Tag Archives: gems

Snowed in but optimistic

The weather here has been absolutely brutal.  The snow’s been on the ground since November and temperatures are often way below zero, not to mention the gusting winds. On some days though, it is beautiful. Even on horribly freezing, cloudy days – … Continue reading

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More Cold Connections and Mixed Metals

I haven’t been able to stop this obsession with cold connections and mixed metals.  I don’t know what it is but I’m hooked – at least until my next obsession!  Perhaps it’s because I can create artistic pieces with so … Continue reading

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Reclaim, Redo, Remake and Create Someting New

I hate to throw out pieces of wire, scraps of metal sheet and anything that seems useful in any way at all.  Of course this can get out of hand and can end up with mountains of junk, but every … Continue reading

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Tarot Card Inspired Necklace

Ever since I started etching I can’t seem to do anything else in jewelry.  I’m obsessed with the possibilities of creating mini works of art to wear.  I finally get to draw, letter and doodle again  by creating images on … Continue reading

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Wire wrapping cabs

I’ve been practicing how to  wire wrap cabs in a more simple, less ornate-like design.  Knowing when to stop working on a project has always been a challenge for me since I’m rarely content with the results. I have a … Continue reading

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Gem and Mineral Show

This Saturday and Sunday I had table at the Celinka Gem and Mineral show.  It was extremely hot as there was no air conditioning.  I only had one 6 foot table in a far corner, in the back!  Nevertheless, I … Continue reading

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Multi Color Jade Bracelet

I just had to make something using all the colors of the jade beads I bought at the bead fest.  This bracelet, which I’m keeping for myself,  is the first jewelry creation.  Maybe I’ll also make a necklace and some … Continue reading

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