Friday, April 10, 2009

Cats Eye Briolettes






These Moss Aquamarine Cats Eye briolettes are so gorgeous! They are so shiny that they appear wet and serpent like. I find them absolutely memorizing.

I wanted to share what they look like with you. As well as some of the designs I making.

Pictured here to the left is a pendant necklace with multi sized Cats Eye. The stones in this particular necklace start off dark rich green at the base and then gradually become lighter tuning into a milky green shade. The cluster of stones hangs from a handmade ring that is then hammered for texture and shine. (Hard to see in this photo)


The earrings pictured above are a similar design with handmade hammered rings and these beautiful stones adorning them.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Stacking Rings - Sneak Preview



Sneak Preview


I love stacking rings and have been admiring them for sometime. I hope you like them too!


The rings pictured in the photos are the the ones I made for myself. I was experimenting with size, shape and texture. Each ring is 12 gauge (about 2mm thick). With my samples I found about four rings to look good on my hand. My ring size is 5.5 when I am cold and 6 when I am hot.

The photos are not all that great since. They are not the "official" photos. When I am ready to sell them, I will have much better photos for them. It's hard to see the texture in these photographs. Remember this is just a sneak preview.

My goal is to have them look textured, organic, grainy and rough while still having shine and smoothness.

I have most of the rings soldered, shaped and textured. (Still working a few more for texture and shape) Then, I just need to polish away. I hope to have them all done in a week or so.

I am wondering what finger people are interested in wearing stacking rings on? I have been wearing mine on my right ring finger. Let me know.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Item Listed


Smokin' Lace Hoops

Smoky Quartz is paired with Blue Lace Agate, Swarovski Crystal and Abalone for a look that is Smokin' The gems hang from a 14k gold filled chain and are surrounded by hand formed and hammered 14k gold filled hoops.

Looks awesome with the Smokin' Lace Necklace.

Pair these earrings with royal blue, navy blue, purple or gray and denim.

Earrings are 3" long (8 cm)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Front Page Etsy Treasury

The Treasury I curated Sunday night made it to the front page of Etsy today.
Its time has passed on the Front Page but it is still available for viewing for 3 more hours.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=49149

Lost In Space

What the heck happened? Well first I was burned out from the Holiday Season. Wait back up.....first I was rear ended in October '08 on the freeway. My car was totaled. It didn't look like a mad wreck or anything but the frame was bent on my Audi, among other things, and fixing it was just a wash. Well, let me say, photographing jewelry and making jewelry with a strained and sprained back and neck is NOT fun. October is obviously the beginning of a very busy time....so the Show Must Go On...so to say. Lots of art and craft shows and lots of things to be done personally and I needed to recover all while caring for a baby. To say the least, by the time January rolled around I was totally burned out!

My goal was just to take it easy during January. Well with the slow economy, no shows and slow as hell sales on Etsy, January easily turned into February, which easily turned into March and now I am staring April right in the face! I guess I have been in a bit of a creative slump as well. I certainly have projects on the horizon. Which I will discuss here in a bit. Just to top off the steaming pile of turd.....I just had basal cell skin cancer cut out of my left shoulder last Friday. I am now sporting some lovely blue stitches and a bandage. The limited mobility is lots of fun too.

I was just accepted in the May 3 Talmadge Art Show for my second spring show with them. Hummm, better get crackin'! I also need to figure out this whole web world if I want to even survive on Etsy. My plan was to do more sales via the web so I could spend more time with my son. Again, better get crackin'!

So what's on the agenda......
Talmadge Art Show _ May 3, 2009
Cirque Boheme - A Lovely Bunch of Vagabonds May 30 - 31, 2008
My dance troupe, Talisman Dance Co, is putting this show on with several other performing artists.

What am I making....
Hammered stacking rings in Sterling Silver and 14k gold-filled (super pretty and everyday wearable!)
Green Brazilian Cats Eye Briolettes...These stones appear reptilian ... Gorgeous Stones. ... Earrings, necklaces & bracelets to come!
More earrings earrings earrings....since everyone seems to love them

Check back later for more info

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale

In the Spirit of Spring....any jewelry with a turquoise colored...(aquamarine, turquoise, blue green) stone is 10% off today!!!

