I'm back! Did you miss me? I missed you too. But just look what I've been up to! I have been "forging" forward in some new directions and I'm so excited to share my latest inspirations. I have been honored to be commissioned to design several memento pieces like the gorgeous young woman below. Isn't she exquisite? The delicate message charms can be customized per each clients vision.
I am in love with this latest design. I have created a triple wrap, convertible bracelet/necklace with hand forged links, stones, crystals and vintage components. Again these can all be customized with your favorite elements!
This new design is a bit more whimsical and perfect for the spring. Don't you think?
This is my new Devotion collection. Multi dimensional, hand forged pieces of love, spirituality and strength.
This is my new casual glam series featuring vintage rhinestone pendants. The black suede cording gives it that casual edge while the rhinestones give it that glam that we girls all love.
P.S. I am excited to announce I will be teaching a series of jewelry making classes. Each class will feature a different Romancing the Bling design. The above piece is an example of what I will be teaching in the March class which is now full. Signups are started for the April and May classes. Inquiries can be sent to email@example.com or you can leave a pm on my Romancing the Bling Facebook page.
Yes, that is right...I have been getting down and dirty hammering and forging steel re-bar while taking an amazing online class by the uber talented Keith Lo Bue. The class is called "Steeling Beauty"... consisting of 7 weeks of awesomeness! He is one artist among many who are teaching at Artful Gatherings Artful Online Retreat!
If you are interested in his class the deadline to sign upis...August 1st (just around the corner) ~
I am stilling waiting on some tools (i.e. jewelers saw blades, rawhide mallet) ~ in the meantime I have been experimenting using this awesome material ~ STEEL WIRE!
I completed a Steel Forged Heart Soldered with Cross and Leather Pendant Necklace...I am quite pleased how it turned out and wanted to share it with you ~
I was commissioned by one of my clients who is a professional dancer. She loves my ballerina themed necklaces and wanted me to design a cuff bracelet using this theme.
I am so happy how the final design came to fruition ~ it took a total redo and change in image until I was happy with the completed design. :)
I teased her with a few photo's and she will be receiving it in the mail any day now. I hope it is everything she wanted and more!
Below are photo's of her one of a kind bracelet...I am also sharing photo's of the first design as I do love it as well ~
It feels so good to work freely and to be inspired by the vintage goodies in my collections.
For the past 8 month's I have been working on a challenging artistic and time focused project ~ which will be shared in the future.
I know that I am not alone on on this... I have many designs that have been in a "holding" pattern waiting to be completed. I am refocused and have started to "chip" away to bring them life...I hope you enjoy the four designs I am sharing ~
A lovely friend celebrated her birthday yesterday and I made this for
I have a extensive collection of vintage Art Deco shoe, dress and fur clips and love to add them to my designs. I spent Sunday customizing a few into connectors without compromising the rhinestones and pot metal structure.
Here is a beautifully delicate inspired rosary design using one of the shoe clips and is available on mywebsite:
I love anything French ~ authenticate, or inspired:
This bracelet has been in one of those "holding" patterns and it feel great bringing it to completion! It is also available on my website:
The embellished focal pendant was a pair of huge vintage earrings that spoke to me long ago ~ I knew that I would be inspired to work with them.
I adore the mix of colors for this neck piece ~ it reminds me of an ice cream cone, or cupcake...Heavy on the "sprinkles"! It is also available on my website: