Thursday, September 24, 2009

Custom Order - Braille Charm Necklace

It's been awhile since I've made one of these, I'd forgotten how much I like this necklace. I need to wear mine more often I guess. The initials here read "CMH"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Custom Orders - Mixed Metals

Two custom orders this week!

For this first one, I worked with the customer to come up with the prefect layout/design. We went back and forth between a few before coming up with this triple layer, handstamped design. I think it came out great!!

And then an order for personalized tiny tags necklace! I just love how powerful this simple design can be. Clean, classic and elegant.

The Giving Tree Necklace is featured on hN Crafts!

My Giving Tree Necklace is being featured on hN Crafts blog this week as part of her Shopaholic's Weekly Gift Guide!!

Check it out at

Thanks hN Crafts!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Win a Pair of Platinum & Pearl Drop Earrings

All you have to do is complete this short 9 questions survey and you are registered to win!

The winner will be randomly selected from all entries on October 1, 2009 and announced here on my blog!
The Fine Print: Contest is open to EVERYONE and ends at midnight (central U.S. time zone) September 30, 2009. The prize will be promptly shipped via US Postal Service to the winner. Shipping address is collected at the successful completion of the survey.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Call me Buffy the Silver Slayer

(ok that post title is lame, but you get the idea) Husband got a high speed buffer for his pens (check out Turning Point Wood Work) and he got a special wheel and polish for my jewelry!! Here's me polishing up the rings I made during the week.

Now, that's not very nice...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Burning Down the House!!

It's after midnight, but I am so fired up (pun intended) I had to get this blog post up tonight!!

My MicroTorch came in today!! As soon as my dear daughter went to sleep I fired that puppy up and started fusing and soldering everything in sight. Ok, maybe not everything...

I must admit, I was pretty nervous the first time. I was afraid I was gonna burn myself or something around me (totally valid if you know how clumsy I can be).

But everything turned out great!! I made 2 sterling silver rings. The "womans" ring is a size 5 1/2 and has a textured finish. The "mens" ring is a size 8 1/4. As soon as they get a good polish and buffing I'll likely be listing them in my Etsy shop.

And just as a little teaser....

Say HELLO to my little friend!! She's almost finished. They lemon colored gemstone is sooo yummy! Oh I just LOVE her!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Little Something For The Bride

You may recall a few weeks back, I created a set of tree necklaces for 4 bridesmaids. Since that time, I've been working with the bride to create a custom piece for her to wear. She wanted something similar to match/reflect her girls necklaces but a bit different and special for her. We decided on a delicate bracelet with the same tree charm as her girl's necklaces.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What's In A Name?

I am a member of a nonprofit organization that provides community service to children and their families in the areas of education, health, and arts and cultural enrichment. Every year, our organization holds a premier holiday market/gala/silent auction as one of our major on-going fundraisers that provide the necessary financial resources for our organizations operation and our projects around our community.

This year, one of my friends in the organization asked if I would like to donate a piece of my jewelry for the Silent Auction. It took me zero seconds to say YES!! I decided to make something really special, and here it is! Made from 10 feet of sterling silver wire, the 15 byzantine links are connected with larger sterling silver rings. The entire piece is 18" with a handforged S-clasp at the back.

The sad part is, my pretty little necklace doesn't have a name!! I need your HELP! Comment on this blog post with your ideas or suggestions.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Giving Tree Necklace made a Treasury!

My Giving Tree Necklace is currently featured in an Etsy Treasury!!
(it will expire Friday Sept 4th)

(A Treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme or just whoever they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. Admin often choose an exceptional Treasury list to promote to the Etsy homepage)


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