Did you know that most allergic reactions caused by jewelry are due to the nickel content that is often found in base metals? 1 out of every 7 people has some form of metal allergy, which can irritate skin and cause dermatitis. While some may […]
I was recently presented with the most amazing opportunity and featured on the cover of the Holiday 2013 edition of the Harford Style Magazine. I was fortunate to get to work with Amy Jones, a remarkable photographer, and interviewed by Anne Fullem, editor/art director of […]
Do you remember when you were a kid and you spent hours playing with play-doh: Rolling it, smushing it, and creating?
Well I just recently fell in love with it’s adult equivalent, PMC (Precious Metal Clay). It’s exactly what the name implies: A clay like medium that contains miniscule particles of metal (fine silver, sterling silver, copper, brass). The amazing part is that you have the ability to shape it like any clay, form it into letters, shapes, animals, etc. and then once it is dry you put it in a jewelry kiln for about an hour. Once the heat from the kiln burns the clay binder away, you are left with a solid metal piece. Simply amazing.
These are some of my first pieces. I am so thrilled with the result.
I recently ran across this homemade recipe for eco friendly jewelry cleaner. I was frantic to find an alternative to the chemical cleaners you find in most jewelry stores. One of my favorite pair of earrings (sterling silver dangle pearls- see the before and after photos below) were lost […]
I make a lot of personalized pieces. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I am fortunate enough to have the most creative customers who help design their own custom bracelets. As with learning anything new, designing something for someone else is almost always […]