Monday, December 3, 2012

A few creations for the Art Craft Fair.

A few Earrings and Necklaces
Love Copper and how warm it is.  These are on Sterling Silver ear wires I made.


I was pleased with  how this design came together.  SOLD

 Wrapped Rondells on Black Rubber Necklace.  They look so pretty on.

Herringbone Wrapped Pearls in Copper

Herringbone Weave around green pearls in copper (SOLD)


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Craft Fair Sneak Peek

Here's a SNEAK PEEK of the craft fair I'm in this weekend.
Lots of beautiful items by very creative artisans.  Check it out here...


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jewelry Artisan Show at the Wired Monk

I had a Jewelry Craft Show at the Wired Monk in Cloverdale today.  Here's a picture of my display.  Needs a little fine tuning but not a bad start.  I used the beautiful display cases my DH made for me.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Faceted Crystal earrings with Enameled Hearts

Enameled Hearts
Brown Torch Fired Enamel with a touch of Nutmeg
Compliment Blue Faceted Crystal Beads.
Gunmetal Ear-wires.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Personalized Gift

Personalized Necklace
Initials are etched into copper then antiqued with a patina.
Two crystals added to gunmetal chain.





Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Swarovski Cyrstal Byzantine Bracelet

Swarovski Crystals with a Double Byzantine Weave


I love the Byzantine Weave Bracelet and with the addition of Swarovski Crystals, it is just such a great combination.  I am using stainless steel and have to say I love it more than the aluminium as the weight is so nice.  Aluminium looks great but is very light weight.

It's hard to photography the Swarovski Crystals so you have to trust me that they are BEAUTIFUL.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Adventures in Resin

I organize a Meet Up group called the
"Jewelry Junkies of the Fraser Valley" (JJFV)
We meet once a month and one of the members usually teach a project.
Here are a few pieces I made during the last meet up.
We used a one part resin that is used for surf boards.





My DH was fishing today

My DH brought home 3 crab and a 14 lb. salmon after a day fishing with friends.
He called and asked that I put the pot of water on to boil.
They were YUMMY.



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time to Re-Organize

I hit a few good garage sales today.  
There were lots of goodies out there and I found a few things for the studio to help get organized.

This Ikea Cabinet was a great find and very good price.
I was just discussing with my DH that I need more shelving above my work area.

 Two matching adjustable lamps help shed new light on my work station.  
I use natural day light bulbs to light the work area.

This tray was a good find.  Each red tray is removable and I now have quick access to components I've made and are ready to be incorporated into one of my jewelry creations.

 Having my little Buster boy keep me company is always nice.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fold Form Bracelets

FINALLY! SOME STUDIO TIME

With my DH out fishing with his buddies, I thought it was a good excuse to get creative in the studio.

My new Fretz Hammer was my weapon of choice today and to make a few Fold Form Bracelets.
I like all the different textures on the bracelets and the possibilities are endless.  







This bangle isn't fold form but my new Fretz Hammer created a lovely rain effect...


Just set up a little photo tent - home made job so not great but better than I had.

Here's a picture of a necklace I made awhile back.

Many different wire wrapped techniques used in the Big & Beautiful Necklace.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Swarovski Crystals in Copper Ring

Swarovski Crystals Woven into Copper Ring

I'm happy with how this ring turned out with the Swarovski Crystals woven into the copper wire.


Monday, July 2, 2012

TURTLE BEZEL

This didn't turn out as I had hoped but it is my first.  
I will have to re think soldering the bezel to another piece of metal 
and adding interesting techniques to help it stand out.

A textured hammer was used to pattern the back side


 The stone was pre-drilled so used a piece of copper tubing to attach a daisy spacer.


 I used a leaf stamp on the wraps.  The bail is part of the bezel and looped and soldered to give it extra strength. 


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Recent Creations

I've been dabbling in Chain Maille and am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy it.
It's somewhat meditative and calming.

Byzantine in the making.
The top one I used Bright Aluminium with Square Pink Jump Rings and
the bottom is Ice Black Aluminium with Square Pink Jump Rings

A few of the lovely ladies at a recent Jewelry Junkies of the Fraser Valley meet up.


This is called Garter Belt and is made with 100% Pure Copper and finished with a handmade closure.

My Experimentation with swirling enamel using the immersion method.
Sterling Silver Earwires

Copper has been textured, shaped and enameled along the bottom half.
Sterling Silver Earwires


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Starfish

STARFISH
What a beautiful mistake.
Enameled Starfish

Enameled Earrings

Enameled Earrings

Copper Discs Enameled with Sterling Silver Earwires

Aren't these fun earrings.
They are lovely to wear and add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
The Ear Wires are Sterling Silver
The coils are made with a Non-Tarnish Silver "Artistic Wire".


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Byzantine Weave Bracelet

Byzantine Weave Bracelet
I used Bright Aluminium for this bracelet making it very light to wear.
Love the look of this weave.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Enameling 101

I'm taking an online e-course with Barbara Lewis who wrote the book "Painting with Fire".
We've just finished our first week of the 3 week course and I've learned 
the immersion technique for torch firing a variety of beads and bead caps.  
Here are just a few samples of some of the beads I've done so far.
Black Enamel base with a roll in Twilight Blue


Copper Filigree Disc - this turned out beautiful with Robin's Egg Blue.
I used my Acetylene Torch

The bead cap is made from a penny and I love how rustic it looks.
Something Old, Something Blue

 Love the colors on these - Mapp Gas with Hot Head Torch.
Hoping I will be able to reproduce as enameling doesn't always come out how you expect it.
I used 3 different enamels on the end beads

Experiment gone wrong

Filigree beads - Need to use brighter colors to make a mixed color necklace