15 January 2011

**New Avenue**

Hi All.
I hope your all having a great weekend. This will be a short post, I was just so excited at what I just created that I had to share it with all of you! 
I have been in a funk with my jewelry design lately and these new techniques have made me excited to venture on to new things.

For a while now I've been wanting to work with fine silver. I have been wanting to add some really special things to my line of jewelry and I am so excited about what I'm creating!
Now, I know none of these techniques are new, but for me they are. The small sterling scalloped charm I hand stamped and hammered it to add some texture to the piece. And the necklace clasp, I actually created myself using fine silver wire. I love how it turned out. 

I have been wanting some clasps like these, but they are pretty expensive, so, now I can make my own!! 
I think these new details will had that extra "umph" to my designs! 

After I master this, I think I'm going to start designing my own line of sterling silver rings. This involves a propane torch, so I'm a little apprehensive, but I'm sure I can do it! 

Well, I hope you like it.
Have a great Saturday night! 


  1. Well, good for you, Melinda...to learn something new is always good...and pretty too! Glad you found what you needed to get going again...have a great weekend!
    THANKS for the sweet comment on dd's wedding...it was so fun!

  2. OMG this is so exciting.
    I am loving the scalloped charm, definitely let me know if you are up for stamping more!!
    I just love the look you have achieved here.
    SO excited for you finding something new that makes you happy!
    And thank you so much for your words to us this weekend. They have been very comforting!

  3. You are amazing not only a jewellery designer but now a soon to be silversmith! Good for you Melinda!! I'm sure all your creations will be beautiful!
    Pamela xo

  4. Go for it Girl, you did an amazing job!!!

  5. Hi Melinda! I'm a new blogger and I've been reading your posts and loving your jewelry!! I'm dabbling in jewelry as well, and I LOVE the clasp! Well done! Self taught or taking a class? Teach me!!! Hope things are going better for you. Stop in and say Hi sometime!

    Take Care, Margo at http://piecesoflifeetal.blogspot.com

  6. Bonjour Melinda,
    These looks fantastic. Definitely go for the new line!
    Bon weekend,

  7. Oh Melinda, they're beautiful. I love the hammered look too!

  8. ~melinda...these are just gorgeous...i am so excited for you and this new journey you are embarking on...i have been wanting to try stamping for so long and funny that just yesterday i was looking at the cost of sets...you have my mind whirling around now!!! keep that creativity flowing about...much love light and blessings upon you and yours~

  9. Love that Melinda...J & J...for my Jaclyn and Jake!

  10. You go girl!! I say you're never too old to learn new tricks! I am on the verge of opening my own etsy shop and I am SCARED, but will kick myself if I don't at least try! We support each other! Your creations are so beautiful!! Julie :)

  11. how inspiring! wow...your new pieces are just wonderful! you must feel SO accomplished AND proud...as well you should be! I can't wait to see where these techniques take you! :) oh happy day!

  12. Melinda, how exciting, the next stage of the journey for you. I really like your new look on your blog too.
    I hope your back is feeling much better now.
    xx Sandi

  13. Wow! All I can say is that you did a fantastic job! I have wanting to make my own clasps, but just haven't gotten around to it. Or it may be that I am worried if I try and I fail then I just wasted the money of the silver I purchased.


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