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Jewelry / Picture Overload
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:58:18 AM »
I have this horrible habit of forgetting to post pictures until I have an avalanche of stuff I haven't posted yet.  So my apologies for what will likely be a very long and very,very pic heavy post.





Sterling silver and enameled copper Celtic Flower bracelet. 20s and 22g wire used.






Tri-colour enameled copper Crotalus bracelet in 22ga wire.





Enameled copper and Swarovski crystal Alternating Half Romanov bracelet. 20g and 22g wire.





Copper Byzantine/Boxchain combination design bracelet with purple beads. 18ga wire.






Copper and antique glass bead Olivia bracelet. 18ga wire.





Enameled copper Celtic Strap bracelet. 20g and 22g wire.





Enameled copper Romanov Sheet bracelet with Hematite and Black Onyx. Sterling silver clasp. 20g and 22g wire.



Hammered copper wire pendant with pearl drop. 18g wire.




Art Deco style up-cycled necklace made from vintage parts and other jewelry salvage.




High-class steampunk/upcycled necklace. The necklace is made from old jewelry and watch parts. The watch-pendant does work.





Victorian style upcycled necklace using chains scavenged from another necklace and an old brooch.




Steampunk/upcycled necklace using old watch and jewelry parts.

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Art / Lepidoptera Timex
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:28:37 AM »
Another Steampunk sculpture.







Steampunk butterfly made from old watch parts, wire, and a couple beads. Measures at 1 1/2 inches across, 1 1/4 inches deep, and 3/8 inches high.

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Business Tips and Help / What is LinkedIn?
« on: June 28, 2011, 01:01:14 PM »
What exactly is LinkedIn?  I recently received a LinkedIn invitation from someone wanting to add me to their LinkedIn professional network, but I don't have a clue what LinkedIn actually is and wanted to make sure of what it is before accepting it. 

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Art / Arachnida Typographicus
« on: June 27, 2011, 12:30:15 PM »
I've been having a lot of fun with sculptures lately :) . Soooo, here's another one!






Steampunk spider sculpture made from old watch parts, typewriter parts, wire, and a bead. The spider has about a 7 inch leg-span.

50
Art / Couple of sculptures
« on: June 11, 2011, 01:30:57 PM »
Haven't posted anything for a while so I thought I'd post a couple of my recent wire-work projects :).







Wire and found object dragonfly sculpture. The body is made up of a rusty screw-bit I found outside while taking a walk, the rest is made from 20ga and 28ga wire. The 2 1/8 inches long with a wingspan of 4 3/4 inches and stands about 1 inch tall.







This was part of my mom's birthday gift this year. A very large damselfly sculpture (wingspan of about 16 to 18 inches) for her flowerbed. I took apart a few
copper candle holders I made a few years ago and reused them to make the damselfly. The main body was one entire candle-holder that I reshaped and attached some beads and a couple buttons to. The eyes are actually buttons that I just repainted.

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General Discussion / Woohoo!! I'm a little bit excited :)
« on: March 12, 2011, 07:01:36 PM »
I'm a little bit excited, because a month or so ago I submitted an advertisement for my jewelry to the Renaissance Magazine and.....................

It was accepted!!!!!  This will be my first time advertising anywhere let alone in a nationally published magazine so I'm a bit excited. 

Also, I just scheduled my first SCA merchanting event for this summer.  I've never tried selling at any of their events so this should be interesting. 

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General Discussion / Do Blogs really help?
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:30:58 PM »
I have a question for all of you that use Blogs to promote your work.  I've been reading a lot of books lately regarding starting a creative business and just about all of them strongly suggest having a Blog.  Problem is, I haven't the first clue about them. 

So my question is this: do they really help?

Any advice that anyone could give me is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Jewelry / Who hasn't wanted pointy ears? :)
« on: March 04, 2011, 02:40:33 PM »




Oxidizing) Copper elf ear cuff earring with freshwater corn pearls and antique bicone faceted glass beads. This was made for the Fantasy/Mythology contest on Maillers Worldwide.

Stats:

European 4-1
20ga 2.75mm ID oxidizing copper rings
20ga 12.5mm ID oxidizing copper rings; soldered and shaped into the cuff findings
pearls; and antique glass beads

54
Jewelry / Fun with enameled copper (pic heavy)
« on: February 18, 2011, 03:25:05 PM »
I got more new colours!! :D



Enameled copper Byzantine bracelet.

Stats:

20ga 3.25mm ID magenta enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID hot pink enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID pink enameled copper rings
20ga magenta enameled copper clasp




Copper and enameled copper Celtic Visions bracelet.

