Monday, November 17, 2008

Bye, Buddy

1988 - 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

No fear of scurvy here

I've developed quite the fondness for margaritas. Not those horrid green, frothy, corn-syrupy, chemical-filled things from a mix, but a beverage made from actual fruit. A bit of lime juice, agave nectar, orange liqueur and a decent reposado and you are on your way to fighting scurvy.

I recently acquired this snazzy Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Citrus Press Juice Extractor. I was hoping to find an easier way to liberate the juice from limes. This machine is fantastic! Easy to use, a snap to clean. I can make a maragrita in seconds. seems to have the best price and shipping is free. Get one. Now. Go.

Recent Project -- Kingman Turquoise Ring

Not for the faint of heart, this is a bold, shiny statement featuring a gorgeous piece of Kingman turquoise from Arizona. I picked up this beautiful stone a couple years ago in Santa Fe, and it was just waiting for me to find it the right setting.

In sterling silver, the ring top is surrounded by beaded wire and set up on a platform to give it some dimension. I love the heft of this ring. The band has two silver balls on each side of the split shank.