Friday, August 31, 2018

Big Crazy Love

45mm by 15mm - Mosaic gold, smalti in sterling silver
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Wow! I didn't expect the number of welcome back messages I received on my last post! Thank you so much, and it's great to know you do all notice when I am quiet for awhile. I am definitely feeling the love, and that keeps me going.

On an unrelated note, I have had a number of requests lately as to where I get my pendant blanks. The larger ones, I have custom made for me and I do sell them! So if you are interested in trying your hand at making your own mosaic jewelry, or have taken my online workshop, you can use the same solid sterling silver bases that I use. Feel free to drop me an email for pricing and details. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Caesar Time

45mm by 15mm - Mosaic gold, smalti in sterling silver
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So when in Canada, there are a few things I have to have, classic Canadiana, as it were. On that list (shortly after, but no less important than poutine) is the truly Canadian cocktail, the Caesar. For the uninitiated, a Caesar is basically a Bloody Mary, but instead of tomato juice, it uses clamato juice. For those of you who are unfamiliar with clamato juice, it is a tomato/clam juice concoction. Yes, it sounds weird, but it's delicious. 

The garnishes are also important. Sure, celery is classic, but we have come so far in the Caesar garnish department. I'm particularly fond of a pickled bean, or a spear of pickled asparagus, but also don't mind when someone throws a strip of bacon in there either. And though Caesar purists might complain, I prefer a wedge of lemon to the standard lime. 

I have definitely had a few Caesars since my return. 

A perfect (to me) Caesar