These are the long version of the sterling silver dangle earrings that I call "Jacks". I have been out of these earrings for awhile now (I guess since before Christmas) and, with a big art show coming up in Miami (Coconut Grove Art Festival) next month, I realized I needed to have a couple pairs of these fab & fun earrings on hand!
So, now these are stocked up....on the next task to get ready for the show!
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Tomorrow is the Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival - the year of the Rat! Not very picturesque, is it? Rats are depicted as quick witted and clever so it's not all a bad thing!
Those moon phase silver earrings are available on my online store - you can click here to check them out - they come in a couple of different sizes!
Oh, and Happy Lunar New Year to you!
Slowly easing my way into 2020 and getting ready for a huge art show in Miami, Florida. The Coconut Grove Art Festival is one of the biggest in the country and this is the first time I will have my jewelry there so, yeah, I am kind of nervous about it! Not only that, but I am pretty short on jewelry to show there so I am in a little bit of a panic right now.
Anyway, I used to make black jewelry with pearls a few years ago & decided to make some more of this jewelry. I love the combination of black, gold and pearls!
These brand new pieces will be on the website very soon so sign up below if you want to be notified when new designs hit the website!!
Is it just me or are people friendlier in 2020? Everywhere I go, people are returning my smiles & responding to my comments or questions. It's so refreshing & unexpected, really. I am feeling particulary cheerful following an illness that lasted the past couple of months so maybe that has something to do with how people respond to me.
Whatever the reason, I'm grateful!
Those new silver dangle earrings are now in my online shop - go here to shop the long silver earrings!
My mom's birthday is coming up and, of course, I am thinking of her. This is a photo of my mom in New York City, accompanying my dad on a business trip. They lived in Arkansas and this trip was a very big deal. Wasn't she beautiful?
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far away, my mom bought this bracelet from me when I was brand new to jewelry making. After she passed away, this sterling silver bracelet came back to me. It's not particularly well made but it is very special to me and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Although I no longer make this exact silver bracelet, you can find a very similar silver bracelet in my online store - click here to check it out!
These are brand new sterling silver earrings haven't even made it onto the website yet but I was so excited when I finished them, I had to go ahead & put them out here for you to see.
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Oh, you can click on the button to see some silver earrings that are similar to those picured above!
Chimneyville Arts Festival held every December in Jackson, Mississippi is one of my favorite shows for a lot of reasons but one big reason is that I get to reconnect with friends and customers who I don't get to see very often!
These two ladies are both artists and also both fans of Laura Teague Jewelry! On the left is weaver, Lynn Langhoff, of Lafayette, Louisiana, and glass artist Debbie Delashmet, of Jackson, Mississippi.
Both ladies are wearing their own Laura Teague bracelets in sterling silver purchased at Chimneyville several years ago. You can check out Lynn's bracelet in my online store by clicking here. Debbie's bracelet is not on the website but you can email me if you want details about that one!
Oh, the hours we all spent playing "jacks" when we were kids!!! I love to think about those carefree, (mostly) happy times. With this silver jewelry, I am reminded of those times everytime I wear one of these pieces! So much fun!! Do you remember?? Go here to check out this fun silver jewelry collection!!
I was at an art festival in Jackson, Mississippi (Chimneyville Arts Festival) and this cool coffee shop had a booth so I gave it a try. I was SO glad I did! I like my coffee black and it's not always easy to find a smooth black coffee. Well, this coffee was perfect and, full disclosure, I drink coffee pretty much all day long so I needed something I could enjoy in the morning as well as later in the day. WIN!! Thanks, Cups Espresso Cafe!
That cool little thumb ring is available in my online store - you can click here to check it out!
I have been having a lot of fun lately making mixed metal jewelry. When I first started making jewelry, I sometimes made silver and copper jewelry but lately I have stopped using much copper, except for special orders. Now, I mostly use a combination of gold and silver or, very recently, rose gold and silver, which is a LOT of fun.
Someone at a recent show mentioned to me that rose gold jewelry (sometimes called pink gold) is kind of old fashioned - it was first used in Russia in the Faberge eggs. It became really popular in the 1920's here in the U.S. in all sorts of jewelry but was especially used in engagement rings.
I'm having a good time using this metal now and I'll be using more of it, especially in some larger statement jewelry pieces.
The chain bracelet above is currently available on my website and you can click here to check it out.
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Do you recognize this design? You might because it's a really old design (the chain has been called "Roman Chain" because it's been around since ancient times). Simple and classic! I like to call the design "fortune cookie" because that's what it reminds me of!
Although these pieces are not yet in my online store, you can click here to shop the small earrings or here to shop the larger statement sterling silver earrings or click here to shop tiny silver "fortune cookie" earrings accented with freshwater pearls!
This is my personal most favorite bracelet. All my silver chain bracelets are comfortable due to the fact that they are so flexible. This silver bracelet is particularly so people at shows definitely agree with that. I'm not sure if it's the fact that the entire bracelet (each handmade component) is compeletely doubled or if it's that the bracelet is made of two different sized silver rings.
Whatever the reason, it is my clear favorite and you can go here to shop this bracelet on my website!
Loving my new bags! Not cheap but I love putting a nice piece of jewelry in one of these bags to send it out as a gift - it makes such a statement!!
That double rope chain comes in two sizes and it such a classic. Go here to shop the medium sized bracelet and here to shop the dainty silver rope bracelet!
One of my very favorite art shows is the Chimnevyille Arts Festival in Jackson, Mississippi the first weekend in December every year. It's a beautiful show and the people from Jackson and the surrounding areas come out to start or finish their Christmas shopping!
