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Friday, June 13, 2014

Instagram

Today is the first day I will be setting up and using Instagram.  I was online yesterday (all day) watching a seminar #"Marketing Tool for Small Business" featuring Sue B. Zimmermamn #instagallive.  Wish I could have been there in person.

Still trying to figure out actual how tos, but will get there.  Thanks Sue, as I have 3 etsy shops, it has been difficult to do the marketing on all.  Maybe this will bring it all together.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Succa Creek Jasper Freeform Cab

I have had this gorgeous Succa Creek Jasper freeform cab for a few years now, and decided to let it go.  Maybe somebody will make a belt buckle out of it.  I really love the colors of the picture jaspers.  Any ideas of how to use it are welcome.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/192459434/succa-creek-jasper-freeform-slab

Friday, June 6, 2014

Father's Day

Father's Day is June 15 this year.  I hope everyone who is lucky to have their Father still alive and well will celebrate this day with them.

I have a couple of listings in my etsy shop, hisocietyjewelry, that would be perfect for this occasion:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/182795939/fathers-day-caramel-and-apricot-agate-on?ref=shop_home_active_16
another listing is https://www.etsy.com/listing/171187173/minimalist-rose-leather-cord-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_9

I have a new indian paint jasper arrowhead and some components to make a necklace.  I haven't decided exactly how to put it together yet, but will enter another picture after I finish it.





Monday, October 28, 2013

Wow, can't believe this month has run away so fast...

I haven't worked on jewelry, as far as finished pieces are concerned.  I have started working again and listing finished stained glass suncatchers on my etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/a1debsglass

In addition to the stained glass suncatchers, I am finishing some of my vintage postage stamp pendants.  Posted here is a picture of where in the process I am.  Basically 2 thin pieces of clear glass with sandwiched between the stamp and backing for the back side of pendant.  Each sandwiched pendant is wrapped in a copper foil tape, which I have done.  I use lead-free solder around each one and decide what type of bail I will use to hang from a chain.



I realize this is not the best picture in the world, but i made it for my own reference, for example of the processes of designing and finishing jewelry. I do the same for stained glass projects, showing the different stages of doing what I do.



  

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wow, can't believe it is the eve of October 1, 2013.

 I am presently working with vintage postage stamps showcased in glass and then introduced as jewelry.  Still experimental as yet, but soon as a finished product.  My first jewelry using vintage postage stamps are primitively done encased in plastic.  Looks good, but not as sophisticated as the next jewelry made, this time with the glass and soldered.  I am using a tiny heart or actually signing each piece, as my logo.  Also, I have made each more interesting using recycled brass coated guitar string necklaces; making each handmade ooak piece desirable.






 
The above jewelry is encased in plastic and backed with a quality scrapbook paper.  The stamp with the flag is actually not vintage, and represents the State of Florida.  The others are vintage (from the 1970's).
 

Transitional August



August's birthstone Peridot is the gem variety of olivine.  A transparent-translucent gemstone in colors of green, yellow-green, and olive.  Peridot has been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years.  Egyptians were mining green stone from the Isle of Zabargad (also called The Isle of St. John) in the Red Sea in about 1500 BC.  Peridot is found on Topazios, an island in the Red Sea.  It was probably originally named topaz.  A major source of this gem in the U.S. is Arizona.

Monday, November 26, 2012

HOLIDAY .....

Greetings from the Deep South.....
It has been a while since I worked on my blog, and would like to take note of my progression in jewelry creation.  First of all, I am a self taught stained glass artist and more recently jewelry.  From simple button and shell jewelry with untidy wire wraps to making earwires of copper and czech beads,  wire wrapping, innovative necklaces (making my own findings, wraps and pendants).  

First item is blue and red button lantern earrings:



These are one of the first I made with my imagination as it was.  I still have these in my shop till mid January 2013, probably on sale.  

Next a piece of jewelry about mid to where I am now in creating with more substance:


I believe I was more creative and learning about  making a necklace with pendant. I really like this collage together with suede lace.

Well, next I have lately been working with vintage postage stamp jewelry.  Not real confident it is my best, but at least more creative.....

This is a pendant, necklace made with a vintage postage stamp from France.  I enjoy mostly figuring out the small extras that make the jewelry OOAK, and I try to include and refer to nature and earthy related tags.  The link to this recently added piece with more pictures is:

   https://www.etsy.com/listing/115965441/republique-francaise-vintage-postage

Enough of that (comments are welcome), I will show you a few of ideas for Christmas that I have pinned from Pinterest, my account is Debi Russell, check it out, especially my jewelry pictures Board.






These ideas are good, just use your imagination.....have a great holiday season......

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ruby July

Welcome this July 4th celebration.  I myself, trying to stay out of the heat (in Alabama) working on my computer today.

July is known as National Hot Dog, as well as National Ice Cream Month.  Some of the celebrated days in July are:

     7/1 Canada Day
     7/4 July 4th
    7/13 Embrace Your Geekness Day
    7/14 Bastille Day

The Ruby is July's birthstone.  Cancer 6/22-7/22 and Leo 7/23-8/23

Welcome to my lesson about the gemstone ruby (I will clarify that I am the student).  The Ruby is actually a red corundum; which is usually found in granular limestone, gneiss, mica, or chlorite schists.  Tourmaline is an associated mineral.  Ruby owes is superb hue to traces of chromium.  Myanmar, Mogok in upper Burma produce the famous "Burmese" rubies.  Rubies are know as the "King of Gems".

High-quality large rubies are very rare and demand higher prices than diamonds.  Rubies are second in hardness; diamonds are the hardest.  Ruby is said to harbor the spark of life and possess power to light up darkness.  Linked to summer, Tuesday, and St. Matthew, symbol of health, passion and triumph in love.