Thursday, July 31, 2008

Autumn Leaves Jewelry New Earrings


I think these are a simple pair of earrings which are very affordable for my Etsy shop.

My Niece and Nephew on Vacation


My sister in law took the coolest pic while on holiday last week, I tried to play around with the effects in Adobe, if I have more time I'd like to get the true color of my newphews hair.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Tomboy Spinner



I thought it would be cool to have a pic of my daily out-going orders (rings) along with this new pretty.

I love the play on words in this title because this is quite a 'girly' type of ring. Yet it also has the rustic look of what a tomboy might wear. Most of my rings are not oxidized like this. The dark dark oxidation of the spinner, which is very curvy, next to the also slighty oxidized ring shank is striking. I love it!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Autumn's Sweetheart Set



I'm excited about using beaded sterling silver wire to make stacking rings. Soon I'll add the beaded ring as a spinner, oh the possibilites!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Shepard Family Reunion on West Coast

This branch of the Shepard’s hails from Alaska, then Oregon. Before Alaska the Shepard’s are known to have settled in Pennsylvania (we go back to pre-revolutionary war era). Here are a few pics of a wonderful trip I missed out on (but plan to be a part of next year) which took place in Salem, Oregon, and The Coast, beautiful Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and Newport.
My next venture will be to Pennsylvania to the area where one Shepard so bravely headed West in the early 1800s.


Cousin Joe and Jeff two cousins who used to be so tiny and I could probably throw rocks at and out run at some point! (muwahahaha)


My dad (yellow jacket) and Uncle Jim heading out to sea.


My 2 Sister-Cousins Marita and Gina

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Autumn's Baby Hoops



These are so sweet, I'll be making a pair for myself. Made with 14k yellow gold, and sterling silver ear wires (all hand made) this pair is perfect for everyday wear!

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Bracelet for Autumn Leaves Jewelry Etsy Shop


I love this bracelet because the little silver beads move around the circles and it's so shiny!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

AutumnLeavesJewelry A Days Work



This is what each day is like this summer, and I love it and feel blessed! Of course the metals go through some very ugly stages to get to these pretty rings.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Autumn's Hoops


Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, hoops within a hoop.
Most outer loops are Sterling Silver 22.33 Diam. mm
Inner Loops are 14k Gold, 14 gauge, 17.35 Diam. mm
Sterling Silver loop that holds the other hops are 11.53 Diam. mm

Hand made ear wires, very comfortable fit, and all hoops are soldered together, slightly textured and tumbled to a very nice shine.

Total length from top to bottom 2 1/4"

Bark the Vote on Etsy (read the article!)


Wahoo Etsy is acknowledging pets and pet lovers and their owners. Actually it’s a very fair portrayal of Dems vs. GOPers from the point of view of Muffy and Max! (In my case Bart and Scrappy) One of my dog tags made the article and I'm so humbled. The dog tag is sterling silver and stamped Dogs 4 Obama.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More Summer 2008 Bead Destash

Front View



Back View


These were made by me using real miniature red roses, dried, and placed into resin. Holes were drilled to place rivets, (sterling silver rivets) for use in beading. They're available at my Etsy shop :-)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Angelica's Shop on Etsy itisTIOTK (it is the icing on the cake!)




She sees beautiful images and knits them without a pattern - her brain is her pattern, I love her work.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Obama Pet Tags from AutumnLeavesJewelry at Etsy


It feels so gratifying to be back in one of the Etsy Gift Guides, this time with this - my first Obama tag sold last week :-)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth of July 2008 Toesies



Reminder of a very relaxing day with my friend Cynde as we went and splurged on our piggies. Ahhhh...nothing like a pedicure and those massage chairs! (also there's usually no boys!!!) No boys means, no hubby's, no hubby's means we have belly laughs about them!!! (not)