Sunday, November 29, 2009


This turned out to be such a nice whispy necklace with rose quartz beads, silver and bronze and an antique thimble.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Japer bangle

Silver and Jasper. Miracles happen.....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am getting there

I took a day off today to work on some more pieces for our etraordinary sale next Dec5th at the Swansea Town hall in High Park. I am getting there.... I did need a massage afterwards!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well, finally the tide has turned. John is starting a new job next week for Boart Longyear, a large mining company. It has been a difficult time and I am so happy for him! (and they also mine diamonds... ) Hmm, haven't worked with those yet. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

I just LOVE it!

What can I say.... It worked out so beautifully! Fused fine sliver, Thai silver, crystal and jasper. I LOVE it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A new Sewing Show in Toronto!

Check this out, a new sewing show right in Toronto. Save the date!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

fusing silver

I just love fusing silver. It is time consuming and often hard on my back becuase of position. but the results are so great. Wire, a mandrel, torch and water, then hammering and then the tumbler. Voila!

New website

Here is the link to Susan Lenart Kazmir's new website on Ice resin:
It is kind of cool with tips and information about how to use her resin, a gallery, information about a new CD, etc.
Check it out!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Positive effect

It looks like all your positive thoughts are paying off. We are anticipating a final offer for John and so 18 months of stress hopefully will come to an end!! Thank you all for thinking of us.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More positive thougths

Today is a big day for John with many meetings all day long in Salt Lake City. So we can use all the positive thoughts you can send us!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A good day's work.

I worked on several new pieces and here is some of the result of a hard but good day's work. My back is aching, but I am pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Jasper and copper

Jasper is my favourite stone. There are so many different kinds of jasper, in different colours and with strong patterns. I bought this stone yesterday and just had to use it right away. It works well with copper. I don't use copper too much, I tend to work with silver but this one was fun to make. It gave me lots of time to contemplate the interview John had. He will be interviewed again in the US next week Wednesday for an entire day.... More postive thoughts required. So far so good.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I need all of you to send us positive thoughts tomorrow. An important interview will take place first thing tomorrow am. So start sending.... :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rememberance Day

Today is Rememberance day. And, ironically, yesterday was the launch day of an ultra violent computer game, so much so that upon launch, you can opt to play a less upsetting version which blocks some of the very grafic details. I don't know about you but I am amazed that games such as these are even allowed. For someone to want to play such games that apparently resemble the atmosphere and true gruesome nature of the battlefield, is something I cannot comprehend. Are these loving parents, people who believe Canada should withdraw from Afganistan, who attend rembemberance day celebrations etc? I know it is a game, but how anyone can spend valuable time enjoying such a violent game is beyond me. Rememberance day is a day for us to think about these things...... It is a serious matter.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stick it!

I love stick pearls. These are ivory coloured and when you add some swarovski, some silver and some chrystal quartz, you get some neat results!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Farewell dinner

Tonight was the farewell dinner of my boss of the past 5 years. He is an amazing person with respect for all people he interacts with and there never seems to be any politics or any power struggles. Kind, soft spoken, friendly and yet a great mentor from who I have learned a great deal. Trule a remarkable individual who, I hope, will now enjoy his retirement. While sad he is not my boss anymore I am happy that he gets to enjoy his retirment and his family!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Well, it seems like I am making some progress.. My table is a mess though!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


We all have had our share of fights, I am sure. However, have you ever had a fight that was fun? Well, I did. Lats night we took Zoe and her friends to laserquest for a laser beam fight. It is too funny. You get loaded up with gear and a laser gun and you aim the beam at someone else's laser target. Chest, back or shoulder. When you hit the target you temporarily deactivate them and can run away in the maze.... You score points for each hit. Let's just say I got hit many times and one group of kids decided that I was the best target to win as I was less than efficient in my attempts! What fun. Maybe all fights should be this way and the world would be a better place. Most of all, it would give  us a good laugh!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I just came back from yet another, albeit short, trip. This time it was Ottawa. Zoe is better and went back to school today so that made me feel better. I enjoyed a lovely dinner with a friend and enjoyed the conference I attended. Life is just so busy. I may just have  5-10 pieces to sell at the sale!