Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays! New pieces Alert...they're done!

Happy Holidays one and all! I hope that everyone's holiday wishes and dreams come true! *waves magic wand* I've included a pic of our little holiday wee tree in this post too! It's from one of my favorite x-mas shows. It's also entered in a christmas tree photo contest *ha*
Charley Brown Christmas Tree with Animal Twist
Our little animal collection
          


My most favorites: These are parts of scenes....only...not the entire show.  
♥ One of my all time favorite christmas shows- Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
♥ From Merry Christmas Charley Brown 
♥ Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
PS....i do hope these links work!

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On to the new pieces....Horse's abound...Western Star Earrings and Spirit of the West HorseTotem Pendant..I wanted to include some information about horse totems....Horses are symbols of freedom, power and travel. They will teach you to ride in new directions and to discover your own freedom and power. They are also a symbol of the wind. This totem is also a
guide to overcoming obstacles. This totem also brings new journeys. 

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Western Star Sterling Earrings with Turquoise, Coral, Sterling Bead drops


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Spirit if the West Horse Totem Pendant with Dragonskin Turquoise Cabochon...I love horses and wanted to capture the beauty and nobility of the animal in a pendant.

        "The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears."~ Arabian proverb


Spirit of the West Horse Totem Pendant with Dragonskin Turquoise Cab,with Chrysophase, Lapis, Amazonite, Sterling Bead Drops


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    Koala Bear Totem Pendant with Tugtupite or Reindeer stone ....about Koala bear totems.. Koalas are primarily nocturnal, slumbering most of the day. It is because of it's extremely low metabolism that the koala sleeps 16 to 18  hours a day. As a totem, Koalas are excellent teachers of lucid dreaming and also serve as telepathic messengers. Koalas originate in Australia and are marsupial mammals. Marsupials in general as totems teach the importance of mother-child bonding in it's earliest stage of life. At first blind and deaf, the Koala is fully dependent on it's mother for the first 6 to 12 months of it's life. If Koala crosses your path it may be asking you to examine what your relationship to your mother or child  is like....is the bond a good one or does it need work?
Australian Spirit Koala Bear Totem Pendant with Tugtupite Cab, Peruvian Pink Opal, Coral and Sterling Bead Drops


 Bestest Holiday Wishes and Happy 2011!  Be Safe!   Sue♥
              Should be in Etsy shop tomorrow!
                                    

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Designs Tomorrow

Coming Monday 12/20......3 new pieces arriving on blog:

✮Western Star Earrings✮
✮Spirit of the West Horse Totem Pendant✮
✮Koala Bear Totem Pendant✮


These pieces are wonderful....very pleased with how they completed!

♥Sue

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Right Hand/Left Hand Print Earrings & Joan Of Arc Burning Star Pendant


✭✭✭First of all.....just getting over a weird bug and been really dragging last few days....my energy levels at an all time low...I'm a bit slower with my work and these two pieces are finally finished and got them photographed today whilst freezing my a@@ off outside....not the best thing for someone just getting over being ill. The first ones are the earrings....I'm in love with them....they were fun to make and watch evolve and I'm totally thrilled with the finished result. They are Right hand/Left hand earrings...
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The American Indians highly regarded their war horses and often honored and protected them by painting various tribal  symbols upon the animals body before a fight. Symbols varied from tribe to tribe but many were commonly used...each symbol having it's own specific meaning and purpose for which it was used, was determined by the nature of the dangerous job which the war horse would be asked to do. Right hand/Left Hand prints were outlined upon the horse's chest...which showed he'd knocked down an enemy. He protected his rider and was thus honored and respected for his contribution in the fight.
Hand Print Earrings

                                          
Joan of Arc: In the 15th century, France is mired in the 100 Years War when a humble voice appears, claiming to have been instructed by the Lord to lead the French army into battle and defend their land against the British. The voice belongs to Jeanne d'Aragon, a teenage girl from a tiny village, and, to the surprise of many, her story does not fall on deaf ears. Wearing the armor of a soldier, the girl known as Joan of Arc leads the French troops in what she believes is a holy battle. Joan would soon be tried for heresy for her actions, but history would vindicate her with sainthood.
Joan Of Arc Burning Star Pendant
                        Hope to have these items listed in the shop in a day or two!  
                                                                       



Monday, October 25, 2010

Wolf Spirit-Sterling Tahoma Jasper Pendant(Totem Pendant)

