Monday, December 12, 2016

Blog on Hold...

Sorry friends, but as I've gotten busier with my business I'm unable to keep this blog updated...

I can still be reached by commenting on this blog, as a comment on this blog gets emailed to me.

My main business does not occur electronically due to the unique nature of my pieces, at this time I need to focus my efforts where they are most time/cost-effective...

I tend to post pictures of my most recent pieces on Facebook:
            Facebook.com/ArtfulRompStudio
  which you CAN view even if you don't have a Facebook account.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Variations...

Three new pieces, not anything that much different from previous items, but nice variations none the less...

This first is one of my double-leaf pendants, this one has a pierced Ichthus (Christian Fish Symbol) on the top leaf & a nice colored Blue Kyanite stone that has been embedded in the bottom leaf with a backless bezel.  Both leaves have a fish scale texture.  I call this one "Living Water".

"Living Water" - Sterling Silver with Blue Kyanite
Then there's "Lucy" - not at all presumptuous, just fun and playful... I made the center of her flower from a bit of Shibuichi (blended copper & silver) to give it a bit of color, that center has been coated with a protective coating to help prevent oxidation (copper oxidizes quickly).

"Lucy" - Sterling Silver with Shibuichi sphere
Finally there's "Sacrifice" a simple pierced single-leaf pendant (btw: the leaf on a single leaf pendant is larger than the leaves on the double-leaf pendants).  This was requested by a friend (I don't normally do requests) for someone special... I call it Sacrifice because the cross that has been pierced through appears to be stretching out its arms...

"Sacrifice" - Sterling Silver
I have another piece I hope to get posted soon, its another experimental ring... still trying to find something that really works for me in that arena... until next time!!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Big Batch-O-Earrings...

Yep... working on the "bread & butter" of my little business... Earrings...








The following have had minor modifications since these pictures - a jump ring added to each where connected to the ear wire... they hang better that way...












If curious about any of these, stones / prices / whatever,  just add a comment to this post & I'll respond... Thanks!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Busy with other things...

Ok, been a long time since I shared a new piece of jewelry, so here goes...

"Something Blue" - Sterling & Fine Silver, textured & pierced,
with a Dumortierite stone in a backless bezel that goes through.

This is a sister to a previously shown piece named Felicity, and I'm working on other similar pieces.


What else have I been doing?  Glad you asked!! (yep, I know, talking to myself again)

Well, I've been filling in a couple special requests (just like stuff you've already seen) & doing some repairs (not my work) for friends...

I've also been doing work on my displays, since I'm trying to step things up a notch... gotta have good "booth shots" for applying to Art Fairs.

Then - this is how I've done some smaller shows, where a single-table display is used in a more low-key/casual environment.  I may still use this setup when space is tight - depends on the show, I'm flexible that way.

Space Setup- Small Table-Top

Now - on the other end of the spectrum is a major upgrade to class things up.  I've been working very hard to come up with classy but portable (by myself) display stuff... I think this is it (it's at least close).

Display Setup - for 8x8 to 10x10 booth
Ok... you can't see it in the picture, but I've got to get my labels updated.... not all, but about 30 of them...

Oh, and then I've been filling out show applications, applying for out-of-state seller's permits, getting ready for taxes, etc... Yep, all the yucky non-blingy stuff I've got to do to be legit... busy, busy, busy...

Friday, February 5, 2016

What Kind Of LOVE?...

Pre-Valentines Open House - 1 Day Only
Saturday February 6th 2016, Noon - 4pm
1585 Brooks Ave E. Maplewood MN

What Kind Of LOVE?...


Sweet?...

Love So Sweet


Passionate?...

Passionate Love


Enduring?...

Enduring Love


Fierce?...

Fierce Heart


Growing?...

Love Grows



And there's MUCH MORE!!

I currently have lots of inventory,
         over 100 pairs of Earrings,
                  over 80 unique Necklaces...
                           and Gift Certificates if you can't decide.

It should be a quiet day, 
         take your time browsing, 
                  chat with the Artisan... 
                           hope to see you there!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

More Overdue Updates & Something New...

Ok... confessions... these earrings were made in November... Yikes!!

First - Notes - sorry, sold out of these right now but plan on making more later...

1/8th Notes in Sterling Silver

A larger version of a previous "meander" design, and in a variety of options - I had more but these are the ones I still have on hand...

Textured Sterling Silver with Lapis Lazuli

Textured Sterling Silver with pale Aventurine

Textured Sterling Silver with Hematite

Textured Sterling Silver with black Agate
Textured Copper with Turquois

A couple more variations of an existing style:

Textured Copper Large Almond-Shaped

Textured Sterling Silver Large Almond-Shaped

And something I made for myself... something new to test out a couple ideas I'm toying with for Rings... yep, something other than earrings & necklaces...

Simple textured Sterling Ring



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blogs Getting SPAMMED...

Grrr...

At least one person, if not a few, have decided to SPAM some of my blogs... this is frustrating & I hope my comments back to these telling them I suspect they are SPAM will stop this from happening...

I DO LOVE READING YOUR COMMENTS... don't be shy about commenting, I do love hearing from people...

IF I have commented back to you & wrongly implied you are SPAMing - I'm sorry... let me know...

Thanks!
    Annette