Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Wire-Wrapped Choker

I just finished this gold hammered wire-wrapped choker and earring set that is really pretty for fall. It has a Ruby Zoisite focal bead and is mixed with an assortment of green, brown and gold beads.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Beautiful day for a craft show :-)

We've been having a lot of rain the past few days, so I was expecting to have rain again today for an outdoor craft show. It was very overcast initially which kept the temperature down early on, and the sun finally came out around noon. Just as we were starting to pack up, I heard the pitter patter of drizzling raindrops on the tent roof. God has perfect timing ! It was a glorious day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Copper Crazy !

I love hammered copper. I love the feel of it, the look of it, the texture of it, the shine of it. Making it, however, is NOT my favorite thing to do. I really have to be in the mood to make hammered copper. The tedious steps required to make it can be exhausting, plus I usually drill through a fingernail or something stupid like that. This week I finally pulled out a sheet of copper and made a few pairs of earrings. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sheffield School Article

A couple months ago I completed the Sheffield School course in Jewelry Design: Beading & Wire Working, which makes me a Certified Jewelry Designer. I was the first student enrolled in this course to complete, and took them by surprise with my progress so they don't even have the certificates printed yet.

I'm so excited to say that, being the first student to complete the course, the school wrote an article about me in their blog! Here's a link to the article. :D

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Herb Faire

One of my very favorite craft shows is coming up this weekend! It's the Fall Herb Faire, held in the backyard of a wonderful plantation house named "Pascalina". There's only about 25 booths, so there's not a ton of duplication (thank goodness and how refreshing for a change). It's right on Highway 78 with signs on the highway and you can see the tents in the back yard. The hours are 9-2. Be there !