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Fabricated jewelry

I have always been amazed by how Silver Smiths produce such beautiful pieces of art that we can wear on our body.  So I took a Craftsy class by Mark Nelson from Rio Grande on Silver Smithing.  Mark breaks it down step by step with great video, verbal instrutions and the ability to ask questions along the way.  I made a ring and pendant and ideas are bouncing around my head waiting to get out and make more.
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My first sale

Sometimes I wonder if all of that picture posting on the various social web sites does anything for business.  Well today it proved to be profitable with my first sale on Shopify!  So I will keep on tooting my horn and showing anyone who will look, all of my jewelry!  In hopes that the right persons sees that one piece that makes something in them smile, and hopefully without a struggle they find their way to my site...and hit the buy button!

http://dragonfly-jewelry.myshopify.com/collections/all

https://www.facebook.com/mydragonflyjewelry

https://instagram.com/mydragonfly2012

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Blog #2

http://www.wire-sculpture.com/jewelry-making-blog

Follow the link above to learn more about base metals, Rose Marion has a blog that will tell you where they come from and how they are used.
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Post #1

I have become profiecient in the handling, firing uses of PMC3, Flex and Sterling clays.  Now is my time to let my left brain sneak in and get more bold with my designs, not be afraid to fail.  I have finally started setting stones, CZ's that can be fired in place and Dichroic glass.  Using my syringe clay to make designs over the stones and around the base plate.  I hope you like them as much as I do, it's like magic when they come out of kiln.  Then they go in the tumbler and there is more magic!  So shiny and bright silver I am agog!  Next it goes into the liver sulfur, turns all black and scary and needs to be polished again.  All of this to finish the piece, that's when it you really know if you have a winner!                                          https://instagram.com/mydragonfly2012

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