Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Wishes

We had a terrific Christmas show, thank you everyone who came and shopped, it was so much fun seeing all of you. A special thanks to my friend Jeanmarie who helped me on Saturday, you are a true blessing and I am so grateful and appreciative.

I feel like I've been holed up too long in my studio and I vowed to take a hike every morning as is always my joy whem I'm not so busy. I haven't spent much time on the computer, I did take a day to list some pretty things in my shop but I didn't have time to promote them. I guess I missed all the before Christmas hoopla but it's okay, taking life a little slower now really feels good, necessary.

I still have a million things to do, a few more orders to fill, but I'm getting there.

The deer miss you and want to send you holiday greetings.

Poor Jo always has to put up with us but when I walked by a bush of red, ripe, Toyon berries, I just couldn't resist…..oh the pain on her face, Banjo says it all with her eyes.

We needed a Christmas card this year and we needed one pronto so tag Banjo, you are it again :)

(stink eye Jo)

She was wondering when we were going to hit the trail again, the outtakes are priceless !

Seriously, I'm wishing all of you a season full of blessings and I feel blessed to know you.

Merry Christmas, Love Ro

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hope To See You!

I finally feel like I'm readyish, it's time to start pulling it all together, cleaning , organizing, I hope to see you this weekend. Our shows are usually the ultimate rain dance but no showers are in the forecast.. YAHOO!!

xooxox Jewelry Ro

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hunkered In

It rained all day yesterday a wonderful respite from the dry, blue skies, I'm always happy when it rains.

Since my studio is planted in a garden I thought you might like to see my view. 
looking out from my work bench

out the glass door


nothing wrong with big hips

 Be one with the agave little rainbird.

Mockingbird who incidentally feeds on the persimmons I've left on the tree for them.

Glory clouds at the end of the day

Taped up and ready for today.

Have a wonderful weekend friends! xo Ro

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I'm trying to plan ahead, I want to grow Monarch Butterflies so I planted some weeds I bought at our local native plant nursery but I want more so I went to the hills to collect milkweed seed.

Milkweed is the host plant for Monarch Butterflies so I'm hoping my plants are gobbled by those pretty striped caterpillars, good pests for the garden I say…

I went to find seeds but naturally theres always so much more. In the dry and stubble pasture I unsuspectedly launched a great gathering of meadowlarks.

They circled, I smiled, it can be a heart thumping event while out hiking alone, the sound of all those sudden wings, shuffling, smacking.

Just the kind of thing a bird girl looks forward to…. I stuffed it all in my pocket and headed home. I planted milkweed and I also grew..

 a few silver meadowlarks which have flown over here.

Have a splendid day all! xoxo Robird

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rose Breasted Sap Sucker

I had to share this one with you….. I made a pendant with a feather sent to me by a certain birdgirl who lives in the eastern part of the US. I live on the west coast, we don't have this particular bird here, golly though I wish we did, what a beaut. It comes from the Rose Breasted Grosbeak our Grosbeaks are yellow, they may have faded with all the sun we are known to endure.

When I received the feather I knew I wanted to enshrine it, keep it forever for posterity so I sandwiched it behind glass much like the Victorians did with hair, only I prefer feathers as a keepsake. I added a few scrumptious berries since this little silver bird is flitty, I only wanted a few for color but not too much distraction from the sweet relic.

I can get pretty sappy over adorable little treasures such as this, I really love them. Thank you so much for thinking of me when extracting a tiny and precious little bit of beauty and flying it my way…awww is right…….and a baby…aaaaawwwwwww, shoot!

xoox Ro sie  :)

p.s., the pendant is over here if you want to see more pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend all!!

also…..thank you for your responses on my blog, I'm not being snooty, I just don't have much time to type back. I appreciate and read them.. ❤❤❤

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Moongazing, Tasty Tidbit

Last night I was having a conversation with my friend Moon.... "why so dark?"

When from out of nowhere a cloud monster appeared with its moon thirsty beak agape.....

