Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word aptly spoken. Proverbs 25:11

Monday, November 22, 2010


If you would like a customized piece of jewelry with the birthstone to represent loved ones, I can do this for you!  There is much information available on which birthstone is the correct one for each month.  After much deliberation, here are the colors I have chosen to represent each month.  The stones I use are either natural gemstone or Czech glass bead.  The natural gemstones will vary in color.

January, garnet, deep red
February, amethyst, purple
March, aquamarine, light bright blue
April, diamond, clear
May, emerald, green
June, pearl, white or light pink modern alternative
July, ruby, bright red
August, peridot, pale yellow/green
September, sapphire, deep blue
October, opal, white or dark pink modern alternative
November, citrine, bright orange/honey 
December, blue topaz or turquoise modern alternative

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lynn's Nest

This "Waiting to Hatch Bird Nest Pendant" was custom made in Sterling Silver for Lynn.  The colored 'eggs' represent the birth months of her family.  See earlier post for more information on this item.

hop, woof, meow pendants

These charming animals pendants were created by special order for some very special little girls!  They were made from non-tarnish silver wire and hang on their favorite colors of ribbon! Do you have a favorite animal?  Let me craft one for you.

Animal Wire

Friday, October 29, 2010

Turquoise earring

These turquoise beads are a colorful statement and add a burst of joy to any outfit! All elements will be crafted in Sterling Silver or silver non-tarnish wire.

Turquoise Earring Wire

Custom order

This was a custom order for a friend.  She had a special heirloom sweater from a grandmother, but it was beginning to unravel with age.  She carefully trimmed off the buttons and I created Sterling Silver rings from the trinkets!
How can I help you preserve a family memory to share with your loved ones?  See "grandma's button jar heirloom ring" posted Aug. 20 for more details.

Hammered Hoop Earrings

These earrings were custom made for Sue.  Sue had two special pearls from a trip to Hawaii.  She saw similar earrings in a magazine and gave me a shot at making her a custom pair!  
Although I do not have pearls, I could make you a similar pair with gemstone, turquoise bead or a variety of other dangle choices.
Sterling Silver or non-tarnish silver wire.

Hammered Earring Wire

Friday, September 24, 2010

'waiting to hatch' birthstone nest pendants

If you're wondering what to get for that special mom in your life, consider this charming pendant!  These are examples of nests I made for a friend--each stone represents the birth month of either mom or child.  Up to four gemstones or glass beads can fit comfortably in this quarter sized nest. 

Dainty high-fashion ring

This dainty ring is high on style, yet understated.  The button is a pearlized white with metal tip center.  SOLD

"Indian Head" ring

This "Indian Head" button ring is oversized and fun to wear!  It is made of craft wire in a size 9.5, perfect for your pointer finger!  If you're feeling over-the-top, pair it with the matching bracelet! Sterling Silver in your size also available . This size has been sold, but I have a few more of these buttons.

Roar button ring

This animal print button ring is a size 7.  It is made of craft wire and ready for you to spice up your day! This one has been sold.

Whoo's there? pendant

(first photo) This whimsical pendant was made for a dear friend who collects owls!  The eyes are sapphire birthstone colored gemstone (for her birth month).  I'd love to create one for you.  Do you have a different favorite animal or design? I'm up for the challenge of personalizing a one-of-a-kind pendant for you!  Non-tarnish wire or Sterling Silver wire available with your choice of eye gemstone.

Owl Pendant Wire

Birthstone Leaf Pendant

This is an example of a Sterling Silver pendant with birthstone themed fire polished beads.  This one was made as a gift for a mom with 5 children.  It hangs on a delicate ribbon.  Also, note the tiny leaf charm that hangs near the top (only available in Sterling Silver option).  I can customize one for you! 

Birthstone Leaf Wire

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Drops of Living Water" Giveaway

This is the pendant in the "Drops of Living Water" web launch giveaway!  It is hand shaped and hammered in .925 Solid Sterling Silver wire and it hangs on a sterling silver link.  A refreshing reminder that with Christ we will never thirst again.  Sign up on the site and you could be the winner!
If you don't win, but would like a pendant of the same style, I can custom make you one in non-tarnish wire or Sterling Silver Wire.  A gemstone dangle can also be added to the tip (see 'hanging swirl earring' for example).

Drops Pendant Wire

Friday, August 27, 2010

hanging swirl earring

These elegant earrings have a gemstone bead dangle.  This pair is made of non-tarnish wire.  Sterling Silver wire also an option for a custom look.  They can also be hammered for added depth; many other gemstone colors available. Your choice of gemstone dangle.

Hammered Swirl Earring Wire

guitar string jewelry

What could be more fun than wearing music?!  These earrings are made of shaped  upcycled guitar strings!  They hang on stainless steel ear wires.  Notice the round pair has been slightly hammered. A unique conversation piece for sure! This exact pair has been sold, but I can make another pair just for you! I've also made them in a 'tear-drop' shape-very charming! Each pair is unique and handcrafted; no two are ever the same.

Guitar Earring Shape

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Custom hammered earrings

These two earrings were custom made and have been sold.  The top pair are hammered Sterling Silver with brown glass beads.  The bottom pair are hammered silver wire with three red glass beads.   Think of all the possibilities I could make for you!  Sterling Silver wire or silver craft wire with a variety of beads--just let me know the color you'd like.

Custom Hammered Wire

Friday, August 20, 2010

rosette wire wrap ring

This ring has a delicate rosette in the center. It can be made in any size. This one is made in Sterling silver.  Non-tarnish wire also available.


a pure thing hammered ring

This ring is what came to mind when I thought of 'purity.'  It is hammered into a heart shape and is very comfortable to wear.  It is made of non-tarnish wire, but also can be custom made with Sterling Silver wire.


grandma's button jar heirloom ring

These antique rings from my grandma's button jar are examples of custom rings I could make for you.  Do you have special buttons from your grandma's button jar?  If you mail me your treasured trinket, I can custom make it into a special heirloom ring.  Non-tarnish wire or Sterling Silver wire (recommended) is available.  Wonderful as gifts for loved ones in your family. (these rings not for sale, they belonged to my grandma)
NOTE: Some vintage glass buttons are very delicate.  Though I do my very best to treat your button with care, the glass shaft may break in the process of wrapping. This rarely happens, but has happened to me in the past, due to the fragile nature of the button.  I am not to be held responsible for this 'casualty.'  Thank you for understanding.

Heirloom Ring Wire

buttoned up bracelet

"Indian head" buttons surround this chain metal bracelet. A pop of whimsy for when you're feeling daring!  SOLD.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hammered Swirl Ring

This hammered swirl ring is so comfortable to wear.  It works well if you have a hard time getting a ring on your finger, as it is slightly adjustable.  It works best as a middle or pointer finger ring, due to its larger size.  It can be made in non-tarnish craft wire or Solid Sterling Silver wire.  I can custom make one for you!


Delicate Button Ring

This size 6.5 button ring is made with silver wire as costume jewelry.  A custom size can be made with Sterling Silver wire and the same button.  This delicate ring is my favorite!  It is sure to dress up any outfit!  This particular ring has been sold.

Hammered Hoop Earrings

These hammered hoop earrings have 4 bright blue glass beads woven into the curve.  They are made of non-tarnish silver wire, hanging on stainless steel ear wires.  Sterling Silver hoops on can be custom made with your choice of bead color; all components are made of sterling silver.  They can be made to hang wide or narrow. I have many other glass bead color options.

Hammered Earring Wire