Sunday, December 23, 2007

Holidays

hope everyone has a lovely winter solstice, hanukkah, christmas, kwanzaa and new year!
cheers all!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mooooooooo!

i am in love with my new mini business cards by MOO! check out all the customized goodies at moo.com. the quality is great too!

Friday, November 30, 2007

More New Work





here are some more new pieces, all of which were showcased at my recent fall show. the first photo is some precious metal clay pendants i made from molds i took of old buttons. the middle one came off of my grandmother's coat! the second pic is a piece called corset. third is a new bracelet from the pure geometry series (shapes are near and dear to my heart) and fourth is another granulated pendant. this one paired with a stunning carnelian disk. some will make their way to etsy so keep checking back if you are interested. that, or email me direct. have a great day!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ramsay Show

had another great sale at the ramsay show today! thank you to everyone who came out, it was alot of fun! more new designs tomorrow, i'm too tired :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

New Work



well my show last saturday was a huge success! thank you so much to everyone who came!! i have another smaller show coming this sunday. if you are in the calgary area, come on by, the details are on my website. here are some rings i showcased at the fall show. they were very well received and i hope to have some up on etsy shortly after sunday. cheers!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Goodbye Dear Friend


He Is Gone


Joel

November 17, 2007

7 Kislev 5768

9:42 a.m. PST


Joel fought very hard, but there were too many infections with too many contradicting cures. He chose to fight with everything the doctors had. His soul hummed inside of him with the rhythms of the ventilator and monitors, and when it broke free I know our prayers carried it upon wings of song back to his Creator. Shalom Joel.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Distressed Granulation


for lack of a better term :) basically i've been on an oxidizing kick lately. in a fit of destruction, i took some of my granulated pendants and hammered the snot out of them! kind of liked the effect and went from that to darkening the recesses to get this. really like the way they've turned out. another crappy photo, but all i've had time for this close to the show. also did some small rings in the same vein. will try to post those tomorrow. cheers!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tree Cutout Completed


okay, some of you may remember the tree cutout i did a while back. i finally turned it into something! how the pressures of a show will get you offer your posterior. i soldered it to another piece of sheet silver, darkened it using liver of sulphur and then hung it on a chain. the photo is crap, just a quickie taken in the studio with bad lighting, but you get the idea. better pic will eventually make its way to the website. i'm guessing by osmosis since i am so bad about updating it!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Illustration Friday - Hats


my first illo friday in eons! this little crabby fellow wears the greatest hat of all (in his own mind at least). who all can boast they are a king....crab ;) happy day!

Which Tarot are You?


You are The Tower


Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.


The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans are disrupted. Your views and ideas will change as a result.


The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What's most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

my friend fran sent me this link. it seems i am a tower, not sure how appropriate it is for me, but i answered the questions as truthfully as possible. what tarot are you?

Monday, October 29, 2007

You're Invited!


Stacey Maddock Designs Fall Jewelry Sale

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

10am - 5pm

2007 Ramsay Street SE

Calgary, Alberta


Handmade jewelry designs by Stacey Maddock. Great holiday gift ideas, lots of new designs again this year! Price range: $12-$400. Light refreshments served and new this year, premium loose tea served by Nicole Schon of tnik.com. 10% off purchases over $100. Hope to see you!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

E.coli saga continues...

this article was published a couple of days ago, possibly pointing the finger at where the kids got it. scary stuff!


Canadian beef likely cause of US e.coli cases: USDA
ReutersPublished: Friday, October 26, 2007
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A defunct Canadian meatpacker is "a likely source" of beef that caused an outbreak of food-borne illnesses in the United States and Canada, the U.S. meat safety agency said on Friday.
Nearly 100 illnesses have been reported due to the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in the two nations. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service said a comparison of "DNA fingerprints" of beef samples pointed to Ranchers Beef Ltd, of Balzac, Alberta.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service directed U.S. food makers not to use boneless beef "trim" from Ranchers Beef and to hold all raw products made from it until both nations complete the investigation. FSIS delisted Ranchers Beef as an importer on October 20.

