located in the 108 Mile Ranch Community Centre
Whew! What a crazy summer! We sold our home and bought another - four days before a wildfire started 7 km from the new house! We were fortunate because our new home was saved. The fire was stopped about one block away! Sadly, not everyone was as lucky. It is heartbreaking to see the burned homes and businesses. In addition, the bears, moose, deer and other wildlife populations are struggling. It lifts my heart to see greenery pushing its way through the ash as the earth begins its slow recovery.
We still had to move out of our original home in Terrace, so we packed everything up and took our 5th wheel camper to a beautiful campground/Resort - Fawn Lake Resort. We stayed there for the month of August because we couldn't take possession of our new home until September 1st. The Resort was AMAZING. If you are ever looking for a beautiful wilderness campground, check them out. They have gorgeous cabins available. The couple who own the resort, Irene and Ralph, are hard-working and truly good, down-to-earth folks.
My hubby had a heart attack two nights before we were scheduled to move into our new home. It was a terrifying time, but the local emergency responders got to us quickly and he received top notch medical care. As I was greeting the movers at our new home, my hubby was undergoing surgery. Angioplasty and two stents later, he was on the mend. He came home the next day.
Two of our children drove up to help us get settled and help me keep their Dad and my best friend from doing too much! I don't know which was more difficult!
I am finally set up enough to start doing artsy fartsy stuff again in our retirement home on the lake! I'm feeling pretty darned grateful for this life.
NOTE: Skeena Spirit Stones shop is currently closed.
I can't estimate when I'll be able to re-open because I'm in the process of moving and the wildfires and evacuations in the area of my new home make it impossible to know when I'll have Internet access and a post office nearby.
If we find a temporary place with internet access and a post office, I'll re-open. If not, fingers crossed, we'll be in our new home at the beginning of September.
If you happen to run into the rain gods, please send them to Central & Southern British Columbia. No lightning though - pretty please!
Once things settle down I'll be back with (I hope!) a TON of new creations.
Thank you for stopping by!
Skeena Spirit Stones
i was recently contacted by a gentleman who asked if I would be interested in sharing an article on his business site that explains metal alloys. I'm THRILLED to do so!
The article provides some some fascinating information about metal alloys. Since I work with alloys in my jewelry making, I'm always interested in learning more about the components I use. While the article and website have a more industrial focus, this article on alloys still provides a good deal of information on the metal alloys that jewelry creators and consumers encounter in a daily basis.
This article is well-written, in a conversational style, and makes the concept of alloys understandable for regular folks.
I hope you will take the time to learn about metal alloys!
Here is the link: https://weldaloy.com/a-crash-course-in-alloys/
This necklace features a torch enameled salmon and heart, snuggled next to an evil eye protection bead, inside a seashell scavenged from a Haida Gwaii beach dangling from a 24" leather and copper chain necklace with a copper, lobster clasp.
Lelu Love Silent Auction/Fundraiser
February 10, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Elks Hall, Terrace, British Columbia
Finally! My shop is open! Whew! I never thought I'd actually get around to it, but I have. Only 4 bazillion more items on my To-Do list.
I've been having fun playing with chain maille weaves lately, which you will see by what is in my shop. I have my rocks and polisher out though, and the sun is coming out so I will have rock-ish jewelry on the site soon!
Please check out my shop and let me know what you think! In the meantime, I'll be happily, giggling away in my studio with the elves and making funky, artsy creations for you.
I love rocks and minerals and being creative. I've had several websites over the years and they tended to get all muddled up with all of my interests, so I am in the process of whittling them down and consolidating everything into two sites:
1. Skeenaspiritstones.com - this is my jewelry and rock creations website and where I will have my portfolio and jewelry store set up; and
2. Skeenastormstones.com - this is where I will store informational links, tutorials and information about rocks, rockhounding and jewelry making.