Monday, May 24, 2010

Recent Earrings

I'm busy making pieces for my upcoming home show. Here's a selection of new earrings:
Forged copper rings from recycled wire with riveted domed, etched brass from a recycled platter. Faceted aquamarine rondelles wire wrapped with sterling.
Milled sterling discs, sterling wire wrapped prehnite rondelles, gold plated dangles.

Sterling rings with sterling wire wrapped crystals and prehnite rondelles.

Textured silver nickle discs soldered with domed, etched brass discs. Faceted carnelian wrapped with sterling wire dangle.

Sterling rings with sterling wire wrapped crystals and peridot.

Milled sterling discs with sterling wire wrapped freshwater pearls and silver plated dangles.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Affection Necklace Completed

This is the completed necklace that was underway back here
A carved bead that I recycled from an old necklace was wire wrapped and dangles from the bottom of the pendant. Additional beads from the same old necklace were also wire wrapped and connect the pendant to the chain which is highlighted with freshwater pearls wrapped with balled sterling wire and wrapped crystals.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And Some More Bracelets

I recently made these bracelets and sent them to the salon where my one sister works and where I periodically have items on consignment. I think I need to make a couple of these for myself. I don't typically wear bracelets, but these are so sweet and colorful!
All bracelets were made with soldered sterling rings and sterling wire wrapped gemstones (including amethyst, citrine, peridot, garnet, carnelian, prehnite and crystal) and pearls. Some of the bracelets were oxidized with liver of sulphur and then buffed by hand with a fine sandpaper.

Friday, May 14, 2010

More Bangles

I make plenty of necklaces and earrings, but have recently been focusing on making a variety of bracelets after a specific request was made for more wrist options. I spent last night making etched brass bangles. These images were taken after the bangles were etched and lightly sanded to reveal details.

More cleaning and buffing is needed, but I like the look of these!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring Home Show

I am crazy busy getting ready for my upcoming home show.
If you're in the area, stop by to visit!

Monday, May 10, 2010


I am teaching my first workshop, and I am so looking forward to it!!! The class is called 'Simply Riveting' and we will make a few take home items using micro rivets to connect different metals. The workshop will be at Wallingford Community Arts Center, and you can find out more here or contact me for information.