Saturday, October 17, 2009

My First Blog Post Ever!

Well it's been a long time coming, but I finally started blogging! Yea! I know, I know, I'm probably the last person on the planet to get a blog, but hey, at least I'm on board now. I've never been great at writing down my thoughts and such, but with a little time and patience (both you and me) I hope to get better and better. I think the hardest part for me is getting my thoughts organized enough to not sound like I'm rambling. My family will always come first, so I hope to strike a balance between my family, my jewelry business and my blog.  If anyone has any suggestions or comments, please let me know.

Today has been a great day for getting things done around the house and making a few new pieces of jewelry.  Rainy AND cold is not my favorite time to be outdoors, unlike my husband and two boys. I did manage to make a few leather barbed wire bracelets and necklace that can be wrapped for a multi-strand bracelet.   The hand-died leather cord is a beautiful saddle tan featuring a sterling silver hook clasp.  The argentium silver scroll heart earrings are hand forged, hammered and tumbled for hardness and a beautiful shine and feature handmade ear wires.  I also made some fine silver ball headpins with my torch.  

There are so many different mediums out there to explore and I love trying new things.  For now I'm trying to improve my techniques in hand stamping leather and sheet metal, wire wrapping and fusing fine silver.  In the near future, I hope to get started using PMC or Precious Metal Clay.

Come back and visit me soon!  I promise my blog will only get better. I hope to have some jewelry making tutorials as well and lots more pictures of my work. Thanks for stopping by!

You can view most of my designs by clicking the link below.