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Archive for October, 2009

Supply Run

On Friday I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the Nashville flea market finding some new inspiration for my jewelry.

My favorite bead supplier was a great source for natural stone beads and turquoise cabochons,
At other vendors I found some interesting silver plated spoons and watch cases.

Now it is time to put my nose to the grindstone. The Silo Studios Studio Thursday is just a week and a half away and a new place has started carrying my jewelry. Heart and Hands is a shop in Franklin, Tennessee that carries only Tennessee made crafts. I just sent a load of jewelry there and now it’s time to make more for next week’s show.
Here is a little sample of what I sent to Franklin.

Also, I entered my eyeball bezel necklace (in the last post) in a contest on the Objects and Elements website. The winner gets a package of goodies from their store. The voting starts on Monday is you would like to help me out with a vote.
Thanks to all!

What Else Can I Put In A Bezel?

I was looking around my stash of random junk in my studio and wondering what else would fit in a bezel. I had a jar of sand worn seashell pieces that I picked up several years ago in St. Augustine, Florida that were waiting for their home in a piece of jewelry. They were an easy fit, along with a quote by my friend Shawn. “She dreamed of warm winds and salty skin.” It seemed like a perfect match.
What other unusual object could I find…..hmmmmmmm….what about that glass taxidermy deer eyeball that had been staring at me for a couple of years? Let’s see if that would work. With a little bit of grinding on the back, I managed to get it to fit into a bezel too. A little creepy…I know.

Next, something less creepy…some little brass birds on copper with lapis lazuli and brass beads.

Now, it’s off to my studio for more fun! I love my job!