I am normally a woman of few words (just ask my partner), which is why I think I have a problem publishing a blog. I feel like my actions and works should speak for me. So, on that note, I am going to try something different this time with the blog. It will be more pictures! Pictures of my work, playing with new supplies, things that interest me, and things that I think will interest others.
As many of you know, I create jewelry out of vintage, re-purposed silver plate. I will be sharing things I have made and new items I am still working the kinks out of.
First up is a custom order that I just completed. A customer who had purchased several of my standard, in stock pieces brought me 12 sterling silver drink stirrers. She asked me what I thought I could do with them. After a few minutes of contemplation I came up with a design that she was thrilled with. There were to be 4 necklaces, each with 3 hearts to be given to family members. This was in April. Shortly after her visit, my muse left me. I was confused as to how to actually achieve the desired results.
Thank goodness the customer was very patient with me. All of a sudden in July, my muse re-appeared and everything came together.
Each necklace has a one of a kind, handmade bead making each necklace unique. The customer was thrilled and said they were worth the wait. Her mother was amazed at the transformation from stir sticks to jewelry.