With one hand he shoved  Moon in his terrible mouth..... and gulped .....

which became an inner glow :)

That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

Bryce sent me this last night, it's wonderful, I hope you take a moment to listen, it endues smiles.

Have a superfantsatic day all! xoxo Robot

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

And The Winner Is.........

First off thank you so much everyone who played, for following me on Facebook and for reading this here blog. I'm home alone so I'm conducting this little contest solo. I wrote down your names.....

  I put them in the Stetson.........

tilted the hat away, swirled around the tiny papers....reached inside and.....

Maria Therese, it's your LUCKY morning, better get over to the power ball liquor store in case you haven't used it all up yet. Please contact me with your address and I'll send these pretty light catchers to you.

Speaking of light, oh how I love these rainbow clouds, this one might be the best one yet!

Have a beautiful day all, Love, Ro

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Catching Light...... Win a Pair

I'm on my earring extravaganza, building earrings for my December show, I made several pairs of these pretty light catchers, I made a pair for you.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment or a Facebook like. The winner will be drawn from a hat Tuesday November 12. My intentional friends are welcome to enter as well.

Good luck everybody and thank you always for your support.

xo Ro

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monkberry Moon Delight

I hope this blog finds you well, busy, happy, I can claim all of those, the weather is cool, the light is beautiful, the flickers are here. I love the fantastic colors of these birds, the points on the tail feathers the crack of their voice, I wish I had a pet flicker but they are not friendly like my dear Jay Chester who still visits practically daily outside my studio.

The leaves are changing, falling.

Banjo and I are embracing the mornings.

In our climate this is the season of renewal as our native plants awaken and we begin the greening.

I've been sailing along, building lockets, these were requests and they are both sold, still they require so much time and tinkering to get things just right, the fit, the hinges, the clasps.

I wanted to show them to you, toot my horn a bit, toot, toot.

I have a million other ideas along these lines as one thing leads to the next, the progression, the greening, if you will, it's growing season.

Both lockets included a little surprise inside. Work is steady and fun, funderful but the date is getting late and Christmas feels like it's closing in.

I need to let my online work luff a bit while I design and build for our December show so I'll be sitting here, making and most likely singing.

Why Monkberry Moon Delight? I've had that nonsensical, greasy song in my head all morning. Catchup catchup, cats and kittens......don't get left behind, don't get left behind... I'm going to try and get rid of it, I'm stocked and ready for smooth sailing.

Thanks for stopping in, much love, Ro

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Art and Engeneering

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 I've been busy with a maiden voyage. I like a challenge, I've never built a locket before, I haven't even read a good how-to article. I wish I had taken a class (maybe). Sometimes when you take a class it doesn't broaden you horizons, it rather locks you into a mindset, so I set sail wondering where I was going with this? It took two solid head scratching days but it was also very stimulating.

I don't have a handmade locket to copy but I do have an antique pocket watch (should have shown it), I used for general inspiration. I wanted the piece to open sideways like a watch or a door. It would have been easier relying on gravity, positioning the hinge up top but I wasn't going for easy, I was going for challenging.

I love this stone and when I bought it I knew I would use it for a locket. I'm calling this piece "Make a Wish". Doesn't the stone look like it has a dandelion going to seed, pictured?

How to make a clasp, I'm sure I must have seen this type of clasp somewhere along the line, it operates smoothly, perfectly, in my industry we might say "it works like a charm".

Hinge seen only on "Project Ro way"

"open it, open it"

"open it, open it"

"open it, open it"

"open it, open it"

Inside is a sliver seed and plenty of room to add an intention, your favorite fortune, a prayer, a few lines from your favorite poem, a leaf that smells good, a lock of hair, fur, lavender... or???

Long bones are part of the chain....

 handmade of course..

26 inches of chain so you can look inside while you wear it.

A prefect piece for sweater weather.

This piece is headed off to etsy tomorrow.

Best wishes!, Ro