Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sterling Silver Summer Charm Bracelet

Featured Today:

Lemon-Lime Colors Adorn this Native American / Southwestern Inspired Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet.

The Starter Charm Bracelet is a Classic Thick Link Sterling Bracelet with a Large 3/8" Spring Ring Clasp, Marked "STERLING". I have Used Sterling Silver S
turdy Locking Jump Rings. All Jewelry Findings and Charms are Sterling Silver.

The Beads are: Lime Green Beads, Green Turquoise Rondelle Beads and Pale Yellow Lemon Jade Beads. The Vibrant Greens and Lemon Yellows are Awesome Summer Colors! The Centerpiece is a Lime Green Teardrop Shape Cabochon Set in Sterling, Marked ".925" and "RW".

There are 11 Sterling Silver Southwestern Petroglyph/Native American Inspired Charms Including: 1 of each: Turtle, Zuni Bear, Gecko, Pony, Pitcher, Eagle Feather, Frog, Kokopelli Dancer, Rabbit, Cow Skull, and Fish (all with Southwestern Petroglyph Stampings).

Measurements: 7-1/2" Long From End to End Fitting Wrists Up to and Including 6-1/2". Bracelet Links are 1/4" to 5/16" Wide. The Centerpiece Measures 1"L X 3/4"W The Sterling Southwestern Charms Measure Average About 5/8". Total Weight of the Bracelet: 73gms.

The Nature of this Type of Bracelet is to Hang on the Wrist Bold and Chunky...Nice Conversation Piece!

Southwestern Art for the Wrist!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Native American Sterling and 14k Gold Horse Bracelet


My Featured Item Today:
This Beautiful Native American Story Teller Vintage Cuff Bracelet Features a Horse and Mountain Scene Created in Sterling Silver and 14k Gold, Done in Relief and Overlay. The Horse, Trees and Rocks are Raised from the Background. The Horse is Done in 14K Gold Overlay.

The Bracelet is Hallmarked by the Artist "Gilson Smith Sterling" (around a triangular teepee shape). The Hallmark can be Seen in my Photos and Also at:

(scroll almost half way down the page).

Measurements: 3/4" Wide
Inside Cuff, from End to End: 6 inches.
Opening: 1 inch for a total of 7 inches circumference.

Weighs: 30gms.

Collectible Bracelet!!!

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Snake in Driveway; Nightmares Tonight!

OK...this post is a little nutty, but...I will probably have night mares tonight and I need to vent. I am afraid of snakes; I do not dislike them-I just don't want to see them because I freak out...I jump and dance and scream...I can barely look at a photo without lifting my legs up. So as I post these photos my feet are off the ground!

Anyway...last week I looked out my living room window and saw what I thought was a snake; turned out to be a snakeskin that had been shed. If it was large enough to be seen from inside the house, I figured it was worth taking a photo of.

about 4 feet long

I got my courage up and went out with my camera on zoom because there was no way I was getting close to it. My dog, "Kenna" starts running around in circles, soooo excited that we are outside. She runs right over the snakeskin and it gets wrapped around her leg and she is running straight for me...all happy and excited about us being outside...and I know she is going to jump up on me with that snakeskin on her leg...well I start screaming "NO"!!! and running and dancing.

"Kenna" before the snakeskin got wrapped around her leg

It was windy that day and finally the snakeskin, (which is like paper, very thin) unwraps from her leg and goes airborne in the wind, and it is following me. I am totally freaking out trying to get away from this skin...I had visions of it landing in my hair. It finally lands in a tree, and is hanging from a branch-I should have taken a photo of it in the tree, but my courage had been sucked out of me at that point and I headed for the house.

(By the way-it sounds like I live in a jungle...nope, Cincinnati, Ohio).

I had nightmares that night!

The story continued today...we met the owner of that snakeskin...in our dr
iveway, pissed off, and coiled up in defense mode (my husband had gently prodded it). It had slithered out of a wood pile by the garage.

My husband with a golf flag stick pole gently nudging snake.

So... I grab my camera and give it to my husband this time. I told him to take pics... he didn't want to get close to it because now the snake is mad. I told him to put it on zoom. He put the zoom on, put pushed the wrong button...so no photos.

