Monday, May 31, 2010

Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest - I got nothin'

It's a holiday today. Parades, picnics, beers. Don't be like these three and let it go too far. Please. You'll end up on someones necklace contest in 75 years!
The contest is simple: Post a comment as to what word, phrase, quote, or warning would be perfect for this image. On Friday a a winner will be chosen and awarded with a soldered glass pendant hanging on a 24" ball chain to wear proudly and bare witness to your extreme cleverness.
Carry on and party like it 1929.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Here's some amazingly good news! Garrison's mom was told about an organization that would help to purchase Garrison's hearing aid. They are paying for all but $600 of the cost. As of today, May 28th, we have raised $665 dollars!! Can you believe that? Just a bit more than is needed.
Since we've reached the goal of getting Garrison a hearing aid, the fundraiser has been cancelled and will be rescheduled if the need is there at a later date.
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to helping this little boy! Your kindness is overwhelming.
We're all Loved and Blessed.

It's a WINNER!!

Miss Vikki is the winner with her entry of "Yes, it's all about you!" That could be used for anything, really! Perfect suggestion, Vikki. E-mail me your mailing address and I'll put your soldered glass pendant on a 24" chain and mail it right out to you! Oh, wait! I already know where you live...
Have a great weekend, everyone!
My garden is planted, my face is sunburned, and I'm ready to go relax...

winner announcement postponed

NRD just came out and planted our 375 new bushes! Elderberry, Chokecherry, Plum, and Sand Cherry. In three or four years we'll be making so much wine (or jelly) it will make your head spin. Now - I'm out in the garden trying to get the rest of it planted. The weather hasn't cooperated with my schedule until now, so I have to take advantage. I'll get the winner chosen and posted later..... gator.
Thanks for understanding!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Direction of Love" Bracelet

Pretty rough, but I like it.
"The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in out hearts as long as life remains."
Josephine Baker said that.

and that's a truly bad rivet...
Bracelet made from Vintaj decorivet, 3/4" copper tubing, metal flower meant for pressing into cement and my 1/4" stamp set. Ta-da!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Shop in My Studio

I've moved everything around again, and since I enjoy seeing what other people do - I thought you might enjoy seeing what I did... The Shop is now where my workspace was. There's a futon and a table where the shop was. My workspace (which I can't show because it's too scary) is where the TV and couch and chairs used to be. I have now taken over the basement.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest - RUOK?

Another of my favorite images.... it's the stuff nightmares are made of.
Reminds me of CPR class when you had to yell "ARE YOU OK?" before you starting working on the Annie doll.... anyway -
Here's the contest - you make a comment here with a suggestion of what should be on the back side of this pendant. On Friday a winner will be chosen and awarded with a soldered glass pendant with this image on one side and the award winning comment on the other side. There's really no limit to what can be used - quotes, sayings, passages, words, symbols, etc... the skies the limit. Just nothing that will burn our retinas when we read it, please. (noone has ever done that, I just like to say it.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Like a Wet Boy Scout Motto

Congratulations to svelteSTUFF for her winning entry of "Always be Prepared". Miss Stuff, you win a soldered glass pendant on an 18" fat ball chain. I know, I know, the contest is for a 24" regular ball chain, but this one looks cute on the fatter chain.... I'll switch it for you if you would like. Send me your mailing address (to and I will mail you your winning pendant.
This post was much longer, but I am feeling particularly snaaaaarky today and had to tame it all down. Three more hours 'til 'cocktails on the deck'...Hope you all have something equally as relaxing to look forward to! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here's the invitation for the Carnival of Fun on June 19th and you are all invited. Bring your kids - we plan on having some fun games and prizes for them.
If you are interested in setting up a booth as an artist/crafter and selling your wares at this fundraiser, please contact me. No fees to set up, but it would be nice if you would donate a portion of your sales (your choice of what that means...). We would love to have you!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tower of Love

Here are some the orders being shipped out first thing tomorrow morning for Garrison's hearing fundraiser. Thank you to those of you who have already placed your order!!
You guys ROCK!!
Watch the sidebar to see how much money we've raised so far. I'm only going to post actual dollars that are in hand, because that's more fun!
More information to come!!

Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest - Water Sports

This week's Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest Image is a bit different than what we're all used to. I'm not exactly sure where I found this, so if it was you - why, thank you!
The contest is simple: make a comment here on what you think would be the perfect quote, caption, saying, etc. for the back of this image. On Friday a winner will be chosen and rewarded with a soldered glass pendant on a 24" chain.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Have A Bit of Bubbly!

Congratulations to Jessica for her winning suggestion of "Nothing a bit of bubbly can't solve". I like the way you think, Jessica! Even if I don't have any problems today, I think I might just practice solving them on the deck tonight! Send me your mailing address and I will send you your soldered glass pendant on a 24" chain... you know the routine!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Can You Hear Me Now?

Sweatshop Worker, Lynn has four small children. Garrison (a total hoot) is four years old and recently diagnosed severely hearing impaired. He talks a whole lot. Listens very little - because he can't hear you! They've been going back and forth to Boys Town in Omaha where there are fabulous pediatric audiologists helping little Garrison. That's great. Here's the bad part. Their insurance carrier told them that they won't pay for much (including a hearing aid) because hearing isn't really necessary. That made Lynn cry. Then Jillybean cried. Then I cried. So - Two Dog Pond is doing a benefit to raise some money to help with the expenses. Click on the picture or on my etsy shop logo and get yourself and your friends a necklace. We've all been Blessed, and we're all Loved. Time to share it. Prayers and Good Wishes are also welcome.

Look What Vintage Christine Did!

Vintage Christine bought a couple of the Lady Liberty necklaces from last week and hung them on these absolutely beautiful crystal necklaces she made. They turned out great! Inspiring...thank you, Chris!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest - Springalicious

Whatever possessed someone to put a baby drinking and smoking on a mushroom is beyond me, but it is pretty ding-dang cute, so we're using it for this week's necklace contest. Perhaps thinking about this will make you forget the wind, rain, and hail that a lot of us are experiencing.
The contest is simple - you just need to make a comment on what you feel would be the perfect quote/caption/song/word for the back of this image. On Friday, a lucky winner will be chosen and awarded with a soldered glass pendant on a 24" ball chain. Then you can try to explain why you are wearing this sweetly weird image!
Hey - I did that coloring myself, so if you win and prefer it in black and white, just tell me!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stand Strong!

This week's Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest winner is Randa with her suggestion of "Stand Strong". We like it.
There were a lot of good entries this week, and whether you drink Tea or Coffee or Gin, you just can't argue with "Stand Strong".
Love you all.
Randa, please e-mail me your mailing address ( and I will send you your soldered glass pendant on a 24" chain.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Two Dog Pond Necklace Contest - It's Patriotic

With Memorial Day this month and the 4th of July coming up, I thought it was appropriate to choose a patriotic image. This one is one of my favorites. It's from an old postcard, probably during WWII. Anyway, to enter the contest you just need to make a comment here as to what you think would be a perfect caption/quote/verse/word for this image. On Friday a winner will be chosen and awarded with a soldered glass pendant on a 24" chain.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Evening Walk

It's a beautiful evening - the horses are out - the sky is dramatic.
So am I.