Sunday, September 25, 2011

Falling into Fall

I find it interesting how beautifully effortless most of these pictures look!  And from the experience of taking all my own pictures for Three Corners, I know firsthand how many layers upon layers of elements go into a good photo!  Much respect to all of you who do the same for your businesses - the path you took to get that great shot is often overlooked, but few can deny the magic that happens when everything comes together in a great photograph!

I found this pictorial on Newslicious on a tangent search I was doing last week for fall inspiration. I'm falling HARD! <3

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Free People

This pictorial from Free People has such a great color scheme! I'm a self proclaimed Earthtone Junkie... I love the feel of this pictorial!
And I can't wait for Fall!  My favorite time of year!

Photography: Joshua Allen

Model: Michele Ouellet

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Behind the Scenes with The Four Band Cuff

This little number has been steadily popular from the moment of conception! 

At first glance, it looks like four piercings!!
This ear cuff has all the bang, WITHOUT the pain!
...If only life where this simple!

Here's a short, behind the scenes pictorial of how I make each one- ENJOY!

First, I cut the pieces of silver wire into the appropriate lengths and file off the ends so they are flat and consistent.

 Then, I position the 4 bars carefully along the first end. (Left)

 I use a paste solder now because I found that it helps keep the pieces in place and I can solder 4 at a time instead of each individually! Live and learn!

After they are all positioned, I solder all four joints being careful not to melt the delicate wire in the process. (Right)
After the first side is soldered, I position the second with a little bit of paste solder at each joint. (Above)
... and then solder it up! (Below)

 I like to make them in groups of three... =)
Heres what a batch looks like in two different stages after I put them in the jewelry pickle. (Left)
Last steps are to buff out the edges and polish before I hammer them around a mandrel to fit the ear.

You might need to adjust yours the first time for the perfect fit,
but theres no need to bend it again!
Just slide the cuff down your ear from the thinnest part.

It will sit comfortably just above the earlobe!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


 Here are some pictures I took of the recent cages I've constructed!

From Left-Raw Quartz Crystal, Herkimer Diamond,
Tibetan Double Terminated Quatrtz, and Moldavite Sterling Silver Cages

Have an idea that you don't see here?
Click HERE to contact me on Etsy and place your custom cage order NOW!

*And here's the link to the Herkimer Swirl Cage being made, if you are interested!
Get up close and personal with me at my jewelry bench!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cosmic Dance

We are the product of energy, movement, and matter touching matter...
A big COSMIC DANCE... in the truest sense of the word!
-Seth Lloyd, Inventor of the first quantum computer

Friday, September 2, 2011

*The appearance of things change according to the emotions,
and thus we see magic and beauty in them,
while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.* 

Thursday, September 1, 2011