Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dude. More jewelry?

Yes, sorry. MORE jewelry. I worked my little tail off all week making new stuff and you have to see it. My apologies. ;oP

This first one I am very proud of because it is a new skill for me. It's a green gemstone cab - I wish I knew what the stone is, but I'm not sure - that I bezel set. I made the entire bezel! From the back plate to the hidden bail... all of this was new to me. Very proud. :o)

I couldn't decide whether I should put it on this gorgeous slinky snake chain or on a leather cord. I think it looks good with both, so I will probably give customers the choice when I put it up on the site.



These last two are pendants I made while playing with my brand new metal clay. They were clay but now they're pure silver. You gotta love that. I'm in awe of this stuff - it is so cool. It's an incredible medium... the possibilities are pretty much unlimited. Must.Get.More!

The little square one was my first - it has a tree branch impression. It needs a bit more polishing.



Then there's this one which I'm calling "Puppy Love". Hubby bought this puppy thing for me, after we saw it in the craft store a few weeks prior and commented on how it reminded us of our Trixie. I oxidized this piece to bring out the impression. Who doesn't love a puppy? Awwww.


Okay. That's all. For now. I'll try to make my next post about something other than jewelry. ;o)

9 comments:

Jessica Morris said...

oooohhhh!! You should start doing dog tags!!
I'm *not* spending any money on extras till I start earning a bit of extra money (I'm not... really... I'm just *not* allowed!!) but I would totally love to get my boys (b/c this baby is a BOY too!! But I think I might've told you that?!) Anyways, I'd love to get them each a dog tag, so you can practice making some, and then by the time I'm spending money again you'll be ready to custom make them to sell :)

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Dustin said...

You forgot to mention that the "XOXO" was not part of the stamp...that was something you added because of your own creative mind!

The Rock Chick said...

I love all of those pieces! The first one is gorgeous and I've never seen anything like the tree/clay one at all! WOW! You really are so creative!

I think I may have to go shopping again ;)

Bethany said...

I am so impressed with the bezel set pendant! You should post picture of the back of it, so I can see all of your handiwork!

Nicole said...

Very cool Crystal!

Hey! I haven't talked to you in ages! I just started a blog and saw that you were here so I added you to my page. I hope that is ok. Anyways, it is great to "see" you again!

Cindy Swanson said...

Crystal, I just realized I never e-mailed your hubby. I'll get right on that!

Have a great day...

Overwhelmed! said...

Gorgeous! You put my feeble efforts at jewelry making to shame! :)

organique gal said...

Gorgeous! I'm drooling here...

Question for ya... We are buying my son an anchor charm inscribed with our wedding day and our initials to commemorate our family becoming one when I get remarried, and I want to put it on a chain like you show in the first pick. Do I just ask for a snake chain? Is it really sturdy? He's 4.5 years old, and I don't want him to lose the charm when some kid pulls on the chain at preschool...