Studs are back!!! I used to make earring studs which were a great seller.
I also have a large selection for myself since I love the simplicity of them (and of course I just love gemstones).
I stopped making them because I was using sterling silver posts and was having a problem with receiving too many damaged posts.
So this time around I am using surgical steel.
This is actually more practical since more people can wear the steel. I am selling them in sets of 4 and have two different sizes (8mm and 10mm). Available at Etsy.
Jim came up with this amazing idea for stuffed portabella mushrooms!
I didn't have the camera out during preparation since I had no idea he was creating a masterpiece! Here is what he did if you are a mushroom and quinoa fan.
He started the quinoa on the stove which would be part of the stuffing.
Red bell pepper and asparagus were tossed in olive oil along with curry powder, salt, pepper and dried chives. Then added halved cherry tomatoes.
He baked the mushrooms with balsamic and olive oil to get he cooking started.
The quinoa and vegetables were combined and seasoned to taste since quinoa itself does not have a lot of flavor. Feta was also added to this (what an amazing inclusion this was)!
This was put on top of the mushroom along with sliced fresh mozzarella.
Then it was baked further until the cheese was browning. It was kind of a lot of work but absolutely delicious and well worth it!!! There was still one left in the fridge 2 days later which was still perfect so it keeps well too.
That dish that the mushroom is on is china. I have been going through my basement purging all sorts of stuff since I have been in my house for almost 5 years and have things sitting down there that have never been touched!
I was actually going to donate the china since I am so not fancy! Nor is Jim. If we entertain, it is casual. However, Jim suggested just using the dishes. Why not? So I am eating my morning oatmeal off china now. Love it!
I actually adore the set with its simple silver design.
The tea cups and saucers did get donated. Since I am American I want a mug of tea, not an itty bitty cup of tea.
Well, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week! ~Val