Thursday, April 21, 2011

Homage to the West

Just finished this ring (which reminds me very much of my cowboy Grandpa, so is lovingly titled Homage to the West)

Come see it (and me!) in person at the MPC Mother's Day Jewelry Sale, May 3-5!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mother's Day Jewelry Sale

Join me for the annual
Mother's Day Jewelry Sale
with Mud People ceramics
and Print Club sales

Handmade Artisan Jewelry!
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
May 3rd, 4th, & 5th
9 am to 7 pm

in the MPC student center
follow the signs on campus
off Fishnet Road, park by MPC gym
parking permit is four quarters

Cash or checks only!

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-4215

Artists featured on postcard: Judy Earp, Mary Bronzan, Lynn Kask, Erica Freestone, Minerva Lundy, Kathryn Loomis, Inge Jockers, Mary Jane Stevens.

Etsy Treasury

Good morning everyone!

One of my limited edition turquoise rings was featured in an Etsy Treasury!

Thank you so much Danu Jewelry for including me in this awesome collection!

More about this ring

This ring is handmade from sterling silver round wire (for comfort) that is hammered on the outside to give it a wonderful texture. Two bands are then soldered together, and a hand-picked turquoise stone from my collection is set in a custom made fine silver bezel which is then soldered onto the double bands. I file out one or two small slivers of the bezel to mimic all the lovely matrix in the stone to complete the look and bring out the character of each individual stone. I then dip the ring in liver of sulfur to oxidize just the right parts and then give it a high polish. The last step is to engrave my signature on the back of the stone.

This ring is made to order to size and is a gorgeous addition to any collection!

Much love as always,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quick Update

Hello everyone!

I am busy preparing inventory for the Monterey Peninsula College Mother's Day Sale which happens May 3, 4, and 5th in the student center. I am working on a bunch of new things, and wanted to quickly share the new ring that is almost finished! 

It still needs some polishing and a few perfectionings (I made that word up), but, it's pretty much finished. I love how it turned out! And, I went with a larger size, I believe it's a size 7. I have a bunch of new stones and I can't wait to get back in to the studio!

Now I'm off to Pacific Grove's Good Old Days festival to enjoy this beautiful sunny weather! Hope everyone's having a great day! Come see me at the MPC jewelry show! I'll give more information in the next posting.

Also, if you haven't already, come find me and 'like' my page on Facebook! You can get up-to-the-minute updates and see projects like this in the works all the time! Go to: 

Much love,