Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blog-o-sphere Think Tank September

September's topic: "Favourite colour?

it's been so long since I post anything in my blog. so I thought it's time for me to participate in monthly blogging thing and get my blog going again... BUT! I just cannot get motivate to write anything! I thought that this month's topic would be easy, I love color. but because I love colors so much that I really don't have favorite. I love them all! soooo, I'd say my favorite color is: all the colors in the rainbow! oh, but for clothing, I love love gray. all shades of gray. they are absolutely my favorite to wear. and I like to accented with different color. gray goes with anything! this fall I think I'm gonna go with gray + mustard!

ok, I'm late but I hope other member has better things to say...

Happy Crafting:)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April: Blog-o-sphere Think Tank

april's topic :What is your favourite tool?

fun topic! however, I absolutely can not pick just one or two. every tool I use for jewelry making is so important to me and I get so attach to them!

so I'm just going to judge my favoritism in how much I attach to them. I think number one is my kiln. I use it nearly everyday and I feel like I'm talking to it when I'm working. I bought her (yes, it's "she":) from my enamel teacher about 4 years ago because it's too small for her and she wasn't using much. but it's perfect size for me and she is been so great to work with:)

next one is something I use for clean holes when I'm enameling. I put polymer cray handle on steel needle and made comfortable to hold. and it's fun because it look like finger and freak people out when it just lay on the table!

and there is something I love but I don't have... I have to go to class to use it.... is rolling mill. I'd like to own my own one day but since I can't work on my orders without "my tools" at class, I play with rolling mill!

it's been such a fun topic! can't wait to see what everybody else's favorite tools:)

Andes cruz:
Shannon I'm On A Roll Koochin:
Barbara Donovan:
Robyn Hawk:
Kathleen Krucoff:
Beth Cyr:
WATTO (Mary)
Laura Flavin :
Wendy Kelly
stephanie clark

Happy reading:)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Custom Herkimer Diamond Ring

 a lovely customer saw my first "Herkimer Diamond Ring", which sold to my lovely local customer and wanted to order. this stone was larger and more irregular, it was really tricky to set. but in the end, I think it came out really  gorgeous!
clorless and has golden inclusion.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Herkimer Diamond Ring

very unique & one-of-a-kind. The Herkimer diamond is double pointed Quartz Crystal that has already been faceted by nature. mined in Herkimer, New York. measures about 7 x 5mm, has smoky gray-ish tint. set in simple prong setting. oxidized sterling silver. size 7.


Friday, January 20, 2012

January: Blog-o-sphere Think Tank

~january: if you could live anywhere... where would it be, and why?

I think I'd have to say "Japan"! not only because that's where I came from, Japan is really nice to place to live. nice mix of nature & convinience. I originally came from just outside of Tokyo but I would like to live in little more country setting. after lived in Ohio for so long, I get little panic when I go back to Tokyo... just like my mom, she move to country side when we kids were all grown up. but where she live is just too country for me. so, I have place picked up! it's call "Karuizawa", it's a resort town. not too far from Tokyo and closer to my mom. really nice in summer (people stay there for summer) it gets cold and snowy in winter but I'm use to it! and if I don't have to drive, I love snow. so we are planning for our retirement years, we can have little house there and I'd open little shop on main street. I only have to open in summer. I guess we are going to hibernate like bears in winter:)

let's check out other members, where they want to live:

Mary Spencer (WATTO)
Beth Cyr -
Stephanie Clark:

Happy Crafting:)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ametrine Nest Ring

~*Rough Stone Collection*~

gorgeous bi-color Ametine. it's Amethyst and Citrine in one! measures about 8,9mm. Nest-like setting is made from scrap sterling silver wire. nest measures about 12mm. ring size, 6.25.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Apatite Necklace ~Rough Stone Collection~

tiny rough Apatite stone set in cusrom sterling silver prong setting. stone measures about 7mm x 4mm. caribian blue with silver flash. Apatite is known for inspirational stone. It develops psychic abilities and spiritual attunement. Use it to aid communication and self-expression. has OM symbol stamped on the back. oxidized. chain is about 17".


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Poppy Field Necklace

One-of-a-Kind. Hand painted with glass enamel "Poppy Field" set in eye shape brass with silver bezel. adorned with single moonstone briolette. inspiration is the eye looking at the poppy field, so beautiful that single tear coming down from the eye....

currentry display at Zodiac, $300.00

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year, New Me!

this new year, I change my shop name & my jewelry line "Jewelry by Natsuko" to "Natsuko Jewelry"! and I have new logo that I designed and Marina Design on Etsy made into "real" logo! I love it and she was awesome to work with so if anybody need graphic serves, be sure to check her out! 
and I haven't post anything for long time because the holiday season has been really really busy but I do have lots of new stuff to show! I have few awesome custom work and lots of pieces with my new obsession "rough stones" so stay tune:)
 Happy Crafting!