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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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