Friday, October 12, 2012

EtsyMetal Turns Six - We're Having a Birthday Sale!

Happy Birthday Team EtsyMetal!

Image courtesy of Erin Austin
Each year in October the EtsyMetal team grows another year older. This year we are celebrating our 6th year of being a team. Hooray!
With our birthday celebration in full swing many of our members (including my shop) are marking this momentous occasion by offering you, our loyal followers, a great deal in their Etsy stores.
All you need to do is check out the stores listed below and be sure to use the coupon code: ETSYMETAL6 when you check out (code will only work in participating stores and must be used at checkout to get the discount).


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A few new things

 Autumn has officially arrived!  Here in WA you can tell not only by the calendar but also in the crisp morning air.  The color changes are inspiring me to create!
Here are a few of my newer items (click on the item description to be directed to the listings in my etsy shop):  This Veriscite ring was a custom order using the clients' amazing piece of minty green veriscite.  I was honored to be able to make the ring setting for her - a simple, sleek setting to allow the beauty of the stone to be the pure focal point.
Veriscite ring set in sterling silver
 And my Autumn inspired items (more to come)
Falling Leaves - Mixed Metal Earrings

Falling Leaves - Mixed Metal Necklace

Falling Leaves II - Mixed Metal Necklace and Earring Set
So, get out and enjoy the smells and sights of Fall!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Autumn is in the Air

Beach Glass Earrings in Olive Green and Root Beer Brown
Take a deep breath.  Do you smell Autumn?  I do!  I love autumn; it's my favorite time of the year as it brings cooler temps and wonderful daily bursts of color changes.  It's right around the corner.  The asymmetrical beach glass earrings that I created last week have been featured in a gorgeous Autumn themed etsy treasury here: "Putting the Rustic in Autumn"  Take a look at all the beautiful items that honor Autumn!  The treasury was curated by fellow EtsyMetal team member, Betsy Bensen  Thank you, Betsy!

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Work and a Treasury to Show Off!

Summer always seems to be the time of year that I slack off on my jewelry time.  Just too many other things to do that keep me out of my studio.  But this week, I've been busy creating at home while my house is inundated with painters.  So, after 4 straight days at my workbench, I have 3 new finished pieces (one I can't show you for a few weeks because, well, it's a secret). Even better, one of my new pieces is featured in a gorgeous treasury!

First, please click on this link to see the beautiful bird themed treasury created by Barbara at Ogdenarthaus.  It includes my turquoise necklace and also includes the works of several other wonderful artists.  We're trying hard to get this treasury on the front page of etsy, so every click and comment by you helps!  Enjoy a second of browsing, then come back to this page.

Here are the two finished pieces and the links to them in my etsy shop:
Ajax Mine Turquoise and Chrysocolla with Twig Accents

Beach Sea Glass Ring in Sterling Silver
Even though the painters are using low odor paint, I'm feeling a little queasy after 4 days of mild paint smell.  Time for a walk outdoors to clear my head.  The house will be painter free for the weekend, then they will be back on Monday, so hopefully I'll have more great pieces to show you by the end of next week, too!  Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Back from vacations - new work

It's been a busy 6 weeks with back-to-back vacations, a little catching up at home, then another vacation.  MN, CA and eastern WA, with a few day trips crammed in-between.  I'm finally at home now and working at my jeweler's bench.  It feels so good to be back!

This weekend, I created this beauty - it's an Australian Koroit Opal in ironstone, with a sparkling peridot green cz accent stone.  Photographing Koroit opal is so hard.  The veins of opal just don't show up well on camera.  This one has green, yellow and blue veins running through the ironstone.  The green cz really picks up the green in the opal.  It's already in my etsy shop here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sea, Sun and Sand - Dreaming

It's been a wet, cold spring in Seattle, but the past few days have been warm and sunny.  Even still, I'm yearning for an ocean visit with lots of warm sunshine and a walk on the beach.   I've just listed this gorgeous Peruvian Blue Opal and Lemon Quartz necklace, but it just makes me want the ocean even more.  The necklace is available in my etsy shop.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mother's Birthstone Ring Set - She Loves It!

Last week, I mentioned that I was working on a custom Mother's ring set. The set of stacking Mother's birthstone rings are finished and the client loves them! Sparkling gemstones of sapphire, peridot and aquamarine are set in sterling silver. 3 extra sterling silver stacking rings were included so she can change the look whenever she wants! The photos show the gemstone rings alone, and with 2,1 and 3 stacking rings:

I love it when a custom order turns out well and the client loves it! This client was a dream to work with. Thank you, Erika!