Friday, April 24, 2015

American Jewelry Design Council Variations on a Theme

Several weekends ago I attended the American Jewelry Design Council Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design exhibit at the Kent State University Museum. We were very luck to have such an amazing exhibit or jewelry that pushed the jewelry/art bounds. I fell in love with this bracelet by Diana Vincent. It is sterling silver and white sapphires

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hammer Time!

This past week I worked on a couple of my hammers, see the sparks above!
The hammer below is shined to a near mirror finish, you can see my reflection and the reflection of the wood grain in the table. It's beautiful, and ready for jewelry making.

The hammer below is textured, I used a cut off disk and carved into an old hammer. It was fairly simple and now we can play with an interesting texture. I'll be sure to post more!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Special Order Spica Star Earrings

Wednesday I delivered this special order pair of earrings to Flux Metal Arts, a gallery I sell my jewelry through. These are a version sterling silver of my Spica Star Earrings.

I love the blackened background and how it makes the silver star really shine!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patty's Day

It's been a while. Hope you are well and I wanted to share my good fortune with you.

Here is my best creation yet! My daughter Willow at 3 months old ready to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! (Her outfit says, 'I'm cute, my Mom is cute, and my Dad is Lucky!')
Right now Willow is a little over 3 1/2 months and she is so much fun, she's been smiling a lot and talking and babbling up a storm! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

8 weeks to go!

If you follow me on my other social media platforms you may know that I'm pregnant with our first baby! I've been very busy working on a million projects in and around the house. It's been crazy here! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Welding at HamerSong Farms

This year Joe and I and Joe's parents made giant chicken at our annual welding class. Look how big it is!

Joe did most of the work, and he had a great time!

And he got quite messy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring in our front yard! I took a quick couple of pics from a distance and left this little one alone. Mama deer leave their babies during the day in hidden locations. This spot in our front yard was not so hidden, luckily the little guy found a better, shadier spot.

I love his ears, their just like both of my dog's ears!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Photography session with Julie Stanley

Last month I had a photo shoot with Julie Stanley of a new collections of jewelry. We had a fantastic time. She is an amazing photographer. Stay tuned for the big jewelry reveal! See more of Julie's work here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Here is a new pair of earrings; I love movement and each arc of wire spins independently of one another. Sterling Silver and Swarovski crystal. 

I couldn't think of a name for them. What would you name these earrings?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sneak Peak on new Jewelry Designs

I wanted to share a little sneak peak of the designs I've been working on. These are prototypes, still tweaking the design to make it better. Sterling silver and Swarovski crystal. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Literature Lover’s Necklace

This necklace was designed for a woman who loves J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. I created a scroll out of sterling silver and engraved the quote ‘The stories we love best do live in us forever. – J.K. Rowling’.  

A few symbols from the series were included: a quill, the Horcrux and Harry’s scar. 

The chain is a handmade sterling silver twist chain.

This necklace was a surprise Valentine’s Day present from her husband. I loved this quote I engraved because it was from her favorite author but could also include all the other books and stories she loved!

Friday, January 17, 2014

A package in the mail...

Last week a Christmas present arrived from a good friend of mine in Maryland. She made these ornaments. The lace that surrounds the is all her work. They are just beautiful and I wanted to share them with you.

In the ornaments above and below you can see my reflection.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Have a fantastic night and may your 2014 shine!

The words are made of sterling silver bracelets on my studio floor. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jewels by JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

From November 20, 2013 until March 9, 2014, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit over four hundred pieces of jewelry by Joel A. Rosenthal.  It will be the first retrospective of the designer’s work in America and he will be the first contemporary “gem artist” exhibited at the Met. Above is a diamond bracelet he designed in 2010.

"He is known for his pavĂ© technique—the setting of small stones so close together that they appear as a continuous surface of jewels—and uses subtle gradations of color to create a painterly effect." - the Met

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Shopping...

Last year around this time I ordered a present for myself, a pair of these sterling silver, 14k gold filled bead and fresh water pearl Fuchsia Earrings by Ai Jewelry. I really loved the look, the movement and the craftsmanship! These are earrings I will cherish and pass on to my kids. Hope you're Holiday Shopping is going well. See more of Ai Jewelry here