Happy Holidays to all of you! Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season filled with Love, Light & Joy. We are on our Christmas break until January 2. All orders placed between now and January 1 will ship on January 2. We are honored to have had a very busy year. Our website just about sold out entirely during the holiday shopping season. Lots of new jewelry creations have been evolving in the studio over the last several months! We will start to restock our website early in 2015. We will be adding tons and tons of new items starting in January!
Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere! The longest night and shortest day of the year. Time to light candles, stoke your inner fire and journey deep within. Time to celebrate the returning sun! Enjoy this enchanting turning point as the sun will soon shine it's light on beautiful things that are calling to flower within.
Wire wrapping a piece of sea glass in a way that results in a secure setting is not as easy as it looks! I have been making sea glass jewelry for nearly thirty years and by now I have figured out what works and lasts for a long time and what does not. I strive to make jewelry that with proper care can be handed down. Wire has been used since ancient times to create settings for objects. Wire wrapped settings have an organic beauty and they offer some protection to the objects they hold. I have evolved wire wrapping methods that result in very strong pendants. I use sterling silver wire that is much thicker than the standard fare. During the process I work harden and burnish the silver until it is very stiff. A lot of wire wrapping is done with thin wire that can not be hardened effectively resulting in bendy or what I call gooey settings that can easily be unwrapped. It took me a long time to evolve my methods and to gain the hand strength to be able to create such strong and secure settings. Using thicker wire also results in pendants that have a lovely tactile quality. I believe that jewelry should be soulful, beautiful and strong.