Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let’s make enamel stud earrings!

I just try some new way to make my stud earrings so I thought I’d take pictures along the way!

Now, I always soldered or attached post at last but this time I soldered them first. I use hard solder so it should with stand in the kiln up to 1450° F.

Then, I counter enamel on the back.
And here is my big invention! I made stand for earrings by poke holes in the mica sheet. These little things that makes life so much easier!
Shift & fire, sift & fire…

this is the last firing with silver ball.
Yay, finished!

Baby pink enamel poppy stud earrings

and another color...

Sea foam enamel poppy stud earrings

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January Handmade Division Talk About Blog

~In another life I was.... and I made.... for a living. (fill in the blanks)~

I wish I could know! I was definitely making something for living. Perhaps, I was a seamstress in one life, clothing designer in the other. Sewing and making dress just seem so natural to me. I bet I was doing that in one point or the other.

Ok, so ~in another life I was dress maker and I made dresses for a living.

And I guess you’ll never forget things that you made with your heart & soul. My sister told me that our grandmother who is almost 90years old, living in the nursing home and can’t recognize her own daughter anymore… was showing my sister thing that she made (the things she already showed us before) and explain how she made it, every step by step why she did that way this and that… then my sister said to me I’ll be that way one day. Well this feels little sad but my point was even though it was in another life and you cannot remember, your soul will remember! So I’d like to make every piece of jewelry with my heart & soul!

Happy crafting :)

Here is the link to other handmade division teammate talking about the same topic:
Andes Cruz :
Rickson Jewellery:

I must say I’m very sad that not much participation this month… I love “talk about blog”!

Friday, January 21, 2011

brass ribbon in the sky...

my new collection "vintage inspired brass ribbon"... these first ones are stamped "xoxo" and forged as infinity symbol. so meaningful and feels full of sweet love & smiles. makes me want to sing my favorite song by my favorite singer...

Oh so long for this night I prayed
That a star would guide you my way
To share with me this special day
Where a ribbons in the sky for our love

If allowed may I touch your hand
And if pleased may I once again
So that you too will understand
Theres a ribbon in the sky for our love
Do do do do do...
Hmm hmm...

This is not a coincidence
And far more than a lucky chance
But what is that was always meant

We cant lose with God on our side
Well find strength in each tear we cry
From now on it will be you and i
And our ribbon in the sky
Ribbon in the sky
A ribbon in the sky for our love
Do do do do do...
Hmm hmm...

Theres a ribbon in the sky for our love

~Stevie Wonder: Ribbon In The Sky

they are in my shop now! I'll be making more with this series and I'll be humming this song all the way!

happy crafting:)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jewel Tone Poppies

I had a lovely custom order to make poppies in all different colors around the bangle. I immediately thought about jewel-tone. as they call it enamels "seven gems" in Japanese, enamel colors are perfect for imitating the gemstone colors. but to developing the all different colors was more challenging than I thought. it took me so long and my customer was patiently waiting... but here it is at last! I love love love it! so my spring would be full of "Jewel Tone Poppies"!!

here is one ring I already made & list in my shop. blue topaz poppy and the pod sterling silver ring.

and this one with smoky quartz with brass ribbon (another something new I'm working on!)
I'm so excited about this new collection! happy crafting:)