Reticulated and Cutout Rectangle

Reticulation

Reticulation is holding your tourch over the metal just to the melting point, then taking the torch away for a few seconds so the metal can cool slightly. Repeating this process over and over creates an interesting and beautiful design. The metal pulls, sinks and makes unusual texture. Each piece of jewelry created using this …

Heart on Reticulated Silver

new designs

The idea of creating new items gets me going and I can’t wait to get started. Then, once I’m started I want to see the finished product. You see, it’s not finished until the final polishing and there is a lot of work between the start and the finish. Polishing is like the icing on …

design

Most of the time ideas just come. It can be a spin off from a previous design, architecture, or a current trend. It can be from anything. That’s why I keep a sketch pad around. Or at least scrap paper in my purse! Using my stature as a guide I draw the item to scale. …

5 Circles

love happened

Yup, I fell in love with sterling silver jewelry because it was not only beautiful, but affordable too. I started purchasing it for work and play. And then I started working for a direct sales company and sterling silver really hit me then! I could wear all my samples and they were all my favorite! …

CZ Bangles

in the beginning

Lets start at the beginning… Ahhh! A beautiful piece of jewelry catches your eye and you have to have it!  You don’t think about how it was made. Just try it on for size and admire how it looks on you. Necklaces frame your face and are usually the first piece of jewelry that is …