Coming To A Close….

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Summer is coming to a close. I just hate to say that but it is. We are heading to school orientation this week and school sports start next week. My largest art show of the year is Aug 23, 24, 25th will be here in just over a week. That also is a last days of summer event. In my shop I have had a zillion things going on. I cleaned my shop which is a miracle in itself. I purchased some great new tools from a jewelry store that is closing. One of the things being  a professional jewelers bench. It is great and it is pretty. Can’t beat that! I will take some pics of my studio make over.

The stone above is the largest stone I have ever set. It’s amazing. I’m speechless holding it. I handmade the chain as well. This was very time consuming. I rolled out wire in a half round form and then made each oval link and soldering them one at a time. The chain is beautiful. It is 24 inches long which makes the pendant hang centered on your torso. It feels centering when you have it on. Gives me goosebumps. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/159514815/chrysocolla-specimen-stone-sterling

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The next pictures are of Sarah’s wedding. She is a beautiful young woman I met at Harley Davidson in Green Bay. She is getting married this friday in a barn of all places! It is a ‘wedding’ barn and very picturesque. She wanted some rustic looking hearts for her bridesmaids. These hearts have the bridesmaids parents ring fingerprints on them. All of the bridesmaids parents are still married and I had them get impressions of each of their ring fingers in a putty mold. It is a surprise which is the best part! The stone hanging from the heart is a white topaz. I decided to add that after seeing the earrings which were already purchased. The stone just added a little sparkle to match.

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Amazing Mold Putty: available at craft stores and very easy to use.

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These are rustic wedding bands made for another couple. They are stamped with their favorite saying to one another.

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I have a pile of more to do so I will get to work and I will post a few more times before ArtStreet: Friday Aug 23 5-8 pm, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. I am spot #162 right on a corner by the food and music. I am a little scared of that spot. I’m going to be swamped. Here is the info for Artstreet: http://www.mosaicartsinc.org/artstreet/about.php

Here is the map of the grounds… not sure it will work on this blog as it is a pdf. We will give it a try: Artstreet Ma 162

 

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About Wild Prairie Silver

Silver and Goldsmith for Wild Prairie Silver Jewelry Co. View all posts by Wild Prairie Silver

5 responses to “Coming To A Close….

  • Anna Stina Sandelius

    Looking at you biggest-stone-ever necklace gives ME goosebumps; I wish I had the English vocabulary to express how much I love it!!! It makes me even more determined that I must try to learn how to work with metals and setting stones; it is inspirational! Thank you for sharing pictures of this great piece of jewelry!
    Greatings from Sweden,

  • Taylor Welty

    Wow,1/2 around the world, your work inspires people, pretty impressive Cheers Pops

  • hocklori@yahoo.com

    OMG, i want a pair of those earrings!! Lori Hock

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Wild Prairie Silver

      Lori – You can have a pair!!!! I will or you can get beads from Tammy Rae at ArtStreet and bring them by me. I will make them and send them to you. That is just what Roxy did. She purchased the beads from Tammy and I made her the earrings. Gorgeous!

  • tenor1962

    This chrysacolla pendant is amazing in size and even more aweinspiring in person!! Thanks, Joy, for the privilege of being the new owner and caretaker of this stunning piece of artistry!!!

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