Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hello Again...and my jewelry course...

I've been doing a lot of learning over 2014 and now a jewelry course.  In the spring of 2014, I took a daytime adult class and learned to cut cabochons, great fun!  My husband and I then joined a rock club, , that he can attend after work, and together we both make cabochons.  My husband has gone on to make shperes and Zuni bears too. It is now even more fulfilling to make jewelry using the cabs that we cut ourselves.  By the way, it is good together time for us too.

I am now into week 4 of a jewelry making course. I always wanted to take a course and not just a 3 hour workshop, which I have taken a couple of those.  Our teacher, Bon, is well known and I had heard of him before too. I like the fact that we have projects that we must first do in the course that is designed to build on our skills and he closely oversees our work and answers our question. Also, what a great bunch of people in class.  So here is some pics of the projects that I made so far:
Made with 16 gauge wire.  Twisting, lots of annealing and cleaning after every pickling
fusing, hammering and more twisting and using the drawplate and forming.

Project #2 , wire twisted and straight was wrapped around and 8 gauge ss wire core
Please don't mind the gaps, having trouble making these photos line up...keep
a scrolling....

Another project with twisted wire wrapped around a core wire.. Annealing in picture 3.
This is probably my favorite, this and project #1. Here, twisting half round wire, 12 gauge,
if I remember right and 18 gauge wire. Once again, fused and hammered and filed ends to shape.

I must say I'm thoroughly enjoying this class and all the new people I have met, charmed...and
thanks for dropping on by here.~~~Linda

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Inner Earth Jewelry~First You Tube

This is my first You Tube slide show.  Made this Dec. 30, on a rainy California day, posted to Facebook and wanted to share here.  Just a brief recap from 2014...hoping to blog more in 2015 about new adventures in jewelry making, i.e., making my own cabs for my jewelry, more on that later...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Christmas
15 Days away
Feeling like most, a little rushed and a little stressed.  Completed my online shopping yesterday and now to get some gifts wrapped and boxed in the next couple of days to reach New York, and yes more shopping to do for loved ones here at home...and of course, IEJ for some gifts too, (hints) a bracelet to match a necklace and a necklace to match some  earrings. 
Find these one-of-a-kind pieces now, and more, in our shop at 
What is on your Christmas wish list?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Upcoming Events~~

Thought I would share our newsletter here; love getting out to set up our jewelry booth and seeing and talking to friends, customers and family.  Check out our newsletter for more info, first event this Friday, Sept. 12th,...stop by and say Hello!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Facebook Fun Contest

I'm having a contest over on my Facebook Page , win a pair of sterling IEJ earrings .  It has been a few hours now and no guesses yet...really didn't know if this would be hard or easy.  I've had a couple of contest involving novels and those were answered lickety slipt.  It's all for fun and facebook friend appreciation.  So, go check out my page to submit your answer and give it your best shot... 
Tell us where in the world is this...(comment on our Facebook page)
...and win these IEJ sterling hoops.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Year and a Vacation

Wow, we're in March already, that was so fast. 

It seems like just yesterday I left for our casa in San Felipe.  On January 20 I headed South to go stay at our Casa while some work was being completed, an extension on the husband's garage, hopefully there will be room for a work bench for me...and after 6 weeks, hope I still remember how to make jewelry.

While in San Felipe, we decided to have an archway built onto the gate, I always wanted to do that.  I decided that I wanted some kind of a design.  I decided on a cactus and as I was drawing it, I decided that it should be the total length of the gate.  I was so pleased with the way it turned out, the young man who welded it did an excellent job.  This is a video/slide show of some of the work and my first Vimeo video.  I was just having fun with this...not too professional, but I hope you enjoy it all the same.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Now is the time for sales as Christmas shopping is in full swing and we are having our sale thru the end of December and we will be adding more listings along the way. Use coupon code GIFTS20 at checkout for 20% off your order, and the coupon code is essential to get the discount.  I did check the Etsy forum and did find out that the codes are not case sensitive. Also, checking into having the discounts already applied to listing with certain apps.  Any Etsians do their sales this way? 
The handmade Christmas stocking I purchased for my first
grandchild's first Christmas from .