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Earrings Mostly…except a Roni Necklace

Red agate earrings

Made a bunch of new earrings… the making of more than 20 bezels in a day was nice and thoughtless. I needed that. I have more earrings that are not done yet but here are some… Red Agate Stone earrings with a nice swinging hinge on the ear wire, Link:https://www.etsy.com/listing/188736908/sterling-silver-red-agate-stone-earrings?

Peach agate necklace

This is the Roni necklace… Beautiful Peach hued agate, but really small for my usual style but I know one person that will like it.… hmmm??? Link:https://www.etsy.com/listing/188740211/peach-agate-sterling-silver-necklace?

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These are special. This stone is really hard to find. It is a Fairburn Hills Agate. I had a just two stones a while ago and found these two with my stone guy recently…very hard to come by. No one has the material to cut and it’s gorgeous. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188736324/sterling-silver-rare-fairburn-hills?ref=shop_home_active_8

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I never make a post but here is one… https://www.etsy.com/listing/188745107/crazy-lace-agate-sterling-post-earrings?

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And these…https://www.etsy.com/listing/188738252/sterling-silver-crazy-lace-agate-stone?ref=listing-shop-header-4

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What about these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188738396/sterling-silver-crazy-lace-agate-stone?ref=listing-shop-header-3

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Jasper Anyone? https://www.etsy.com/listing/188744579/sterling-silver-jasper-stone-earrings?ref=listing-shop-header-2

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Last ones for today… https://www.etsy.com/listing/188739612/sterling-silver-agate-earrings-ooak?ref=listing-shop-header-0

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Pretty little hand made ear wires… going into my supply shop, Midnight In Savannah on Etsy: http://www.midnightinsavannah.etsy.com

Well, it’s been a very long week. I’d like to have something to say but I just don’t. I’ll just keep working and hope for better days.

I would like to thank everyone that has sent their heartfelt support. Truly, thank you. It helps.

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My One and Only


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My One and Only….

I really could not have enjoyed making a piece more. This necklace has everything I love ~ a huge crazy lace agate stone, a huge piece of sterling silver to capture the stone, and a handmade and hammered heavy link chain. The pictures are a joke. I can’t capture it’s weight in the pictures. I bet it weighs a pound… ha ha ha ha!!!!! Am I insane? It looks amazing worn short like a choker.

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My One and Only Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184653993/crazy-lace-agate-stone-sterling-silver?

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These beautiful blue Caribbean Ocean colored Chrysocolla stones are to brighten your day! Simple and sweet colorful necklaces. Links: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184647262/chrysocolla-stone-sterling-silver?  and https://www.etsy.com/listing/184655109/chrysocolla-stone-sterling-silver?ref=listing-shop-header-4

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Blue Flame Azurite and Sapphire: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184656529/azurite-stone-sapphire-sterling-silver?ref=listing-shop-header-2

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Crazy Lace Agate Earrings.. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184657155/sterling-silver-agate-stone-earring?ref=listing-shop-header-1

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 This is a Roni sized necklace…. Hi Roni!!! It’s rough and rustic with little moving details and citrine gemstone accents. https://www.etsy.com/listing/184646280/stone-sterling-silver-necklace-one-of-a?

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Sara’s Ring: Made this ring as a custom order last week. It is a 8×6 oval diamond, white gold engagement ring with two other wedding bands. The thicker wedding band is cut out to fit the oval diamond locking it in place. The other white band is for Sara to go to work as she is a veterinarian. She wanted the engagement ring to be a brushed matte finish and look like she just dug it out of the ground. The other two rings are polished. It is hard to make a 1 carat diamond look rugged. She is wearing it now! Thanks Sara & Ben for such a great custom piece. Wedding is this summer ~ Best Wishes to them both!!!!

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Need a heavy headpin? I made three hundred of these this week, jeez… someone out there is busy wire wrapping something???? Thanks for the great order from my supply shop. These work great on focal pendant beads and large hole beads, like handmade glass beads of Tammy Raes: http://www.glassbytammyrae.etsy.com .  I have these available in any gauge you need but 20 and 18 gauge work the best.

Super Sized Sterling Headpins Handmade: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184652519/sterling-silver-large-headpin-20-gauge?


Making A Cube, Azurite Necklace, and Snowman Cookies!

Made a hollow cube necklace as a special request for a good customer. It’s a fun techincal task that I enjoy. There are several ways to do it. I have made a cube with two piece folded in three equal sections but I find that it’s harder to make a nice fit. Here are two equal pieces. File a groove down the center. The file shown only has teeth on the edges of the file, very handy for this kinda work.
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Now bevel or miter the edges so they will all fit together nicely. Make sure you start with heavy enough material so you have something to file. This is 18G sterling.

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I bent these using a parallel pliers. You can use a vise or any thing that has a true, straight edge. Do not use a regular flat nose pliers. Those are at an angle and you don’t want that.

