Countdown to Valentine’s Day

art shows, red gemstones

It’s already February and we’re neck-deep in snow here in Quebec, but the days are getting longer, and it’s less than a week until Valentine’s Day! In anticipation, I’ve had romance and the color red on the brain. In my studio, it’s inspired certain Valentine’s-themed pieces, while others are built around luscious gemstones from my growing collection. I’m also offering free shipping for $100+ orders until the 14th. Just use coupon code “SHIP100” when checking out.

Here’s a small sampling of some recent (mostly red!) additions to my shop:

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper & Sterling Ring

Guadalupe Poppy Jasper & Sterling Ring

Mixed Metals Copper Heart Drop Earrings

Mixed Metals Copper Heart Drop Earrings

Sterling "Diamond" Studs

Sterling “Diamond” Studs

Gemstone & Sterling Brooch, Shawl Pin

Gemstone & Sterling Brooch, Shawl Pin

Faceted Garnet & Sterling Ring

Faceted Garnet & Sterling Ring

Fall leaves to wear now

Earrings, Jewelry, Jewelry making

These earrings started off as two rectangles of copper, which I then fold-formed. That means that I subjected them to folding, snipping, lots of hammering, shaping and finally heating to get the lovely rich colors you see here. They’re like two similar, but unique, fall leaves you might find blowing around outside at this time of year. Fold-forming is a lot of fun to experiment with, as is heating copper with your torch for a succession of lovely rich colors.