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Creative Soldering: The Potato Method

Creative Soldering: The Potato Method

Repairs or edits to finished jewelry can be tricky, especially when gemstones are involved. Very few gems can stand up to the heat of soldering. So when confronted with a soldering task near a vulnerable gem, you can either remove the gem from the setting, or figure out a way to protect the gem from the heat.  Enter the potato...

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Back to the Bench

Back to the Bench

The past couple of months of quarantine have marked the longest break I have had from making jewelry since I started back in 2007.  Now that restrictions have begun to lift in NC, I’m going back to studio to make jewelry again.  Stay tuned because there is a lot of new work to come. 

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A 10 Year Thank You

A 10 Year Thank You

I celebrated 10 years in business this past March.  Through it all, I have come to understand that there is one thing in my business that is more important than all the rest.  YOU!  You lovely people who cheer me on, believe in me, follow me as my work evolves, and love jewelry. You keep me going and you inspire me.  Thank you!

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Gemstone Paradise

Gemstone Paradise

This winter I made the trip to the Tucson Gem Show!  It was my first time attending and I came back with so many lovely treasures.  I’ve already started to work with the stones I purchased in Tucson, and you can see that in many of my new pieces. There will be much more to come too, because I have quite the sparkly stash to make use of. I can’t wait to make more elegant pieces with these gemstones for you!

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