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Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Leaves Jewelry Drawing

 My friend Carolyn--AutumnLeavesJewelry.com--is having a drawing to give away a fantabulous ring. I'm joining the contest and I hope to be the proud owner of another one of her beautiful pieces soon! Visit her Web site to see how to enter the drawing.

http://www.AutumnLeavesJewelry.etsy.com/ or http://www.carolynartist.blogspot.com/

 Love you Care:O)

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Greatest Give-A-Way ever

A Red Creek Jasper Necklace.
Sterling Silver, filigree.

Dapped and textured chains.



Check out this wonderful, generous give-a-way on the following blog:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Todays Sneak Preview

Copper and Turquoise Shelf Necklace

This necklace was so much fun to make.  It is all handmade by me with the exception of the chain, of course.  I used beautiful chocolate/copper stick pearls, hand formed copper dangles, gorgeous chunks of turquoise and miscellaneous charms.  The base of the necklace is like a bookshelf, hence the name.  I hand sawed and forged the piece of copper into this shape and I love it.  The chain has one piece of hand forged copper wire formed into a circle with a sterling silver dot on top near the base.  The necklace hangs approximately 18 inches long.  I've worn this piece a few times and everyone stops to look and rave about it.  I will be making more but each one will have its own personality as they are all one of a kind.  Look for this piece soon in my etsy shop!!
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Etching, Etching, Etching

A fun, funky ring

 Free hand drawings on metal

The fruits of our labor

My good friend, Madeline, and I have been working like crazy all week on our metal etching. We have been invited to do a trunk show the weekend before Thanksgiving in Tucson, AZ. We are very flattered indeed, however, it takes a large inventory to put on a good show and we are off and running - or etching as the case may be. My pictures don't do our work justice but for the moment it's the best we have. It has been both gratifying and frustrating to work with metal etching. It is a very labor intensive process. We are working with chemicals that require special attention to dispose of, to say nothing of the mess involved!! We've been through several pairs of rubber gloves and rolls of paper towels since this little venture began and we aren't through yet. Aside from all of the cons, there are lots of pros which make it all worth the extra effort. I hope you enjoy the pictures and there will be more soon.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek. I truly love sharing my thoughts and words with you and hope you will leave me a little comment or two once in awhile. Have a great week and take tomorrow off - it's Labor Day!!

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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