19 Mar

BLUEBERRY post earrings

BLUE berry … Peacock …Teal blue… spring 2017 post earrings – resin & glass – saturated color – with a matte scuffed surface

BLUEBERRY earrings $72.00

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BLUE BERRY post earrings

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03 Apr

list of jewelry suppliers

Jewelryallcraft tool and supply – enamels, equipment, metals, supplies, tools – New York, USA
armstrong tool & supply company – equipment, supplies, tools – Michigan, USA
contenti – equipment, packaging, supplies, tools – Rhode Island, USA
cooksons – beads, gemstones, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, tools –  Birmingham, UK
emporium vitreum – enamels, metals, tools – Toronto, CA
fire mountain gems – beads, gemstones, supplies – Oregon, USA
general bead – beads, findings, supplies, tools – California, USA
gesswein – casting, equipment, tools – Connecticut, USA
hauser & miller – metals – Missouri, USA
hoover & strong – casting, findings, gemstones, metals – Virginia, USA
h.s. walsh – equipment, findings, supplies, tools – Kent, UK
indian jewelry supply co. – equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, tools – New Mexico, USA
lacy & company – beads, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, supplies, tools – British Columbia, CA
metalliferous – enamels, metals, tools, stampings, supplies, vintage – New York, USA
myron toback – findings, metal, supplies – New York, USA
otto frei – equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, tools – New York, USA
reactive metal studios inc. – beads, findings, metals, mokume-gane, supplies, tools – Arizona, USA
rio grande – beads, equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, supplies, tools – New Mexico, USA
stuller – beads, equipment, findings, gemstones, metals, packaging, supplies, tools – Louisiana, USA
thompson enamel – enamels, tools – Kentucky, USA
ward gemstones – gemstones – London, UK
wg ball – enamels, equipment, findings, tools –  Staffordshire, UK

02 Apr

EtsyMetal: March Monthly Challenge “30 Minute Challenge”

This month EtsyMetal Team members picked one project from either the “30-Minute Rings Book” or “30-Minute Bracelets Book” by Lark Crafts.

And then made a project that was inspired by a piece in the book.
#59bracelet

I chose bracelet #59, page 127, from the “30 Minute Bracelets Book.” The original design was by Amy Tavern. I made smaller moveable links and added a big copper distressed circle – PLANETARY SEQUENCE.
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27 Mar

book review: the jeweler’s studio handbook

author: brandon holschuh
title: the jeweler’s studio handbook: traditional and contemporary techniques for working with metal and mixed-media materials.
copyright: 2009
publisher: quarry books9781592534852

a great book for the beginner, student, or experienced metalsmith. it includes tips for equipping the jewelry studio and choosing tools as well as an introduction to the properties of metal, basic techniques, advanced techniques, surface treatments and studio projects. what sets this book apart from many on the market are the detailed instructions and photos that accompany the beautifully designed projects. projects that you would actually want to make and wear. a number of tips and tricks can be culled from the detailed photos of each piece’s process. who knew that you could ball up the end of wire on a number of pieces all at once?

the projects i would like to riff off of: the cage pendant, glass pendant, no -solder bracelet, and the wisdom earrings (minus the teeth).