Jewelry I’ve been working on…

March 21, 2010

This past week we learned how to bezel set an oval 8 by 10 mm stone. We haven’t done the cleanup yet, so I’ll show another picture once the bezel is clean.  We also did a channel set ring. This one is pretty good, my first one and it was my first one. Here are […]

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Day 2 of School

March 14, 2010

I’m loving the New Approach School. The philosophy there seems to be to really learn serious skills so you can make anything. We worked on drilling and sawing out this beautiful piece shown above. I’ve learned a lot in the last two days! I love school!

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Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild Meeting

January 27, 2010

We had a wonderful meeting of the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild in my Studio Today. Nineteen people attended the meeting. Linda spoke about taxes, getting a business license and much more. Melissa and I demonstrated patinas. I even broke out a small torch! It was a lot of fun, thanks for coming and […]

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November 25, 2009

The symbol above stands for, The Society of North American Goldsmiths. I’m a member of this group and am working on a volunteer project. The project is to build a jewelry/metalsmithing book resource list. I’m a book hog! I love love love books, that doesn’t mean I’ve read all the books I’ve bought (still working […]

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My Bench has arrived!

November 17, 2009

  My Grandparents came up from Maryland and delivered my lovingly hand made bench! My Grandfather made if for me as my Birthday/Christmas present. This is the best present ever! I cannot wait to start working on it. The bench came in many pieces due to the fact that it is very heavy and 7 […]

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A sneak peak of my bench!

October 28, 2009

Last week I went down to Maryland for a visit and got a sneak peak of my jewelry bench; My wonderful Grandfather is building this for me! It’s solid as a rock and 7 feet long! Once it’s finished I’ll post more pictures of it in the studio. Thanks Grandad!

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Sketching Homework, Theme ‘Layers’

September 22, 2009

  I wanted to share some of my sketches I’ve done this week. A friend of mine chose the theme, layers and we have to draw 50 sketches. Many of my jewelry sketches don’t look like jewelry yet, I’m just working on ideas.

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Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild

September 13, 2009

I attended a meeting this week of the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild. It was a lot of fun. We had a destash and I bought a couple of neat tools. I gave away some books I no longer wanted. I wanted them to go to good homes. We did this really cool assignment […]

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Recent Jewelry Creation

June 14, 2009

This is the latest piece of jewelry I have made, they are fine and sterling silver lily of the valley earrings. I made these to go with my wedding dress. I had to create a flat template of the flower, pierce it out with a saw and then dome it to see if I made […]

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See ya next week!

February 10, 2009

  I’ll be at the Buyers Market of American Craft Show in Philly PA all week! See you later!

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