   "Pathfinder"

****new items posted in a few days....been fighting an awful bug this weekend***
The wolf is finally ready to introduce himself to everyone. I am a teacher and pathfinder...I come into your life when you need guidance. If you have me as a totem you will move on to teach others about sacredness and spirituality. I will teach you to balance the responsibility of family needs without losing your personal identity. I will travel great distances in search of Truth and Knowledge and return to the pack to teach and share my medicine. My mournful cry is the sound that links this world with the one beyond.....I am pathfinder. I bring a strong sense of faithfulness, inner strength, intuition and learning. Sometimes one needs to cross barriers, take risks, go beyond the limited of normal behavior in order to learn and grow, although crossing these boundaries may seem repugnant, even painful. Fear not the inner power and strength you feel when you spend time alone...instead come to know your deepest self   and even in the darkest places ,with me as ally, you will find closeness and spiritual companionship. You are never alone. I will teach you through your experience to trust yourself and not to fear those parts of you that you do not understand or know. I will guard you as I teach you, sometimes gently, sometimes strongly, but always with love. 

Hand assembled...sterling silver sheet, Tahoma Jasper, faceted black spinel and red coral beads, sterling silver beads and chain(lobster claw)..turquoise and coral bead accents --Original DalaHorse Design©2010




***I will be adding him to the shop tomorrow sometime


   




Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our Weekend in Yellowsprings

Last Saturday we made our way up to YellowSprings for it's bi-annual Street Fair. It's a pretty crowded event...but the waether was awesome...so it was a splendid day. There's something for everyone there....music...food...dancing....animals.....drink....cute pets...artisan goods.....neat hippie shops...Ye Olde Trail Tavern (which is supposed to be haunted)...and the Little Art Theater . Almost forgot to mention I had my tarot cards read while we were waiting for a tabel at Ye Olde Trail Tavern....I'm supposed to rely heavily on my intuition in the coming days. Now for some pics ready or nor! Also Antioch College  is in Yellow Springs! Unique college town!  Sorry about the skips....in the above para...tried my damnest to fix them....no luck! 


La Belly Dancers....a brave lot!
and more from the ladies!
Beyond Darling Animals!
Pure Sweetness.....unfortunately he wouldn't fit in my purse!
New Richmond Alpaca FarmsAlpaca Link 
Yummy Street Fair Treats!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Back In Town

Friday afternoon fun! Serious fun!
♞♞♞Was away helping my Mom with the sale of her condo out of state...I've missed Blogworld and all my friends here but didn't have a very secure connection in Boca and didn't want to take the risk! It was a working vacation....had pretty good weather in general....did alot of packing and shipping and donating. Visiting the beach was great....collected some sea shells and did way too much eating! Great deli's there! The airport experience is always other planetary...but a necessary evil! Rush to wait....more rushing to wait...waiting in plane isles.... the bathroom treks which I try to avoid like the plague...a clothespin is helpful to close your nostrils shut! *lol* The anti-climatic snack event...and the wonderful feeling of being trapped in the "safe" beyond the security zone....OMG! Seriously...I had my camera but didn't think to document the airport experience...I do learn from my mistakes. Our kitties were elated to have us return...but a bit peeved as well. Our cat sitter is super....and does an excellent job...but it's not the same for the kitties! Lily my Savannah is in dreamland right now on my lap....Cinny our tiger striped has filled her belly with cat treats and is asleep at her daddy's feet! Feels like home again! *sigh* ♚♚♚

  
In the process of breakdown

Will squeeze pics of the Yellow Springs Street Fair on the next post.....don't think this post will let me have the space :(

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Raven Tweaked....re-oxidized and new dangles

       Ok....i officially prefer Griffin's LOS to Midas....so i mixed the 2 together because my griffins has been acting weird....before that I re-worked his dangles....added tiny faceted thai fine silver cubes....that had become an archaeological relic on my basement bench.....I had come to terms with never using them until today....i thought I'd give them a try and surprisingly they worked better than the 2mm sterling silver beads.
Here are the new photo's. He is now officially shop ready! 
So much drama for one little bird!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Torch, My Prize from the raffle, My Raven

Last month was particularly trying for me and i know I'm not alone. Everything required extra effort and energy....leaving me feeling like I couldn't  catch up no matter what. My confidence levels were at an all time low. I know this post is late in arriving but know I did my best to get here and done tonight. First meet Flossie.....my torch . We have made friends and have come to an understanding. Next....the bracelet I won in a raffle I heard about through SJA Forum. I have other photos of some of the lovely charms on the bracelet which i may post next time....i don't know how much photo room i have on this post.

