Branches Wedding Collection

I recently had the absolute joy of making an entire collection for an amazing couple’s wedding. It is so much fun making a cohesive collection of jewelry pieces. I love working with a single theme and seeing where it takes me. The couple wanted the pieces to incorporate the look of branches, be made ofContinue reading “Branches Wedding Collection”

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 yourContinue reading “13 New Listings in My Etsy Shop”

Be a Patron!

Patreon is an amazing way for people to earn their livings as independent artists. For hundreds of years artists have thrived on the patronage of their communities and Patreon is a modern day continuation of that integral process. Patreon.com is a website for artists to achieve their goals through gaining and maintaining a regular monthlyContinue reading “Be a Patron!”

Jewelry and Gemstone Party!

I’m having a jewelry and gemstone party this Thursday evening! Come to My Daily Grind Coffeehouse from 7-9 pm and see some beautiful natural gemstones, pick some out and have me draw a design for a specially made commissioned jewelry piece just for you! Plus enjoy some coffee of course! Jewelry and Gemstone Party Thursday,Continue reading “Jewelry and Gemstone Party!”

Jewelry Class: Chandelier Earrings

Always wanted to make your own jewelry? Looking to grow the skills you already have? Join me for this class and take home a pair of shiny chandelier earrings! Students will learn how to how to work with pre-made chain and beginning wire bending techniques.   WHERE: PERRYSBURG/ROSSFORD MICHAELS CRAFTSTORE WHEN: Sunday, April 10, 2016 TIME:Continue reading “Jewelry Class: Chandelier Earrings”

Jewelry Class: Boho Necklace

Always wanted to make your own jewelry? Looking to grow the skills you already have? Join me for this class and take home a fun boho-style necklace! Students will learn how to how to work with pre-made chain, stringing wire and crimp beads. WHERE: PERRYSBURG/ROSSFORD MICHAELS CRAFTSTORE WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 TIME: 6:30-8:30PM INSTRUCTOR:Continue reading “Jewelry Class: Boho Necklace”

Jewelry Class: Circles and Pearls Bracelet

This fancy bracelet would go great with a black dress or at the office. And believe it or not it is actually really simple to make! Come to my jewelry class on Thursday and you can make something that everyone will think you bought at the store. In the process of making something awesome andContinue reading “Jewelry Class: Circles and Pearls Bracelet”

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”