Elephant Family
Jewelry

13 New Listings in My Etsy Shop

Here are a few new things in my shop. I'm at a point where I'm updating and adding new pieces fairly regularly so check back soon. 1. Elephant Love Pendant Necklace Sterling silver, copper, brass $160 I absolute love love love elephants. This little piece was originally a commission but now you can have your… Continue reading 13 New Listings in My Etsy Shop

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Events

Gemstone Jewelry Party

Saturday, May 6, 10am-Noon My Daily Grind Coffeehouse 120 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio I'm inviting everyone to come and look at some beautiful stones, pick one out, and discuss a custom, handcrafted piece of jewelry just for you or someone you love! Jewelry prices start at $35 dollars. All natural gemstones include citrine, agate, bloodstone, bumblebee… Continue reading Gemstone Jewelry Party

Jewelry

Making the Dahlia

Making the Dahlia pendant was a blast from start to finish! My client wanted this particular glass cabochon and a dahlia flower. Beyond that I was able to do what I wanted! First I sketched it out by hand and then I redrew it in the computer to make it more precise.    Then I… Continue reading Making the Dahlia

School

Rings Rings Rings!

I have been wanting to learn about making rings and stone setting for a long time but other techniques always kept grabbing my attention first.  But finally I had the pleasure of taking a three week ring making workshop for school.  And it was amazing! And exhausting!  For ten hours a day Monday through Thursday… Continue reading Rings Rings Rings!

School

Summer Book Making Class

It has been a very exciting, productive, fun, and exhausting last three weeks!  I knew there would be a lot of work with cramming a four month semester college class into three weeks but I had no idea I would end up with so much to take home! I learned seven different ways to bind… Continue reading Summer Book Making Class

Events

Island Art Fair Call for Artists

I am hosting my first ever coffeehouse art fair at My Daily Grind in Perrysburg, Ohio! Each artist will get a table to set up their work. The event will run from 3-8pm on June 4th, during the very busy farmer’s market. We are accepting all mediums of art and the table space is free! And as… Continue reading Island Art Fair Call for Artists

School

A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set

Sometimes the lifespan of a project goes like this.  I'm somewhere between three and twelve weeks now.  Nothing quite looks like anything at this point.  Which is how projects always seem to start. Mostly there has been an awful lot of hammering. It's amazing that not long ago the two domes above were once flat circles… Continue reading A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set

Events

My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work

This year I entered my pieces in the Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Exhibition, was ecstatic when they were accepted and moved on to catching up on projects and the rest of my daily activities.  I was sick the weekend of the opening and figured I would check out everyone else's work on Monday. When… Continue reading My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work

School

My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester

Do you ever get those ideas that grow and grow in your mind and on paper until sketching them out is not enough?  And then you have no choice but to make those ideas exist in the real world, no matter how hard or time consuming?  I had my idea for my spring jewelry and… Continue reading My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester

Jewelry

A Commission with Gold: Keeping cool when working with precious materials

What did I do over winter break?  I played with 22k gold!  It was amazing.  And nerve-wracking.  And absolutely worth it.  Every metal feels different to cut.  Nickle is kind of rough and springy, copper is a bit softer than nickle, silver is smooth, like gliding through with every cut.  I had been told, however,… Continue reading A Commission with Gold: Keeping cool when working with precious materials