The Raven Cometh
Flossie
Last but not least.....my Raven Totem Pendant. I will have him in my shop very soon. This piece was challenging and difficult to balance and design.....things i hadn't even thought of happened in this piece....not to mention adjusting to Flossie and various torch tips. I gave it my best...thinking of blackening him some more...we'll see. So without further ado......The Raven
Sterling Silver, Faceted Black Spinel &Turquoise
Pmc Bracelet
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Sue



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Raven Update! Won a PMC bracelet in a raffle!

Well......soldering is complete with the exception of a few jump rings. He will be oxidized and have his cabs set this evening. I didn't burn him up...even though it wasn't looking good for a day or two. ✪
     Raven was completed tonight  9/4....thankfully he's done(so many little problems)....there were some design problems but with some careful consideration and experimentation....i'm happy to say.....i'm proud of him! He will be photographed tomorrow and up on the blog saturday. Next piece will be earrings to go with the Prayer Feather's necklace....that was purchased locally. After that i need a simple uncomplicated project....we'll see what happens there!

     I have photos of my new torch to post along with photo's of  a PMC bracelet I won in a raffle I entered. It was a raffle for a bone marrow charity....the bracelet just arrived in the mail on Saturday unexpectedly.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Stuffola *Excerpts from a birthday celebration*

     Wednesday was my birthday.....we met my Mom for brunch, came home and watched a very cool DVD....here's the link for it  Allman Bros. Please Call Home Dvd.  My husband had ordered it being a huge follower of their music, i learned alot about the band I had never known. Awesome Band!!  Gregg Allman's Laid Back album (i had it on vinyl) a masterpiece!!!! The procededes from the sale of the Dvd help to support the Big House (the home the band and friends lived in for a time), which is now a museum. So check out the site.....
     Later that night we dined Al Fresco at a local Italian restaurant....and the Peach Sangria's were delightful.......it was a lovely birthday even though we had a terrible thunderstorms throughout the day.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Morning *MINI RANT* Raven Update info.

OK......it's another Sunday morning. I decided to go through my blog list and post comments and investigate. My significant other, aka "the engineer" was fooling around on You Tube....here's what caught his fancy this morning (i must say it made me chuckle) don't say I didn't warn you and i hope i can get this link to work.*Engineer brain snack* .
     Last night we went to the movies, The Girl Who Played with Fire, I just love that actress,Noomi Rapace, and the series in general. I can't fathom that Hollywood is going to ruin this for me by doing a remake (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) with Hollywood people. Please God No!!!! I adore Ellen Page but would hate to see her mess up her supernova career by stepping into this role. The girl from Twilight...No! Dakota Fanning....give me a break...No!...Daniel Craig is going to play the journalist....I'm actually at peace about this. If Hollywood redoes this that mean it's going to be inherently better? Some things are best left alone....you can't top this one Hollywood....Good Luck trying....You have my deepest sympathy.


I did check out Jane Fonda's blog this morning because it had some info about Katwise (an etsy seller) I have one of her cool a** sweaters. Maybe will add some more linkypoo's if i get around to it!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29 ✮My Creative Process✮

I've just completed a new pendant.....attached is an image of it in the very beginning stages.  Struggling with a name right now...have some ideas but nothing concrete. In the photo....is the cabochon, a beautiful amethyst sage, the sterling back-plate and the empty bezel which is soldered on...those little spots inside the bezel are the melted solder chips. The second photo is the finished piece....complete with sterling silver bead drops....with a handcrafted feather. The last photo is of the entire piece worn....there are handcrafted feather accents fixed to the heavy sterling cable chain....the bead accents are a blend of sterling silver, amethyst and amber. I choose those accents because of the coloring in the beautiful cabochon. I'm hoping to have the pendant listed in my Etsy shop sometime on Friday. http://www.DalaHorse.etsy.com  After completing this piece I will be returning to making totems....a wolf as well as a raven are on the back burner. I find my animal totems are the most fulfilling for me to craft. I have a black faceted spinel ordered for the raven and a tahoma jasper for the wolf.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010