Thursday, September 15, 2016

Handmade Copper Stud Earrings - Finally back in Stock

After years of not making them I am finally back to offering my popular solid copper stud earrings again. These are great for every day or to put into your additional piercings to match your larger copper earrings.

The earrings are handmade by me, this is the process description I have on my website:

What goes into making the cute little copper dot stud earrings:

 I start with a length of solid copper wire. With a jeweler's torch, I melt one end into a little ball and cut the finished earring into the right length. The earring then has to go into an acid bath, to remove the black fire scale (oxidization) it has picked up due to the heat. After the acid treatment it needs to get rinsed and then I file the thin end into a rounded shape so that you don't injure your ears when putting it in.

After I have done that, the earring goes into a rotary tumbler where it is being moved around together with stainless steel shot, water and dish washing liquid for 2-3 hours. This serves to harden and polish the earring. It is being rinsed again after that, dried and polished with a soft cloth.

Quite a journey for the humble stud earring, but it is handmade, after all.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Free Necklace - Monthly Giveaway for September

 Rock Quartz, Amethyst and Peridot Necklace

 Rock Quartz, Amethyst and Peridot Necklace
Giveaway for September:

This necklace sports a smooth rock quartz drop, eye-clean and colorless - perfect for any occasion or outfit. Adding to the personal touch are a faceted amethyst drop and peridot bead plus a hand stamped star charm right next to the clasp.

For more info about the necklace, please click on the photos to go to the item. For more info about the giveaway (no conditions, completely free) please click here.

Monday, September 5, 2016

CHARM NECKLACE WITH PLATYPUS PENDANT - A DIFFERENT AUSTRALIAN NECKLACE

 Platypus Necklace
I have added a new, somewhat unusual charm necklace to my collection of Australian charm necklaces. For this necklace, I attached a platypus charm.

Again - the charm is accompanied by two Australian gemstones, a mookaite and a chrysoprase.
*The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The animal is the sole living representative of its family. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Giveaway - Beaded Czech Glass Earrings, Teapot - Free Earrings

Extra special clearance for my much appreciated customers. At the end of each month, a product is going to be raffled off to all participants. Products and shipping will be absolutely free.
Products will be as seen on the photo, no exchanges possible.
Products will be shipped via airmail and no guarantee, insurance or online tracking is included.
Please leave a comment if you want to participate. You can leave a screen name and I will publish the winning screen name on my website (click on photo to get there).
Giveaway is also published on other venues.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

 Rainbow Snake Necklace
I made this necklace in reference to the famous 'Rainbow Snake'.

- The Rainbow Snake is a common deity in the mythology and a common motif in the art of Aboriginal Australia. It is named for the obvious identification between the shape of a rainbow and the shape of a snake. When the rainbow is seen in the sky, it is said to be the Rainbow Serpent moving from one waterhole to another, and the divine concept explained why some waterholes never dried up when drought struck. The rainbow snake is one of the most common and well known aboriginal stories, very important to their society. The Rainbow Serpent is one of the oldest continuing religious beliefs in the world and continues to be a cultural influence today.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Personalized Dog Tag Necklaces - Great Gift Idea

Shop for Personalized Dog Tag Necklaces Now
 Dog tag necklaces are very versatile and therefore very popular. They come in lots of shapes and metal options (see photo below) and can be stamped with text, numbers, star sign constellation and other symbols.

Several can be worn at once, longer or shorter chains are available.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Brooches - Handmade with your Choice of Gemstone

 Madeira Citrine Brooch
I have made a batch of brooches, showcasing different gemstones and glass beads. Some brooches are abstract, others have a flower design and the large, oval silver one has some flowery, celtic design.

Every design can be made with your choice of gemstone or glass stone.

A different way to accessorize a plain top and great to combine with earrings or a bracelet.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

What you pay is what you get...

I love this photo.
It so nicely demonstrates what happens when people ask for cheaper and cheaper work. Quality has it's price.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wire Wrapped Earrings, Handmade Jewelry

 Matte Pink and Black Earrings

 Sapphire Blue Earrings
Turning wire and beads into signature earrings. This is solid copper wire, formed, hammered and wire wrapped. The finished earrings are oxidized and then tumble polished to achieve the dark gray colour. These are available in a large range of colors and metal finishes.
 Matte Purple Drop Earrings

Monday, March 28, 2016

Classic Jewelry

Genuine gemstones, wire wrapped to solid stainless steel necklaces, Great affordable gift idea.