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Next shipment date:  February 27 (due to attendance at a fiber retreat)

The World is My Oyster

Artisan Brooch

Fortunate One Brooch

Agate Concho, Pearl, Sterling Silver

(SOLD)

 

One of the most satisfying jewelry pieces I completed last summer was this brooch.  I took a sheet of sterling silver and my hammer and completed the vision I had in my head of an oyster with a most gorgeous blue pearl.  (a little more effort than that, but in a nutshell!)

Have a Heart for Valentine's Day

Rustic Red Heart Earrings

Rustic Red Heart Earrings

"He ran his hands over my past

- lingering over the dents and worn edges of my heart.

And when I thought he'd run away like the others had...

he told me I was a warrior,

and that I'd never fight another battle alone."  Alfa

 

Lapis Heart Earrings

Lapis and Pearl earrings

 

"If you carry joy in your heart, 

you can heal any moment."  Carlos Santana

 

Sea Pottery and Sterling Silver heart pendant

Sea Pottery and Sterling Silver heart pendant

 

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,

Fire and Ice - when ceramic meets metal

Artisan pendant

Fire and Ice pendant

 

This is what can happen when I sit with my stash of MAKU ceramic goodies.  I adore her ceramics, because I adore raku colors and her rustic forms.  The sprinkles of silver just add to the magic and for me make them a natural for a silver setting.

 

artisan earrings

Fire and Ice earrings

 

Artisan pendant

Gothic Heart pendant

 

Here's one that doesn't have the silver, but oh how I love its shape and colors and how it adds so much to this Plume Agate pendant:

 

artisan pendant

Fireman's Talisman pendant

 

Fine Silver Tube Bead Bracelets

Artisan Bracelet

Layers 

Fordite and Silver bracelet

 

In creating bracelets for my shop I dug through some fine silver beads I'd made a few years ago when I was doing more metal clay work.   (You can read more on my blog about metal clay if you go to this blog post.) 

A few of these beads inspired 3 new bracelets that I adore.

The first couple are inspired by the earth, while the last is inspired by the sea.

 

Turquoise and Silver bracelet

Summer Capture

Turquoise and silver bracelet

 

Fine Silver Artisan Bracelet

Snorkeling

Apatite, glass and silver bracelet

 

Lampwork Rings

Lampwork and Wirework Ring

Rainbow Ring

 

One of my goals last summer was to make more bracelets, brooches, and even make a ring or two to add to my shop.  I actually wear more bracelets than necklaces so figured others probably do the same.

Many years ago I took a workshop with the wire artist Sharilyn Miller.  She was a student of the amazing master wire artist Lynne Merchant, as I was, but she spent more time with Lynne as it became a passion for her and found her own voice.

Cyber Monday 2016

Cyber Monday 2016 sale

Artisan Jewelry - Last Chance Sale

Artisan Jewelry Sale

I seem to have forgotten I have a blog!  I do have some ideas for some posts, but I'm so excited to be back in my studio that I'd rather just create.