At check out please say you saw it here. Wait for a revised invoice from paypal

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Anything with a Turquoise Briolette is 10% off today. PERFECT FOR SPRING!

Please go though check out but wait for a revised invoice in your email to pay though Paypal.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Today's sale is on the Coral Hoop Earrings...SO PRETTY!

10% off. Please check out and wait for a revised PayPal invoice before paying.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Treasury


Special thanks to www.zuzugirl.etsy.com for including my Moss & Leaf Necklace in her Etsymom Treasury!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=45773

The treasury will be up until Sunday at 7:44 PM (eastern)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Today's sale is 10% off all CZ Pendant Earrings!

Please go though regular check out and wait for a revised Paypal invoice. Let me know you saw it here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Special Thanks


A Special Thanks to ktrever.etsy.com for featuring the Snow Queen Necklace in the Queen Bee Treasury! Hurry to see it, it expires Monday at 3:20 am (eastern)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=41320

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Sale today! 10% off Disco Hoops!

Go through check out and wait for a revised paypal invoice.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Water Drop Earrings!

Handmade Sterling silver hoops adorned with blue cubic zirconia that sparkles like water drops in the sun.

The Water Drop Earrings are 10% off today at my etsy store.

Please go through to check out and wait for the revised invoice.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Sale day today. Today's sale is on the Tiger's Eye Citrine Twist Necklace....10% off!

Please go through the check out and wait for a revised invoice though Paypal before paying. As always, let me know you saw the sale here!

Happy shopping!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

At last!


The Ocean Garden Bracelet is available once again on Etsy! I had run out of the pictured clasps and just didn't want to have to photograph it again. I went back to the original vendor to try to get new ones but they didn't have them. Sadly they weren't super helpful in my quest to acquire more. :(

I just got some new Sterling Silver Clasps which are very similar...they are just a bit brighter silver than the old ones...I think a bit nicer too...cost me more as well.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Today's sale is 10% off all Turquoise Briolettes! Anything with a Turquoise Briolette is 10% off through midnight pacific time tonight!

Please go to check out and let me know you saw the sale here and wait for the revised invoice!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


OH MY GOSH....I was so carried away watching the inauguration that I completely forgot it was Tuesday and it's the Sale Day!!!!

To New Beginnings!!!!!!

Today's sale is on the Simplicity Bracelet and Earrings...together or individually.....each is 10% off though the end of the day today.

Please proceed to the check out but wait for my revised PayPal invoice to pay!!! Please let me know you saw the sale here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Sorry this one is so late today....I took my little one to his mommy & baby fitness & nutrition class and just didn't have a moment to spare in the a.m.

Today's Sale is for 10% off the African Sky Necklace. I will also include free shipping in the U.S. via regular mail!

Go though to the checkout but please wait for a revised Paypal invoice!

Thanks for shopping today! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

New item this week


I will be posting a new necklace in the Etsy shop this week....the Moss & Leaf Necklace!

The Moss & Leaf Necklace's main focal point includes an exquisite 24k gold dipped Birch Leaf. The necklace strand has six handmade 14k gold-filled rings with mossy colored nuggets of Chrysocolla adorning the center of each ring. The chain is 14k gold-filled.

I just love gold dipped leaves. I remember my mother had a necklace with one when I was a little girl....sometime in the late 1970's possibly early 80's. When I came across these leaves over a year ago, I fashioned a similar necklace to this one for her. However, her leaf is a dipped Aspen and inside of each ring sits Murano glass with a shape that is reminiscent of a falling leaf. Every time she wears it she said she received many many compliments.

Funny thing about the necklace I made for my mom; she was wearing it when I was in labor with my baby. I reminded her that she was wearing it, last time she wore it, but she doesn't recall. I guess I must have been focusing on it as my little distraction. Now that's a necklace! :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Secret Tuesday Sale


Since EllaScottJewels was kind enough to feature my Abalone and Turquoise Hoop Earrings in the following treasury

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=38661

Those earrings will be 10% off the remainder of today!

Please click though the normal buying process but wait for a revised invoice from me. (CA please remember there is 7.75% sales tax)

Happy Shopping.