Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Green and Simply Rosy Stacking Ring Sets

I've added two new versions of my sterling/gemstone stacking rings to my Etsy shop. The Spring Green set was conceived as I worked on a wedding band for bride-to-be Lauren Rose. She wanted to closely match her antique wedding ring and in searching for a patterned wire to match, I fell in love with this wire to add to my stacking rings line. The Simply Rosy set is simply to celebrate the beginning of Spring!! Both sets feature soft, pastel colored gemstones, but both sets can be customized to any gem you'd like!

Lauren was really a pleasure to work with on this custom order - she also makes jewelry and has an Etsy shop full of delightful designs! She also blogged about her new wedding band here, and you can check out her work here: L.Rose Designs on Etsy. My best wishes go out to this lovely couple!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Entry to the Etsy Aspiring Metalsmiths Team Spring Challenge!

I'm a new member on a growing Etsy Team - the Aspiring Metalsmiths - we are a group of artists with Etsy shops, focusing on metal fabricated jewelry; chatting, sharing, learning, laughing online every day, all day!! The team will be presenting a challenge each month, and this is the March Spring challenge:

Interpret this lovely and classic limeric about Spring:
"Spring has sprung
the grass is riz,
I wonder where
the birdies is?"

I've been holding onto this lovely unakite cabochon for just the right project, and this was definitely it!! The moment I saw the stone, it reminded me of a gorgeous floral Monet painting!!

For the challenge piece, all I needed to add were some silver vines and an adorable sterling birdie!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Exciting News!! Belle Armoire Jewelry chose.... wire design for the Front Cover of their Spring 2010 issue!! Needless to say, I was surprised AND thrilled!! You can pick this magazine up at Barnes & Noble, or some of the craft stores!