Sunday, May 31, 2009

Better Ring Bling

So much difference a week makes.

I've been working on rings all week, and gee what a difference a week makes. I've already sold my first one off etsy, and they are proving to be a wonderful add on. Quick to make, a joy to oxidize and polish. I love opening up a tumbler after an hour and seeing what gleaming gems come out.

This will definitely stay in the act.

Even thinking of trying for Trunkt....Should I? Am I good enough?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ring Bling..Part 2 Dialog..

They forgot my dialog on this piece...Oh my, I'm still learning to blog.

Anyway, there's the picture on my ring number 2, hope you like it. I'm off back to the bench for more wire work. Let me know what you think.



Ring Bling Part 2

Okay, I did another...this is getting real repetative.. But fun!! I used a trillion 10x10mm stone in aqua topaz Cubic Zirconia to really make this piece sing. Oh boy, does it sing.. Like an opera... Can you hear Ride of the Valkeries? DatadaTAda...DatadaTAAAda...

Sigh.. onward to new weavings...


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ring Bling

After much haranging and pushing on my husbands part, I've succumed to his wishes and finally made a ring. And yes, the views on my etsy webpage shows it. He was right. Darn it... Here's what it looks like...

Gee, I hate it when he's right...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Back Working With Silver

I'm back working with Silver, getting ready for the show season this summer and fall. I'm also trying to make it economical for my customers to purchase pieces, by making them smaller, but just as intricate. Not an easy combination for me to do. So, here's a piece to give you an idea of what I'm trying to do.

The other good news is I've found these Trillion Cut Cubic Zirconia, very easy to work with. The setting is 3 wires of 20 guage wire, 30 wraps around one of 20 guage wires, with 28 gauge, wrap the 3 wires individually across 4 times, repeat 3 times. Bend with your flat nose, into triangular setting, and then using a needle to open space between wire 1 (wrapped wire) and wire 2. Insert the stone and then using the 28 guage wire, seal the opening between the beginning of the wrapping and the end of the wrapping. The cubic zirconia, rests inside the wires 1 and 2. I use the remaining wire, to form a bail, and then embellish the setting. Of course it needs to be properly finished and tumbled.

If you have questions about setting this type of stone, you can email me at

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Newest Creation

Since I did so well with my "Queen" series, I've changed and now I've started a new line called the "Dutchess" series. Beautiful, but difficult to set the two side stones. I keep trying and growing. Isn't that what art is all about. Take a look at the newest pieces.

Introducing, The Dutchess.