Friday, January 30, 2015

New Earrings Design

Do you ever wake up and have a new design in your head?  That's what lead me to this design.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I have been playing this week with texturing the tin and creating new pieces of jewelry with the textures.  So I strike it from the backside and then sand the color off the raised areas.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year- New Toys part 2

This is the next installment of new tools and materials for the new year.  After working for the holiday rush through out the fall and early winter, it is nice to have some new things to lure me back into the studio.  I found a source for vintage brass findings, plus, new wire for ear wires, a new riveting hammer, some polishing tools, new burs, and, of course, new tins!

You know where I'll be today.

Stop in and say hello but wear your coat: the heat source is a space heater.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year - New Toys

To start the new year out right, I treated myself to a few new things for my studio...not earth shattering new tools but a few things to help: a new bench block for riveting, new copper tubing for making rivets, some new drill bits and cup burrs for smoothing the ends of ear wires.