Stats:

20ga 4mm ID copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID orange enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID red orange enameled copper rings
18ga copper clasp



Enameled copper Celtic Visions bracelet.

Stats:

20ga 4mm ID aqua enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID peacock blue enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID light peacock blue enameled copper rings
20ga aqua enameled copper clasp





Enameled copper and Swarovski crystal Alternating Half Romanov bracelet.

Stats:

Alternating Half Romanov
20ga 3.25mm ID purple enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
20ga purple enameled copper clasp
light purple Swarovski crystals





Sterling silver and enameled copper Byzantine bracelet

Stats:

20ga 3.25mm ID gun metal enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID silver grey enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID square sterling silver rings
18ga sterling silver clasp







Enameled copper Dragonscale Bias bracelet

Stats:

22ga 3.75mm ID gun metal enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID silver grey enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID light peacock blue enameled copper rings
20ga gun metal enameled copper rings

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Jewelry / More Salvage Jewelry
« on: February 18, 2011, 02:48:47 PM »
  I recently finished a couple more jewelry-salvage necklaces and thought I'd post them.





Upcycled necklace #1.




Upcycled necklace #2.



Steampunk pendant.  Oxidized copper wire-wrapped steel watchface.

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General Discussion / Anyone try JewelryArtists.org?
« on: February 15, 2011, 03:10:01 PM »
Has anyone here ever tried selling their work on JewelryArtist.org in their Jewelry Design Marketplace?   If so is there anything you can tell me about it? Any help is much appreciated.

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Jewelry / Picture Invasion
« on: February 01, 2011, 04:12:07 PM »


Free-from oxidized copper pendant with antique glass beads.



Free-from oxidized copper pendant with antique glass beads.



Free-from oxidized copper pendant with an Amethyst bead.



Free-from oxidized copper pendant with Smokey Quartz beads.



Free-from oxidized copper pendant with a carved Moss Agate bead.[color]





Art Deco style up-cycled necklace made from vintage parts.





First attempt at Steampunk. The pendant is made from and old watch face, heat patina-ed copper (20ga and 14ga) and an old clasp I salvaged from another piece of jewelry. Pendant is reversible.






Steampunk and chainmaille necklace made from salvaged wire, keys, and other salvage. The weave is Oops, and the copper has been slightly heat patina-ed.

Stats:

Oops
14ga 12.5mm ID copper rings
14ga 6mm ID copper rings
18ga 3mm ID copper rings
14ga and 20ga S-clasp







Copper and enameled copper Chelydra bracelet.

Stats:

18ga 3.75mm ID copper rings
20ga 3.75mm ID magenta enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID purple enameled copper rings
18ga copper clasp






Copper Chelydra bracelet.

Stats:

Chelydra
16ga 5mm ID copper rings
18ga 5mm ID copper rings
18ga 4mm ID copper rings
16ga copper clasp







Copper Chelydra bracelet.

Stats:

Chelydra
20ga 3mm ID copper rings
22ga 3mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID teal enameled copper rings
18ga copper clasp





Copper and enameled Chelydra pendant.

Stats:

Chelydra
18ga 5mm ID copper rings
18ga 4mm ID copper rings
20ga 3mm ID copper rings
20g 2.5mm ID copper rings
20ga 2.25mm ID copper rings
22ga 3mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID teal enameled copper rings
pearl

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Jewelry / Christmas gifts and other stuff
« on: December 15, 2010, 03:18:33 PM »
I finally finished making this year's Christmas gifts for some of my cousins.  The wire-wrapped pendants didn't take that long, but the other pendant took far longer than it should have.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped hand-polished Petosky stone.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped hand-polished Petosky stone.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant.  Not sure what the stone is except that it is one of the stones my grandfather found, cut, and polished.




Sterling silver and Carnelian pendant.  This pendant took me waaaaaaay too long to make.  I was stuck on getting to last two prongs to solder, and somehow there was always a gap preventing them from doing so.  I ended up having to make an entirely new setting with all four prongs already soldered to the base, saw off the old setting and solder in the new one.  I had the strong urge to shout "Q'pla" (Klingonese meaning "success" or "victory," and yes I know I'm a geek :) ) when it was finished.




Copper Japanese 12-1 (variant) bracelet.

Stats:

18ga 3.75mm ID copper rings
20ga 2.5mm ID copper rings




Copper and enameled copper Dragonscale bracelet.

Stats:

Dragonscale
20ga 5mm ID copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID brown enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
16ga and 22ga wire-wrapped S-clasp




Copper and enameled copper Dragonscale Bias bracelet.

