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“Before Baby Arrives” Giveaway!

Who wants to win Rococo Riche jewelry?! Want to win a simply sweet stackable ring with a turquoise stone? Head on over to http://facebook.com/RococoRiche and comment and/or like the giveaway post – that's all you have to do. Liking the post...

New Pendant with Wire Weaving

Here is a new pendant I finished today. I am working through a new-to-me technique: wire weaving. Much like with string, weaving with metals is taking a long piece of wire in, around, through, other pieces of metal. This pendant will be part of my Terra Riche...

Wire weaving a heart

I am working on some wire weaving techniques and came up with this original design for my first project last night. I posted it on Facebook earlier today and it is now spoken for — thanks so much!

Handmade Clasps in Copper

Here are some clasps I made this last weekend after perusing Lisa Lynn Barth's wonderful book on wire wrapping! I have been making clasps for a while, but I really like the spiral-with-a-V idea. I also played around with my torch to create balled ends. 14 and 16 gauge...

What’s Coming in 2015

During the past few weeks, I have been busy with putting together beautiful mixes of gemstones, Czech glass, and metals like Argentium 935 silver — and many of the finished pieces are now available in my shop! When I first started making jewelry half a dozen years or...

Writing & Recording Techniques for a Tutorial

This weekend, I am finishing up a tutorial on chain making! This is the first of this kind I have done, and it has taken much longer to photograph and make notes than I would have expected — but it has been a great learning experience. I have done countless tutorials...

Antiquing the Guitar Pick Pendant

I gave this hand-engraved guitar pick pendant a liver of sulfur patina yesterday to darken the lines and give it a more rustic look. I love an antiqued finish on jewelry. It brings out the right amount of contrast for hand engraving for a nice visual texture. Liver of...