Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Custom sterling cuff after my Three Fates Necklace

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Garnet and Sterling Silver

 I am wavering a bit on a name for this ring.  
The hand stamped band is along the same vein as the Turkish Delights charms I made awhile back.
The deep red of the garnets make me think of a Turkish Sultan.  
(and most specifically the Sultan's Harem)
Garnet is such a sexy, sultry color...

 I must say I am quite pleased with the band.
I am amassing quite a collection of stamping tools.
Using them in this manner makes me think of Zentangles.
I just start stamping and one thing leads to another.
I use this stamp and that to fill in spaces.
There is something about the repetition and methodical concentration 
stamping by hand requires.
I got a new squarish ring mandrel that is supposed to produce rings
the true shape of the human finger.
The shape is very comfortable, and keeps the ring in place quite nicely!
 I really needed repetitive this week.  
My heart has been heavy for some time now.
Thank God for my work. 
I don't know what I would have done without it recently.

I went back to a favorite design element of mine.  
I just love the four stone cross.
Texture galore.
Heavy gauge sterling silver and gallery wire bezels.  

Yes, I think her name is the Sultan's Harem.  
I just can't get away from that sense of the
when I wear this ring.

US Ring size 8 
or made to order in your size.

still available as a made to order item though!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wishing you all...

I am happily baking away this morning, pumpkin and pecan pies.  
Mixing, sauteing, stirring, roasting.  All in preparation of a bountiful feast!

Thank you all so much for being here, reading my words.  Supporting me, and my work.  
I have really come to love this online community I am a part of, I am thankful for you all.

As a way of saying "Thank You"  I have begun my annual Holiday sale. 
This will be the last sale of the year, and will end on Monday November 28th.
Use coupon code Holiday2011 at checkout in my shop on Etsy to get 15% off your order. 

And don't forget fans and followers can always get free shipping by using the coupon code Gratis.

I have a lot to catch you all up on after Thanksgiving. 
And I'm mulling around ideas for my annual Holiday giveaway as well.  

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of good food, family and friends!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Magic Moon Necklace...

My daughter came into my studio this morning and said, "Momma, this is a pretty necklace!  You sure have been making a lot of moon things lately..."  I can't deny it.  I have been on a bit of a moon kick.

2 faceted rainbow moonstones flank an 8mm smooth round rainbow moonstone on a magical crescent moon.  The back has been stamped with wavy stars and my initials with a swirly bail.  The chain is a delicate by sturdy cable chain that has been oxidized and left black.  It closes with a hand made hook clasp and closes at 16" and 18".  All Metal components are sterling silver, and have been created by me save the chain.

If you are interested in this piece, please email me at 

To view more pictures of this piece, please visit my Flickr! page.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Starry Night...


~Starry Night~

These asymmetrical earrings are made up of two cabs of Koroit Boulder Opal (cut by Ed on Stones in Motion on Etsy), and a faceted silver moon and star.

My first attempt at a hand made prong setting!  I had a lot of fun with these earrings.  I've been hoarding the stones for some time, as I am wont to do.... 

The rivers of purple blue opal running through the boulder peak in and out, here and there in these stones.  And of course, I couldn't capture the beauty of the opal rivers amongst it's boulder home.  

And, I am still on a moon kick.  With stars.  There is just something about working with stones that flash that make me think of the moon.  And I am drawn to working with flashy stones right now.  I have a Magic Moon necklace on my bench as we speak!

These earrings are available for purchase.  
Please contact me at


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We have a winner!

 by Bess Lynn

Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to enter my pumpkin contest! 

Bess, I'll be contacting you via email so you can claim your prize!

The Three Fates Necklace

My inspiration for this necklace can be found here.