My month-long February sale starts today on both my website at www.dianakirkpatrick.com  (take an additional 10% off with  Coupon Code + regularly offered discounts) and also in my Etsy store at www.dianakirkpatrickart.etsy.com (use coupon code).   The COUPON CODE … Continue reading

Featured Blog Image

I never set a “featured image” for my blog – wasn’t really sure what that meant.  I’ve decided to see what that looks like.  The Featured Image placement is on the left.   I’ve set up my Eternal Spiral Necklace as the featured image … Continue reading

Copper Jewelry Designs

Over the summer, I started working on a series of flower designs in copper as prototypes for some planned silver pieces.   However, I think that I like the look of the copper enough to also do a series of designs … Continue reading

Update – getting back to work

I’m working on some small flower shapes to cut out of copper. They will be earrings and a pendant with possible applications to other more detailed pieces. The photo shows the earlier prototype. This is mainly a forming, texturing, and … Continue reading

Cleaning Your Silver Jewelry

This approach to cleaning silver does not result in any loss of silver.   It also works well for woven silver items. The tarnish that forms on silver pieces is silver sulfide, which is black. A thin coating of silver sulfide … Continue reading