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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Open House Season In Full Swing

The next few weeks are jam packed with open houses! Mom is having one today at her house. I'm having another one next Saturday night and so on! Very exciting! I will get to show off my new creations in fine silver fusing! Custom pieces are always welcome. I really enjoy doing them and I get to do creations that I would not typically think to do!
Here are some earrings that I custom made to go with this necklace that I did not make. The necklace was a great design and I had a lot of fun doing it! The necklace was made with freshwater pearls, amethyst beads and czech fired beads, and sterling silver components. I already had some matching fresh water pearls already in my stock but I had to go on a hunt for faceted amethyst beads and sterling silver components that would compliment the necklace. Here's what I came up with. I was very pleased! Along with the earrings I had a request for a fish bead bracelet so here's what I came up with. Really fun piece!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

First Open House of the Season

Tonight I'm looking forward to Sparkle n Stone's first open house of the season. I'm not sure how the turnout will be but I'm looking forward to it. I'm been trying new techniques lately including fusing silver wire so I'm anxious to show off my new creations including this necklace which includes my new homemade fused and hammered fine silver rings and clasp. This necklace also includes gemstone, fresh water pearl, and Swarovski crystal beads wire wrapped together.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Labradorite Pendant Triplets

Here are some new pendants I made. Though not a new design, the labradorites are really cool with lots of shimmer! Here are three different colors. Labradorite is one of my favorite gems. No two are the same. They are so cool I just want to keep them all!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Smokey Quartz Ring

I made this ring custom for someone who wanted a ring but wasn't interested in the rings that I had made already. I showed her my loose stones and she picked out this Smokey Quartz Briolette. She loved the color and cut of the stone. Even though it was a briolette it didn't have any holes so I didn't think it would be a problem setting it in a ring. She wanted gold so I used goldfilled wire. I really liked the way this one came out!