Sunday, May 31, 2009

And to Match the Salad Set, we have the Bottle Opener

Yes, there's one more new thing this season, a fancy Bottle Opener. It matches the Salad Set, in that the beads are the same wonderful Cobalt hues. So just when you thought you had everything, or maybe that Dad had everything.......there's still something to make a nice gift for Father's Day. Presently this particular bottle opener is residing at Bosacki's Chocolates in Minocqua.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


My plan today, was to post something entirely new and let you know where it was currently available. On Friday, I took this piece and several others up to Bosacki's Chocolates in Minocqua for the beginning of the season. Colleen then put together a display there and the new piece sold on Sunday. Now this always goes 2 ways with me...I mean after all the piece was only in the shop for probably one day! That makes me feel good! On the other hand, just when I thought I was right on my timeline and keeping up orders I'm once again behind. But still makes me feel good. So the new's a Salad Server Set in Stainless Steel measuring 11 inches. The ends are adorned with beads, made by me, in my favorite Cobalt with silver leaf, special glass shards, and handmade murrini. I've provided another view so you can see close up. I guess I'll be ordering more today so I can get busy again, not that there ever seems to be a lull. Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Circles and Pearls...

This pair of earrings has 2 handmade Fine Silver circles with a slight texture that has been oxidized. Dangling from those circles are slices of Watermelon Tourmaline, Freshwater Pearls, and Karen Hilltribe Fair Trade charms from Thailand. It all rests on Handmade Fine Silver ear wires. Next week I should be posting some new things that will be going to Bosacki's Chocolates at their new location.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


This piece is a choker style with 4 champagne hollow beads that are decorated with Silver glass stringer. In between, there are blue Quartz disks and a Fine Silver handmade bead in the center. It was fun to make and I'm sure will be fun to wear! currently at Bassett Jewelers in Minocqua.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mixed Metals

I like the look, lately, of mixed metals, so I put together a pair of earrings using 3 different combinations of metal finishes. The disks on this pair are made from Fine Silver, but one has a highly polished finish and the other has been oxidised and then polished so the valleys in the piece remain dark and the peaks are shinier. I then chose to use a gold hoop to make the combination complete. Bassett Jewelers is their home.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fine Silver focal piece...

This pendant has a Fine Silver focal piece, from
which I have suspended one of my Lampwork
beads,complete with murrini, silver leaf, and
some special colored stringer. There is a double
strand of both Silver chain and peacock dyed
freshwater pearls. Two cobalt beads with silver
leaf and glass frit complete the piece. Again this
piece is available at Bassett Jewelers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Freshly Patina'd Fine Silver

This pair of earrings is made entirely of Fine Silver (.999) It's a step above Sterling as there are no other metals added. They have been immersed in Liver of Sulphur for just the right amount of time to create that slightly golden color. Currently residing at Bassett Jewelers, they are awaiting your perusal.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Back From Vacation and Ready to Go....

Freshly renewed from vacation, I was back in the
studio today, photographing the pieces I made
before I left. While in Madison not long ago, to take
a class in Riveting with Jeff Barber , I discovered
some hand colored silk ribbons. The colors were beautiful and I'm so glad they photographed well. Also in this piece is a large Fine Silver circle suspending a glass bead to match some of the colors in the ribbon. The headpin on which the bead sits is also handmade of Fine Silver. This piece is available at Bassett Jewelers in Minocqua. I will be posting more pieces destined for Bassett's the rest of this week.