Status:

Dragonscale Bias
20ga 5mm ID copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID purple enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID peacock blue enameled copper rings
18ga clasp

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Jewelry / Picture overload
« on: November 18, 2010, 02:46:49 PM »
Well, I have a show next weekend so I've been a bit busy making stuff and thought I'd post a few (dozen :roll: ) pics.  You may need sunglasses for some of the following colour combinations :roll:.



Copper Orc Weave bracelet.

Stats:

20ga 2.6mm ID copper rings
18ga copper clasp




Crotalus Sheet micromaille bracelet. The last pic is just a size comparison between the 26ga micromaille bracelet, a 20ga bracelet of the same weave, a dime, and a 1 cent Euro. I should note that the 20ga bracelet has two rows of Crotalus, where as the 26ga bracelet is actually three rows of Crotalus (and still a good deal smaller).

Stats:

Crotalus Sheet
26ga 2mm ID aqua enameled copper rings
26ga 2mm ID pink enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID pink enameled copper rings
20ga aqua enameled copper clasp




Sterling silver and Apatite Alternating Half-Romanov bracelet.

Stats:

Alternating Half-Romanov
22ga 2.5mm ID square sterling silver rings
18ga 4mm ID sterling silver rings
18ga sterling silver clasp
Apatite



Just a couple of simple Half Persian 4-1 copper bracelets.

Stats:

18ga 5mm ID copper rings
18ga copper clasps



Byzantine variant bracelet using twisted rings.

Stats:

20ga 5mm ID copper (twisted) rings
20ga 3.25mm ID peacock blue enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID aqua enameled copper rings
18ga copper clasp



Byzantine variant bracelet using twisted rings.

Stats:

20ga 5mm ID copper (twisted) rings
20ga 3.25mm ID brown enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID magenta enameled copper rings
18ga copper clasp



Byzantine variant bracelet using twisted rings.

Stats:

20ga 5mm ID copper (twisted) rings
20ga 3.25mm ID brown enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID peacock blue enameled copper rings
18ga copper clasp



Stats:

Celtic Visions
20ga 4mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID magenta enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID pink enameled copper rings
20ga magenta enameled copper clasp



Stats:

Celtic Visions
20ga 4mm ID black enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID magenta enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID pink enameled copper rings
20ga magenta enameled copper clasp



Stats:

Celtic Visions
20ga 4mm ID black enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID aqua enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
20ga aqua enameled copper clasp




Stats:

Celtic Flower
20ga 2mm ID sterling silver rings
20ga 3.25mm ID sterling silver rings
20ga5mm ID baby blue enameled copper rings
22ga 2.5mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
22ga 2mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
18ga sterling silver clasp



Byzantine variant earrings using twisted rings. (I was using up some left over twisted rings from the bracelets.)

Stats:

20ga 5mm ID copper (twisted) rings
20ga 3.25mm ID brown enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID peacock blue enameled copper rings



Byzantine variant earrings using twisted rings. (I was using up some left over twisted rings from the bracelets.)

Stats:

20ga 5mm ID copper (twisted) rings
20ga 3.25mm ID magenta enameled copper rings
20ga 3.25mm ID aqua enameled copper rings







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Jewelry / Lots of Wire-work
« on: October 22, 2010, 02:58:30 PM »
I've been doing quite a bit of wire-wrapping lately as I have a craft show next month and wanted to use some of the Petoskey stones (and other corals) I've been polishing. So, here are a bunch of pics.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped Petoskey stone pendant. One of the many Petoskey stones I found during my family's camping trip. I hand-polished the Petoskey stone using abrasive papers ranging from 150 grit to 8,000 grit and used tin oxide for the final polish. Not one of the best examples of a Petoskey stone, but still an interesting one.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped fossilized coral pendant. The fossilized coral was one of many rocks found on my family's camping/rock-hounding trip. Also hand-polished.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped Variscite pendant. The stone is actually a bead rather than a free-form cabochon like I usually use, but I chose to wire-wrap it instead as it was too gorgeous of a stone to just use as a bead.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant. Hand-polished (side-cut) honeycomb coral with pearl drop. The honeycomb coral is one of many pieces I found on my family's camping/rockhounding trip this year.




Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant. Hand-polished Petoskey stone.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant. Hand-polished Petoskey stone.

And I have a whole pile more of Petoskey stones and other corals to polish and wrap still! Lol, I brought back a couple pounds (literally; this is not an exaggeration) worth of rocks from that camping trip.

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