Thursday, May 31, 2012

Great Idea

Found this great idea on Pinterest, even though I have no idea how to navigate the site! I only do pedicures because my nails are a mess all the time.

nail polish holder
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Plans are nothing: planning is everything.
 -- Dwight Eisenhower

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Rings Week of May 21st

New Rings

As the show seasons approach I have been working on rings lately. Here are a couple of rings I recently finished with more on the way.
 Vintage Japanese Glass Ring
Dichroic Sterling Ring

Roll Printed Copper and Sterling Ring

Next Show

My next show will be on June 9, 2012 in Berkley, MI.If you live in SE Michigan check out this show. Berkley Michigan has that small town feel located in a large urban community.The people are friendly with many shops within walking distance to the fair. Hope you can make it.

2012 blog

Monday, May 28, 2012

Etsy Show/TechShop Launch

Etsy Show/TechShop Official Opening

On May 9th 2012 SilverSisterhood was chosen to be a part of the official opening of TechShop Detroit in conjunction with an Etsy Craft show. The opening was in Michigan's first TechShop location in Allen Psrk, Mi. TechShops have opened in California, and Pennsylvania with more to come. It's founder, Jim Newton previously worked the television program MythBusters. When he left he realized how much he missed their fantastic technology and TechShop was born. For tech geeks, gear heads and just people who want to see their ideas come alive this is that place. If you're ever in SE Michigsn check them out. They will gladly give you a tour.

Ribbon Cutting with Plasma Cutter

Our Booth

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Just got some great news. After 14 months of being laid off from my teaching job, I have been recalled!! I am really excited about returning to the classroom. Don't know what grade level or subject I will be teaching. I can teach elementary and middle school, language arts, social studies or reading. Keeping my fingers crossed for a great spot, but I'll roll with whatever position I get. School starts after Labor Day here but regular teachers go back today. Now I'll get to haul all my teacher stuff out  of the bins in the basement to their next home. I've learned a lot about myself while being off and also about the plight of unemployment plaguing our nation during these time. My prayers and hopes go to others in the same situation! Stay tuned as I update my blog with my news and a few jewelry pieces thrown in.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak at a turquoise pendant that will be featured in my retooled Etsy shop in September. I got the stone from gemcutter on Etsy. He does the most beautiful cabochons.

Photos of the 50's and 60's

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: *On a side note, you will notice all the people in this video are of one ethnic and economic group . Contrary to the beliefs of this time, people of color(I am African American) were not featured in most media advertising. We had the same experiences and things that these people pictured had. Just had to add this side note. Have fun viewing!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

No Cable, Internet and Phone/Living Like the 1950's & 60's

For the last two days we have been without cable, internet and phone service. Finally the cable company arrived today and restored the power. Seems someone knocked loose my connection on the outside of our building.

Being without these has been a bit**h for both Ken and I. We're both kids of the 1950's when you only had four tv stations, transistor radios abounded and celluar service was unheard of . Seems our society becomes more and more dependent of these amnetites as the days pass. Growing up in the 50's and 60's was sooo different from today. See if you recognize any of these from your youth. I apologize in advance as I searched for these I couldn't resist This list is long and feel free to add your own.
drive ins

bubble gum cigars

Mr. Ed

bell bottom pants

I Love Lucy

The Twist(dance)

Mad Magazine


TV trays

American Bandstand


Capt Kangaroo

smiley faces

hula hoops

Purple People Eater

penny candy


platform shoes

saddle shoes


Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys


playing jacks

white sidewall tires

juke boxes

stuffing a phone booth

stuffing a VW

sit ins

Cold War

riding ing the car w/o seatbelts

laying in the back window of the car


Howdy Doody

Romper Room

sock hops

Sherri Lewis and Lambchop

fins and chrome on cars

57 Chevy

The Lone Ranger

go go boots

dressing up to go to church

drinking from the garden hose


petticoats that scratch

Being gone all day playing somewhere on your street

Red Rover

Lava Lamps

White Castle Hamburgers

Aqua Net

Evening in Paris cologne

beers that required an opener

MD 40/40

putting a ballon on your bike tires to sound like a motorcycle

Whew! What a list. Please add your own memories to this list in the comment section and keep the list going!
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