Friday, November 21, 2008
Well, I finally managed to get two new pairs of earrings done. I've a third pair waiting to be put in the tumbler this weekend so that they are nice and shiny.
One pair is in a pattern called Wiggly Chain, almost like Mobius Flower joined one to another but only using two rings for each section.
The other pair is the beautiful Byzantine pattern. This time I used tiny rings made from 20g sterling wire and they were a bit more difficult to to put together. Look fantastic though! I added a Swarovski pearl on the end and am quite happy with them.
Both can be found at my shop http://www.lasuzcreations.etsy.com/
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Finally hauled out the dremel and jumpring cutter which I purchased a few months ago. Have a new supply of sterling silver wire so I made up some coils and tried out the cutter. Wow! That is sooooo much faster than sawing through the rings. Takes seconds! I've got two sets of jumprings in the tumbler right now getting all nice and shiny. I plan on making up some earrings using one design I've done before and a new one that looks really fun. Will see how fun it actually is ;-) Both are chainmaille designs.
With Christmas coming up really quick I must get some new jewelry into my shop.
I did sell some necklaces and earrings in the past few weeks so have to increase the inventory again. Anybody need some lovely jewelry (jewellery) gifts for Christmas?!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thanks Jose for thinking of me, though a little more notice wouldn't hurt next time ;-)
Thanks also to Stone Church for hosting the event, I met a lot of really nice people.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Have you heard of Art of Stone? This event will have an arts gallery, live music & theatre, a digital photography workshop, children's programs and an arts cafe. A friend of mine has roped me in to sell this weekend. Now I'm frantically trying to gather supplies for my table and designing more jewelry so I'll have lots to sell. Plus do my regular full-time job. Whew! Going to be a busy week!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Well, Anne-Marie Mediwake of Global TV Ontario wore the necklace that I designed today. Was happy to see that it looked really good on air. Here's a couple of pictures to show you how she looked wearing it. Had to get co-anchor Leslie Roberts in one of the pictures :-)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Went home and started coming up with some new pieces. My first was made with tourmaline beads, a necklace and earrings set. Tourmaline are great beads, such varied colours so they'll go with almost anything in your wardrobe.
I managed to make up three new necklaces and six pairs of earrings. Need to get more done to add to the stock at my store www.lasuzcreations.etsy.com
So much to do, so little time....
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I did tumble the jumprings that did make the grade, and didn't have excess saw cuts on them. They came up nice and shiny :-) Am so happy I purchased the tumbler, it makes such a difference to the look of your sterling silver. Made up a few earwires while I was at it and tumbled them too. Also managed to make up four new pairs of earrings and hope to post those soon. The unfortunate thing is my good camera has gone on the blink :-( Not sure what the problem is but I will have to take it in and have it looked at. I really don't want to be purchasing a new camera just yet.
Sold a rose and clear quartz necklace to the other day. She's a co-anchor on Global TV's Newshour at 6 pm. She's promised to let me take a photo of her on the anchor desk when she's wearing it so I can post it on here.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Maybe at some point my sales will be high enough that I'll be able to start selling from one or both of those sites. I really hope so :-)
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Soon I'll, hopefully, be making my own jumprings instead of having to purchase so many. Should save myself some money. Now, if I can just manage to wrap my head around the Aspect Ratio problem :-(
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
The picture is one of my creations and are Byzantine Rose earrings which are made using the chainmaille design called.......Byzantine Rose ;-) Chainmaille designs consist of jump rings which are individually opened and closed together in various different designs. It can be quite time-consuming but the final results are always worth it.
Well, that's my first post, will update periodically.