Monday, February 18, 2013


isn't that the truth.

To Mexico.
Because life is short.

xo Erin

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Tickets have been purchased...
and I think this week is the first it's actually set in. 
We are headed to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico in a WEEK!
for. a. whole. month.


Bonefishing.  Tequila.  Vitamin D.

Excited is an understatement.
Pulling out swimsuits and snorkeling gear in the dead of a very gray Montana winter
is a very unreal feeling.  very strange...and so exciting.

okay, lets do it again,


Monday, February 11, 2013

A little more feather...

 This weekend's makings....
two Sterling feathers.
And, of course, Tibetan Turquoise.
A new design.
An old train of thought.

I am learning my style of construction.
and the articulation of my thoughts in silver.
I have found this feather thing.
and the turquoise.
And I can't seem to leave that thought alone...
a scratch I continue to itch.

Because, what is....
what is your purpose?
what is your lightness?
what is your increasing depth?

You have not grown old, and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~


*Big Feather*
Size 7.5
In charge.

&  *Little Feather*
Size 8.5
A little dainty-er
a little more subtle.

In the Shop this afternoon.

Hope your weekend was lovely too!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Armor, the third.

Warrior Ring #3.
Crazy Lace Agate.
Creamy and warm.
Wide and Spikey.

With a hidden arrow for your quiver...


It means so many things...
and we all wear it.
Some every day, 
some of us just when we need it most.

The three Crazy Lace's.
from right,
*Brave Warrior* ~Sold
*Queen of the Amazon*

For your Just and Fair Fight.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cameras and I.
We have always had an interesting relationship.
I remember, even as a young kid,
getting yelled at because
"It's not a movie camera!"
sit down and stay still.
Something to this day,
I am still not very good at.

I always think of the words
to a great Ani Difranco Song.
"so I walk like I'm on a mission
cuz that's the way I groove
I got more and more to do
I got less and less to prove
it took me too long to realize
that I don't take good pictures
cuz I have the kind of beauty
that moves"
ah yes.  so true.

But today was fun.
Messing around in front of the mirror in the studio...
the latest place for photos.

and this new piece I am showing off...
oh man it's so cool.
Finished this afternoon...


"Fly Free"

with a HUGE Lapis Lazuli, 
a bird and a feather on back.
the kind of beauty that moves.

In the shop tonight.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Arrows for Athena...

Teeny Tiny Arrows.
Sterling silver.
Lace Agates.

Through this process...
this warrior stance at the bench this week....
I have realized what an interesting conundrum this is....
lace and arrows.

something so delicate, 
torn if abused,

and something so fierce.
altogether warrior.

What an interesting pair.
I thought of Athena.

I googled it.

Athena: Goddess of Just Warfare,
 Intuition, Divine Inspiration, 
Courage, Wisdom, 
Arts and Craft, 
Law and Justice, 
Mathematics, Craft, and Skill.

So these little babies are "Arrows for Athena"
Warrior Earrings.
A delicate balance between 
the feminine and the fierce.

In the shop today.