Welcome, if you are interested in joining this page, please email me a link where your work can be seen. Thanks.
My Fabulous Subscribers website’s in Alphabetical order.
My name is Beverly and I started making handstamped jewelry and mommy jewelry in order to help support our Rwandan adoption. We are currently #135 out of approximately 175 families waiting to adopt and we’ve just recently received our approval. Our next step is to wait to be matched with a child.
I received a hand stamped necklace right before the birth of my twins and I absolutely loved it. I knew that I could make something like that, too, but also realized that with the upcoming birth of my twins and my soon-to-be two year old, I wouldn’t have much time. So, once my boys got a little bit older and we decided to adopt a little girl, I knew this was what I wanted to do in order to raise funds for our adoption and then to continue on with it as a business once we bring our daughter home.
I use sterling silver, brass, copper, gold fill and fine silver clay in my jewelry. I love trying to techniques and my favorite thing to make right now is anything that I have to solder. I’ve been working on a lot of rings and really enjoy creating new and unique designs.
You can check out my site at www.ETCJewelryShop.com where there’s also a link to my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts. (I took the liberty to collage three of Beverly’s images – sorry Beverly).
‘In the beginning I was happy with stringing beads and silver but I wanted more, to actually make the silver beads and clasps, then more complex shapes and textures.
I am a self taught metal smith. Designs begin with a thought around a stone or piece of metal and then lots of sketches. I usually have a general idea of what the finished item should be like, but completely open to different interpretation along the way, and designs normally change a lot.. I just love making things in metal – with or without stones – it’s that simple.’
I use a variety of metalsmith techniques, but my favorite is fold forming. You can view a 2-min video of that work here: http://youtu.be/fqUf0dxxEvo . I was lucky enough to learn the art of fold forming from its inventor, world-renowned master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain, at the Center for Metal Arts in New York. I also administer the official FaceBook page for the fold forming community; if you’re interested, please join us at http://www.facebook.com/
foldforming . All skill levels welcome there.
My web site is http://www.suelacydesigns.com and you can see my work on the Gallery Photos page. I also post weekly to my blog SueLacy Wired. You can bet Nancy’s web site is on my favorites list right there on the blog. My user name for FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and whatever comes along is suelacydesigns so please look me up and say hello!
Desiree has the Desiree’s Desired Creations website. Check out her lovely work in polymer clay and metal.