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

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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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This just in my Etsy Shop

A simple classic! This lovely pendant features a 6.5mm white, super lustrous, fresh water pearl. The simplicity of the oxidized (patinaed) sterling silver wire wrapping along with the handmade fine silver accents gives a feminine yet industrial look and texture. A design that never goes out of style.

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Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

Please enjoy a one-week sale of 25% off my Vintage button line on etsy! Sale ends on Sunday January 20, 2013. No need for a coupon.

It was a very busy season for me and now that all is “calm” I will be adding new work in the Etsy Shop.

On the bench now:

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Work in progress. An absolutely beautiful Laguna Agate with druzy. This is a really big stone and will be made into a very bold necklace!

A few on sale now:

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New Work ~ Shop Update

August 30, 2012

I have been busy in the studio! I am starting now to get my shop stocked for the holiday season. Please keep your eye on my Etsy Shop for new items listed each week.  I am planning an end of summer Newsletter subscribers sale in September. Please sign up to receive ASD News to take advantage of some great discounts.