Photographing your Jewelry, how I learned to take better pictures

I have been making jewelry for several years and I have finally found my style and what makes my heart sing. I sell very well at the small trunk shows that I do, but I knew that to get to the next level I had to up my game in taking photos of my jewelry. […]

Focus on Life Week 38- Quiet Moment

I finally had a quiet moment to get back in the studio and create, no music no email just quiet to think and make. I made a simple swirl of sterling hammered for texture.  I will be exploring making more swirls and see where it takes me. Thanks Sally for letting us each share a peek of our world […]

Round Nose Pliers…a review and why a good pair will make wire wrapping easier

When I started making jewelry I bought a set of pliers from Michael’s with a 40% off coupon. I really wanted to learn how to wire wrap. I started taking classes and my first wire wrapping class was with a fantastic instructor. I had my Michael’s round nose pliers and was having trouble. My instructor […]

Bead Table Wednesday…metal smithing and torches

When I started beading, I wanted to learn metal smithing and I have taken classes from some amazing teachers. Nick Barnes teaches at Stars Beads in Vienna, Virginia. I took my first class with Nick and still wear the bracelet I made most days. I took a second class with Nick and the bracelet and […]

Sterling Silver Ear Wires…tips for making

I have a love for making jewlery and the more I learn the more I want to have creative control over each piece of jewelry I make. I do this by buying handmade from other artists  and making my own components. I love making my own sterling silver ear wires and hoops. I always made […]