Busy Night in the Studio

It seems that I have not been in the studio to make jewelry for the sake of making jewelry. I love the Tool Time Tuesday posts because I knew they would make me post on my blog and get into the studio at least once a week. I am glad that people are enjoying them as well. My readership has increased about 25% too, so that is great. Thank you to those that have subscribed and regularly visit and feel that what I have to say is worth reading.

Last night and again tonight I was able to get into the studio to play with some new components and tools. Yes, I have even more new tools. I think I have an illness. I wonder if there is a 12 step program for tool-a-holics.

1977
This is a picture of the piece I featured on my Tool Time Tuesday post . Copper, sterling silver and 6mm cz.

1943
This bracelet is made with etch pieces that I did tonight using my new Electro-Etching kit by Sherri Haab. I will be writing a Tool Time Tuesday post on this coming up pretty quickly.

1979
These earrings have been textured with my Raw Silk hammer and the sterling swirls have been forged. I hand made all the ear wires.

1980
Again, textured with my Raw Silk hammer and forged silver.

EnglishIvy
This is probably my favorite pair. I call them English Ivy. The leaves have been textured with Raw Silk, forged swirls and stamped circles.

1981
I used one of my texture hammers on this pair of earrings.

1983
This is a fun little pendant I thought I would offer as mother’s pendants. The ring, is actually pretty small. I made this one for Kate, and Riley will be helping me to make hers later this week.

I have come into a great deal of copper lately, so you can expect to see a LOT of copper and mixed metal pieces from me pretty soon. I have begun to populate my Etsy shop once again and will be adding things to my website as well.

Thank you to those of you that have purchased my Angel Tutorial. I would love to hear any feedback (good or bad) that you might have to help me make future tutorials even better.

Also, I thought it would be kind of fun to do a give away. I now have over 100 blog subscribers. Once I hit 150 I will do a give away of some sort. Not sure what I will give away yet. It could be a piece of jewelry, a tool, or tutorial, but it will be pretty cool whatever the prize. So spread the word.

4 thoughts on “Busy Night in the Studio

  1. Nickie A

    Your new jewelry items are beautiful as ever. I love how the CZ pendant turned out. The etched bracelet is very pretty also, and I am looking forward to reading your post about it.

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  2. Melissa Muir

    Thank you Nickie.

    Thanks Pam, Yeah, that was kind of fun. I wrote to her to tell her thank you and she complimented me and thanked me for submitting. 🙂 I like people like that.

    Thanks Angie. I just need to try a few more things and start taking pictures. I hope to do that feature in 2 or 3 weeks at the most.

    ~Melissa~

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