#ilovemyjob but not breathing the dust. #swipetoseemore pix of the ring I just finished, with a special message for a wonderful mom. My favorite part is the little heart I engraved into the silver. Do you like it?
Aquamarines. It’s like looking right into the sea. So many cool shades of blues and greens. I just love working with these. These are about to be several things— earrings and rings. #handmadejewelry #artjewelry
I’d say I did pretty good. I love copying things like this into silver. This is someone’s mom’s signature. And she’s gonna love it. #mothersday is around the corner!
“MUTTERTAG 2018” Mother’s Day is coming up! What cha doing for your mama this year? This is going to be a ring.
Head down and get to work. That’s what I tell myself everyday. Just work. Because I am easily distracted. So I have to constantly remind myself not to be. Busy copying a signature into silver, by hand.
Your most favorite hoops ever on my daughters ear. I had to seriously bribe her to get this shot. And I’m broke now because of said bribe. Lol
Light weight, super shiny hoops.
Can you tell I like #unicorns? Of course I stated making these because my BFF suggested it. 😍
How I clean my own jewelry: #imtheworst about leaving my earrings, rings, etc. laying around. Air (specifically the sulfur in the air), and products we use, cause silver to tarnish. If you store your goodies in an anti tarnish environment (bag or jewelry box) your can prevent some tarnish. When you need to clean your investment, there are several options. I personally will not use commercial jewelry dips. I don’t find them to be effective and they can cause pitting. I use basic things you probably already have around the house. Baking soda and 🍋🍋. I make a thick paste and brush it on and then rub the darker spots with my fingers. Then rinse off with water. Toothpaste is just as effective. But not the gel type. There are several online recipes us my boiling water, aluminum foil and baking soda. I’ve tried these and not had as much luck with them. My other issue with using boiling water is that it can crack soft stones like boulder opals. I’ve personally witnessed boulder opals cracking in extremely hot dish water. That was a sad day. So the safest method IMO is my method.
I’m about to take these earrings apart. Nothing I make is safe if it stays in my hands. Lol soon to be a ring.
#earrings and lots of #silver #granulation
Aquamarine #pendant in #argentiumsilver