My stories of jewelry making, spinning, knitting, and all things fibery.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Coming Attractions!

When buying raw materials like stones and semi-precious gems for Stone and Fiber, I usually attend trade shows because I feel it's really important to see and feel the quality of the product.;Unfortunatelya it can be some time between these shows and my schedule does not allow me to travel very far from home.

Recently I've discovered some really great suppliers on Etsy and was pleasantly surprised when my orders arrived!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tale of the Talisman

It all begins with a favorite quote for inspiration!  I have a few of my personal favorites which in turn have become the beginnings of the Talisman Necklace Collection at Stone and Fiber.  Each beautiful stone and every charm is carefully considered before being chosen as an addition to the necklace. Originally there were 10 pieces in this collection.  Two have been purchased leaving 8, with more in the works!  Every necklace is a completely original composition.

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." Gerard de Nerval

The above quote was the inspiration for this, my favorite in the collection...and still available.  Crafted completely of Hill Tribe sterling silver, softly faceted moonstone briolettes and a beautifully polished Rhyolite oval.

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot."  Oscar Wilde

Don't you just love the message here?  Quotations from famous and well respected people can really be inspirational in many aspects of one's life, not limited to jewelry design. There are several good quotation websites it...great food for thought!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Treasury Making

It's been some time since I've last posted.  I have been very busy at home and creating for Stone and Fiber.  I've also taken a step back to rethink treasury activity I've always enjoyed on Etsy purely for its artistic and creative value.  Lately treasury making has become increasingly competitive in an effort by shop owners to gain exposure.  I will return to the pure mindset of making aesthetically pleasing collections...for that purpose alone.

Here for your viewing pleasure:

The beautiful flower faced goddess of Welsh mythology was not faithful to her husband Llew. Punished by the magician Gwydion she was transformed into an owl...destined to live out her life as a creature hated by all other birds.