Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Too long away!

I apologize for being so long away from my jewelry blog. I can only blame it on life. But I have been making jewelry, just not taking the time to photograph it and submit it here. I really need to take myself in hand and do better.

I found out about a jewelry finding giveaway and am excited to enter into the contest. It is through Nuun Designs, which I found out about through All Free Beaded Jewelry. To enter, click here. I already subscribe to their interesting and informative daily newsletter, and am excited to see this collection up for grabs. Check it out!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Art Faire Success!

On St. Patrick's Day, our community held an an Art Faire. The weather was wonderful, so it was well-attended. Both my jewelry-making friend and I, Joyce, did very well during the sale.

Here, you see us when we were half-way through our set-up, early in the morning. It was a long day, but we met many wonderful people, although one of them shared a virus with me, which has left me all week with a chest cold. But, it was a good sale!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Art Show Last Saturday

I participated in an art show with both paintings and jewelry last Saturday. My twin sister, shown in the photo, likes to come and sit shows with me since that is the only time we seem to get together for "just us" sister time.

I had a good day overall, meeting many people who appreciated my jewelry, but people certainly are not buying at this point! This was a much different sale than those I have had in the past.

My next jewelry/art show will be on Thanksgiving, hopefully people will be in the buying mood for Christmas!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nice to be listened to... someone I admire so much for her wire-wrapped jewelry style! I stop by Tela's Formosa's blog daily since she often posts her work and it speaks to me so grandly. She adores working with cab's, I do too, and always am inspired by her wrapping style. I am sure my "style" has improved greatly since following her excellent blog.

I stated that I was looking forward to see how she wraps a square stone since I have a parallelogram-shaped cab that is begging me to create something for and I have not come up with any good designs. The tips she offered for creating new design shapes is priceless to me and the sample she wrapped because I asked is wonderfully original and absolutely gorgeous.

What an honor!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Turquoise and Copper

I have had all of the components for this design floating around in my head for awhile and finally got it executed. I am trying to decide whether to patinate the copper or not, I find it difficult to get away from enjoying the copper while it is shiny but appreciating its vintage look as it oxidates. Still pondering!

Fun Assortment

This is just a fun assortment I have been working with in getting ready for an upcoming art show. The Dancer on the left is from a tutorial by Tela Formosa.

The next earrings to the dancer's left  is a pair of clip-on earrings I made as a gift for someone who doesn't have pierced ears (imagine that!).

The rock fellow sitting to the left of those earrings is holding a sign that say's "Hello". I thought that would look cute on my display table amidst the jewelry for sale. I got this tutorial by Feelingstone Gifts, LLC, provided in the website.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Zipper pulls

These are the latest zipper pulls I have finished. they will be offered on sale at the upcoming art club Oktoberfest here. I like the idea of fancy zipper pulls and it will be interesting to see how popular they are. I think these will look great on jackets and vests this Fall and Winter.

Monday, September 12, 2011


This is my latest creation, made up as I went along and without a tutorial. I started out using 12 g copper wire, which I hammered and fashioned into a textured free-form pendant. I then decided to use that as a frame for a jasper cabachon I had. I decided I liked it and made it into a necklace, matching the cab with some carnelian beads I had. I had a great time "designing" this.