Monday, November 26, 2012


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:

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.