Monday, February 28, 2011

Life of A Studio Cat: Introducing Tabitha

ere's my other studio cat, Tabitha. Isn't she sweet? Her favorite spot is under my desk by the space heater. She's blind in one eye and very gentle.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thank You to My Wonderful Clients!

just wanted to thank all of my wonderful clients! Your support and encouragement really brighten up my day!

Here's some feedback from my clients:
mishanesselrod says:

The most amazing, beautiful rose gold earrings that I've ever seen and they're mine all mine!!!!!!


So Amazing! Beautiful quality and craftsmanship on the ring. Quick delivery too! Emily is such a pleasure to do business with!

rebeccagonzales says:

seller was great and answered all my millions of questions! would work with again!

cullin says:

Ordered rose, white, & yellow gold stacking rings. Beautiful. Rings are hammered, so they are organic, not flashy. Timely service. Received tracking emails and shipping information. Recommended artist to friends.

haleymonley says:

When I found this ring, I was looking for a small, lightweight wedding band to wear with my engagement ring, which is kind of wide and doesn't leave much room on my finger for another ring. This ring turned out to be perfect, and at a really good price compared to a lot of white gold wedding bands. I even asked Emily if she could have it ready sooner than usual, and she finished it the same week I made my order. The ring came in its own box along with a purple drawstring pouch, which is perfect for keeping up with it the day we get married and storing it until then. The ring is very simple and sweet, and it fits with my engagement ring just like I wanted. I love the look of the hammered gold--I feel like my wedding band is really unique. It's so light and comfortable, I hardly notice I have it on. If you're looking for a pretty wedding band that you can easily leave on day after day, this is it.

missalix says:

beautiful ring, arrived quickly. thanks!

gemini1962 says:

Pretty and very light.

URNemesis108 says:

I am so proud of the rings that Emily makes! Emily is not only creative she is conscientious about making sure that everything comes out right. The Presentation is fabulous, The work is thrilling, and she even included a very thoughtful lagniappe for good measure. Everyone needs to see this shop and the lovely jewelry by Emily! I will be shopping with you again in future! A+++! ^_^

manema says:

Received as advertised. My wife loves it.

stormyweather says:

Beautiful bracelet, friendly service - made just how I wanted it!

goddessimho says:

The hoops were exactly as described and were shipped with special care. The package was insured by the seller and had a security tape so that I could tell if it had been opened in shipping. For these smaller valuable items this is a nice touch.

shellbelle484 says:

Perfect! Thanks!

aliciadawn says:

love these. the craftsmanship was incredible. I gave these as sets of three to my two dearest friends, so we have matching sets to wear. they were a tremendous hit. tears flowed. thank you for sharing your talent.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bits N Bobs: Jewelry Haiku

I'll probably live to regret "publishing" this poem, but we need to have fun while we can.

The pickle!

The pickle,
it burns my eyes, smells
like salt brine.

In the photo above, you can see my soldering station. That big crockpot is full of pickle. In the old days, jewelers used to clean their soldered metals in pickling solution--the same kind that was used to make pickles. Later, we moved to sulphuric acid. Now, the green jewelers are back to good old fashioned pickle--vinegar and salt.

The bricks are fire bricks. You can heat them and they won't break. The white pads are Solderite pads. The pill boxes hold bits of solder. I use the trivet with steel screen to enamel.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

In the Studio: My Other Studio Cat

My adopted cat. She loves my studio. Photo by Emily Wiser.

My other studio cat is a real sweetie. Her name is Tabitha. We adopted her from a shelter in Chicago. She is blind in one eye from an infection when she was a stray. She is the gentlest cat ever, and she really loves being in my studio!