In a statement, U.S. Agriculture Undersecretary Richard Raymond said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency provided so-called PFGE patterns from Ranchers Beef products that "helped us determine a likely source of contaminated product which led to the September 29 Topps Meat expanded recall."
The E. coli O157:H7 bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration and can be deadly. Children, the elderly and people with poor immune systems are the most susceptible.
A Ranchers Beef spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Topps Meat, the largest U.S. maker of frozen beef patties, recalled 21.7 million pounds of beef. It announced on October 5 that is was going out of business because of the recall.
Ranchers Beef ceased operations on August 15. Some of its products remained in storage and were tested by CFIA as part of its investigation into illnesses in Canada.
The U.S. Center of Disease Control and Prevention said the PFGE patterns from Ranchers Beef matched those from patients who were ill and from beef samples taken by New York state officials, said FSIS.
Some 45 cases of illness caused by E. coli were reported in five Canadian provinces from July to September, including one death, said the CFIA in a statement. It said genetic testing found "the same unique E. coli pattern" in beef from an unnamed meat facility in Alberta that is "currently not operating."
"All remaining product is under detention," said the CFIA.
As of Friday, the CDC reported 40 illnesses under investigation in eight U.S. states.
© Reuters 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hair

wow, looking at the picture below, i realize how crazy long my hair is getting! have no fear though, i'm not turning into howard hughes, i have plans to cut it. soon i hope! my 7 year old daughter and i have been growing our hair for almost a year now and plan to cut it for wigs for kids with cancer. you have to have a minimum of 10" so the cut will be dramatic, even for me. her's is even longer! will keep you posted.

have a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Montreal


pic of me, hubby, sis and bro-in-law right before we pigged out on yet another fantastic montreal meal! se magnifique!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Traveling Fools

or maybe that should be shopping fools! we got back from a 5 day jaunt to montreal last monday. towards the end of the trip we realized we really hadn't done any sightseeing, just shopping! it was a great trip though, spent with my sister and brother-in-law and no kids! we ate at fancy restaurants without having to worry about who's pulling who's hair, throwing food, having a tantrum or refusing to eat. it was grand! came home 5 pounds heavy and many dollars lighter :) pictures to come as they are all on my sister's camera. cheers!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tree Cutout


i haven't decided what to do with this yet. i'm thinking a pendant, maybe soldered
to another piece and darkened. will have to see.


Friday, September 21, 2007

E.Coli Part 2

thank you everyone for your wonderful emails and support! the little man is doing a lot better, no symptoms anymore, though he still tests positive. it seems it can stay in your system for 12 weeks or so. and my daughter tested positive too even though she is asymptomatic also. she probably had it first and gave it to him. it was interesting talking to the calgary health authority about how they identify the source of the e.coli. it seems they create a genetic profile, match that to other people and then look for a commonality in what or where they ate, where they've been etc. quite the mystery! oh well, we are in germ lock-down here, but other than that fairing well. thank you again, more art posts to come soon!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

E.Coli

well i've had a sick little munchkin on my hands the last week. complete with a couple of visits to the emergency room. never realized e.coli was so contagious and that you don't have to have eaten meat to get it. live and learn. he's doing a lot better, though it was a bit of a scare. anyway, that's why i haven't posted in a while. hope to have some new stuff up soon. cheers everyone!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Goggleworks Auction


my dear friend Adrienne Trafford, who painted my mural (see previous posts), shows and has her studio at the Goggleworks in Pennsylvania. they are having their annual silent auction fundraiser with tons of great art. check it out, all the proceeds go to keeping this wonderful artistic community open and tickin'. Adrienne's piece is last on the auction page and is awesome (see above)! :)


Monday, September 03, 2007

Spiky Earrings



these were a special order for a customer. i hadn't used these gemstones with the spiky series before, but it's always nice when a customer request leads to a nice combo :) so thank you anita!

Rocky Mountaineer Railway





here are just a few pix from our amazing 2 days on the train!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Vangroovy

just returned from a wonderful holiday to vangroovy (aka. vancouver)! spent 2 days on the rocky mountaineer railroad and 4 days in van. it was a fabulous trip! will post some pix tomorrow after i've had a chance to download them all! have a great long weekend!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ceramics




a couple of these made it to etsy today and the other will be there tomorrow.
thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Apatite - One of My New Faves


let me tell you that i despise teal, but i love this stone! it's a faceted apatite bead dangling from a melted and riveted silver disk. i also threaded the darkened chain with waxed cotton. really happy with the overall product - even thinking of making myself one!

Turquoise - is that how you spell it?


new turquoise with silver on leather necklace, also on etsy

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Return to Oxidizing


i've been on a shiny kick for a while and decided to dig out my liver of sulphur and make some darkened pieces. forgot how fun it is and what a great effect it gives the silver. this one is currently for sale in my etsy store. cheers!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Illustration Friday - Emergency



this is a medic alert bracelet i designed a couple of years ago. the store bought are usually so ugly! why shouldn't emergency gear be pretty?

View Through the Studio



it is looking so amazing. we started to go up the stairs last night and the view of the mural through the studio windows was fantastic. the photo didn't do it justice but i'll post it anyway.




well here are a few more pix of the developing mural....