Archive | Jewelry Making

S.A.V.E. Customer Service

To be successful in a less-than-ideal economy – actually, in ANY economy – my business needs to provide a beautiful product, good value and excellent customer service. Jay Goltz recently wrote a NY Times article that encapsulates  the heart of great customer service.  The author’s ideas are very much in line with mine – make […]

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A New Collection

Don’t get too excited, so far this new collection exists mostly in my mind. I made my daughter a small dragonfly charm, which she put on a necklace chain.  She liked it so much that she asked if I could make her another small charm, add a delicate chain and make a bracelet.  Sure, no […]

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A Special Piece of Jewelry – Part IV

We are down to our last component – the chain! I have to admit, I decided this part a long time ago.  What better to continue the military theme than ball chain?  This 2.5 mm ball chain is just a tad larger than the chain used by our Armed Forces for dog tags.  However, the […]

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A Special Piece of Jewelry – Part III

For the next component of this design, which I started here and here, I needed something to represent our U.S. Armed Services. I combed through the web sites of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, looking for common elements.  Nothing.  Their logos were all different too.  I was at a loss. Then […]

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A New Medium!

Ok, I admit it – I have kindergartner tendencies.  You know how kindergartners are always so thrilled to learn something new, they just have to share with everyone.  Well, this past week, I took a class in silver clay.  Let’s just pretend this blog is a big refrigerator so I can hang up my new […]

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A Special Piece of Jewelry – Part II

I started the design of this special piece here.  Today I finished another step in the design as you can see: Or I should say Perky finished another step!  Yep, this is my dear sweet Perky’s paw.  Not to worry, no puppies were harmed in the making of this print!  I had originally used a […]

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A Special Piece of Jewelry

Yesterday I met with a representative of a non-profit organization that is dear to my heart.  She gave me her approval and blessing to embark on a fundraiser for the group.  Since receiving permission, design ideas have been flying through my head.  I have been researching stones and their traditional meanings.  The piece must be […]

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Another Bead Break!

Just had to share these new beauties! These art glass beads were made by the very talented artisan, Kim Neely.  They are hollow, but substantial, with a beautiful apricot/caramel color.  The sparkle is beyond belief!  Just wait until you see what I conjure up with these.  If you appreciate these little gems, and would like […]

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