The How To’s of a ring.

For Patti. This really is a fairly simple ring to make. Honest. I used 23 gauge fine silver sheet, 18 gauge sterling silver wire, and 10 gauge fine silver wire. Remember that you’ll have to accommodate for the silver around the cabochon you choose to determine the final size of the ring. – First up this […]

So.

I had the old end of the world earthquake dream this morning. It wasn’t all bad. As we waited for the pre-quake green black apocalyptic storm clouds to totally cover the sky a small van pulled up down our road handing out supplies to the residents. Did we need any survival supplies? I chose a […]

The anatomy of a stone cuff.

This is going to be a long one. You have been warned… – I thought I’d show you how I made one of my cuffs. So if you want to make one yourself, and if you’ve the patience to get through this post, here are step by step instructions. Before we start you should know that a lot […]

Hello. It’s me…

I come to you today with my new, ‘stepped up’ pieces of jewelry which now I actually think of as being more ‘stepped out’. They kind of happened when I wasn’t paying attention. Which I highly recommend. – I’m a very anal creative. With the pottery, with the quilt making, and with the jewelry making, I […]

Time to step it up – again…

I’m still doing a lot of things wrong. Mostly it’s because I’m impatient which, of course, often times means that I end up needing to work on something for longer anyway because I didn’t pay enough attention in the first place. So I’m going to step it up. Again. I know I stepped it up once before, and that was […]

Orderly disorder.

I thought I’d share with you my inventory system. For years I just put all the jewelry I made into little bags and popped them in a drawer until I sold them. This worked well until I started to drown in finished jewelry pieces and found myself becoming more and more fraught with anxiety each time I […]