I think my favorite thing about the show is seeing people shopping and buying gifts for each other. Mothers and daughters as well as husbands and wives come to the show and just have such a good time spending time together. It really kind of gets me in the spirit of the holiday!
That silver thumb ring is available in my online store. The large silver chain bracelet is not yet in the store but you can click here to sign up for my email so that you don't miss out when new jewelry hits the website!
This is a new necklace and earring set - so new that it's not even on the website yet. Pure sterling silver, of course and the necklace is long enough to be worn a couple of different ways. It can be worn traditionally, as shown, or as a lariat with the clasp centered in the front and a long drape of necklace below the clasp or with the clasp positioned in the front at the side - options are good!
The earrings are on my online shop so you can go here to shop those sterling silver earrings but the necklace has not quite made it to the shop yet! Click the button below to join my email list to be first to know when new jewelry hits the website!
These bits and pieces are on the bench today! Lots of women are loving rose gold jewelry right now, especially rose gold earrings. These earrings were a special order and I am making a couple of extra pairs to have at my next show.
They combine the best of all worlds - sterling silver, yellow gold and rose gold earrings!
They are already in my online shop so CLICK HERE to grab a pair for yourself!
I wish the crystals in this rock showed up better in this photo! We stopped several places in New Mexico on our way back from Arizona to do some rockhounding. I am obsessed with the search for cool rocks - especially rocks with a little sparkle in them!
This one caught my eye because it was just a plan looking rock except for....that AMAZING stipe of sparkle right across the middle of it! I had to take a closer look & bring it home to add to my collection!
That silver thumb ring is in my online shop now - click HERE if you need one (or more) for yourself or someone else!
This is one of my favorite sterling silver necklaces; it's fairly thin but extra long, which I love. Long necklaces have been popular for awhile but this is the first time I have made one of my silver chain link necklaces in this longer length.
The stacking rings you can barely see in this photo (I wear them with my wedding ring but a little pop of mixed metal) are in my online store - click here to get a closer look at those little rings.
The long silver chain necklace is not on the website just yet but it will be soon - click the button below to join my email list so you will be first to know when it hits the website!
Last week, we were in Arizona for the Fountain Hills Fine Art & Craft Festival and, on our way back home to Louisiana, we decided to take our time and do a little rockhounding on the way.
I had a book suggesting where to go to (possibly) find flourite in New Mexico so we headed to that site and we found this amazing chuck of flourite! It actually has a little bit of a greenish cast to it which is hard to see in the photo. So much fun!!
The sterling silver stacking or thumb ring is available in my online store - click here to see the silver rings!
Years ago, soon after I started selling my handmade silver jewelry at art and crafts shows, a friendly older man approached me and told me that he like my silver wire jewelry. He then proceeded to tell me that he used to make personalized "name" jewelry and sell it at malls and carnivals.
He offered to show me how he created names in silver wire. He obviously was eager to show me his skills (and I was very curious to see how he did it) so I pulled out some round nosed pliers and 20 gauge silver wire. He immediately set to work making me a little silver perfectly aligned pendant! It took him less than 5 minutes - what a craftsperson!
He told me that I could take over his business, since he was no longer doing it. Honestly? I would love to be able to do this. I am tempted to give it a try - I think it would take me a LOT of practice to be able to create a piece as well done as that one he made for me so many years ago.
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I just added this fun new necklace to the website - inspired by the childhood game of "jacks"!! My friends and I spent hours & hours playing this game - what a magical time that was - full of simple pleasures in the company of good friends!
I liked this necklace so much I put it on my new postcards - I like the fresh, contemporary look of these cards!
That bracelet is available in my store- click here to see all the details!
Just about all of my jewelry designs start with plain coils of sterling silver wire just like this! The wire is cut, shaped, filed and each small piece is then carefully linked together by hand, one at a time, to form a complete piece of jewelry.
It can be a tedious process but I love seeing a plain piece of wire turned into jewelry that will be treasured and worn for many years and then handed down for the next generation to enjoy and appreciate.
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The necklace featured in the poster is available now in my online store -
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I was so honored to be accepted into the Fountain Hills Fine Art and Craft Festival held every November in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Fountain Hills is a beautiful little town about 30 miles east of Phoenix in the mountains. Wonderful people, wonderful show!
That silver bracelet is available on my website (in both sterling silver and sterling silver/gold, if you prefer a mixed metal look)!
Click here to shop the bracelet now!
We love to travel and we especially love to travel in the western U.S.; I guess that could have something to do with the fact that both of our grown sons live on the west coast. But, beyond that, we are rockhounds and will go almost anywhere to find cool rocks!
In this case, we were driving back home from an art show in Fountain HIlls, Arizona and decided to stop off at a rockhouding area near Deming, New Mexico. We found lots of interesting rocks but this one was my very favorite. I love all those small while chrystals, all clustered together! I guess it's kind of big to use in a necklace....I'll have to keep thinking about that!
That silver thumb ring is available in my online store - go here to check it out! Nice to wear by itself or stack it up with others!
Last week we were in Arizona and New Mexico for an art show and on the way home, we took our time and went to some amazing rock hounding spots! Our favorite places to pick up rocks are in New Mexico - it seems that so many of the Arizona places are pretty difficult to get to.
That big, statement chain link silver bracelet is not in my shop yet but it will be soon - sign up for my email list to be sure you are the first to know when new pieces hit the website! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
I am Laura Teague and you may as well know right up front that I am obsessed with sterling silver.