So on our recent trip to the Dells we stopped at Delaney's and got these great tables that can go from regular desk height to standing height with a simple crank. Mine has two shelves above (Glenn is working on stripping the paint off the other one right now so it isn't pictured). Also on the left side of the table is my new bin thingie that has 12 red bins that I am keeping different tools for jewelry, soldering, and metalwork in. After I finally got everything in place ... oh it was a mess bringing something this large into the studio .... I sat down and made a few things and realized I was in love. In love with furniture. Really it was that same squishy happy overwhelmingly elated feeling of being with someone you never want to be without. I know it ain't right but I never claimed to be normal. By the way the cost for this love was only $50 for the table ($600+ value new) and $27 for the bin thing. Yeah you need to go to Delaney's.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
So on our trip to the Dells this past weekend I stopped at one of my favorite places....Turtle Island Beads. Oh it is a glorious place. 9,000 square feet of beading paradise. I was so happy to see they had letter metal stamps in all different sizes. I do buy a few things online but sometimes I just like to see something in real life so I know it is exactly what I want. Especially with tools. Well I got two sets and could not wait to play with them. In the studio on Tuesday I cranked out quite a few copper pendants and had a whole lot of fun doing it.
By the way all these pieces are available right now in my Etsy shop.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
So we went on a little trip this weekend and visited many of our favorite places. I could hardly wait to share one of the most magical places I have ever been in my life....Dr Evermore's Sculpture Park. If you take highway 12 from Baraboo to Sauk City...which is a pretty magical drive in itself through the Baraboo hills....you will see one of the best junk shops on the planet Delaney's. It is just one of those places you have to see to understand. We found the most amazing tables for only $50 each...we bought 3. As you stroll through the outdoor isles of bins of junk you come upon this amazing sculpture park. It was so much fun to see Molly's face as we approached the gianourmous bug made from salvaged junk. We were mesmerized and took so many pictures. It was wonderfully overwhelming and made me want to go home and make stuff! Unfortunately the artist recently had a stroke and isn't able to hang out in the park as much creating. If you ever are in the area please do not miss this place.
On the way to Baraboo driving through Fond Du Lac is another amazing sight. An 88 turbine wind farm. Now I know many oppose the look of these but to me it was fantastically surreal and exciting. I hope to see more of them soon!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
So I recently found a supplier for a brand of seam binding I have been searching for for quite some time now. When I got my huge rolls of this fabulous ribbon I was in LOVE! The colors were so dreamy and the possibilities of how to use them are endless. They add a perfect finishing touch to my soldered pendants and tied on the links of bracelets. I have only just begun playing with this fun new to me product and cannot wait to see what else I can create with it!