April 22, 2008

Waterlillies Chainmail Necklace

I am sooo in love with this necklace!!! The focal point of this gorgeous necklace is an artisan crafted cube boro bead, streaked in such a way with blues and greens that it remind me of Claude Monet's "Waterlillies" painting. I did not want to detract from the utter beauty of this boro bead, so I paired it with a delicate 20g handwoven sterling silver Jen's Pind chainmail necklace. Each of the 450 jumprings from which the necklace is comprised was handcoiled, cut, tumbled, and then woven into the maille pattern.

The Waterlillies Chainmail Necklace is of course for sale on my website.

April 18, 2008

Where have I been??

LOL Yep, I've been missing in action again working behind the scenes plugging away at various aspects of my business. I figured it was time to surface and say hello and show you some of what I've been working on.

I mentioned that I am now selling my Teardrops Tutorial and Kits on my Etsy Gemstone store, but, what I haven't shared is that in my Etsy Gemstone store I am now offering various components such as fine silver headpins, twisted sterling silver soldered rings and ovals, fine silver fused links, various shapes, etc. This past month since I've started selling the components has been absolutely crazy!! LOL Praise the Lord!!! *cheesy grin* I have been blessed beyond measure this past month as my components sales have gone through the roof and have kept me busy and out of trouble (Bwaaaa!) and quiet. Kinda. *cheesy grin* On the out of trouble part that is. hee, hee.

So, not only am I selling the headpins and components out of my Etsy Gemstone store, I am also offering them for sale on my website. My website is sloooowly being updated with them, so please have patience! *grin* I'll get to it! LOL I have been working on a ton of different stuff, and with my family as my focus, I only have so much time in a day. *grin*

Yesterday I had a chance to work on some jewelry for myself...oh, yea, and my website, LOLOL. But this first set is ALL MINE!!! *cheesy grin* I LOVE IT!!! Though, don't worry, it IS for sale on my website! LOL I'm so excited to have made it and I"m looking forward to diving into more fusing. I know you're impatient to see what I'm talking about, so here ya go:

These pieces were created by fusing fine silver into circles, hammering, tumbling, and adding the 14k Gold Fill jumprings. I had so much fun with this set and I can't wait to start working on another fused chain set. *grin* Buuut, I have quite a few things to do first before I can complete that! LOL *grin*

Also, I have added a Clearance section to my website with older pieces, samples, and other goodies. All of these pieces are marked 50% off!!!! *grin* And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to hear about sales, etc. *grin* Mother's Day is coming up soon and I'll be sending out a special coupon code in my next newsletter SOON!!!!!

April 01, 2008

Gold Fill Kits for my new Tutorial are now available!!!

Wow, what an awesome week it has been!!! I've been selling a ton of my Pearl Teardrops Tutorial and Kits and I love what a big hit it is! Thank you so much folks for your comments and feedback on how easy the tutorial is!!

I am thrilled to announce that I now offer Gold Fill kits for my tutorial! WOOHOOO!!! You'll receive everything that the Sterling Silver kits contain, just in Gold Fill. Here are pictures of what the kits look like:

Full Kit

Jump Ring Only Kit

These kits are available for sale in my Gems Etsy Shop.