Friday, January 29, 2010

bullet jewelry

motivated by how well the bullet ring turned out, i spent this week working on some new bullet jewelry designs. more designs to come, for now you can find these in my etsy store.1. bullet earrings- silver, 9mm brass bullet casings
2. bullet necklace- silver, .45 caliber brass bullet casing
3. mens bullet bracelet- silver, 10k gold, .45 caliber brass bullet casing, ruby
4. bullet tie tack- silver, 9mm brass bullet casing

Thursday, January 21, 2010

new this week

normally, i'm not a big fan of purple, but something about the light lavender color of these vintage rings really struck me. it seemed that they would be the perfect extension of my eternity necklace designs. i was really pleased with the results and have decided to begun a hunt for more vintage rings in other colors and materials. depending on my success, you may see more of these guys pop up in the store soon. for now you can find this design and the rest of the eternity collection on etsy.
i re-listed the final pair of spearmint strip earrings this morning. it is quite sad to see the end of these beads; they have such a great graphic quality to them, are the perfect weight and i just love the shape and color. i suppose this is the catch 22 or working with vintage materials. the older beads have a rarity and a quality that new beads just can't capture, but eventually, the supply will run out. however, i just ordered a big batch of new beads last month which means now is the time to put them to good use and to find some new favorites. also listed today, silver double hoops. these are not a new design but are new to etsy. simple and organic the double hoops are available in either a bright silver or oxidized finish.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

love & a .45

it seems that much of my family, actually more like everyone except myself, has gotten on a handgun kick and has begun making frequent trips to the shooting range. while i really don't have any interest or experience in shooting, i have profited from their exploits in the form of spent bullet casings. i asked my sister to rescue a few for me on her last visit to the range. while i didn't have any specific design plans for them, i knew these spent bullet casings were destined for jewelry. this is my first attempt at incorporating the casings and i was really excited with how it turned out. it also gave me a chance to practice setting small faceted gems, something i hardly ever do. i already have a list of new stones to order and plan to expand this concept into an entire line that will include some great new designs for guys. silver, 10k gold, diamond, .45 caliber spent bullet casing