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Summer Going By Fast

Summer is going by way too fast! Making me want to scream, STOP!!!!!! In two weeks is ArtStreet in Downtown Green Bay Wisconsin. This is a very fun art show/ festival. It is August 26, 27, 28th. I am booth number 177 I believe. I do not have a map of the grounds yet, but they should post that soon. Go to Mosaicarts.org. http://mosaicartsinc.org

To follow are some things I have made this summer. Some are for sale and some are sold or custom orders. It’s been an exciting summer for custom orders. There are few pieces I have made that just amazing me. They had so much meaning to them. It is a wonderful thing to bring that persons memory to life in a piece they can wear every day.

handmade sterling silver jewelry

This gorgeous stone above is a Chrysocolla in pretty much it’s natural state. I could not pass up the color ~ WOW! Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/458327436/chrysocolla-sterling-silver-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_1


Necklace and rings that are at J Jeffery Taylor in Fish Creek Wisconsin. If you would like one made for you I can have you pick out your own stone. Price estimate $200-$250


Custom Order Twig Vine Aquamarine and Diamond Ring ~ Reverse side of this ring has 4 diamonds wrapping around the stone. This lady was floored. I thanked her up and down for the opportunity to make such a special piece for her. It was such a pleasure and meant to be. In memory of her mother and all of her mother’s favorite things incorporated into the design.


This has never happened? How does the above happen? I don’t have any idea: 25,000 + views on one of my videos? I’m dumbfounded. The company was as well. They said thanks and I said you’re welcome. Love your tools: Pepe Tools….. especially your jump ringer.


Massive Labradorite Necklace at J Jefferey Taylor in Fish Creek Wisconsin

Again if you would like one of these necklace just contact me. You can pick out your own stone. Cost estimate is $400-$900…just depends on the stone. Just this one stone was $175 but I have stones that are $50 as well.


One of my favorite customers had this ring made from a pile of jewelry she was not wearing. How fun!!!!!! This is the ultimate in recycling. Thanks R and TGIF!


I love this piece. Variscite and Tourmaline… This stone material is the 1940’s. I have never seen it look like this. Too good to be true! For Sale: Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/451029954/sterling-silver-variscite-tourmaline?ref=shop_home_active_5


This pendant is about 5 inches long… a stunner and not for the shy. Would look great on a guy if you have the guts to pull it off. Prudent Man Plume Agate and Labradorite Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/386636096/one-of-a-kind-sterling-silver-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_14


I have sold all of these bracelets and I am making more today. They all sold in Madison on Saturday. When people see them they fall in love with them ~ Sturdy and rugged and great movement. Custom made in your size. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/287939961/leather-bracelet-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_7


This is myself, Katie and Savannah in Madison. I probably will not continue to do Madison. It’s a big show, expensive & a ton of extra work. I do several shows that cost me less than $100 total and I have them available to me right by my home. This show I am out $500-$800 before I ever arrive and it’s 50% more work than usual. I am so swamped with work that I just don’t need the extra work load. I will pick up a show that is in a rural tourist area that I enjoy instead of cooking on the pavement in a big urban environment. I so love the shows I do in parks, in pretty little places that this big city show is not for me. I have done it two years in a row to give myself a chance at really getting a taste for it and it’s just not my style. So, love ya Madison maybe I will try your inside Holiday Christmas show instead of being among the buildings. Not in anyway is the show not a good show… so try it if you want to… the downtown thing is not for me.


‘Nail Through My Heart’ Sold ~ Rusty Nails, Jasper, Diamond, 18K Gold and Sterling


Ocean Wave Jasper, Pink Sapphire, Diamonds, 22K Gold, 18K Gold, Sterling For Sale Listing:https://www.etsy.com/listing/280784976/pink-sapphire-diamond-necklace-one-of-a?ref=shop_home_active_11

wild prairie silver

Have Fun ~ Make Lots Of Jewelry

See you soon at ArtStreet or in class at Peninsula School Of Art. (I will no longer be teaching until I retire so come if you can.) My Grandmother is doing horribly so please pray for her. ~ joy

(ps: I typed this so fast I am sure there are a ton of typos so sorry about that…)

Last Show…


Had my last outdoor show in Door Co. over the weekend. It was at Fineline Design Gallery in Ephraim: Townline Art Fair with 40 plus years running now… It’s a beautiful show with about 75-100 artists. This weekend in Door Co. is the busiest of the year with tourism, fall colors at full peak. I went to the show with my daughter and Kate and two other artists: Tammy Rae Wolter and Lissa Flemming. We had a great time. It made the weekend easier as well with tent help, snoring, and Kate our coffee runner….and don’t forget marketing eagle eye. Glad to be done with outdoor shows. It was 32 degrees each morning when we arrived and all of us had on boots, coats and gloves. Tammy even brought a propane heater for her tent. It was pretty sweet. Earrings Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207157754/calla-lily-earrings-sterling-silver?ref=listing-shop-header-3


