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Item #: (201.081310)

(c) 2013 The Full Gamut Workshop

(c) 2013 The Full Gamut Workshop

Brand: The Full Gamut Workshop

Material: Woven Cotton

Metal: Gold Filled

Style: Geometric

Length (inches): 18″ x 1/2″

Main Stone: Orange Glass

Country of Manufacture: United States

Main Color: Orange

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Here at ‘the shop”, we collaborate with other local artists to bring you many unique one-of-a-kind pieces. None of our pieces are “mass produced” in a factory and many take weeks to become available.  Remember, when you buy from us you are investing in a quality product that will last for years to come.  
This necklace features a large orange cats-eye glass pendant (2″ x 1-1/4″) with a heavy gold Victorian style setting.  The decorative macramé is interspaced with Hematite faceted barrel beads, rare hexagonal Hematite beads, and orange round beads.  It also has our “slide secure” closure.
– to close: Place loop end over knot on opposite side.  Slide finger grip area forward and snug against knot.
– to remove: reverse process. 
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Item #: (299.081302)

(c) 2013 The Full Gamut Workshop
(c) 2013 The Full Gamut Workshop

Brand: The Full Gamut Workshop

Material: Hemp

Metal: Brass Tone

Style: Geometric

Length (inches): 18″ x 3/4″

Main Stone: No Stone

Country of Manufacture: United States

Main Color: Brown

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Here at ‘the shop”, we collaborate with other local artists to bring you many unique one-of-a-kind pieces. None of our pieces are “mass produced” in a factory and many take weeks to become available.  Remember, when you buy from us you are investing in a quality product that will last for years to come. 

This necklace features 3 dark rectangular, oval-faceted wooden beads (1″ x 1/2″) on thick hemp cord in a simple pattern.  It also has a simple brass colored metal hook and loop closure.

-to close: Place hook into loop end.

-to remove: reverse process. 

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Item #: (202.081305)

(c) 2103 The Full Gamut Workshop

(c) 2103 The Full Gamut Workshop

Brand: The Full Gamut Workshop

Material: Hemp

Metal: None

Style: Fishbone

Length (inches): 8.5″ x 1/4″

Main Stone: No Stone

Country of Manufacture: United States

Main Color: Natural, Green, Yellow, Red

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Know when you buy a product from The Full Gamut Workshop it is made in the US. 

Here at ‘the shop”, we collaborate with other local artists to bring you unique one-of-a-kind pieces–no two are the same!   None of our pieces are “mass produced” and many take weeks to become available.  Remember, when you buy from us you are investing in a quality product that will last for years to come. 

Also, all our items come from a smoke free home. 

 

This bracelet features Celtic knot work in natural, green, red, and yellow hemp.  It also has our “slide secure” closure.

– to close necklace: Place loop end over knot on opposite side.  Slide finger grip area forward and snug against knot.

-to remove necklace: reverse process.

 

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(c) 2013 The Full Gamut Workshop

(c) 2013 The Full Gamut Workshop

Item #: (081307)

Brand: The Full Gamut Workshop
Material: Hemp Style: Statement
Length (inches): 9.5″ x 1/2″

Main Stone: No Stone
Country of Manufacture: United States

Main Color: Yellow

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Here at ‘the shop”, we collaborate with other local artists to bring you many unique one-of-a-kind pieces. None of our pieces are “mass produced” in a factory and many take weeks to become available.  Remember, when you buy from us you are investing in a quality product that will last for years to come.

This bracelet features yellow beads on hemp in decorative Celtic knot pattern.  It also has our “slide secure” closure.

– to close: Place loop end over knot on opposite side.  Slide finger grip area forward and snug against knot.

-to remove: reverse process.

