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  • Janet B commented on the Design “What Animal…?!”   1 week, 5 days ago

    Very creative as usual. I am always impressed by the beautiful things you make from what most people would overlook. It is a true talent to see beauty in the most common things.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “It Made a Difference to This One”   2 weeks ago

    Thanks for all the kind words. Nancy, I am not sure as I have had it for a while…I think it is probably half hard as that is usually what I buy. What a nice idea S Roundtree, it will be a beautiful memento for your friends.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Down By The Frozen Stream”   2 weeks, 3 days ago

    It is absolutely beautiful! So soft and pretty!

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “It Made a Difference to This One”   2 weeks, 3 days ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Sari Silk Earrings”   1 month, 1 week ago

    Thanks for all the kind words. I sold 3 pairs today! They are a hit!!

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “Sari Silk Earrings”   1 month, 2 weeks ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Turning Over a New Leaf”   2 months ago

    Thanks for the kind words….it is going to be hard to part with this one!

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Something a Little Japanese”   2 months, 1 week ago

    Incredible wire work, so unique and creative!

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Framed Beads”   2 months, 1 week ago

    Beautiful earrings! Love the colours.

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “Turning Over a New Leaf”   2 months, 1 week ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Winter Clouds”   3 months, 2 weeks ago

    What a beautiful choice! Simply stunning!

  • Janet B commented on the Fresh Pick “Amethyst Aurora”   3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Beautiful. So soft and soothing.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Bracelets”   5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Wow. Very productive! They are beautiful but I especially like the rectangular pearl one and the last one. Great work!

  • Janet B shared a new Design: “The Problem with Purple”   6 months ago

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Favorite”   6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I just realized the confusion Asia. Pickle in silver smithing is a solution of acid such as sodium bisulfate not brine used for making pickles. Spent pickle is the solution that has been used to remove firescale from torch heated silver many times.

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Favorite”   6 months, 3 weeks ago

    All fluxed and soldered sterling silver should be cleaned of firescale in pickle, I use sodium bisulphate. It removes the copper that comes to the surface and stains the sterling silver. Because of this it is saturated with copper and if you accidentally put stainless steel in with the silver it plates it with copper (chemical [...]

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Favorite”   6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Your work is beautiful Monica! As someone who is silver smith I appreciate the many steps that goes into planning and creating these pieces. A trick I have learned to make the silver solder less noticeable on copper is to put your piece into spent pickle with stainless steel( like a pair of tweezers). You want [...]

  • Janet B commented on the Design “New Earring Monday Brights”   7 months ago

    I love them…so fun!

  • Janet B commented on the Fresh Pick “Spring White”   7 months, 1 week ago

    Very fresh pick! Love it!

  • Janet B commented on the Design “Firefly Moon”   7 months, 1 week ago

    I love dragonflies and I absolutely live this piece! Gorgeous!

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