Dress an Earring Up or Down

Rainforest jasper and silver earrings-white background

How do you dress an earring up or down? A few weeks ago a customer asked about a particular earring. They liked the earring design but they wanted something more casual for everyday wear. The original design was this twisted silver wire dangle earring with a pearl drop from the Wedding Jewelry section.   Changing…

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2021 Spring Fashion Colors

2021 Spring/Summer Fashion Week Colors

Like a garden of flowers, there are a lot of bright and beautiful fashion colors for Spring 2021 (and Summer, too). Here they are: Marigold – this is a warm golden orange that’s easy to wear Cerulean – a light blue defined as the blue of the sky on a clear day Rust – this…

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Silver Repousse’ Flower Pendant

Flower blank and pitch pot

With all the turmoil going on around us currently, I’ve found that working on jewelry provides a welcome refuge. I have been refining my repousse’ skills and this silver repousse’ flower pendant is what I’ve been working on lately. I am still thinking about the setting I want to create for this pendant. I may…

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What I’m Working on Now

Silver leaves bracelet

I’ve been using this time at home to explore new things and to revisit some jewelry techniques.  I’ve been working a lot on repousse’.  When life gets back to something approaching normal, I will have improved my skills.   A few years ago I took a number of classes in a high relief approach to…

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The Rituals of Our Lives

Concave hammered silver earrings

June ushers in the summer season. As things are beginning to reopen and people are getting out to do more, I hope that you are all well and staying safe.  I’ve been reading about symbols and ran across this:  “the oak is a great symbol for June.  The oak embodies the energy of June with themes…

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A Season for Thankfulness

fire opal in hammered silver box pendant

We really shouldn’t need a season for thankfulness. After all, we can and should express our gratitude and thankfulness on a daily basis all year long. The tempo of daily living makes it easier to overlook the blessings we have every day of the year. Gratitude (thankfulness) is an expression of appreciation. When we express…

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