Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rensissance Wax to Protect your Jewelry Creations.


As a jewelry designer, I spend a lot of time on creating the perfect finish for my pieces.  Silver and copper oxidizes over time and the finish changes.  I discovered  Renaissance Wax to keep the finish from changing on the metals.  Just put of bit of the wax on a clean cloth.  Use sparingly, a little goes a long way.  Coat your jewelry piece and then let the wax dry.  Buff with a cloth to a shiny finish.  I have found that two or three  coats works the best.  The only negative with this wax , is the smell.  It is very strong, which was a big turn off for me at first.   But don't worry the smell does go away and it works.
You can find Renaissance wax at Rings and Things.

Pendants to use in your jewelry creations

Did you know that I have lots of pendants for sale in my Etsy jewelry supply shop?  Just add your own gems or crystals to create fun necklaces.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Top Creations Of the Week

I had a nice suprise this morning, one of my bracelets made it to "Top Creations Of The Week".  Each week Julie at  Creations With heart picks some wonderful items from Etsy or Artfire to show off.
The bracelet shown  is one of my pieces that I have listed on Etsy.  It is a great look for Fall, if you are thinking ahead.  Please take a peek at the other creations that are show cased this week.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am a Blog partner with Rings and Things


I just got an e-mail asking if I would be a blog partner with Rings and Things.  I was thrilled, because I never miss one of their traveling bead shows, that comes up to the Seattle area.  The beads shows are scheduled all over the country.  If you get a chance, check one of the shows out.  You will be in bead heaven!  When you walk in the first thing you see are rows upon rows of tables.  The tables are  loaded with  beads;  trade beads, gemstones, carved, pearl,glass and  metal beads.  You will also find a good selection of tools and findings. Allow yourself plenty of time to browse.  I usually have to walk through twice, because you never know what you might miss the first time through.
I purchased these great sterling silver barrow beads at the last show.  I added some of my fused silver wrapped links to make this fun bracelet.