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Little treasures

Here are a two sweet little pieces I made a few weeks ago. The first is imperial jasper, and the second is a wampum shell. These will be available in the next shop update.

Productive weekend

I had a fun and productive weekend in the shop. These pieces are more complex – I can only finish one per day. But I’m really loving these construction techniques and the ability to combine ...

Packaging concepts

I’ve been experimenting with some different packaging ideas. Nothing final yet, but I’ve ordered some new materials to play around with. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at some work in progress …

Tiffany Stone pendant

Much better day in the shop today. Finished off this beauty, really happy with how it turned out. The sapphire doublet (with quartz), Tiffany stone, and manmade amethyst and lavender cubic zirconia. This piece isn’t ...

Rough day in the shop

Rough day in the shop yesterday – I feel like everything I touched went awry. This lovely chrysocolla malachite crumbled while I was pushing down the last prong. And then I tried to set the ...

Signs of Spring

We’re seeing the first signs of Spring in the garden. I love seeing the snowdrops come up, and the first daffodils, too. We’ll be seeing more varieties of daffodils and the tulips soon, too – ...

Bronze settings

On my bench from this weekend … I experimented creating a bronze bezel for this pink opal cab with bronze from The Family Stone. Really liking this look – interested to see where it goes!

Maker’s Mark

My vacation passed in a flash – it is such a such a joy to be back in the studio again! My only regret is that I spent more time in front of my computer ...

Heart of the Maker

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a real-time, virtual class called Heart of the Maker, with Lesley McKeown and Francesca Watson of The Makery. The premise of the class is to help intermediate-level students move beyond simple construction, find their own creative voice and style. It’s been a wonderful experience – one I am hoping to repeat – that has both expanded my technical skills and helped me think differently about the design of jewelry.

Launch video

Meg Harrop at Lemon & Birch put together this launch video for us to share on Instagram. I love this little window into our collaboration, her creative process, and the wonderful outcomes we achieved together.

Faeriewigs – live!

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have been working with Meg Harrop at Lemon & Birch to develop a brand identity for my jewelry-making business. I really enjoyed the process of completing her ...