In October I went to visit my sister in Nova Scotia.
Besides having a wonderful visit with her and her family and the farmyard animals
We spent many wonderful hours together in her blacksmith shop.
(Her husband builds these wonderful cement dome building - and built her one to create in)
Her 'Smithy' (as she affectionately calls it)
is a wonderful place to spend time in.
Here I am heating up some copper and ready to do some pounding
(note my very small hammer!)
I hammered many copper rings while I was there.....
And when I got home made earrings
My sister though,
wields a much bigger hammer
and bends much heavier pieces of metal.
She creates hardware for doors (see the dome smithy image), many different styles of hooks
as well as hangers for signs..... she also created the beautiful sign to go on this hanger.
But while I was visiting she worked mostly on jewelry
And what a beautiful collection she made.
I do hope to go again next year!
In case you would like to see more of her creations, you can visit her at