My good friend Robin made these simple and beautiful silver bands for me. Each band is stamped with the initials of the people I love most – my family. I love them so much and wear them all the time.
Robin helped me make some turquoise and silver rings awhile back. She also has some amazing art and jewelry up at RobinWade.com.
If you live in the Salt Lake City area and you are looking for some Christmas gifts, drop by this Saturday. We’ll have a variety of things (handcrafted sterling silver and recycled jewelry, glass beaded jewelry, purses and hand-painted bags, magnets, hats and lots more!) from a variety of talented people including Robin Wade. They are letting me put my stuff up for sale there, too. Very kind.
December 6th, 10am to 4pm
1008 East Hillview Drive (4060 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Drop by and say hello!
I opened an Etsy store today. You’ll find hats, rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I hope you like them and that they are great for someone on your Christmas list. (or you.)
Find this necklace here.
Find this watch here.
Find this ring here.
Find these earrings here.
Find this bracelet here.
Find this hat here.
Here are the finished rings. The large one is my favorite and I’m going to keep it. That stone was particularly difficult and Robin had to help me (mostly do the whole thing) finish it. So instead of feeling bad that I couldn’t hack it on that one, I’m going to look at it like a gift from her and just appreciate it.
Now that I’ve done this, I have a whole new appreciation for the craftsmanship that it takes and I’ll never balk at spending 80$ for a nicely crafted ring again.
Today my friend taught me how to pick out a stone, create the bezel to fit the stone and solder the bezel to the base. Tomorrow I learn how to finish the rest like trimming and soldering on the finger band. Man, this is much harder than I realized and all my rings are going to sell for a kazillion dollars. Just kidding.
I put some paintings in the store. Watercolors with blown ink and some multi-media ones.
On my left forearm. My wrist is on the right of the image.
I’ve been making candles for at least 10 years and it’s still one of my favorite things to do. It wasn’t until Joe and I were completely done last night and we were wiping off the last counter that I wished I would have taken some step by step photos this time and created a post out of it. Dang. Next time. But if you have some questions (Michelle), ask away. I’ll do my best to answer with no photographic evidence of any kind.
I’m traveling again this week. Going up to the San Francisco area.
Over the weekend I got stuff in the mail from Piglet, Kyran and Jessica from Illinois. Stuff, people! Stuff! Keep sending it in.