Saturday, June 23, 2007

Photo Hunters - Shiny


Shiny





Now I'm sure you're wondering what the sam hill this crazy looking contraption could be and what the yahoo it has to do with "shiny"?! It is a professional grade rock tumbler and its job is to make things shiny! My wonderful parents (Momma Belle and her Hubby-Beau) gave this to me for my birthday last week. It was the perfect gift... just what I wanted! (Of course, I only dropped about 100 hints in the past few months...)

So what does it do, you ask? Well, it can obviously tumble gemstones, but I don't use it for that. I use it to polish and burnish the metal pieces in my jewelry. Lemme tell you, it gives sterling silver a professional show-room shine! I couldn't believe it when I first saw the results. I'm obviously in love, here. I'm in love with a rock tumbler. Shhhh... don't tell my Hubby-Beau, k?

Anyway, onto the real shiny stuff. I wish I had a better camera so you could see for yourself the lovely shine my new toy leaves!


Jane's Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Earrings**:




Sterling Swirly Toe Ring:




Parallel Chain Maille Earrings:




Euro 4-in-1 Chain Maille Earrings:




Copper & Carnelian Ring:




If you likey, please visit our jewelry website where we have hundreds of shiny items for your inner Belle!


**These Awareness Ribbon earrings are the first item in a line we are creating in honor of my grandmother, Jane, who passed away from breast cancer complications a few months ago. 50% of the profit from every item sold in the Jane's Hope Collection will go to The Rose, a breast cancer charity based in Houston, TX.


18 comments:

TNChick said...

Lots of nice things! Neat machine - I love the toe ring. I gotta go buy me a new one - I love my fave one in the pool! Argh.

Mama Bear June said...

Very pretty! I recognized the rock tumbler. :-)

NspiredByFaith said...

The rock tumbler was a clever idea! The jewelry is beautiful!..Thank you so much for your interest in my Fit4Life Fridays! I would absolutely love it if you'd join me! Whether you need to gain weight, loose it...gain confidence..whatever it is that will make you the best "you" you can be! Have a wonderful weekend, Crystal!

jmb said...

Beautiful shiny things indeed and the way to make them even shinier. Good photos for the theme.
Thanks for dropping by

alisonwonderland said...

nice shiny things! the pink earrings are gorgeous!

happy belated birthday!

jams o donnell said...

Wonderful jewwelery. Thjanks for stopping by the poor mouth

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Cool! I had one of those "toy" rock tumblers when I was a kid.

Both my grandmother's had breast cancer. One is still living. That is a REALLY neat design.

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow...can I get my rings shine more? Nice gadget you have there to shine up things. :)

Dragonheart said...

Very cool! I love the breast cancer awareness earrings - just gorgeous! :)

meeyauw said...

How talented you are! I'm glad they got you the stone polisher. An artist needs her tools!

The Rock Chick said...

Oh Crystal, those new pieces are gorgeous!!! I just adore the jewelry made in tribute to your grandmother, too. It just makes it extra special. I've been at your site and I have some favorites picked out for me as well as some for gifts. As soon as my money (or lack thereof) is not so tight, I'm going to be treating myself and my mom and my sister..

Keep making things shiny!!! And Happy Belated birthday to you!!

Jessica The Rock Chick

April said...

I've always wanted a rock tumbler; I could never make such pretty things as you do! Just beautiful (love the toe ring!)

srp said...

These are lovely... I never knew you could polish silver with a rock tumbler... what a unique idea!

yenjai.net said...

This is the first time I have seen such a device!
Thanks for the info

eph2810 said...

Very cool "contraption" - it does make your jewelry all shiny. Perfect pictures for this week's hunt theme.

Blessings to your new week and always.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great take on the theme! Oh Crystal, you're such a talented artist. I love your work. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Amber said...

*sigh* I love your jewelry!

Krissy said...

I love the toe ring! HINT! (heh heh!)