Being proudly, a D.C. based, small business artist, I’d be remiss if I didn’t celebrate the beauty of our Cherry Blossom trees. Annually the city holds a week long festival celebrating the blooming, history and gift of these trees. Here is the Festival’s link. The festivities last the week through and is definitely a good time showcasing our beautiful city. National Cherry Blossom Festival … Read More Cherry Blossom Festival
This looks like I’ve mostly lost it. Whatever “it” was. Actually this is a process called heat precipitation hardening. I like to work in Argentium 935 silver for a few reasons. One reason why is this material’s potential hardness. Baking my Argentium silver pieces, whether they’re finished or prepped for setting stones, allows me to take full advantage of this inherent property. Baking at … Read More I’m not crazy…
Argentium 935 silver pendant set with a Larimar cabochon and a 3 mm blue Zircon faceted gemstone. Pendant measures 2.4 cm X 3.6 cm and comes on an 18″ sterling silver chain. Domestic USA Shipping, handling, tracking and insurance included. Source: Inner Peace Pendant 2016
I enjoy reading other artist’s blogs. As I read I imagine their voice telling their story. Sometimes I know what they look like sometimes not, it surprises me how little matters save for the in common sound. There is a spirit in their storytelling that resonates. A common heart. Beauty’s song. There she is again, my muse. Meet Cyle Thomas. Cyle reached out recently … Read More Thank you Spring.
Here in Washington, DC, spring is arriving. The feeling of new life is pushing forward through all. Collectively we are celebrating. A link to see just how we do. DC Cherry Blossom Festval Even more locally I find it fitting that the beginnings of custom work should commence. One client has design ideas for a diamond bangle. An upcycle of her unused … Read More Spring buds and custom new beginnings
This is the week, I call a place between a place. Like a secret grotto, where laying low between holidays affords me time to reflect on the year past and the one to come. Goals, achievements, hopes and misses dance by my eyes. The struggle is real folks. For all of us. Following dreams and passions is not for the faint of heart. I’ve … Read More Ahhhh the truth of it…
One of the tenets of my creative expression is to extoll the ideal of Beauty. I constantly try to align myself with the spirit of this muse. My relationship with her is borne out of respect by the humbling of her presence. As I continue this journey of relationship with Beauty, I will post intimate brushes with herself. I know and am grateful … Read More Beauty is…
I feel this is very much worth your time to watch. It amazes me to watch the deconstruction and reconstruction of someone’s ( group of) work, nearly 2000 years old. To be in the company of these far gone souls through using the same skill sets today, stuns and boggles my mind. I am grateful, especially this week for having found a passion so … Read More 2000 year old skills still stun.
This is a sweet and easy read. I’m grateful she wrote it and I chance found it. https://silverspiralcreations.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/why-is-handmade-jewelry-so-expensive/ I loved the simple explanation. It’s a question I’m beginning to appreciate. Learning how to price my work is an evolving experience. Much like the skills, time, and practice that goes into creation. There is a mason jar on my bench nearly full of seeming mistakes. Yet, … Read More Why is Handmade Jewelry So Expensive?
Ok, here we go! My first listings with Amazon. While there has been much debate within the artisan community, I’m one who believes if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Amazon has made it entice-able by offering user fees gratis until August 2016. Nothing ventured nothing gained if you will. Either way it is a public e-commerce site that facilitates getting studio artists like … Read More Handmade at Amazon