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I put this necklace together for my mom for Mother’s Day.  It’s a little different from the things I usually make, but I had a blast putting it together, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out!  Creating the bail and wirework on the pendant was a fun challenge, and I’m thrilled with the wired pearl links. The best part?  Mom loves it too!



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I’ve been dying to try my hand at torch enameling.  The idea of using a flame hot enough to melt glass thrills me.  Actually, the whole process of watching the glass particles fuse together is quite exciting, as is experimenting with the different colors and opacities of enamel.  Here are a few of my very first items created using this new process.  I can’t wait to keep experimenting!

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Here are some photos of one of my latest designs.  I am really enjoying working in my metalsmith shop, experimenting with new designs, forming and shaping the silver, using my torch, playing with texture!

These photos don’t quite do this piece justice – I had to snap them at a recent show before the necklace’s new owner took it home! The hammered texture detail is much more stunning in person.

Look for more new metalwork designs  over the next few weeks!

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Woohoo!  My ensemble was chosen for today’s Couture du Jour over on Lilyella’s blog!  Stop by to learn more about the items I’ve used, or to submit your own outfit!

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Happy Easter!

Ceramic Egg by Palomasnest

White Rabbit by lulubugjewelry

Chick Chick Chick by Middleburg

Silk Dyed Easter Egg Kit by thejunebride

Wishing you a joy-filled and meaningful Easter!

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Couture du Jour

What a fun surprise!  My ensemble is featured today over on Lillyella’s blog! Stop by and check it out.

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We have a winner for Week 1 of the Big Birthday Giveaway!  Congratulations to Beth, writer of comment #31.  Beth’s comment was selected using the Random Number Generator.

Beth has selected gift #2.  Take a peek at her prize:

Package #2 contains a pair of Hammered Silver and Coin Pearl earrings.  This pair features hand forged sterling rings that encircle stunning peacock freshwater coin pearls.

Don’t forget to enter the second round of the Big Birthday Giveaway!  Week 2 begins today (Saturday February 13) and ends Saturday February 20.  What surprise will next week’s gift hold?

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