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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter! And to celebrate spring here is a Ocean Blue Chrysocolla… I have several of these stones brought back from Tucson from a friend of mine. They have been life savers for my eyes from a long dreary winter. I was tired of looking at Earth tone stones. I’m tired in general of grey, wintery, no color landscape I live in and had to breathe a breath of fresh air into things… These stones did the trick.

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Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186669276/chrysocolla-stone-green-amethyst?ref=listing-shop-header-1

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This is a spinner ring sent off now to Montana. I have never made such an elaborate spinner… The band is patterned, stamped with a saying, the edges rolled over and three textured spinning bands on the main band. These rings are fun to make and wear. The first time I made a spinner ring I said I was never making another one. That was about 5 years ago and I have made so many now…. I lost count. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186636584/sterling-spinner-ring-oxidized-band?ref=listing-shop-header-2

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Another delightfully spring colored Chrysocolla… Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186673586/chrysocolla-stone-green-amethyst?

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Dripping In Gemstones Bracelet…. This is delicious to just to touch…Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Citrine, Labradorite, Iolite, Moonstone, Garnet, Peridot…. Sterling Silver

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186671882/gemstone-three-strand-bracelet-sterling

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Opposite of the Gemstone bracelet.. This bracelet keeps the color to a minimum but it is all shine! Labradorite Bracelet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186674844/labradorite-three-strand-bracelet

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Custom Order 18K Gold and Sterling Ring sent off to Japan this morning! Wish I could have oxidized it but my customer did not want it that way. I will make another one and oxidize that one and the gold will just be amazing looking again the antiqued silver.

Had a busy week wrapping up custom work. I have not had the typical slow time after Christmas which is a first… I won’t hold my breath though. I will just thank God and keep working. Happy Easter everyone. It is a favorite Holiday of mine so I hope you enjoy. I still have a few snow banks here and will be happy to see them melt. The first day the sun is out I will probably enjoy a good sunburn.

Last Picture… My daughter was sick of my mannequin being… well she is not really naked, but ‘undressed.’ So she fashioned some clothes out of shop rags for the mannequin and pinned them on. It’s pretty stylish with a wrap that goes to the floor, nice job Savannah.

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New Piece

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Just made this piece on Thursday. It was really fun. I was like a kid in a candy store to make a new piece…so much more to come! Also made an 18K Gold White Topaz Engagement Ring. Making Gold Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands is really going to be a new direction for me. It means a lot to me as well to have those pieces of jewelry out there in the world made for such a special reason.

Link to necklace: https://www.etsy.com/listing/176076374/sterling-silver-agate-pearl-necklace-one?

Freshwater Pearls are lavender in color 4.5mm and 3mm. Laguna agate stone. 20 inch adjustable sterling silver chain. Titled: ‘My Shining Light’

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Booking new shows for summer already! It is hard to believe March 9th will be the first show. It will be here fast! In the mean time I started training for my 8th marathon. This is a big undertaking but it’s worth it. Wish the weather would cut me some slack. It’s hard to run in slush and it’s hard to run in -0 temps….any temp above 10 degrees is fine… so come on Mother Nature and give me a week of goodness & sunshine.

Much more new things to come and some new shop tools as well.


Thank You Again Appleton

Had Octoberfest in Appleton Wisconsin this weekend. Have never done that show before and it’s not an Art show. It’s a music festival with some booths at it…..and lots of beer. I get a little nervous about the beer factor. It makes for a tough crowd. At an Artshow people are polite and calm and interested in what you do. At a music festival the general population that’s drinking can start to get a little rough on the merchandise. It’s entertaining to watch unless they pick up a stone necklace and drop it. So, Katie and I had to be on our toes watching everything and everyone like hawks.

It was all good though and a beautiful day. A man becoming one of my best and favorite customers bought the following piece. Thanks Bob! You flatter me! The piece is perfect for him.

 

I don’t have a show now until November. So it will be nice to create for the next 6 weeks. I’ll be able to post some how to things on here too.

Thanks again Appleton….see you next year at Octoberfest.


Pencil Coral

 

Pencil Coral Fossil Earrings Made this morning! Over 3 inches long, fun. They look like little sculptures in your ears. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105150271/pencil-coral-fossil-stone-sterling

 

 

Roni’s pendant is finished. These pictures are not that great because I did not spend a lot of time on taking them but wanted to post them. Why? Well this is recycling at it’s best! The customer had the stone… The customer had a gold bracelet she never wore. I made her something she will wear from what was lying around in her jewelry box. It saved her money…. and made me money. It’s a win + win.


To Roni

Sorry to bug everyone but I’m showing Roni her piece step by step. This stage is really hard to visualize because nothing is sawn or soldered yet. The black is a sharpie marker where I plan to saw out the shape around the stone.

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Roni’s Rutilated Quartz

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Just beginning this pendant. It will be accent with some gold that was the customers, yea! Recycle!


Labradorite Necklace

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I named this necklace “Near The Bridge” for a sweet spot we have here by the river where I live. I love this piece. The pendant swings on the bar it is on like a hinge. The chain is entirely handmade and hammered. Love it. Another Keeper for me??? Hummmmm…… I can’t keep them all ~~~~ can I???????????


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