Friday, May 20, 2011

Thing a Week - Weeks 16-20

This has been a most stressful time! My job keeps getting in the way of my jewelry work. So finally I have another Thing a Week update, this time with six different items. I will show rather than tell this time - all pieces are described in my Etsy shop.

THaW 16 - budding blueberry twig earrings
THaW 17 - strawberry cuff bracelet with ruby
THaW 18 - blue chalcedony ring with matte finish
THaW 19 - moonstone and star sapphire ring
THaW 20 - lady's mantle pendant with tanzanite
THaW 21 - blue lagoon pendant with turquoise

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Etsy front page!

With this beautiful treasury! Thanks treasury curator and thanks Etsy admin :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The birch season has started!

There is a period in early spring where I keep glancing at birch trees. The time in which they go from having an almost indiscernible green hue to having fully developed leaves is very short. You have to be there at just the right time and pick the leaves when they're the prettiest. This year was extra hard since we had unbelievable hot weather at the end of April. I spent one Friday picking about 40 leaves and painting them with Precious Metal Clay paste. After that first layer they are preserved, and I can use them later on.

Look at the pattern on those leaves. Beautiful!

Rows of leaves like cookies on a baking sheet
And the finished result - a fired birch leaf on a silver ring:
I just listed this ring in my shop and any sizes can now be ordered. Happy spring!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fern ring on the Etsy FP!

Fern ring on the Etsy front page today!

Thank you Etsy!

If anyone wonders, my fern is busy unfurling its leaves right now. It is still spring in Sweden and while the weather does everything it can, the fern is not among the early risers. I will inform you all when I start making my first fern rings for the season.