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Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

And now for part two…the recap:

If you read my earlier post part 1,  here is what I actually got planted in the garden so far:

  • sweet peppers  (5)- in the garden
  • tomatoes (4) – in the garden, and in a cooler
  • carrots (whole packet 2’x3′ area) – going to broad-cast them out in the garden
  • onions (about 12, letting them bloom for seed) – in the garden – already planted – left over from last year.
  • hot peppers in the garden (5) – fewer this year
  • sweet corn (about 20 planted, will be thinned) – in the garden
  • leeks (why not? 2’x3′ space)  – in garden
  • okra (2’x8′ double row) – in the garden
  • chives (broadcast, 2’x3′ row under tomatoes – in the garden
  • turnips (2 spots.  2’x3′) – in the garden
  • cilantro (about 6 plants) – flower pots
  • chocolate mint (about 4 plants) – flower pots

Problem:

  • Typical Missouri weather

If you have been watching the weather in the mid-west lately, we have been having our normal May weather:  kind of cool, warm spells, thunderstorms and tornadoes!

If it wasn’t for the weather not cooperating, my honey decided to clean up the front flower beds and dumped everything in my garden!  It took me a whole day to rake out rose clippings, rocks, and about 25 lbs. of wild onions (dirt attached).  So I got the garden in much later than I really wanted to this year.  I figure I’m kind of lucky I was prevented in getting the garden in a little late because now everything that is sprouting is only about an inch tall and isn’t going to get knocked over by strong wind.

Solution:

  • Good drainage
  • Add row covers

Lucky for me I spent a lot of time 2 years ago beefing up the drainage in the garden.  It wasn’t really bad drainage, but it could have been better.   I think to help protect the young plants and maybe keep off some of the wet, I am going to fashion some row covers or maybe a “hot-hat.”  I think I will probably make the “hot-hat” because really I just need to cover the 3″ tall tomatoes and I don’t have a lot of money to stick into the garden right now.   So I will make some recycling old milk jugs.

English: Fresh Cilantro (Coriander) Deutsch: V...I’m still excited because the okra in the garden is about 1/2″ tall and the onions are getting ready to bloom.  I also spotted the tips of the corn starting to come up. 

I’ve already harvested some of the cilantro, it decided to bolt on me.  So I thought I would make a nice cilantro pesto (it turned out okay, needed more time to marinate).  I also trimmed it back into shape and maybe it won’t bolt again too soon.

The mint I think I am going to try making a hot tea out of it and see how it turns out.  If it turns out okay, I’ll go through the process of preserving some of it for this winter.  Might be a nice addition to some hot chocolate.

I just looked in on my early tomatoes in the cooler.  Yes.  I have them nicely staked and growing in one of those cheap white Styrofoam coolers.  I decided that I wanted tomatoes much longer this year so I planted them to be portable.  Well, these guys are doing terrific!  I have about four little smaller-than-a-dime green tomatoes starting and plenty of little yellow flowers besides.  I put them up by the roses because earlier this year there were a TON of honeybees hunting pollen in the roses.  So I figured that maybe they would help out the tomatoes too.

Check back for the next installment – part 3 – of my Garden Experiment

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Carrots of many colors.

Last Year’s Recap

Ok, if you read my post last year on my garden I hope you were excited as I was.  As a recap, here’s what my 2012 gardening experiment helped me discover last year:

  1. I actually planted quite a few cherry tomatoes, they grew fast and I got a nice treat as I walked through the garden picking ripe tomatoes off as I worked around the garden.  I also discovered, when I hoed the garden for weeds, that if I pulled the dirt up around the plant and buried the stem a bit with dirt the plant would start growing roots higher up and make the plant more stable before and after staking it.
  2. I wound up not planting potatoes like planned, but I tried 2 varieties of squash, which got too much heat and not enough water when we went on vacation last year.
  3. It was too hot for onions last year, but I did plant 3 different kinds:  red, white, and yellow.
  4. I also planted:  beets, carrots, and corn.   The beets and carrots turned out pretty good, I didn’t have enough carrots at any one time, so I would add them to spaghetti sauce as I got enough veggies.

All in all, I consider my experiment a success.  I was able to donate about 3 dozen tomato seedlings to a local church.  I also made about 8 quarts of homemade spaghetti sauce, and I got a nice tan working in the garden.

Problem:

  • For my 2013 Gardening Experiment I am still working under the same conditions as last year.
  • Limited space (only 100 square feet.)  I can’t plant more than I can take care of (including preservation), and no waste.

