Thursday, August 6, 2009

Always a bridesmaid...

I'm involved in two weddings this summer & as the jeweler in the group, I 'get' to make all the wedding jewelry. Here's a selection I did for one group to pick from:

Disappearing Fountain

A big part of our landscaping renovations has been the addition of water to our yard. I love the sound of running water & it also brings in SO Many birds. We did our Water garden last month & this weekend, added this little bubbling fountain-
It works by burying a 5 gallon bucket at ground level. I then piled the extra dirt around it to create a little valley. Over that goes a rubber liner, with a hole cut in for the bucket's opening (just a bit smaller). in the bucket went a pump & some bricks to hold the rock. Over the top of the bucket went a piece of metal screen. The decorative fountain rock went on top of that (with the pump's tube piped through). pour in some water, add the rocks to hide the liner & voila!

FINALLY, a blog!

I've been meaning to put one of these up & finally got around to doing the legwork for it...It'll be a nice mix of my jewelry & art world + a few bits about our house renovation business. Just fun stuff. For now, here's some shots of my recent work-