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Designs by Fresh Baked

Happy Dance!

Second bezel set stone project for class. I think I held my breath the whole time I was soldering The sterling silver swirls were made from 14...
Components: Sterling silver and turquoise cabochons

Copper Florals

Used brand new brass texture plates to emboss die cut copper discs. Domed, patinaed, tumbled, and waxed to a shine. Crafted a ear wire with...
Components: copper sheet and wire, ceramic and copper beads

Copper Toggle Bracelet

Hand textured, forged and patinaed toggle clasp made from a scrap piece of copper sheet. Wire wrapped smooth aquamarine nuggets and chain with a...
Components: copper sheet, copper chain, bead, aquamarine nuggets

Hugs and Kisses Earrings

Practicing techniques for hand texturing copper discs. Hugs and Kisses pair was done with the o and x letter stamps. The other pair was the claw...
Components: Copper sheet metal (discs), brass, sterling silver, Czech glass leaves, turquoise heishi

Tin Botanicals Collection

Made from recycled Brighton jewelry gift tins. The discs are one inch in diameter. Domed and sprayed with a lacquer sealer. All findings are brass....
Components: Tin, brass, dyed jade, crystals

Nesting Time

Spring is a time for sweet bird nests. These have small turquoise 'eggs'. One even has a little blue bird watching over her babies.
Components: copper wire and chain, poly clay bird, turquoise rounds and nuggets.

Tin Metal Work

Components cut from thrift store tin canisters. Watch out though...Lots of filing and sanding the sharp edges. Sealed with Permalac spray.
Components: Tin, sterling findings, silver plate findings, jade, Coral, Chalcedony, gun metal

Nothing fancy...just easy

Using up some sterling chain that's not so suitable for other purposes. Each earring used about 5 1/2 inches of chain. Beads were either wired onto...
Components: Fine ball chain, link chain, prehnite, peach coin pearls, sterling balls, charms, dyed jade

Makes Me Happy Bracelet

Used up the last of my stash of favorite Bo Hulley beads in this bracelet. Added some Czech glass and other bits to finish if off. Strung on 4 ply...
Components: ceramic beads, glass beads, metal component, button, waxed Irish linen cord

Challenge Yourself!

Have you tried any of the many jewelry challenges offered out there...magazine, jewelry supply sites, blogs?? If not, I encourage you to give one...
Components: Handmade poly clay focal by me, dyed chunky coral, a few sparkly crystals, a tassel for fun.


Love all this discussion about the joys of copper! I had a chance to experiment with copper washers in a rolling mill during a class. Should not...
Components: Copper washers, sterling silver findings, glass beads

Hearts on Fire

I finally had the chance to work with copper sheet metal. This was a particularly thin sheet and very easy to cut with kitchen shears. Lots of...
Components: Copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire


Being stubborn, I keep trying to make copper ball head pins at home with my micro torch and ended up with just a bunch of heat torched wire. Soft...
Components: Copper wire, poly clay, waxed linen cord, seed beads, Howlite turquoise

Blue Birds

Also an experiement. Tried out some alcohol inks on cut out birds. Lots of filing and sanding here.
Components: aluminum sheet, silver plated wire, alcohol inks

Stamped Birds

Cut out these hearts from aluminum, wanting to see if a stamped design would work. Success!
Using the StazOn ink.
Components: aluminum sheet, silver plated wire, ink, stamp

In the Garden

These earring charms were made with annealed steel wire frames and illustrations from Through the Looking Glass...where Alice is in a garden...
Components: Annealed steel wire, Renaissance Wax, paper, Diamond glaze, glass beads, crystal roundels, sterling ear wires

Simply Pearls

Purchased a strand of very large pearls and wanted to keep the designs very simple and elegant to keep them center stage. Also used some sterling...
Components: Fresh water pearls, sterling silver

Aluminum Texturing

Started a fantastic jewelry making class through the local adult school. It meets in a high school art class outfitted with the most amazing tools...
Components: Aluminum sheet metal, sterling silver plated wire, Czech glass beads

Copper 8 Links

So what's a girl to do when she's caught away from home with very few jewelry making materials?
She drives to the nearest hardware store to buy...
Components: 20 and 24 gauge copper wire, abalone chunks and pendant

Citrine Drops

Recently purchased a small strand of citrine brios at a very reasonable price. However, I really needed to use my finest brio wire wrapping skills...
Components: sterling silver, citrine brios, garnets, labradorites

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