Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas

Have I mentioned that I love this time of year? Lucky charms are all over the place and new ideas keep coming, while preparing for my Open Studio day this Saturday and also trying to sqeeze in and finish a few more custom pieces.
Have I mentioned that I love this time of year? Lucky charms are all over the place and new ideas keep coming, while preparing for my Open Studio day this Saturday and also trying to sqeeze in and finish a few more custom pieces.
Custom-made "feather" & "piano" pins.
Custom-made “feather” & “piano” pins.
14k rose gold heart & ruby chain bracelet for newborn baby.
14k rose gold heart & ruby chain bracelet for newborn baby.
A few more gift ideas for children and newborn babies.
A few more gift ideas for children and newborn babies.
Feather bracelet that I'm making for a good old friend.
Feather bracelet that I’m making for a good old friend.

A rose gold plated sterling silver version of the lace heart earrings and flower wreath earrings with sparkling amethyst briolettes. A rose gold plated sterling silver version of the lace heart earrings and flower wreath earrings with sparkling amethyst briolettes. A rose gold plated version of the lace heart earrings and flower wreath earrings with sparkling amethyst briolettes.
A rose gold plated sterling silver version of the lace heart earrings and flower wreath earrings with sparkling amethyst briolettes.

Making bezels and playing with gemstones.Making bezels and playing with gemstones.


The first of the new gemstone pieces is this pair of labradorite drop earrings.
The first of the new gemstone pieces is this pair of labradorite drop earrings.

Next, I made one of my favourite ring designs, the birthstone rings with the 14k yellow gold "pebbles". The amethyst teardrop cabochon is set using gallery wire to make the bezel.
Next, I made one of my favourite ring designs, a new birthstone ring with 14k yellow gold “pebble”. The amethyst teardrop cabochon is set using gallery wire to make the bezel.
I’m also working on a couple more gemstone pendants, they should be ready very soon!

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New ring and earrings

New ring and earrings

Today I managed to finish these new pairs of earrings that have been sitting on my bench for a few days. The first pair features these amazing green druzy stones, combined with eucalyptus seeds.
Today I managed to finish these new pairs of earrings that have been sitting on my bench for a few days. The first pair features these amazing green druzy stones, combined with eucalyptus seeds.

I also made a new pair of botanical earrings with aqua blue chalcedony briolettes.
I also made a new pair of botanical earrings with aqua blue chalcedony briolettes.
A rose gold plated version of the anemone moonstone ring.
A rose gold plated version of the anemone moonstone ring.
Time to sign off for the weekend and finsih a few more lucky charm bracelets and pendants!
Now it’s time to sign off for the weekend and enjoy some quiet time finishing a few more lucky charm bracelets and pendants!

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Charms, jewelry and gemstones

Charms, jewelry and gemstones

cardboard envelopes & washi tape with a cross-stitch snowflake motif, to go with the feathers!
Packaging the new lucky charm bracelets & pendants is so fun! This year’s packaging includes special feather cards, cardboard envelopes & washi tape with a cross-stitch snowflake motif.

My latest botanical inspired jewelry: macrame bracelet with pearls and turquoise seedpod ring.
My latest botanical inspired jewelry: macrame bracelet with pearls and turquoise seedpod ring.

Revisiting an old favourite, the olive branch ring. The stone is a beautiful 4mm faceted peridot cabochon.
Revisiting an old favourite, the olive branch ring. The stone is a beautiful 4mm faceted peridot cabochon.

Minimalistic fine silver “pebble” stud earrings.

During this busy time of year, I'm trying to sqeeze in a few custom pieces. I made a set of three etched copper ornaments and a couple tree of life jewelry.
During this busy time of year, I’m trying to sqeeze in a few custom pieces. I made a set of three etched copper ornaments and some “tree of life” jewelry.

Speaking of custom work, today I received these gorgeous new gemstones and they are all available for making custom pieces!
Speaking of custom work, today I received these gorgeous new gemstones and they are all available for making custom pieces!

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The new 2017 lucky charms are here!

The new 2017 lucky charms are here!

​This year I tried to get organised early on and so the new lucky charms are ready! I made two different charms that are both available as bracelets or pendants.

The feathers are symbols of freedom, hope and strength. I’ve also played with the number “17” and tried to come up with a modern interpretation of the traditional approach to new year’s lucky charms.

The feathers are handmade, using a combination of metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, fold forming, hammering and soldering. Each feather measures 4 x 1.5 cm or 1.57 x 0.59 inch. They are made in sterling silver or brass, with yellow gold plating, pink gold plating or black platinum plating finish.
The new charms are handmade, using a combination of metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, fold forming, hammering and soldering. The feather measures 4 x 1.5 cm and the “17” measures 4 x 1.7 cm.
They are made in sterling silver or brass, with yellow gold plating, pink gold plating or black platinum plating finish.

The new feather charms can also be found in my Etsy shop. I hope that you’ll enjoy these new charms as much as the previous ones!

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