Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Website

I am finishing the touches on my new website!!

I'm happy that my work will pay off soon. Just got to figure out a music selection... My two main client types invoke very different music styles and it's going to be hard to choose one that will work for both jewelry and photography.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Stilted piece, come and gone!



Stayed up for 6 hours creating this beautiful new piece of work.


It sold THE NEXT DAY. It was hard to say goodbye so soon, but I'm happy that it was so appreciated. Guess I'd better work on more in this style. They'll all be different since the stones are unique.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Custom Order Finished!

I finally finished my custom cuff order!! It gave me a lot of trouble. That's the one thing I don't like about these cuffs.... I can do the same thing more than once and some times it'll give me problems left and right, while other times the process is smooth.




The new features on this particular cuff are the two garnet stones set in the spirals. They were pretty easy to set in the bracelet, but I have some better ideas on the rest of the process next time. We'll see....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Fever

It's been a while! Since getting the news of the commission in the mall, I've been feverishly creating! And photographing! Sad to say I have to discourage my ETSY sales just as they were starting to blossom, but I can't do it all. A few orders won't be unwelcome, as long as you are patient at waiting a little longer than my normal 2 weeks for delivery......

Here's a few of the new pieces!


I'm going to do a series of trees, as much as it is a PAIN to cut these things.... broke 4 blades making the two pictured here.... And I haven't broken a blade in months! Some, like the one above, I'm going to solder to colored metals like copper and brass. Might do a silver backing and patina the tree part black...but that's getting very expensive to do. Others, I will leave openly cut like the one pictured below. I like the way they look.


Another heart in my heart series. MY favorite one sold already, but I have the amethyst and I'm growing more attached to it. The one below is a lot more romantic than the last two have been. Not really me, but I know there's plenty of people out there who'll like this one! Rose Quartz is the stone.


This one really isn't new. It's a charm bracelet that I was commissioned to do last summer. I was repairing a charm that had it's link broken when it was caught on something.... Lucky the woman lives near me! Polished it up for her again too. The charms are the zodiac signs of all her children (and her husband). Cute idea she had. I liked it.


New earring design! If you look closely, you can see how they form my initials too! Only partially intentional. :) Designing a necklace to go with the earrings right now!