Metalsmith -Instructor- Jewlery Artist

Friday, August 22, 2014

What? More hearts you say?

So I thought I'd give prong setting a try to mount this pretty heart stone. 

Since this was a new technique for me and I was in uncharted territory,  I started with copper, was good practice but didn't look good with my stone.. So I decided to make the back plates with nickel sheet and use sterling for the prongs and balls.  The fire scale was no fun but it cleaned up nicely :)   Hope it inspires you!
And here is me trying it on.. Heh

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Go big ;)

Love me some sterling! It's the only metal I want I my fingers. This one is simple,elegant and BIG.  You can stick it front of your face and say "Fabulous Daaahling!"  Silly me... Having some fun with this one:) might need to put in on my Etsy Shop- Hope it inspires you

Sunday, August 3, 2014

From scrap to art-

Hey! Remember that nasty old pipe someone gave me?  It just keeps on givin:). Made another bracelet with it today.. Hope it inspires you!

Caged wire choker

Made with a little inspiration from SLK... This one is fabulous .. The design possibilities are endless, could add some enamel here an there...!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Resin heart druzy!

I love druzy's. The bigger the better. This is a faux druzy made from resin and glass glitter, set in a hand made silver and brass heart shaped bezel with a hammered silver choker.  Hope it inspires you!