I am a jewelry designer with a love of all things beautiful. I am drawn to modern handcrafted lovelies. You will see them all as I discover them here on my blog. Enjoy!

psst.. and visit my shop to see these inspirations turned into jewelry.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Website

Check out my new and super improved website (thank you Molly). I hope that you have lots of fun browsing through it all and thinking about all of the wonderful people in your life that you'd like to buy gifts for. Is it too soon for a shameless plug?

So along with my new and super improved website comes this here fancy blog. Although there's nothing fancy about the word blog. Really? They couldn't come up with a better name than blog? It sounds like a typo. I'm getting the feeling that this may be a great forum for me to just ramble on, so in an effort not to anymore, let's regroup…

Here is a tiny bit about me. I am a jewelry designer (I know, I know, isn't everyone??) with big dreams and lots of ideas and busy hands. I worked as a clothing designer for several years and retail management for several more. I've always yearned for some sort of creative expression. That yearning has taken me down several paths. And this is where you find me today. I specialize in working with PMC (precious metal clay). Maybe you've heard of it? But for those of you who haven't let me explain the magic of PMC. Metal clay was originally invented by Mitsubishi (not sure what their plan was…). They took the teeny tiny particles of silver which film negatives are made from and combined it with a binder, like a glue essentially. The material that resulted was metal clay. When metal clay is fired at a super high heat (roughly 1750F degrees) the binders burn into thin air and the fine silver particles join together making Fine Silver (99.9% silver). See, I told you, it's magic! Is it still confusing? Maybe you're a visual person. Here's a before and after:

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