Monday, October 31, 2011

How To Pour and Cure Resin

Hope you find this informative...the irony of making this, I had just enough juice in my laptop to make and edit the video. Right after our power went out for several hours. The house felt cold fast...now we're all back to normal




Thursday, October 27, 2011

How To Make A Silver Smithed Portrait Pendant

Hi guys, this is Part 1 of 2, I  hope you find it useful...I'll probably add pics with Part 2 when I finish this piece. Hope this sparks some creative juices in you :-) If you have questions about my process which isn't shown (lost footage wah) just post here.

The Original

Happy Birthday to my big brother  who would be 50 today, I'm glad you were born brother, today I celebrate your young life

Saturday, October 22, 2011

New (Old) Pendant

This is my take on my grandmother's old pendant she often wore. There are some variations I couldn't (and wouldn't) make an exact copy. I just love it, it was a joy to make. Each piece was sawed, filed, soldered, chased and made by me, with my hands. (not that there's anything wrong with it, but you won't find any bead caps in my pieces...)

I love you Grandma

and I'm bringing back the beautiful pieces you wore, with my twist.

This will be listed in my Etsy shop soon, if you like this look for more pieces similar to this soon in other forms of jewelry. I think this one will go fast...




Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thank You Again

sweet customers :-)
this is in bloom in my kitchen, this hibiscus loves being inside the house


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sale Continues and I'm back on Facebook

Several items have sold, thank you so much dear sweet customers. I love love love that after I spend time creating you wish to own these little treasures.

I make all of these works for you...

I'm back on facebook, I tried to get an account with just my shop name but it wouldn't let me because I still had an "existing" account, even though I'd deleted it. Anyway, it IS nice to be connected back with so many dear friends online, cross the Pond, and be able to see photos and other fun news as it pops up.

I plan to still spend more time in my studio than facebook...I just watched The Social Network again, and I agree with one of the lines told to S. Parker, "It's freakishly addicting."

We are currently having our 3rd estimate for a full new flat roof done (beyond just patching) so hubby is downstairs sharing coffee and gathering quotes.

I'm currently being drawn back by my muse into making more Native pieces. I've been to the library and have been sketching out some designs, I feel SO strongly about getting these pieces out there for you.

I love the look of older pieces made by Native Americans, each cut by hand, each soldered uncast pieces, the worn areas, the natural patina gathered over the years. And as always I think so fondly of my grandmother (I love you grandma)

This piece is still for sale

Ode To My Dakota Grandmother


Have a wonderful day everyone :-)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Opal Ring For You

Opal Ring for You

Opal Ring in Sterling Silver and 14k Gold


October birthday babies, I made you this Mexican Fire opal; this bright brilliant orange opal ring.


The opal ring is set into a wing-like motif with Sterling silver and 14k rose and 14k yellow golds.


My makers mark is on the back, there is a heart shaped cut out on the back where the stone sits to allow light to shine through.


As you can see, the stone is beautifully domed. Seated next to each side of this brilliant opal is a 14k yellow gold dot and a 14k rose gold dot.


This proud ring is a size 9.


I am a size 8 and can easily wear it with a set of 3 chunky rings in my size(8). I cannot resize this ring.


Happy Birthday October people!
(pssst you don't have to be an October Baby to wear this ring, you can also be Ninja!)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Home

Heading home

Yesterday we walked along the beach and I found several pieces of sea glass,  this one was a total joy to see!

the tide was low and we were able to see a big drop off area with sand bars beyond.


Love  the Outer Banks of North  Carolina, if you've never been I highly recommend it :-)

Sitting in our favey book/coffee shop
(my hair is really getting long)


Back to my studio and the crazy traffic of the NoVA DC Area...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Recharging

Recharging my soul...


Mailing another Etsy order (thank you sweet customer!) :-)


We frequent our favorite book/coffee shop in OBX
I could live here :-)
We love to support local/indie shops


every vacation we bring and finish a puzzle

Monday, October 3, 2011

50% Off Sale Continues at AutumnLeavesJewelry on Sale section items

and these are going to lovely LAnn in Cali today (see link below)
Yes I brought everything with me from my studio...a little nutty? Sure...

Crazy Lace Teardrop Earrings



Meanwhile...last night we dined on hubby's lovely fast cookin' meal
Here's my sweetest man


Yes we wore our teams jerseys, got to listen to half of the game on the way down, then the station fizzled. But we found out Redskins WON. yay :-)
Happy Monday to everyone!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Half off -prices reduced- in my Sale Items section of AutumnLeavesJewelry Etsy shop


Hubby says to move my older inventory, so here's a whopping half price sale for you, all items in my Sale Items section of my AutumnLeavesJewelry Etsy shop are already reduced and ready to ship. I cannot resize, oxidize or change anything with the items.
This is a fantastic time to stock up on Holiday goodies and a gift for yourself!!! :-)