Snow Storm in Ohio = Great time in the studio

Okay, so we totally got hit with SNOW!!!! I am so tired of shoveling that stupid white stuff. I now have mounds of snow over 4 feet tall in my front yard. I am getting really good at throwing the snow over them too. I had to shovel my walks three times today. I hope you are all staying warm and safe this weekend. I know there were quite a few places affected by the storm. I will take pictures of the place tomorrow and you can see what I mean. I totally want a snow blower.  HAHA

So what do you do when you get a foot of snow? Well, this is what I did. Not all of these were made today. Some of them were made yesterday.

Okay, here are some pieces from me. It has been a while huh?

This first one was made for a challenge on one of my jewelry forums. We were challenged to use 10 gauge wire in our design. So in this one, all the silver started as 10 gauge…. and that is THICK! I hand pierced the copper with a jewelers saw. It is fun. I only broke one blade. YAY!

Melissa Muir Jewelry

This
next one is based on another that I had done a long time ago. Everyone
liked it so much so I decided to do something similar. This time there
is no stone and it is mixed metal.
Melissa Muir Jewelry

The
next group is one that I made for a friend of mine for a jewelry swap.
She likes copper and silver and I was happy to oblige. I hope she likes it.

I am teaching this class next week and wanted to come up with a wire heart with beads… so here it is. This is similar to the one below.

And
this is what I did today in between rounds of shoveling over a foot of
stinking snow! I DON’T LIKE SNOW! But I am in love with this pendant.
The stone is an imitation opal.

As always, I love to hear your comments and suggestions. Stay safe and dry and warm everyone!

15 thoughts on “Snow Storm in Ohio = Great time in the studio

  1. Debbie (UK)

    The heart pendant is stunning!!! Has to be in my top favourites of your pieces…so beautiful!
    Your lucky….I wish we had snow….more rain here in the UK…lol.

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  2. Melissa

    Hey Debbie,
    Thank you! I was thinking about you the other day. I hope all is going well for you. I will gladly send you my snow in exchange for rain. I can handle rain, it means it isn’t nearly as cold!

    ~Melissa~

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  3. Melissa

    Thank you so much Lois. I cannot tell you how much that means to me right now. I really appreciate your feedback and high compliments.

    ~Melissa~

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  4. Jill

    Melissa,
    I just came across your blog by accident yesterday and am so impressed by your work. Wish I could attend one of your classes, but I live in Minneapolis (where we also have plenty of snow). Keep up the marvelous work, and please add to your blog soon so we can see what you’ve been up to!
    Jill

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  5. Melissa

    Thank you Jill. I am sorely behind on my posts and I haven’t really made any new jewelry for a while either. UGH! If you are ever in the area, drop by for a class or two, I would love to have you. One of these days I will start to travel and teach these classes.

    ~Melissa~

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  6. Cynthia Palance

    The heart pendant is my favorite also. How do you get the wire to look like it was always there? Do you do a special soldering technique or what? It is so beautiful. Keep up the great work.
    Cindy

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  7. Anita

    RE: ANNIVERSARY PENDANT: I love the heart pendant and others you have done like this one – mine does not have to be a heart, but I love the swirls and when you put dots in. Things I like are nature related – sun, moon, flowers, if this is any help. Love the sterling and love two tones. Will look for more like this.

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