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

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Jewelry Classes

Jewelry Class: Turquoise Drop Earrings

Always wanted to make your own jewelry? Looking to grow the skills you already have? Just want something fun to do with friends for a evening? Join me for this class and take home a pair of fun dangly earrings! Students will learn how to do simple wire bending as well as how to work… Continue reading Jewelry Class: Turquoise Drop Earrings

Gerber Daisy Pendant - Detail
Jewelry

Growing Copper Gerber Daisies

One of my favorite flowers has always been Gerber daisies. So when I was asked to make a layered Gerber pendant I was super excited! The client wanted it done similarly to the tree pendant which was precisely the way I wanted to do it as well. So after designing I started with cutting out the… Continue reading Growing Copper Gerber Daisies

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

Violin Pendant - Side
Jewelry

The Joy of Commissions

There hasn't been a post in a while because I have been busy!  And it has been the best kind of busy!  I've had commissions to fulfill! I absolutely love commissions.  Jewelry is about making something meaningful for someone. Something someone wants to wear all day - maybe never even take off!  I've done many… Continue reading The Joy of Commissions

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!

Jewelry

Honey Bee Pendant and Happy Artists

I just finished a new little pendant (only an inch across and not much taller!) and, honestly, it just makes me smile.  It is definitely my new favorite layered pendant. I know, as an artist, I am (as a stereotype) supposed to be perpetually dissatisfied with my work.  This is supposed to be part of… Continue reading Honey Bee Pendant and Happy Artists

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