Sunday, January 3, 2010

Something a little different!

I've decide to show you something other than sterling silver pieces...

Lovely silver plated filigree from which I've hung teal pearls...delicate but a nice statement!

I've been doing a bit of experimentation with copper and is fun to work with but I don't find my customers as interested in these metals as much as sterling silver and silver plated products...I searched the internet for something to finish the copper with to prevent the heavy tarnish and came across "Renaissance Micro-crystalline Wax Polish" .

I purchased the smallest container as I wasn't sure if I would like the product...
I have to admit I haven't used it yet, but from my reading I can also use it on silver to help prevent tarnish as well. I'm very careful about the chemical products I do and don't use and I couldn't find anything to state this product was not-toxic, and I didn't like the smell when I opened the container, so me being me...I emailed the company and was given the following reply...
"The blend of waxes in Renaissance is "food-grade" and safe to use, in fact we know it is used extensively by silver and copper jewelery craftsmen here in the UK and in the USA."
Once I've used the product I will let you know what I think...

To get back to business...a wavy copper bracelet...

A copper pendant, textured and curled, hanging from a silver plated chain...

A large resin pendant and earring set...the chain is silver plated...

This one is made from all wood beads with the exception for the two white and black striped beads with are resin...this has a non metal clasp, for those of you who have metal allergies!

This bracelet is made from hand crafted recycled glass beads from Africa...they have a very earthy and organic feel to them...the sterling silver square beads spell out "faith"

Red & green agate, aventurine roundels, and lead & nickle free pewter, make up this set...

I couldn't go the whole post with out at least one pair of sterling silver earrings, now could I...upside down teardrops from which I hung died purple jade dangles...



  1. Wow! You've been busy and all of your jewelry is so pretty! Have a great day!

  2. The copper is fantastic (and thanks for the tip on the non-tarnish!) and I really, really love the "FAITH" bracelet. The colors are super!

  3. great pieces!
    please let un know how you like the product

  4. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Your jewelry is beautiful!

  5. Happy New Year - the snow is not letting up. It's a blizzard as I sit here writing to you.

    I really like the filigree earrings - very quaint and elegant.

  6. Thanks Debbie...I hope you enjoyed your day as well!!!

    I'm a fan of copper myself Lori but I find my customers are slow to be interested...the Faith bracelet is a favorite of the colors!

    Thanks Marbella...will let everyone know how it works...

    Thank you Jana for stopping by and your kind words...nice to have you visit!!!

    Thanks for stopping by have my sympathy regarding the blizzard...:0)


  7. Hope you had a fabulous New Year Heather! I'm still working at getting back in gear after being off for so long. I can see I missed many cool posts on your blog. Nice pictures above -can't wait to hear the results of using the Renaissance product.

  8. All the best to you Stephanie...thanks for the kind words!

  9. Heather, all of your designs are stunning! You have a true gift my dear. I love all of your creations... I can tell you put your heart into your jewelry and that's the best gift of all!

    Have a fan-tab-u-lous year!

  10. Aw...Dawn...such wonderful words, thank you with all my heart!!!

  11. I'm having sensory overload! I need to come back and focus on one piece a day!! WOW! Each one is so unique and special. Gorgeous...I'll be back!! :)

  12. Beautiful! That copper bracelet is "out of this world":) So simple and so elegant!
    Hugs from portugal,


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