Monday, January 2, 2012

New Jewelry Ideas for 2012

My wonderful husband bought me lots of new fun things for Christmas....I love to get new tools or supplies to make things with....
I got a new metal stamping font as well as the decorative border on the copper piece....
It didn't photograph so well because of my lighting,
 but this bracelet is dyed with a new red leather dye....the top bracelet (horizontal) is red the bottom (vertical) is the brown I've been using...
This is a copper bird with a seed pearl on one of our bicycle spoke's headed to Winsome Cottage.
 This is a new idea I wanted to try out...the red dye shows a little better in this photo too.  I used my metal stamps to stamp into a leather bracelet.
"The bird does not sing because it has the answer it sings because it has a song..."
And I added a brass bird with a's headed to Winsome Cottage too.
I 've been using my jewelry saw which let's me be even more creative.  I can cut out pretty much any shape I want as well as cut out of the interior of the metal....lot's of things I want to try!!!!


  1. Rachel, you probably already make it... I recently purchased a "hair stick" for my "bun". It was made from a silver plated ice tea spoon, with the bowl of the spoon cut off. It is just the right length for my hair. The lady that makes these also takes a pie server, cuts it apart and then uses the holes in the wedge part to pass through a silver stick for hair. Anyway, leather hair accessories with stamped designs would be so cool and use a pretty ice tea spoon for the stick... just a thought -- you are so talented. I just love to see what you are thinking up next.

  2. Super cute!!! love the ring with the border it!

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