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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fairytale Cuff on: October 11, 2010 01:04:10 PM
I played around with bracelet making this weekend and finished this cuff I've been planning in my head for a while.  Smiley

The cuff is stainless steel polished to a mirrored finish. The engraved text reads:

"And though the shadow of a sigh
May tremble through the story,
It shall not touch with breath of bale,
The pleasance of our fairy-tale."

It is a portion of the 'Through the Looking Glass' epigraph.  Smiley I made a few other ID style bracelets too but I haven't had a chance to polish and photograph them yet. This was my favorite.  Grin

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Ostentatious (steel ring) on: June 04, 2010 01:42:22 PM
I just finished polishing and brush finishing this piece today and wanted to share some photos.  Smiley It's laser cut from stainless steel. I've been wanting to make a three finger ring that doesn't hinder movement. After several failed attempts I decided to make a ring that sits across three fingers, but that only has one finger opening instead. I named it Ostentatious. Cheesy It's super comfortable!

Thanks for checking it out! Have a great weekend!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Text Bangles on: April 02, 2010 12:33:26 PM
I started designing the cake bangle for my mother (I'm not one to wear bracelets very often), but after finishing hers I wanted one for myself and went with a Wonderland theme. I've been wearing mine with this enormous swarovski crystal encrusted rabbit head ring I ordered online. Smiley The bangles are 2mm thick, laser cut from steel, and cleaned up and brushed in a soft matte finish. They're probably not the most practical bangles I've ever made, but they are extremely durable and very fun to wear. I'd love to know what you think!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Teeny Tiny Studs on: April 01, 2010 06:00:02 PM
I just finished up this project today so I would have some bunnies to give as Easter gifts.  Smiley They are laser cut from stainless steel and brush finished, and I used titanium posts attached with adhesive.

My favorites are the skull studs, but the bunnies and fleur-de-lis come in tied for second. Next on my list is some wee octopuses and maybe some kind of bird.  Smiley

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Raven necklace on: February 20, 2010 10:41:52 PM
I made this last weekend on a whim - I found some super sparkly Swarovski crystals online and wanted to incorporate them into a silhouette design somehow. The whole piece was cut and finished with a little spot added to the design so that I could glue the crystal and make it look like the bird has snatched it from some treasure. The silhouette is laser cut and I've cleaned up the steel so it has really clean detailed edges and a satiny brushed finish. I tried to get a better shot of the crystal's sparkle in the last photograph. They are so pretty when the light hits them!  Smiley

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Butterfly Effect Ring on: February 15, 2010 05:34:37 PM
This is a cocktail size ring that I think could be worn every day. It's very strong (I was a little concerned when I originally designed the piece, but I can't bend it and certainly couldn't break it - which is great for me because I'm always whacking my rings) and very lightweight. I forget I'm wearing it, but it's definitely attention getting so that doesn't last long. I like to hold it up to the window by my desk when I'm waiting for files to load or just daydreaming. It's fun to have your own little flock of butterflies causing a little chaos.  Wink

It's cut from stainless steel and brush finished for a smooth satin look.

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Vamp necklace on: February 15, 2010 04:34:00 PM
Smiley This piece is cut from stainless steel and then brushed for a fine, satin finish. Very femme fatale. Wink I made a pair of Vamp hoop earrings as well but think I may change them a bit and make them into an asymmetrical set. Or maybe incorporate fangs somehow - I've been itching to try a fang necklace or ring in blackened steel.

Thanks for checking it out!  Grin
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Stix - simple rectangular studs on: January 20, 2010 01:54:50 PM
What's fun to me is that these were a product of my "goof".  Smiley The original pair was scrap from a 3 finger ring that went wrong (still working on it - 2 fingers worked out great!). They are cut from stainless steel and brush finished (medium coarse). I think the length combined with the finish gives them a bit of an edgy look. I also made a necklace (longer) but I don't have photos of that piece yet.  Smiley

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / The Intrusion on: December 29, 2009 07:57:08 PM
I've pierced this design from acrylic many times, but I decided to try out a smaller version in steel.  Smiley It is laser cut, filed, and completed with a hand brushed (I went semi-coarse) finish. This is nearly half the size of the original; it's 2 inches (50mm). I love the larger version also, but this little one is cute for jeans and tees when you don't necessary want a statement necklace. Smiley I've decided to wear it extra long on gunmetal chain, maybe threading three different chains through the jump ring (like two cables and a rolo).

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Nectar (hummingbird necklace) on: December 11, 2009 01:28:41 PM
My mother is really happy that I finally finished this! I've been working on the design off and on since May. I've made one for my mother, and one for my grandmother... but she decided it was larger than she likes so I think I'll be making a smaller version for her soon. Hopefully. The silhouette is brushed steel, and the chain is sterling silver. It's about 3.5" (88mm) wide and 3" high, so it's a nice statement necklace for a wedding or formal party. It took ages to clean them after piercing, but I think the end result is fantastic. I'd like to make an edgy spin-off sometime. I originally wanted to pierce it from sterling, but the branches are just so thin I think it would be too delicate - it's fairly delicate in the steel also.

Maybe if I get a new camera for Christmas I can take better close ups.  Grin


The sun came out and I was able to take a few photos of the detail.  Smiley

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