Thursday, November 17, 2011

Status on Show Preparations

The purpose of this post was to show you all how much I have accomplished in getting ready for the show.  I feel between orders I have been working hard to get things done; however, when it is all laid doesn't look like much.  AND add to the fact that the little stacking rings and the bangle bracelets were made by my dad, it really doesn't look like much.

So, anyway, this is where I'm at now with two weeks to go and a holiday, three football games (possibly four if they win, ugh playoffs) and all the other assundries such as displays, cards, prep etc.  *sigh*

I must say I am still excited though.  It will be an adventure!

These are the earrings so far.  I'm hoping to have more of each made by the show.  

I'm using my amazing labradorite stones and a little druzy for necklaces.

I've been selling these "looking glass" necklaces forever...I thought maybe I'd put a little twist on them. 

 Fun bangles made by my dad.  He is SUCH a help!

I made the big ring and the little rose rings, but my dad did all the stackers.  He has a ton more he needs to set with stones.

Well, that is really doesn't look like much but I'm hoping more and more will be added soon!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New from the Bench

Pictures and links of my new items and a one that has been "tweaked" some.

and this one was tweaked a little.  A wider, fancier bezel setting. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

I feel all grown up

Now I feel like a grown up metalsmith.  I've finally taken the plunge with lots of help from my dad and have upgraded from my little propane micro torch to a professional acetylene torch.  I should have done this a long time ago but I was afraid of the huge tank of flammable, explosive gas sitting at my feet.

Now, it's no big deal.  Its a much gentler, hotter flame.  I think its going to make a big improvement in my pieces. 

and please don't look at my messy bench.  It looks disorganized but I have a system...I promise!