Tag: Jewelry

More in Store, New Artists at DIY Studio

More in Store, New Artists at DIY Studio

The shop is filling up with artistic treasures. Let me introduce you to our newest artists.   Sandra Hilton Check out these lovely fiber arts creations. Sandra creative process begins with wool which she felts into pins, pictures, and sculptural cozies. Start collecting her work 

12 Days of Reuse, Bike Chain Bracelet

Know any bicyclists or recyclists? We’ll, I have just the gift to give to them. Bike Chain Bracelets! The Bike Peddler was kind enough to donate a worn out chain. And it’s not just chains that they donate. Bike Peddler’s Eric Vickers along with fabulous 

Jewelry Plant Picks

Sometimes it’s hard to find a gift that is special enough for a good friend. I  scoured some shops looking for that perfect gift. I later went to the nursery and picked out a plant and handmade pot that I knew my friend would like. 

Perfectly Primer Alphabet Necklaces

Finished a new style of necklace today. Check out these funky hinged beauties. Inspired by my son’s Kindergarten class, these perfectly primer alphabet necklaces are a hoot to wear and play with. You choose the letter and the soldering style (straight up modern or zig 

Made it in my First Magazine, Artisan Jewelry made in Salem

I get a call from Marion Barnes, the editor for Willamette Woman. After seeing the fabulous article by Cindy Ulshafer, South Salem Today–Statesman Journal, she asks if I’d like to be featured in Willamette Woman. Oh no, my stomach fills with butterflies and I feel 

Valentine Fun- an After Work Craft Party

Themed parties are always fun, especially when celebrated with a lively group of women. I had a hoot with this bunch last time for holiday craft night, making ornaments and rings. And they returned to the studio again for charm bracelets and glitzy magnet making. 

Love is in the Air

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of romance, sugary sweet cards, chocolate and flowers. I like the idea of Valentine’s Day, really I do. I’m the type of girl who watches sappy Jane Austin films (actually anything that has period costumes coupled with English accents). However 

Earbob Design

“She could see so clearly now that he was only a childish fancy, no more important really than her spoiled desire for the aquamarine earbobs she had coaxed out of Gerald. For, once she owned the earbobs, they had lost their value, as everything except 

Sugary Sweet Rings

Valentine’s Day is only one month away and it’s never too early to plan ahead. So I am inspired to make a bunch of sweet cabochon rings for the holiday. And to the honor the day even more, I’ve named each ring one of my 

It’s not too late to Register

I’m sitting in my living room, sweater on, sipping warm tea, and watching golden leaves float from the trees. I am simply giddy knowing that Fall is here and All Hallow’s Eve is right around the corner. I can’t think of a better way to 

Making Potion Necklaces

I’m so excited to be a part of the first ever DIY Studio party. I will be out on location at Leah’s Spooktacular Birthday and the birthday girl requested that I lead the efforts of making special potion necklaces. With that in mind, I’ve set 

Halloween Fun

I adore Halloween. I love the smell in the air of woodsmoke, crisp leaves crunching underfoot and even love it when it starts to get dark earlier. I’m in the mood for pumpkin spice cookies and ghost stories. But since no one is around (kids 

Make it Monday- End of the Year Teacher Gift

Make it Monday- End of the Year Teacher Gift

I always rack my brain for ideas to thank teachers. Nothing ever seems enough and so many years we have been blessed with stellar teachers. This year I decided to make this “teacher” necklace to thank my daughter’s first grade teacher. The teacher has been 

Custom Necklace-Happy Birthday to Me

Custom Necklace-Happy Birthday to Me

Last week I had a special order for a Texan named Colleen. She asked that I make a necklace featuring her son. Isn’t he a cutie? Since it was my birthday week I also made one with my little cuties for myself. It’s been a