Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Custom Swinging Bud Earrings

I recently made a few custom pairs of my "Swinging Buds Earrings" for some clients. I really love these simple flirty earrings...perfect for spring!
Double Bud in sterling and 18k yellow - Single Bud in 18k rose gold.

18k rose gold - sterling - blackened sterling

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Bike

Last week was my birthday and this was my present...a Trek 7000 WSD! Isn't she pretty?! I have been wanting a bike for a while now...something I can ride to the post office and UPS instead of being lazy and driving. It's been a LONG time since I've ridden and I am eager to ease my aging bones into better shape. Thanks, Ben! Now I am in search of the perfect messenger bag to hold all my packages...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Work

These are just a few of the new pieces I made for the recent Buyers' Market Show. I am just now getting around to taking documentary photos of them. Soon they will be shipped off to be professionally shot.
Large Vine Necklace : blackened sterling, 18k gold, chocolate diamond and white diamonds. The leaves freely swing with the movement of the wearer.

Marquise Cuff Bracelets : Brushed sterling, blackened sterling, 18k gold, citrine, peridots

Vine Ring : Blackened sterling, 18k gold, chocolate diamond

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


It's my birthday and I'm having a SALE to celebrate!

Hurry! This special offer only runs from March 10 through 17!
-FREE SHIPPING on all orders!
-10% off all orders over $75
-15% off all orders over $200
-Already discounted items are also included in this great offer!

Simply make your purchase and an adjusted pay pal invoice will be sent to reflect sale prices.

You can also visit my portfolio website to browse my entire collection. Click here. If you see something you'd like to purchase that is not listed on my Esty site, please contact me and I will post it for you!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Recent Press: INDESIGN

My Marquise Chain Necklace was featured in the January/February issue of INDESIGN magazine!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday at the bench...

This week was busy with snow days, small retail orders and a nice custom order. I was asked by my client to create a pendant similar to my Layered Marquise Pendant using metal from jewelry that was donated by several of his family & friends. Normally I do not use old jewelry...you never know what problems will arise with strange alloys, what weird solders were used, if it was plated, etc. However, most of what he gave me was quality hallmarked and did not look suspicious, so I melted it down and poured into wire ingots. The sentiment behind the design was touching: Family and friends that have touched his wife's life would donate something to create her 40th day birthday present and the design itself represented his wife and their 2 children. I loved the way it turned out and so did they!
Blackened sterling silver, 14k gold and pearls

Custom Marquise Pendant next to my Layered Marquise Pendant

I also made time to "play" a little bit this week! I bought some beautiful stones at a gem show several months ago and haven't had the time to do anything with them yet. So yesterday I made two quick rings just for fun. They are very simple and basic designs...nothing daring...I just really wanted to put some of the stones I bought in something! Plus I got to "play" with the beautiful Fretz hammer I got for Christmas by making a lovely texture on the side of the band.

14k gold ring w/ princess cut orange-red sapphire

14k gold ring w/ princess cut chocolate diamond

They will soon be individually for sale in my Esty shop...But look how beautifully they stack!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow in SC in MARCH?

Our one and only snow this winter....in MARCH??? Crazy, but true! We received about 4 inches last night. My studio looks so cute in a winter wonder land!