BAW52 # 15 is a lovely little copper “Vector” pin. I’ve placed a sterling silver rivet at “True North”.  Always follow your heart to your own True-North!

I’m giving this one away with the purchase of any of my other BAW52 Brooches. All available pins are listed at Adobe Sol Designs.

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Brooch A Week #14

March 28, 2013

One of my favorites so far! This pin  features a fabulous piece of glass coral handmade by Lori Lochner. She is one of my favorite glass artists. All set in sterling silver, I used a sage-green Prehnite cabochon to set off the deep red in the coral. What a great way to wear coral without having to kill it!!

This pin along with all other Brooch-A-Week pins are listed on my website.

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The Clymb

March 23, 2013

I have recently made several purchases form The Clymb and I want to share. First off, I only recommend sites that I have personal experience with and am extremely happy with the products, prices, service and speed of delivery. The Clymb has different products on sale every day (REALLY good prices!). They often get new products and feature top-shelf brands. They carry everthing from casual shoes, snow-sports, Yoga apparel, towels and mats to Crossfit apparel and footwear. I must admit that I am somewhat addicted to the site!

My most recent purchase for CrossFit:

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I have used Inov-8s before and really like them for CrossFit. The fit well, are confy for running, great for box jumps and have very little raise from heel to toe. I will let you know how I like this model once I use ’em for a few weeks!

Brooch A Week #11, #12

March 19, 2013

I’m keeping a good pace on the brooches! BAW52 is so much fun. I look forward to what comes next. I just got in some really magnificent cabochons which will be my inspiration for the next pin!

Finished with 11 and 12. I’m super happy with the way each of them turned out.

#11 is made with sterling silver and faceted clear quartz stone. Still running on my “Shapes” inspiration, I designed it with a heart, ring and a freeform dangle at the bottom for interest:

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#12 is one of my classic designs, that I love, featuring a MOP vintage button hand set in oxidized sterling silver.

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Brooch A Week #10

March 15, 2013

This week, for the Brooch A Week Flickr Challenge,  I made a little sterling silver “shapes” pin. The circle and square spin freely. The white topaz is nice and has a lot of fire!

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I will be listing my Brooch-A-Week Flickr challenge entries on my Website exclusively!

The Weebly site is new to me, so if you have any questions, feedback or comments… I’m all ears. I’ve put together a FAQ page to help navigate through the purchase process.

Idea for Brooch #10: I am in the mood to make a brooch with “shapes”….

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Brooch A Week #9

March 12, 2013

Going back to my recent favorite material… Vintage Buttons, here is BAW #9. I am so addicted to these vintage painted porcelain buttons. They have a life of their own with lovely color pained on by hand, back in the day! This button inspired me to make a simple sterling silver setting, just enough to make the colors pop. An oxidized patinae gives an old world appeal to this modern day brooch:

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Brooch A Week #8

March 11, 2013

Entry week #7 is  made with a vintage crystal button. I wanted to set this button without doing a bezel and keeping the button-hole intact. I designed a frame with a prong setting and a little loop to allow the pin wire to go through while attached through the hole in the button. I know, hard to understand my words… Have a look instead:

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Brooch A Week #7

March 10, 2013

I used to do a lot of freeform wire brooches before I got hooked on the torch. Real;ly had fun with this and will probably make a few more incorporating stone setting with the wire. Thought I’d go back to my roots with this one. Hand formed with copper wire, oxidized and polished:

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OK, It’s official… I have entered the Flickr Challenge Brooch A Week! Along with many other artists from all over the globe, I will make one brooch per week for all of 2013. I have wanted to do this one for weeks and have finally jumped in (with both feet!). Over the last few days I’ve sat down at the bench and completed 6 with a seventh almost finished. I’ll be posting each new brooch on Flicker and adding it to my “BAW52″ Flickr Album. Here are 6 of 52:

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