I ended up taking the pics from really far away, so you can't tell it was about 4 feet long and 2 inch diameter. I think it is a black snake.

snake is coiled up in striking pose

"Its a big snake" (to me its big)!

He finally gently picked it up with a long pole and put it in the crop field next to us. I know it is going to come back over to our yard.

Looks like he is playing golf, Ha! He carried the snake on the pole, but it kept falling off and he would have to pick it up again.

Here is the snake release. It is in mid air and makes a safe landing in the crop field next door.

Thanks for listening to my snake drama...
I have a feeling I will be having nightmares again tonig



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Native American Kokopelli

credit for both photos:


Native American Kokopelli
Dancer Symbol

Kokopelli, also known as "the Hump Backed Flute Player" and/or "the Mythical Piper of the Native American Southwest", has drawn from both ancient and modern influences.

In Native American culture, Kokopelli presides
over both childbirth and agriculture. Two tribes, Pueblo and Hopi Indians believe Kokopelli brings happiness and fertility to all who hear his flute playing.

The Kokopelli is often depicted with animal companions such as rams and deer, snakes, or water-loving animals like lizards and insects, because one Native American belief is that the Kokopelli presides over the reproduction of game animals.

Kokopelli is important to this culture for his domain over agriculture also. It is believed that the Kokopelli's
fluteplaying chases away the Winter and brings on Spring. Kokopelli is associated with rains and maize grinding ceremonies. Some tribes say he carries seeds and babies on his back.

Kokopelli, (often incorporated in jewelry items), continues to be one of the most easily recognized figures from ancient and modern Native American and Southwestern Culture.

In my Etsy Shop I have 2 Sterling Silver Kokopelli Items:

Kokopelli Necklace: SOLD

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Clapton Daltrey Concert - Summer 2010



If you are a Clapton fan, his book is a great read!

I am so excited! We have tickets to see Eric Clapton and Roger Daltrey in Cincinnati on June 30! Clapton is my all time favorite...we saw him in 1998 (Pilgrim Tour) and he was wonderful!
I've read a couple of reviews of this tour where they have already played and they say that the Who's Roger Daltrey does a really great job too. They both play a lot of their more popular songs and of course Clapton makes his guitar sing with some blues. IMO Clapton is one of the world's greatest guitarists, if not the greatest.

Daltrey plays the 1st hour and Clapton the last hour and a half. As in true Clapton form he does not interact much with the audience but he doesn't need to; his guitar does that for him. Daltrey has more interaction and at one point, with humor, he tells the audience that it has been 40 years since he was an opening act.

The tickets were kind of high, but I figure we will be seeing 2 Grammy winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees; 2 legendary performers in one concert so it is worth the price...I would pay it to see just Clapton again.

Can't wait!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Green Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring and Twilight Inspired Mini Book Charms


Vintage Sterling Silver and Green Turquoise Ring has 6
Snake-Eye Turquoise Stones Measuring 1/8" Diameter Each. Ring is Marked "STERLING" and has Southwestern Stampings in the Silver.

The Face of the Ring (6 Stones) Measures 3/4"L X 1/2"Wide.

Ring Size: 7

Weighs 4gms

Very Pretty Southwest Ring!

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Twilight Inspired Mini Book Charms. $7.50 for the Set of 4
These are available through my Etsy Shop at:

The price for these cuties is $7.50 for all 4, plus shipping:

ship to:
United States $1.95 USD
Canada $1.95 USD
Australia $2.75 USD
Ireland $2.75 USD

Netherlands $2.75 USD
Sweden $2.75 USD
United Kingdom $2.75 USD

Adorable Handmade "Mini Book Charms" Inspired by the "Twilight" Movie and Book series by "Stephenie Meyer".

These are Great for a Necklace or to Hang on a Book Mark, Etc.! You can even put them on Ear Wires for Pierced Earrings.

Measurements (Approx.): 25mm W X 30mm L X 5mm Thick. (1'W X 1-1/4"L X 1/4" Thick). (No Writing Inside)(Books are Closed).

You Will Receive All 4 "Mini Book Charms".

Really Cute!

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