Monthly Archives: December 2010

Lorelei’s Fusion Beads Challenge

I enjoy reading the blogs of other jewelry designers and artisans and Lorelei Eurto’s is one that I read regularly.  So, when she announced a jewelry challenge using beads from Fusion Beads, I decided to participate.  Here’s her post that … Continue reading

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Silver Birds

I had these silver bird charms and thought they would be pretty in a bracelet.  I decided on an asymmetrical design but also worked to keep the design visually balanced – which can take a little bit of trying this … Continue reading

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Animal Tin

One of the gifts my boyfriend gave me for Christmas was this little tin of mints.  Not for the mints, for the tin.  And I’m excited about using it in a piece of jewelry.  I have not used tin with … Continue reading

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Mountain of Metal

OK, maybe it’s not much of a mountain compared to some other things, but when you consider that I drafted, drilled, sawed, filed, and sanded each and every piece, you can imagine that it feels like a mountain to me. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

This is one of my favorite ornaments.  I’ve had it for years and don’t remember where I got it.  I just know that every year when I take it out and hang it on the tree, I smile and am … Continue reading

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Silver and Serpentine

These are some of my newest earring creations and I am so happy with them.  I made the little silver circles and think they make excellent jewelry components.  I love them with gemstones, in this case serpentine.  This is the … Continue reading

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Jewelry Tools: Bent Nose Pliers

I can remember looking at a pair of bent nose jewelry pliers and wondering what in the world do you use them for.  I started making jewelry with three hand tools – a pair of needle nose pliers, chain nose … Continue reading

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