Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Geometric Brass Earrings

I love, love, love these geometric brass earrings. They came out even better than I thought they would. They are made with a sterling silver post so they won't discolor ears. They are very sleek and sit perfectly on the ear. Actually, I am going to start making a matching necklace today. I will post the results when I'm finished.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Assembling Your Own Metals Studio

For those who are interested in assembling a metals studio in their homes, I have written a how to article that explains some basics about getting started. Creating a studio is not very simple or inexpensive. You need to have a basic understanding of metalsmithing, so you need to take at least one metal jewelry making class before you get started. Remember that you will be working with different chemicals and flammable gasses, so it is very important that you know what you are doing. If you want some simple tips though on supplies, shopping and basic set-up, check out my article.

You might also want to purchase some jewelry making books. The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry by Lark Books is my personal favorite. It gives you an overview, but also shows specific projects that you can attempt as your skill level advances. I have placed a link to this and other books on the sidebar of this blog.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Organic Earrings

I just finished some fun organic earrings in sterling silver and copper. They are hand-hammered, sawed and soldered.