hand crafted jewelry, online classes, metalsmithing retreats, stone sales
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 + 6pm mountain
Gem Slice Earring students, join me for a special sale of custom stones curated for this class. This is a sale for students only but registration for this online class is now open again! You can scroll down this page to check out the details, or click here:
Sale begins at 6pm mountain.
Registration for this class will re-open June 1, 2022.
This class will revolutionize the way you make prong settings. Really!
I'm going to show you a technique that will make creating prong settings much easier than you ever imagined. You'll construct these beautiful, lightweight Gem Slice earrings, with delicate prong settings, in two different styles. And it's all done with an extremely student-friendly butane torch. To make these that much more lovely, you'll also learn how to add texture. I'll show you how to set gorgeous, faceted slices of gemstones, but this setting is also perfect for unusually shaped stones and objects.
The beauty of this design is it's versatility. The techniques in this workshop can be applied to pendants, rings and other types of jewelry. You're going to love making these!
When I say we...
Most of you know I'm a one woman show. There's so much to do and a limited amount of time and energy to devote. I've started doing stone sales for my students and this has expanded into the general public, but it's really time consuming. So...I'm very pleased to announce that my son, Jaron, has joined me. This is our second family business as Jaron is also a CIA (Culinary Institute of America) trained chef and owner of specialty wood fired oven, Stoked. In his slow season, he'll be managing stone sales for me. While I'm still getting to do the part that's the most fun...choosing and buying...he's in charge of most everything else. This is a great addition to my little biz and will allow me more time to create, but still give you all the opportunity to grab some lovely stones. If you hear me talking about Jaron on my facebook page, or elsewhere, please give him a little handclap and a welcome!
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what my customers are saying...
Just had to let you know that I received the earrings today (that I purchased from your etsy shop )and I was totally, completely blown away by the beauty of these pieces!. Such exquisite craftsmanship and perfect choice of stones and metal in each piece. They are both unique and lovely in their own delicate way. I was so pleased by these pieces that I went back to your shop and purchased 2 more! Can't wait to see the next pairs of earrings I ordered..I'm sure I won't be disappointed!
These pieces have souls. I'm not Christian, but in your jewelry I'm able to see the beauty, joy, connection, comfort and grounding your faith brings to you, and it's a beautiful thing to behold.
Just wanted to let you know that I received my beautiful earrings, and am happier than ever now that I see them in real life. They are truly beautiful! Thank you for taking the time, a long time ago, to talk to me about your creative process using religious items. You made me think and open my mind in a way that helped me to allow myself to be comfortable with my religion and who I am. Your kind words and your blog are always inspiring.