Some Things To Come…………

Some things to come.  Now that my little one is in kindergarten I have some time to do some creating. I do miss having her around though but it is all a part of the cycle of life. So I am embracing it and getting to work!

Some pictures of my works in progress.  Hopefully some lovely jewelry that you all will love to be created with these.

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I am practicing with some rustic soldering of brass pieces.  hand cutting the brass and copper for some of the bases.

Others are pre made brass bases.

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Some vintage brass stampings to add to the bases.

solder1 Torched, burned but will clean up nicely.  Still need some practice but if you like a rustic and unique look to your jewelry then these are for you!

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Some birds, cicadas, cat, bulldog, Egyptian revival, sea horse and even a flower that I solder two three leaf petals together and then soldered the blue rhinestone.  Some even have a fossilized appeal which I love! these have been cleaned and filed but still need some more filing, hammering and perhaps some patina to bring out the highlights.  We shall see.

Hope you enjoyed looking. Remember if you click on the photos they will enlarge for better viewing.

Looking For Inspiration In My Garden

I love to garden. I love the smell and feel of the soil. I don’t mind having to clean the dirt from underneath my fingernails at the end of the day. Gardening has such a calming effect: I can daydream and not worry about anything (other than the insects and ground hogs devouring my flowers!).  The joy of watching the flowers unfurl their petals and reveal the astounding color and beauty achieved only by mother nature can not be replaced.  I look to nature and my garden for inspiration in my jewelry designs.  Last night I took a stroll through my garden with my camera.  I have been in somewhat of a designing funk and was looking for some new color combinations.  Here are some photos from my evening stroll.

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I am always amazed at the color combinations found in flowers;down to the veins in the petals. Nothing is more beautiful that mother nature’s creations. Now off to my bead stash!