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Put your sides together and solder on another sheet of silver to the bottom. Saw out your cube.

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Make a tiny hole in the last sheet to solder on. I made mine in the center as I am going to solder a jump ring over the hole as the last step. If you do have a hole your piece will explode from pressure. (It’s no fun but sometimes you want that….make really cool shapes. Wear eye protection and ear protection maybe even face protection if you decide to explode something.)

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I am covering the hole with a jump ring and adding a chain so the cube is centered as a pendant. You can fill  the hole with a piece of tapered sterling wire. Gently tap it in and file. You will be surprised that you can’t even find the spot when you are finished!

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This next necklace I made yesterday and it’s a beauty. It’s big. The pictures do not really show how big it is. Isn’t that just like me to make something massive! The stone is 1.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches long and 2 inches wide, full of texture and sparkling azurite crystals.

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Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/169969892/azurite-specimen-stone-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active

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Just had to toss this cookie picture in here. The kids and I make trays of Christmas cookies every year for friends and neighbors. We go all out making goofy decorated ones… These are going to get made first. How cute ~ look at their faces!

 This picture is from Pinterest. Thanks to whoever sent me the link. These are a riot!

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Upcoming Diamond Setting Class Info

FinalGemstone Flyer     Please open this PDF to view Diamond Setting Class to be offered by Gerry Lewy Master Diamond Setter. It will be held in Green Bay WI at NWTC (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College) on Nov 8, 9, 10th. The class is half full right now. So, please sign up soon if you are planning on attending. There is a home Packer game that weekend so hotel rooms will be a challenge. I cannot wait to take this class. I am sure I won’t get the opportunity ever again to learn such specifically detailed skills so if you are considering it….do it.

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Coral Fossil Stone Necklace

I just made this for tomorrows show. It’s a really interesting, organic piece. I did not have a vision for this coral fossil but it just came together as my hands worked. I had no plan.

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165511480/coral-fossil-specimen-stone-sterling

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“Heart On My Sleeve”

Amazing Crazy Lace Agate and Carnelian Stone…

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165509632/heart-crazy-lace-agate-sterling-silver?ref=listing-shop-header-1

See you in Door County Tomorrow just North of Ephraim! Fine Line Gallery.


Taking To Bead and Button

Getting ready to have some show pieces at the Bead and Button Show. I leave on Wednesday to teach. It is a women’s paradise. Beads and Gemstones and Creative Classes as far as the eye can see and legs can walk… Made these next few pieces in the last few days. All of them a complete pleasure to make. It is meant to be when something come from within my mind out my hands so effortlessly.DSC_1854

Green as the Grass!!!!! Conicalcite Specimen Stone is Colorful and Textured. It’s a colorful surprise in such dark metal.

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153035428/conicalcite-specimen-stone-sterling

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This ocean beauty is a Chrysocolla Specimen Stone. It’s bright aqua color packs a punch, especially for summer time.

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153036601/chrysocolla-specimen-stone-sterling

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This is a force to be reckoned with. This pendant is almost 4 inches long. It’s one of the largest necklaces I have ever made. The leather cord is as thick as my pinky finger. The end to the cording is handmade by me as well. It’s a statement piece for sure.

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153032490/garnet-specimen-stone-sterling-silver

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Wild Prairie still wild…. Love Spring.


Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there…. Old, Young, Angels now in heaven….. Not a one of us would be here without having had a Mother. So thank you to all the Mom’s for putting up with kids like me! Even when we are grown up….. I love my life as a Mom and I think my Mom did too. So thanks Mom. Necklace above is a piece I have not taken off for a few months and just gifted to a friend for Mother’s Day. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151009684/angel-wing-cross-necklace-sterling

The necklace to follow I finished on Friday. It has been a stone in the waiting. I had it in a bezel for a long time and finished it on Friday on a whim…… Sometimes it works like that. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151011641/desert-druzy-stone-sterling-silver

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Orange-sickle Fresh!

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Made this today…. Was just inspired by the two stones color. I did not purchase them together but they just found their way to one another in my box of stones. The leather cord ends I made as well. They are not store bought. I made about 50 end caps for this size leather cord (3mm.) why did I do this? It’s a tedious job…. Well, all the 3mm cord ends looked like store bought junk. Just could not bring myself to use them. It is a simple unnoticeable thing but at least they are not commercial and lame looking.

Love the necklace though and been playing with taking pictures on this old box. It’s an ammunition box and says all kinds of great stuff on it, ‘danger flammable explosives’ and ‘PYRO’. What a great find for me…appropriate.

More ‘Prayer Earrings’ being sold…all the money to Cancer Charity ~ Thanks!

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Last but not least Angel Wing Earrings…. I might have posted these before but I’m just playing around with pics on this groovy old wooden box.

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