Just randomly tossing pics up of things I made for the show. These earrings I made for a good customer. She actually wants a necklace but I wanted to start small and see if she liked these first before we dive into a huge calla lily necklace.  Earrings Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207171871/calla-lily-pearl-earrings-sterling?ref=shop_home_active_3




This labradorite necklace has one of the prettiest labradorites in it I have ever owned. Wow, full stone color flash! I still have it and just posted it on Etsy if you love it! Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207152182/labradorite-stone-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_9



Labradorite with more green color flash ~ Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207164817/labradorite-stone-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_10


Agate and Garnet Necklace ~ One of a Kind~ Simple Beauty

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207165817/hills-agate-stone-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_8


Crazy Lace Agate Riveted Necklace ~ https://www.etsy.com/listing/207167073/crazy-lace-agate-stone-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_7


Huge Crazy Lace Agate Necklace : https://www.etsy.com/listing/207165106/crazy-lace-agate-stone-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_1

This crazy lace agate is a amazing and my pics of it are terrible. It’s grey not orange/green and it’s huge. I will see if I can take some better pics outside and on a person.


Rhodolite Garnet Ring with 18K gold accents

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207155212/rhodolite-garnet-sterling-silver-18k?ref=shop_home_active_7


Textured Hammered Sterling Band

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207155612/garnet-sterling-silver-ring-handmade?ref=shop_home_active_6


Pierced Garnet Ring

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207155612/garnet-sterling-silver-ring-handmade?ref=shop_home_active_6


Here we all are on our way out of town. We stopped at my favorite Mexican Restaurant, ‘Hot Tamales’ in Sturgeon Bay. My daughter is taking the pic. Left to right; Lissa, Me, Tammy and Kate.


This is Friday evening when we just arrived and were setting up. Thanks Door Co. for another great summer, not just for jewelry but for fun, scenery, parks, water, beaches, sunsets, woods and trails. It is a special place.


Happy Halloween… I make one of these every October. It sold to a tiny little petite lady with two super cute little kids… go figure… she loved it ~ you just never know?

Next show Nov. 30th 9-3pm RedBird Holly Craft Faire in East Depere High School. Inside ~ nice and warm.

Townline Art Fair


Winter, ‘The White Death’, as my friend Maggie says is coming… I picked the last few things out of my garden and hoping for an Indian Summer Weekend this weekend for my last outdoor show. Show is in Door Co. Wisconsin at The Fine Line Gallery in Sister Bay. It is one of the busiest weekends of the year for this touristy area. There are several fall festivals all over the Door Peninsula drawing thousands of people…..but….only if the weather is good. By saying ‘good’ I mean not snowing or sleeting or raining. It can be cold and people will still come. I have done this show in a full winter coat and heavy winter boots, hat, mittens, etc…

Fine Line Designs Gallery

10376 Hwy 42

Sister Bay, WI 54234



Amethyst Ring…Adjustable band Sterling Silver



I make a skull ring every October. This labradorite carved stone skull is just a great stone! Have streaks of gold running through it.



This is an Azurite and Sapphire pendant. I made it for the show but it is already sold and at it’s new home. The sapphire are set in 18K Gold. The gold really sets off the blue!





Angels, Sinners, Saints Necklace…

These are not listed on Etsy for sale yet if you would like them please email me at joy@joykruse.com.


These earrings… I have to have a model to take a picture of them…. The garnets hanging down are attached to the post. That piece hangs from behind your ear lobe. They look fantastic on! These are not listed on Etsy for sale yet if you would like them please email me at joy@joykruse.com.


New display cards for fall show. Thanks KT… she handmade every single one and every single pair of earrings I have is on a card. That is a small miracle as I have a zillion earrings. Wow…lots of crafting with the cutting shears and a grommet punch. They look great! Earrings have been around all year and a great seller.



Star Heart Stud Earring Sterling Silver Post…




Glass By Tammy Rae.. I just happen to see Tammy Rae. I wanted all of her beads that ended up being a single bead and not paired up. She calls them ‘Orphans.’ She has a box of ‘Orphans’ at all times. She hand makes each one from Boro Glass. (Boro glass is different than soft glass.) I think I took her entire box of Orphan beads. I made two bracelets from them. They are so colorful! The glass reminds me of candy. You just want to eat one. These are not listed on Etsy for sale yet if you would like them please email me at joy@joykruse.com.


Crazy Lace Agate Earrings: Asymmetrical

These are not listed on Etsy for sale yet if you would like them please email me at joy@joykruse.com.


Red Agate Ring… Striking stone, adjustable band.


These adjustable bands are nice. They are very heavy sterling. It is nice to see a ring someone loves fit them.  These fit size 6-10 very easily.

Hoping for a great show. Would be great to have todays weather over the weekend. Wish me luck. Going to go get busy finishing up last minute items…

Next show is inside at Depere High School Nov 30th.

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