cold is here.
as a matter of fact there is a foot of snow blanketing my jeep outside. everything is blinding white.
it's time to stock up on a few basic things, firewood, thick rolled oats, beans of course.
then there are the other basics, simple daily pleasures to walk along with you in the day.
and to keep the fire going...
so, stocking up on things like these coil rings, in the golden vermeil, finger rings, scarf sliders...
or in simple black and brushed silver, quite minimal to fit right under those warm winter gloves!
back to their new selves, after a long state of limbo..
the coil rings are now back and fully in stock in all the 3 finishes, brushed silver, black silver and (drum roll) vermeil!!
and (another drum roll...) the hoops are also back in stock in the long-awaited vermeil finish!
it has been a rollercoaster putting these together over the last several months and i am now so so so happy to announce they are back. at last.
here is another quick peek into the jewelry closeout sale coming up in just a few weeks: bit pendant
part of the sale in the black+gold collection, this is the last one of a set of 3 pendants, a minimally pierced disk of black sterling silver with just a tiny bit of 18k gold to spice things up, just a bit.
stay tuned to be alerted when the sale launches!
as a subscriber of my collector list, you get to shop the sale two hours ahead of everyone else and you don't want to miss this, things sell out fast!
so, sign up and check your email these next couple of weeks when you'll get your exclusive link to the sale!....
months of uncertainties have been piling up, we do not know what is happening next.
bring my thoughts back to my work, the bench, what needs to be done, slices earrings, in progress.
and after a few days, got a bunch to shoot, tedious work of quite a few hours...
and then, they are ready to go!
along the way this march picked up some 'old' work sitting around on the bench, put these together, little sterling silver cubes.
they are tiny, super light despite their 'cubeness' and they definitely stand out!
some one of a kind mini work ready for a customer, who grabbed them on the go...
and then these of course, more of your october colors, just with an angle...and still in tune!
simple, with less words... earrings for (f)all.
sometimes we are prepared, sometimes we are not... so it's time to pin something down this fall, time to not let it all blow away... time to do it in a bold way, time to do it in daring contemporary style, time to do it in vivid colors.
so, advice for everyone to be ready for the gusts of fall, the scarf that blows over your shoulders, the pin on a lapel you have handy, to keep it all in place.
just playing with jewelry and combinations of color to be in tune with this month,
had fun playing with putting colors together, a black+orange line-up came out of it and is the main theme for the rest of the month.
all i can see is black+orange and nothing else seems to stick to mind...
in the beginning
it all began by accident. and fun. and by having fun with accidents happening...
some while ago, quite a long while ago actually, and in full exploration mode i spent hours with a bandsaw and a bunch of copper, brass, silver pipes and tubes of all sizes and ...cut away!
'slices' of various sizes began piling up on my bench, some immediately finding their composition and combinations
in the interim
then last year i found a box tucked away in my studio and almost forgotten, and pulled out six 2" x 2" thin square slices in brass, almost as out of thin air....
and these came out: the square slices!
the big squares
still in playing mode, i quickly put together six pairs of big thin square brass slice earrings, with a simple sterling silver ear wire and put them out to the world, without much thinking (did i mention that i was just playing?)
and to my surprise, or maybe i was just caught off guard, these babies just flew off my earrings rack almost in no time and i found myself wondering... should i make some more?
people really liked them, why not?
but the experimental original 'slices' were gone and i had to start from scratch, slice them afresh from a pipe i could not find in my stash and with a band saw i no longer had...
in the interim 2 (or, re-thinking the squares..)
so, in the meantime, and given what i had and did not have handy, i decided to start from scratch. that is, make the 'slices' from scratch. yes, i have tools, luckily i have tools and with hands and tools, i can make things. it might take some time, but i can make things...
and...here we go:
then someone gave me a gift....speed up the process a bit, you say?
and now, as i catch up to speed and can let my playing expand a bit further, just playing still...
so for now my little steps have taken me to add another style to the collection, and the circles are now rising, in 2 sizes and color finishes
Circle Slice Earrings grouping in black and yellow brass
and so now, to top it all off, i am happy to introduce (yes, right at the bottom) a new page just for the slices collection right off my website, that is just around the corner... check it out!
and so this one is GONE.
the last of the shard rings from a series of long ago...
it's fun to see them leave. happy together, the person, the object, the perfect match.
the little story behind these rings was indeed an inspiration, but really i just love the shape. shape, function, wear it as a ring, wear it as a pendant...wear it.
well, it's almost summer and a breezy summer day today indeed. and these are in-becoming.
adding a larger size to the classic and ageless, ubiquitous hoop.
always in season, these are the super classic hoop, in color and with fun!
have been 'testing these out' myself quite a bit lately...forgetting to have them on at times.
and wondering...surprised. i almost never wear earrings (i just make them), but there are a few exceptions, and these are one of them.
yes, even the large(er) size will be super lightweight, and yet, big enough to tip the line into a little more of daring...so do!
coming soon: an adventurous two and a half inches hoop for your days of summer!
and in the meantime, there are the big ones and the slighter smaller ones, as always.
four finishes and four colors to choose from, as always.
for bright days and even super bright days!
(NOTE: the vermeil finish is momentarily on hold as i review inventory changes and updates, but....stay tuned!)
jewelry notes from the bench
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I make simple, colorful and bold jewelry for a contemporary ageless and fun style.
Have been doing this for quite sometime...pretty sure this is what I want to do when I grow up!
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