Sunday, November 29, 2009


The ornaments in my Etsy shop are 25% off this week only! Stock-up for the holidays--they make perfect gifts!

Ornaments that were $40 are now $30;
$27, now $20.25;
$25, now $18.75;
$22, now $16.50;
$15, now $11.25

Limited Time Only!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New little diamond ring!

I just finished making this sterling silver ring with my new found stone-setting expertise and the diamonds mentioned in the previous post.
It is very delicate as the stone is only about 2 mm in diameter. There are two tiny silver balls on either side of the stone. I'm pretty happy with it. Look for it soon in my shop!

Them're diamonds!

This past weekend I took a workshop through the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths on stone setting. I finally learned how to gypsy set (or flush set, or burnish set--whatever you call it) faceted stones; something I've wanted to learn for a while.
Since diamonds are a durable stone and relatively easy to set, and since I had a tacky diamond ring from my grandma to dismantle, I think I'll be trying my hand at setting some diamonds soon!

This is an example of the kind of setting I'm talking about from Jetflair's Etsy shop.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Saint Louis

The statue of Saint Louis in front of the Art Museum.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Forest Park and the St. Louis Art Museum

Yesterday and today I took my Design I classes to the St. Louis Art Museum to look at color. They are beginning a color harmony assignment, in which they have to produce the same image 6 times using a different color scheme in each--very fun, in my opinion.

I love the Art Museum, especially the fact that it's free and has been since it was created for the 1904 World's Fair.

Fun facts: the museum's design was based on the ancient Roman baths of Caracalla. In the top image, the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, visible from the entrance of the Art Museum across Forest Park, was the inspiration for the evil apartment building in Ghostbusters.

The stainless steel tree in the window of the middle image is Placebo by American artist Roxy Paine.

Now you can be my fan on Facebook!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Was reading Design*Sponge yesterday for the first time in a while and I discovered that Overnight Prints is having a 50% off postcards sale! So I ordered some. This is what they'll look like!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Charm Necklace

new necklace. I have always loved charms and I'm finally making some of my own.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Trying some new aluminum ornaments.

So, hypothetically...

if I was going to a place like, let's say, Italy for a period of 2 to 3 months, these are a couple things that I think would be nice to take with me. A hip bag from JennyNDesign and Dansko's Serafina sandal.

Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin'....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More questions

I just made this new ring and I can't decide if I like the light background, or the dark background better. My husband votes dark, I think I'm leaning light.

Your opinions please.

This is my first attempt to shoot my new wall panels in situ. I'm not sure if I like it and thought I would see if any readers out there had suggestions.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

'nother new necklace

on Etsy.

Sneek Peek

Just finished 3 more wall panels. I'll be working on more taking some more artful pictures this week so I can get them up in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Jewelry

New sterling silver necklace on Etsy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009