Monday, June 30, 2008

it's official...

FlatWear Jewelry is booth #22. Yikes! Thanks to everyone who is helping or coming. I could not ask for better friends ;)

The official website is:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

it feels like fall today and i am almost done dremeling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

new obsession...

I keep seeing cool pyrex everywhere! I LOVE it! I am going to start a collection. I think I will just look for it on garage sales and thrift stores to start with. It is all designed so beautifully!

Jewelry update:
One more day of dremeling and I should be done with that part. YEAH! On to the drill press and the polishing and then the fun part of putting it all together. I am getting closer.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

it's working...

After my second trip to the sporting goods store I have jewelry polishing right now! On my first trip I purchased the case tumbler in the photo above. I know I looked totally out of place in the ammo aisle in Sportsman's Warehouse. Two guys tried to help me. I did not actually admit to them that I wanted to use the tumbler for jewelry. However, I did purchase the wrong "media"...which is what does the polishing. So after trying it the first time I read the back of the package and realized I had the wrong kind. So tonight I went to Scheels. I casually made my way to the gun area. First I had to look at shoes, then clothing, then kayaks and finally the guns. I found the media really quickly and I thought I was going to make it out un-noticed. Wrong! Just as I was grabbing it off the shelf the Scheel's guy says. Do you know what you need? Well...yes I actually do this time. He gave me a very stern look and walked away.

The minimum time suggested for polishing is 2 hours. I took a sneak peak after 1 hour and it is one its way. This is the best news ever! Thanks Bryce!!!!!

On a side note. The brand new air conditioner I had installed exactly a year ago is not working. It is currently hotter in my house than it is outsite. I guess I will have to call them tomorrow :(

Monday, June 16, 2008

the weekend

Today I am recovering from my travels. The weekend always goes so fast when I go to Nebraska. The driving, the visiting and this time the jewelry making.

We were able to squeeze in a kayaking evening. Above are photos of my new kayak. I had no plans of purchasing a new one. But it was on sale, it is sky blue and my other one is already sold. And I just really thought it was pretty.

News on the jewelry front...
Saturday was a jewelry making day. I did get a lot done. I am super excited about a possible polishing time saver. My brother had a great idea...he told me to get a case cleaner (these are normally used to polish ammo cases). I did a little googling this morning and found another lady who used a case cleaner on jewelry. So I am off to Sportsman Warehouse today to purchase one. If this works, all the polishing will be done automatically. I can just start it and go. No more polishing by hand. I am so excited!!! This could save days and days! I will keep you posted :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

officially one month to go...

The Brookings Arts Festival is exactly one month away. Sometimes I have to talk myself down from complete panic. It is kind of scary...making something and putting it out there for the whole world to see.

Friday, June 06, 2008

i get to be my own girl...

When ever I get time to myself I call it being my own girl. I know it sounds stupid, but having time to myself to so wonderful! No deadlines, no job numbers, no time sheets. So this weekend is full of time to be my own girl. I am officially done with work until Monday morning. It is now 2:39 pm on Friday and I am at home. Better yet it feels like FALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Those of you who know me, know my obsession with fall. Since memorial day I have started my official count down to fall. So today makes me happy! It also makes me think about Colorado. I guess I am just weird that way.

On the agenda for the weekend is house cleaning and jewelry making. I can't wait!

Monday, June 02, 2008


Well the weekend brought an unplanned trip to Minneapolis. Yeah that sounds cool...except I had to go there for work. Saturday was a beautiful day and I spent most of it at a printer, starting at 7:30 am. Lucky for me a I had a cool travel partner. Sarah (better know at work as Winkel) and I decided after finally leaving the printer that we were tired and we would not drive home. That ment...ikea. I LOVE that place! We didn't get there until 7 pm and it closed at 9 pm, we made it most of the way through. Oh course I bought stuff and wanted almost everything I saw.

Now its back to work. All I have to do is make it until June 16 and maybe I can have a life. That is when the really big campaign launches that I am working on. Only 2 weeks to go!

I am off to Target to purchase a new blow dryer. My most favorite blow dryer ever sparked fire yesterday morning :(