22 October 2013

an itty bitty production

hello there!

the solder has been cut . . . 

. . . all things itty and bitty are getting bails soldered on . . 

. . . and cleaned up . . 

. . . polished to a shine . . .

. . . and how they shine! five grits of sanding and a few hours in the tumbler will do that for ya!

Clasps are being prepped . . .

. . . for hammer time!

Then some chain is cut . . . 
[that's right, I can make a custom necklace size for you, just ask.]

. . . shiny pendants are strung with care . . .

. . . there is a method to this madness, you see it is dangerous for one to polish things on chains. it gets scary when twirling objects catch onto long, spindly objects. better safe than sorry, polish first, solder clasps last. polishing the clasps is easier, one can hold the chain tight and prevent it from the spinning wheel of death! see, there is a method to my madness . . .

. . . clasps and jump rings are set in a neat little line and prepped with flux . . .

. . . solder chips are set . . .

. . . and ready for FIRE . . .

. . . fresh from the pickle these clasps are ready to shine . . .

. . . all these itty bitty clasps are polished up and ready to go . . .

thanks to this app by A Beautiful Mess, I was able to make these lovely little flyers . . 

[. . . oh, click on the photo above to get yourself an itty bitty necklace in this shiny finish or the one below to get your oxidized itty bitty necklace . . .]

. . . flyers so lovely, I sold me a few right off the bench!

happy, happy tuesday!
xo, kim

19 October 2013

packing up the goods!

When all objects are shiny and full of dashes of color. They get packed up and ready to go...

This crop is off to Craftland
I am so happy to be a part of their holiday show for the fourth year in a row. 

Happy Weekend to you!
xo, kim

17 October 2013

Getting ready to shine!

I have been having fun making short videos of my process lately. 

Maybe you will enjoy seeing some behind the scenes footage? I sure hope so! 

xo, Kim

ps: next up is packaging

15 October 2013

soldering time!

Here's a little video of me soldering posts onto earrings I had already enameled. 

I am kicking my production in to the highest gear possible with the holidays approaching. 

Happy Tuesday!

xo, kim

14 October 2013

hoopla sale!

these earrings are on sale until my stash runs low. . . 

Get shopping!
Happy Monday
xo, Kim 

01 October 2013

new addition to my nasturtium collection!

A few weeks ago I put my stump to use in the studio. 

I dapped away to prepare for some new enameled jewels.

After I fired some pieces I realized I matched my soon to be necklaces and earrings. 
Happy accident or do I just have colors I simply love?

View of my soldering bench. I returned to solder some posts to these lovely new pieces. 
[new day, new vans!]

A family of Parisian blue nasturtium earrings were born.

And a necklace too!

Won't you visit my shop to see these lovely blue beauties. I am thinking this is the color for autumn! What else compliments a nice rusty orange or marigold? A complimentary blue is my answer!

happy tuesday!
xo, kim

thanks for reading!