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Do you know that even if your pierced ears (or other places) are sensitive to wearing sterling silver and get all irritated that you can wear fine silver (99% pure silver).  I didn’t know that until I made these earrings and wore them for the first time.  I’ve always had to wear gold earrings because other metals made my ears sore and irritated.  Once I wore these I was amazed that within minutes my ears weren’t getting hot and going nuts.

Yay for fine silver!  It is certainly much more affordable than gold. 

THese earrings are hollow inside and look lacy.  They were made using a cork clay that I rolled up into balls and then using a syringe full of silver clay I drew little squiggles all over the balls.  Then when they were fired the cork clay burns away and all that’s left is the pure silver.  It’s actually pretty fun.  Right now I’m maing cork clay chapes for a birdie and a heart.  The puffed heart is actually sort of cliche but I’m doing it anyway.  Maybe I’ll try to put something inside it.

Here’s some other pieces I’ve made: (shell pendant, leaf pendant, ring)
Do you know that even if your pierced ears (or other places) are sensitive to wearing sterling silver and get all irritated that you can wear fine silver (99% pure silver).  I didn’t know that until I made these earrings and wore them for the first time.  I’ve always had to wear gold earrings because other metals made my ears sore and irritated.  Once I wore these I was amazed that within minutes my ears weren’t getting hot and going nuts.

Yay for fine silver!  It is certainly much more affordable than gold. 

THese earrings are hollow inside and look lacy.  They were made using a cork clay that I rolled up into balls and then using a syringe full of silver clay I drew little squiggles all over the balls.  Then when they were fired the cork clay burns away and all that’s left is the pure silver.  It’s actually pretty fun.  Right now I’m maing cork clay chapes for a birdie and a heart.  The puffed heart is actually sort of cliche but I’m doing it anyway.  Maybe I’ll try to put something inside it.

Here’s some other pieces I’ve made: (shell pendant, leaf pendant, ring)

Pulled out some older stams for this one.  I loooove pink & brown together.  Everything except the ribbon is Stampin’ Up products.

This is a cute way to fold a card and secure it on the right side with the wide ribbon. I made it at an open house at CZ’s where she was showing off all the new catalog goodies. Everyone loves her make-and-takes.

Here’s how it looks 0pened:

Here’s an ATC I made celebrating coffee (and caffeine!).  I luuuv a good cup of coffee with lots of cream and enough sugar to make it sweet but not too sweet.  Living in Hawaii has it’s perks since Kona coffee is grown on the Big Island of Hawaii which is actually the island named Hawaii (I live on the island called Oahu).

After I saw this Asian print flower paper and the stamps that went along with them I HAD to have both!  I’m such a sucker for asian print things.  This is another make-and-take we did at CZ’s this weekend.  It has magnets on the back so I am putting it on the fridge.   It’s the size of a drink coaster and we made it using a light chipboard cardboard – like cereal box thickness.  Such a clever idea!

Today I choose the theme “love” so to put a little twist on it I made it “aloha” which is a Hawaiian word that includes the meaning love. This is my way of spreading a little aloha to the world for the new year. *:)

What does ALOHA mean? Many tour books say “Aloha” has about 17 different meanings like “Hello, Goodbye,and I Love You,” I’ve learned it actually means, “I, as my highest self, greet you as your highest self, with the breath of HA (with Divine Spirit).” Although “Aloha” is a word that has been greatly commercialized there are still true Hawaiian’s who, in a noble way greet each other with deep respect and with the sacredness of a Soul-to-Soul encounter.

So when you greet someone with the word Aloha, do it with meaning and with a pure heart. Become part Hawaiian even if you’re only Hawaiian in your heart.