Rockin' out in the studio to THIS...and I must say, it's giving me a bit of a "dancing in my seat" feeling.  Sometimes I find myself doing a bit of chair dancing while I'm sawing out shapes at the bench, my house mate can probably hear me singing along through the wall.

I've been working on a custom order for the ETSY shop, which is quite satisfying...being somewhat of a newcomer to the world of silver smithing and selling my creations online, I am so grateful for all the lovely people out there on the interwebs that have found my work and want to spend their hard earned dinero on something for themselves!  I found myself grinning from ear to ear when I got a convo from a customer who had a custom request idea based on these lovlies.  It's amazing to sit down at the bench, work from the heart on creating a one of a kind piece for someone out there that I've never met!  I love each and every creation that comes from the hammering, sawing, and hand details that I put into a piece...and to think that there are people out there that love my vision as well as I do, is still something that I marvel at.  You should see the look on my face when I check my email and find a message from a customer on ETSY, or a message that I sold something!!!!!  It gives me a pride and gratitude high for the rest of the day! 

The sisterhood I have found in this online community is way beyond my expectations, and my heart is full...with happiness and satisfaction that I have created something beautiful with my own two hands, that people out there in the world see the beauty in it too, and that I am lucky enough to have this beautiful space in my house to create what comes from the depths of soul.

So, this extra large MAHALO goes out to all those sisters and brothers who have encouraged me, supported my vision, and kept me believing that not only can I do this, but I must do it because this whole process of creating has become a part of me, and without it I would not be ME!!!!

In other news, the other day we were driving home from the beach and saw the biggest rainbow I have seen since living here in Hawaii...I could see it from end to end arcing over the freeway...

not the most artful of photographs but...

...you get the idea anyway

Ok, back to the studio for a bit of hammering, and then some attempts at soldering a few bezels (fingers crossed).


  1. Sierra,

    It's all so exciting, isn't it? Just taking moments each day to realize and reflect on the fact that you're 'doing THIS!'... unreal :)

    So excited for you :)


  2. Woo-Hoo!!! I'm excited too...thanks so much for your smiley comments, I love seeing you here!