Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brand New

I recently made a goal to make 3 new things in my studio per week, aside from the necessary things like orders or repairs. I figure even I can reach this goal. At times it can be so hard to get to work in the studio. But so far, so good. I reached my goal last week and am on track to reach it this week. Here's a look at my new creations.

First, it always amazes me what you can do with some silver and some tools. A couple of weeks ago I FINALLY bought a disc cutter (the peg looking thing on the left). I gotta tell ya, it has rocked my jewelry making world. I've been making these sweet little silver flowers with the discs I can now so easily cut out.

Pretty cool, huh?

{handmade on 7.9.11}
These little flowers are my new obsession. The best part is that the possibilities are endless. Each one in completely unique.

{handmade on 7.18.11}

These little ladies are donning freshwater pearls (my favorite)

{handmade on 7.19.11}

I am loving this ring. I wonder if I should turn it into a stacking ring? We'll see. I can see lots of different flower designs in cuffs, dangling earrings, pendants. Maybe I'll even try a pin? Again, we'll see. Most of this jewelry is earmarked for a gallery I am hoping to get into on
Valley Junction in West Des Moines, IA. Fingers are crossed.

Check these out! Maybe they don't look it, but they are GIANT freshwater pearls. I need to make more of these babies. They look amazing swaying from your ears.

This bracelet is so versatile. It's one I made a long time ago but recently re-did. It features crystal quarts, freshwater pearls and a sterling charm.

{handmade on 7.18.11}
A high-dome labradorite pendant featuring handmade fine silver leaves. I'm still not sure what I want to do for a chain.

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