Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's just little ol' me

Sometimes I say to myself: "you know Rocki, you really need to start blogging again" and then there's times that I actually answer myself - but we won't go there.

Since my studio work is done for the day I thought what better time to blog than now.  You know what the say, there's no time like the present.  But what to blog about?  Sometimes I wonder if what I have to say is even all that interesting to others, plus I'm definitely not a professional blogger.  Guess since it's my blog I can talk about whatever floats my boat... oh I love boating!  Whenever we visit my brother in Florida, who is on his way back home to AZ tomorrow, we would go boating all the time and... oops... I pitched, as my hubby likes to call it.

I know!  I'll just be me.  Scary thought, but I'm going with it.  As once before, I'll be blogging about anything that enters my little brain - from my humble little life to infinity and beyond!  Oh and I don't blog just about my work because there's much more to life than work.  I don't live the high life, but it's an enjoyable one that I would be happy to share with you.

Peace and Happiness,

p.s. Yes, that is me up there with my Dad, who is going on 71 years young and could out dance any one of us!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Silver Filled Handmade Jewelry Supply

Triangle Drops - Silver Filled Earrings or Earwires

Just a quickie post that my Silver Filled handmade jewelry supply findings are now in my shop. I'll be adding more as time goes by, but at least for now there is a nice variety.

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Coming Soon: Handmade Silver Filled Jewelry Supplies!

If you're a fan of Sterling Silver, but do not like the continued rising costs - I'm right there with you and am doing something about that in my jewelry supply shops.

In the next few weeks I will be creating 1/10 Silver Filled wire findings, handmade to order by me of course. Consisting of precious metal (sterling or fine silver) it is electroplated (bonded) onto a base metal (my supplier uses red brass). So that is a 10% silver thickness - a very nice comparison to 1/20, which is only 5%. This metal is bright and shiny and will not chip off like Silver Plated.

After researching and speaking with my supplier, I decided to move forward and add this respected metal to my shop. No, I'm not doing away with my precious metals. I just wanted to be able to offer most of my handmade metalwork in more of an affordable price point.

Feel free to hop on over to my shop now to see my handmade work and/or return in a couple weeks to see the Silver Filled findings.

Happy Friday! Peace, Rocki

Friday, July 29, 2011

Positively I can!

We all do it from time to time. You know, let negative thoughts take us over. When that happens, take a deep long breath, exhale slowly, smile and simply tell yourself:

May your days be filled with happy POSITIVE thoughts of all the things you CAN do!

Peace to you,


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Artisan Lampwork Octopus

Came across this very talented etsian's shop yesterday with the coolest sea creatures ever and just had to share!

Roger Child of RC Art Glass. Check out his talented lampwork, you'll be amazed - trust me.

Dreaming of the beach... only 2 days to go!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life is like riding a bicycle

You're never too old to find your balance.

♥ Rocki

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Handmade Metalwork Jewelry & Supplies

Antiqued Little Wavy Kites

It's been a while since I've last blogged as I've simply been a busy little bee - or squirrel ;) and was inspired to get back to blogging and today I'm starting with just a few of my new and old additions to both of my handmade metalwork shops. Now on to plan our Florida vacation - in just 2 weeks!

Rustic Southwest Charm

French Sassy Swirls

Super Long Hammered Waves

Enjoy your weekend!

Peace & ♥


Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog Interview

Tiny Aztec Clasp

I am so thrilled that I was asked to be interviewed for a featured artist on the "A Collective Journal's" blog! Head on over to read the feature and also check out their blog. They have a great variety of info and fun articles.

Oh and above is my newest teensie weensie member to my Artisan Aztec Clasp Series. You can find more of my clasps and other handmade findings in my Etsy or ArtFire shop.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you Karen & Julie!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ASL Hand Scupltures

MoonlightAura - a very talented artist who creates ASL (American Sign Language) hand sculptures, business card holders, greeting cards and more. A must see shop.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Yogi knows best

My little guy knows what he's talking about - trust me.

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beyond Earth & Rustic Way of Life

I have the treasury bug and it may be contagious, but it sure is a lot of fun! So I'm sharing this little 'bug' with you.

Hope you enjoy all the talented artists in these treasuries.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Music to your ears, body and heart" Treasury is Featured!

Received some awesome news this weekend and want to share! My "Music to your ears, body and heart" treasury is one of five featured on the On Fire For Handmade website!

Easy as pie...mmm... pie!

Click on the awesome dude above above (by one of the featured artists in my treasury: Zed's Zombie Ranch) to see the five treasuries, click to view them, vote for your favorite and pass it on.

Enjoy and thanks!

p.s. this one runs for 1 full week and ends 2/26/11

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Digital Photography

I'm constantly trying to improve on photo taking of my metalwork - not my most favorite task as I'm no photographer by any means. Even though I've come a LONG way since the beginning, I really want my photos to pop!

Well, luck be a lady as hubby found an eight week class at our local recreation center. Because my spare time during the day is very limited, due to my full studio schedule, this beneficial class fits right in as it is only 1 night per week. Perfect! Only requirement is you must be 16 years of age (um, I just squeaked by that one), bring your own camera and owner's manual. They'll be covering the basic camera functions, lighting techniques in various situations, color balance and much more. I registered for it and can hardly wait!

If this is something that interests you and you're in Arizona, here's the scoop:

Course: #62144 - Intro Digital Photography Class
Fee: $81 Res/ $88 Non-Res
When: March 24th, 6pm-8pm, Thursdays (8 classes total)
Instructor: John Keedy
Location: Rio Vista Recreation Center (101 & Thunderbird, Peoria)
Phone: 623-773-7137

If this is out of your area, contact your city recreation services and/or community colleges.

Point & Shoot,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Classic Cozy Goodness

Inspired by the warmth of earthy blue and brown to create my Classic Cozy Goodness Treasury. Like the Vegan Sea Salt Spa Soap by Aquarian Bath or the beautiful Ceramic Bottle/Vase below by khphillips.

There is much more to be seen, so check it out today and tell your friends.



Friday, January 21, 2011

Forceps... Scalpel... Gauze...

Symptoms: heart flips and flutters when that special someone walks into the room, when you hear their voice or speak their name.

Remedy: My Hammered Dancing Heart Earrings.

Black and White Wishbone Earrings. These are so hot in person! I'm creating these in several styles, metals and finishes, along with many other new pieces in my artisan metal shop - plus much more on the way.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Beautiful Blue Treasures

For the life of me I just can't figure out how to post the entire treasury picture, so please forgive me.

The beautiful pic above is part of my Beautiful Blue Treasures treasury. Please check out the talented artists and feel free to leave a comment :)

Peace and happiness,

(the picture & very cool necklace is from the talented noemiah)