Friday, October 30, 2015

Beaux Cadeaux at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho!

I've been madly working on new pieces and some new designs for a local artisan show at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho called Beaux Cadeaux (beautiful gifts in French)!  The show runs November 13th and 14th so I don't have a lot of time left for finishing jewelry and displays.  But some good news is that after this show, I will be ready for additional shows next year without having to pull together nice displays!

Fine silver pendant from metal clay powder - my first!

Turitella at Night Pendant in sterling silver.

Mookite in rose gold-filled setting.

More after the show!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Introducing Golden Hues!

In preparation for a local art fair, I've started working in gold-filled wire as well as sterling silver!  Here are my first designs featuring yellow and rose gold hues - it's very exciting to be expanding into new metals once again.

Rose Quartz Briolette Earrings in Rose Gold

Jasper Dagger Earrings in Rose Gold

Deep Purple Chalcedony in Yellow Gold

Lavender Beryllium Opal in Yellow Gold

A little about gold-filled wire - gold-fill is NOT the same as gold-plated.  There is a brass core with gold-filled wire, but the gold covering the core is THICK and won't wear away like plating does.  It has the wear-ability of solid gold with a price tag similar to sterling silver!  

Thanks for looking!