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Finished up the whole package

Finished up the cross with some good polishing, tumbling and more polishing. Decided to add a clean simple sterling chain. The rest of the tiny PMC...
Components: PMC3


Jump Start

Between a vacation and the jewelry blahs, I haven't done much lately. Opened the door to my studio a few times, looked around, uninspired, and...
Components: PMC3


Fire Power

FYI...hosting a lovely giveaway of two of these Sterno culinary torches. These have great fire power for copper and larger sterling pieces. Details...


Grand Canyon

I'm getting faster at completing these bezel necklaces...this one in four classes. One a month is a snail's pace for sure. Actually got up the guts...
Components: Turquoise and sterling silver


LOS surprises!

I often use Liver of Sulphur to patina copper and sterling silver, but wanted to experiment on some very inexpensive silver base metal filigree...
Components: Base metal silver filigree components, LOS gel


New Focus

Been focusing on bezel work lately. A real challenge for me. Almost gave up on this piece after many soldering misses. But persevered! Finished it...
Components: Ocean Jasper cab, Copper and Sterling Silver, Jasper beads, Leather


Trailing Roses

I've written before about the fun monthly earring challenge over at Earrings Everyday blog. This month's inspiration was the work of an artist who...
Components: Annealed steel wire 24 gauge, glass pearls


Lima Joy

Love, love these recycled glass beads. Such a joy to design with in these long beaded ear wire styles. Hardest part was wrangling the stiff brass...
Components: recycled glass, seed beads, brass wire and findings


It's all about the hearts...

Added 5 soldered and 2 wire worked heart necklaces to the inventory this week. Fun to embellish some of them with sparkle and pearls. Here's a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, chain, and findings. Swarovski crystals, pale pink freshwater pearls, and labradorite.


Are you thinking about Valentine's Day?

For jewelry makers, V Day is really just around the corner. Anything special on your work table? I'm just beginning to make a bunch of these brass...
Components: Brass chain, charms, and findings. Pearls, stones, and crystals


Earrings for the New Year!

I love dangly earrings and these are fabulously long. And these jewel toned cobalt blue beads are just gorgeous when the light hits. Love them!
Components: Glass beads and crystals with brass findings


Is it too late, dear Santa?

Took a class last night at a local gift boutique that sells my jewelry. The owner has recently been offering all sorts of crafty...
Components: glass microscope slides, set up for soldering iron, scrap book paper, jump rings, PC heart button, sari silk ribbon, silver chain


Leather Necks

Love the softness of the suede neck straps and the gorgeous caramel color, too. Lends itself very well to these brass chains and pendants. With a...
Components: Suede leather, brass chain, pendants, and findings, odds and ends of beads, glass pearls


Nebula

This month's We're All Ears challenge is here on Nov. 21st. These earring are my response to the inspiration which is soooo cool. I promise. You'll...
Components: Sterling silver, Opalite briolettes


Last Efforts

Last ditch efforts for this Saturday's artisan fair. Should be nice weather and an early start to all the competing Holiday markets around here....
Components: Copper and Sterling Silver, Amethysts, glass, Swarovski crystals.


Celebrating

Celebrating a great day of making jewelry and four fun years of blogging about this adventure. Having a little give away over at my blog....
Components: Copper and Sterling silver, glass, crystals, pearls, howlite


Autumn Wings

Spent yesterday making a pocketful of etched copper pieces. Today, begin creating.
Components: Copper sheet metal and wire, jasper, Czech glass, Irish waxed linen cord, sterling silver ear wires


Aha moment or...

Recently had a kind blog reader let me know that it is possible for me to send an Paypal invoice via email to customers who are interested in...


I'm into Autumn !

Even if the thermometer says otherwise, I'm getting into the colors and textures of Autumn. Finally!
Components: Rough Citrine chunks, leather, brass, Rainbow Agate, Turquoise


I'm Over It Now

Okay, I'm ready for autumn now and made this necklace today to celebrate. Although, I hear we're in for triple digits this weekend, so I'm not...
Components: Rainbow agates, copper leaf pendant and chain, turquoise, howlite rondelles, and Irish waxed linen


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