LOS to give the reticulation more personality ;-}. I wanted to play with layers and I used brass, faux bone and my silver to create this piece.
The way I attached my layers was my soldering two brass tubes to my first brass layer and then solder that piece to my sterling ring band. Finally I ensemble the layers one by one and riveted the tubes.
I enjoyed a lot making this ring and I will be making more in the future !

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