Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Do you know what this is? I've had this piece for years and finally decided to use it in one of my jewelry assemblages. However, I'm not really sure what it is called.
There are pin clasps on the backs of the smaller pieces at the top. You can see where I've flipped one of them over. Would it have pinned to a coat?
Any ideas are appreciated!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I finally make the time to work on jewelry and I LOVE it!
Sorting through gemstones and vintage pieces...
working with the sterling silver wire, making wire-wrapped bead links...
and hammering away until the clasps look just right...
and then I run out of time...
now it's time to work on other orders...
time to clean house...
time to make the dressing...
time to bake the turkey...
but I am thankful, so thankful for the time I have here and there to work on things I love and enjoy.
If you'd like to see my 2013 Holiday Jewelry Collection, just visit this link.
And send your friends over, too...
the more the merrier! :)
Take care & God bless,
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Remember the bead show I went to back in 2010? And then I mentioned it again in 2012 here. I had planned on using the gemstone beads in jewelry pieces like the ones I made here, but I just never took or found the time.
Well, I finally found the time! I've worked and worked... or maybe I should say I played and played... and put together more than a dozen pieces for this collection.
I've used natural gemstones, lovely old metal findings, vintage and new glass beads...
handmade clay pendants...
and I've used sterling silver wire for the wrapped chain links and clasps that I forged by hand.
And do you see the little oval tag near the clasp? I had jewelry tags engraved with my name so you know who designed the piece!
I will offer two packaging options: a natural kraft box tied with a ribbon...
or a vintage French chocolate tin!
These will be made available later this week. If you are interested in them, check back here in a few days, like my facebook page, or sign up for my newsletter.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Take care & God bless,
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I have this little old mesh purse in my jewelry stash. It's been there for quite a while... so long that I can't remember when or where I purchased it. I do remember that it was somewhere online and that it was listed as Victorian and that I had plans to use it in one of my assemblage jewelry pieces.
I'm ready to use it now and found a maker's mark on it, but I can't make it out very well. I'm pretty sure the first line is J.M. & C (then a small "le" underlined, I think). I can't read the second line at all. The letters aren't sharp enough, even with a loupe.
Do any of you recognize the mark? If you do, I'd love to know!
Have a wonderful day!