Showing posts from January, 2011

Inside the Studio

I would like to tell you more about my little studio. It's not fancy, but that's the way I like it.  I have one side for tools and working, one side for photos, one side for my computer. My beads are likely to outgrow the storage I have for them soon, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
I really want to tell you about my tool rack and why it is so special to me.  I had been looking for a better way to keep my tools, and my husband wanted to help me out. He saw the type of tool storage units I was looking at, and we both agreed that we could design and build something better and less expensive ourselves. The project began to look to complicated though, and started to stall out. But when my daughter, age 10, presented a simpler design plan and was so enthusiastic about helping, we were back on track again. This storage rack would truly not have been built without my whole family, and it was one of the first things that was created specifically for my fledgling busi…

Introducing Argentium Sterling Silver

For those of you who love the shine of bright silver, here it is. . .
Argentium Sterling Silver. This silver is guaranteed nickel free. The little bit of hardener that is added to is is germanium, which has the added value of making the silver extremely tarnish resistant.  Enjoy!

Certified Handmade

I am pleased and proud to announce that my studio has qualified for the Certified Handmade Artifact offered by  In order to qualify for this sought-after seal, I had to be a pro member (I am) and also show that all of the items in my shop are 100% handmade.

I make all my own clasps, earwires, eyepins, and connectors - I am also working toward making more of my own chains. Come check out the latest listings, and pick out something just for you!