Throughout history jewelry has been worn as a symbol and a reminder of events in a person's life. We wear rings to show our love and commitment to each other, specific stones to symbolize our birthdays and it was popular in the Victorian age to wear a locket holding a lock of hair from a… Continue reading Intentional jewelry for your best year yet!
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
I've been working hard at updating my Etsy Shop lately! There are so many new things to check out including a couple new rings, a new one of a kind wrap mala bracelet and the all new custom gemstone pendant settings where you choose your setting and your stones! Honey Drop Ring Sterling silver, citrine… Continue reading 5 New Listings in my Etsy Shop
Last Friday I taught my first mala bracelet class. The six students were all lovely women who ranged in age from 14 to 65. There was just as much laughter as there was beading. Which is exactly how I hoped it would be! We talked about malas, jewelry, yoga, meditation, Moscow Mules and so many… Continue reading My First Mala Class Was Amazing!
There are a lot of exciting things going on this month, way more than I can fit in one post. So I am going to start by telling you about my upcoming Mala Making Classes! This year I started teaching jewelry classes at Michaels Craftstore in Rossford, Ohio and I love it! So now I… Continue reading Mala Making Classes in Downtown Perrysburg
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!
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
The semester is winding down its last week and like most college students at the end of semester when projects are due, I've been busy! Today I finished not one, but two projects. One, the Honey Bee Box from the beginning of semester, shined up beautifully! There are fifteen individual layers in the lid. And… Continue reading The End of the Semester and Two Shiny Boxes