September 20, 2008

Beth is My Jig Master Flash


So one day I mentioned on my blog that I had seen someone on their blog talk about how they made their own earring jig. And lo and behold. it was Beth Hemmila of Hint! (read her post here) Being the very non-tool-oriented, clumsy, hit- my- finger- with- a- hammer type of girl that I am, I asked Beth if she would make jig for me! And she did! And it's awesome! And totally fool-proof!



Perfect earring wires every time! How cool is that?? Now all I need to get is a Bur(r) cup so I can finish off the ends of the wires.




Here are some custom pieces that I did today for one of my most awesome customers. I love how they both turned out. I used little ceramic leaves from Every Heart Crafts. Erin just listed a bunch of large leaf pendants. Go check out her shop!

And then this necklace, I used a lamp work glass ring from Beads of Passion. Leah is one of the nicest, most talented glass artisans on Etsy today. She whipped these lovely rings up special for me. And it worked out perfectly for this charm necklace. The title of her shop says it all- she is a glass artist passionate about her craft. It's so obvious!

5 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I LOVE THE SQUIRREL/NUT NECKLACE!!! Too friggin cute!

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  2. Oh, Lorelei! The leaf charm bracelet came out fabulous and so cute! I hope your customer loves it! Love the necklace too! I ADORE charm necklaces like this one. Thanks for the shout out on my shop! You have no idea what your support as meant to me since I met you! Makes me think that I might actually be able to do this art bead thing! Thanks so much!

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  3. Lorelei - these pieces are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the combination of textures and shapes.

    Always amazing me!

    Lindy

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  4. Oh good heavens, I need to get myself one of those jigs. Absolutely FABULOUS.

    These pieces are beautiful! The faceted teal rounds are definitely eye-catching!

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  5. Adore the acorn bracelet and the color of those faceted glass beads on the necklace/earring set are so yummy Tiffany blue! Thanks for the post on my jig, and I'm chucking that you are replicating ear wires like a bunny rabbit :)

    Over and out... Jig Master Flash

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