This year, I made up the following list of things others grow:

  •  tomatoes – in the house
  • cucumbers – on a trellis in the garden
  • sweet peppers – in the garden
  • pole beans – on a trellis in the garden
  • carrots – going to broad-cast them out in the garden
  • summer squash – in the garden
  • onions – in the garden – already planted – left over from last year.
  • hot peppers in the garden – fewer this year
  • lettuce – broad-casted in the garden
  • peas – trellis in the garden
  • sweet corn – in the garden
  • radishes – in the garden
  • potatoes – in the garden
  • salad greens – in the garden
  • pumpkins – trellis in garden
  • watermelons – trellis in the garden
  • spinach – in garden
  • broccoli – in garden
  • melons – trellis in garden
  • cabbage – in garden
  • beets – broad-cast in garden
  • winter squash – in garden
  • asparagus – raised bed in garden
  • collards – in garden
  • celery – in garden
  • Brussels sprouts – in garden
  • leeks – in garden
  • kale – in garden
  • parsnips – in garden
  • Chinese cabbage – in garden
  • rutabagas – in garden

Solution:

In the previous list I highlighted (in blue), the plants I am going to get into the garden this year.  Since I have told myself that I am going to try and only add 2 new plants every year to the garden I am going to attempt the same list  as last year, because while I was content with what I accomplished last year, it was really too hot and about halfway through the season the garden dried up while I was on vacation.

I have high hopes this year for growing things, as we have already had several rain showers so far this year.

Check back for part 2 on the garden.

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Going on Vacation

Posted: August 4, 2012 in Available on Etsy Now

I’m excited!  My vacation starts tomorrow, and we plan on heading out to the state of Washington for a whole week!  Going to go camping and visit family out in the Seattle area.  We are hoping to catch the meteor shower that’s happening during that time. 

If anyone has any ideas on places to check out while we are being tourists, please make a suggestion!

(C) D. Hellm 2012

Darby.

He was tenacious.

He was dedicated.

He was loved.

 

 

 

 

This is a portrait of my mother’s first Scottish Terrier.  We had to put him to sleep (a while back) because of cancer, but let me share with you a little bit about him.

This dog really had some tenacious tendencies.  For example, you could take a scrap of a tennis ball, about he size of a dime and throw it in the yard.  This dog would start in one corner of the yard and zig-zag back and forth with his nose to the ground until he found his “ball” for you to throw again (he also would hide a ball in each neighbor’s yard so he would always have a toy).

We had to start making him stop playing because we actually had him pass out on us while playing when it got too hot one summer.

Also, one night my mom let him out for his last potty break and he unfortunately got backed over by the neighbor.  This dog drug himself home, bleeding and with a broken back leg.  My mom found him by the back door broken and barely alive.

 

After emergency surgery, he lived another 10 years (he always walked with a limp after that) before we were forced to put him to sleep because of his cancer.

 

This dog would do anything I asked him and he was truly loved and will always be missed.

 

I also included a photograph of a Scottish Terrier for comparison.  Let me know what you think.English: Picture of a Scottish Terrier taken b...

Voting Starts Today!

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Available on Etsy Now
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remember my post earlier this month?  Please go and vote on my t-shirt design.  Go into the contest to vote, then type “glass” into the search bar and you will narrow down the results enough to find my design easier.

Although please look through the contest entries because there are a lot of really neat ones too!

http://browse.deviantart.com/designbattle/mythical/?qh=&section=&q=glass

Thanks in advance!

So i ran across the io9 website and got to watch about  half of this video tonight.  My inner geek was laughing and rolling on the ground in stitches!  Why you say?  First off I like Star Wars.  Second I love parodies.  (Yes I am a closet Wierd Al Yankoic fan).  More importantly, I recognized a lot of the characters that these artists were responsible for creating.   Pinky is still my favorite!  These are very accomplished voice actors, they did a great job– click on the link and let your inner geek giggle away!

Watch cartoon voice actors read the Star Wars Trilogy as Bubbles, Bender, and Captain Kirk.