Saturday, May 28, 2016

Scroll Quote Charm

I'm really excited about all of the things I'm adding to my shop but one of my favorites is this new quote charm that I posted about earlier this week.  Okay, that's not totally true, I also love the mantra bangles but this particular quote charm is one that I'll probably keep one for myself.

The quote is "a writer is a world trapped within a person"...and I love writing and everything to do with stories and books...when you think of how amazing it is that a person can bring to life a story from nothing more than their words and an idea of a world that didn't exist before they put it on paper, how can you not fall in love?  I wish so bad that I could do it...and I try, and I'll keep trying probably forever, but it makes me love this quote and this charm.

So here it is, complete with lots of leather chain options and a sterling chain option.

I hope you all love it as much as I looks awesome on any chain and the silver wrapped around like this seems to reflect in even the dullest light.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Quote Charms

I'm currently wearing my newest charm.  I made it this weekend and polished it up tonight and it turned out exactly how I'd pictured it.  Unfortunately, I don't know how to title it.  I've searched around for jewelry similar and haven't found anything:

"Quotes Wrapped in Silver"?  or  "Favorite Quote in Silver Swirl"?



So anyway...I'm not going to list it in my shop until I come up with something for the title.  The quote on this charm is "A writer is a world trapped within a person"...which I heard somewhere and loved.  Any long quote would fit on this long as it isn't TOO long, I guess...or too short.  

I've learned so much since I began working with precious metal clay.  For one thing, I use a tumbler to polish everything.  It takes a long time, but the silver has never shined so flawlessly with hand sanding.  If you work with metal clay and silver in general and don't use a tumbler, I highly recommend it!  

Look for this in my shop soon if you like it!  I'm getting a lot of cutout templates in the mail this week and more white copper metal clay.  I have dozens of ideas for those new mantra bangles...different shapes and sayings...I can't wait to work on them this weekend!!  It's so great that my girls are a little older and enjoy playing together without mommy :)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Where have I been?

I haven't written here in about 3 years (I haven't actually checked back to see when my last post was but that's my best guess...and I'm not interested in clicking out of this new post, checking, and coming back to correct myself...then rewriting this sentence).

So here, in a nutshell, is an update on, well, everything.

My jewelry shop has remained open, even with some major life changes (another child, moving from Arizona to Colorado while my husband trained to become an officer in the Air Force...we moved the week before Christmas, which also means I was single parenting it in AZ for 2 months, with a full time job, during my jewelry shop's busiest time of the year...I kid you not, I got shingles in January and I'm convinced it was from the stress of it all).

Here's a quick timeline of photos to bring you up to speed...





Somehow, my jewelry shop has managed to survive...even thrive through it all, and now I'm brainstorming to bring new items, new bangles, new jewelry for couples, new everything.  So if you have something in mind and you don't see it in my shop, please feel free to message me and I'll do my best to add it!

These Mantra Bangles are coming soon:

stainless steel 14 gauge bangle with white copper clasps 
featuring a meaningful mantra

this one's my favorite...
because I'm training for my first marathon this year

So now you're all caught up!  I'm happy to be back here blogging and you can look forward to more updates as I continue adding more to my shop :)