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)!
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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!
You know that I LOVE handmade pottery and this little dish by Kent Follette (https://follettepottery.com) is just so colorful and fun!! I think this dish is just excellent for storing my jewelry.
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I was doing a little weeding the other day and I found this HUGE clover - just imagine all the good luck if this monster had 4 leaves!! I couldn't resist taking a picture of it before I pulled it out of the flower pot so I could get my pansies planted!!! :)
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More beautiful pottery by Kent Follette (https://follettepottery.com) and a very classic sterling silver bracelet - the design is called "Byzantine" but who would remember that? I just think of it as one of the most classic jewelry designs EVER.
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Last weekend, I was at the Abita Fall Fest in Abita Springs, Louisiana and I was next to a fabulous potter, Kent Follette (https://follettepottery.com). At the end of the show, Kent gifted me with this wonderful little "wishing well" vase! I love handmade pottery and this is my new favorite!
That big, bold, fun, jacks-inspired bracelet is available on my website -
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At an art show in Memphis, TN, my booth was near this wonderful potter named David Johnson (www.DavidJohnsonCeramics.com). I had been looking for the right pieces of handmade pottery to use to display my handmade silver bangle bracelets - when I saw David's work, I knew I had found what I was looking for!
My only problem was choosing a color - I finally settled on this color combo and I am really happy with it!
Those silver bangle bracelets are for sale on my website - click here to get a closer look and shop!
YES, this is the most wonderful cloth for polishing silver! In fact, guess what? It also polishes:
gold (yes, gold!!)
and so many other things! Use it til it's black then replace. Don't wash it - that will get rid of all the good stuff that does the polishing!
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That bracelet? It's in my online store - click here to shop!
Sometimes when the weather is not just right at a craft show, I turn to making jewelry to amuse myself. It's easy because I LOVE to make jewelry and, this time, I brought along both pink gold and yellow gold rings I made the week before so I got to play with those cool metals. I'll be finishing this bracelet up before long and will have it on the website!
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At the Pink Palace Craft Show in Memphis, TN this past week, we had major rain the first day. All. Day. Long.
Fortunately, the next two days of the show were bright and sunny and 74 degrees! Just perfect. Sometimes, outdoor craft shows are a pleasure and sometimes they are kind of a grind. It's nice when things turn around!
I had the complete "family" of jacks-inspired sterling silver jewelry out for the first time. Lots of attention, especially to the necklace pictured above, which is now sold out! Want to see the matching bracelet? Click here to see! Go here to see another related jacks-inspired bracelet!
Last weekend at the Pink Palace Crafts Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, I was given a Merit Award for this brand new, jacks inspired sterling silver bracelet. I was totally surprised and thrilled - recognition is always a good thing!
The bracelet is available in my online store so you can click here to head on over & check it out!
My friend, Rocky Broome (www.rockyspots.com), from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, make pottery. Glorious, beautiful pottery! This mug in her new "seafoam" design was calling my name so I am happy to say that this mug now lives at my house. You see me here "trying it on" at an art show in Louisville. I LOVE this beautiful little mug!!!
You can click here to see the sterling silver chain bracelet on the left and here to see the one in the middle!
I just got home last night after being on the road for almost 2 weeks. We had an art show in Louisville, Kentucky (St. James Court Art Show) followed by the Pink Palace Art Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. So, at the end of the second weekend, this is where I am - at my favorite restaurant in Memphis: Amerigo Italian Restaurant, enjoying a nice glass of white wine. Oh, yes.
And two silver bracelets from my private stash - BIG, FIRST TIme EVER sale coming to the website November 7th! Sign my email list below so you don't miss out on the sale!
I enjoy photography as a hobby so, sometimes, when I am at an art show, I play around with different photographing my silver jewelry. This was kind of a happy accident - I was at the St. James Court Art Show this past weekend and, just before the show opened, I decided to see how it could look to photograph this new silver bracelet on a mirror. I like the sharpness of the image but I especially like the reflection of the trees!
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Well, it's still pretty hot here where we live in the deep south. I keep hearing that fall is coming but....I'm not seeing or feeling it yet. So, iced coffee is the drink of the day!
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The silver thumb ring is on my website in lots of sizes!
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Don't you love it when you get a good book that you just can't put down because you just have to know what happens next? Me, too! I have been on a serious Lee Child/Jack Reacher kick for the past month. I mean, OBSESSED.
Jack Reacher is a knight in shinig armor. Bigger than life, literally. He always wins the fight and he always gets the girl. (Total aside, have you noticed that the girls/women always seem to look alike? Reacher/Child definitely seem to have a "type"!)
That bracele is a one off that I made form my mom years ago - similar designs in my online store -click here to see!
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Last week, we were in California at this wonderful farmer's market and today, we are back home in Baton Rouge. Time flies.
Apparently it's grape season in southern California and the abundance and variety of grapes was astounding to me. Talk about creating joy - yes!!!
The silver rope bracelet is available in my online store - go here to shop!
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We are leaving soon on a driving trip to California to visit our oldest son and his wife! I am looking forward to this trip for so many reasons - family visit, driving trip, enjoy the beautiful southwest and western US, mostly computer-free, AND....one of my very favorite things to do: we love to go to out of the way places and look for beautiful and unusual rocks!
So I am sitting here with my coffee and one of my favorite rockhounding guide books, planning the drive! Oh, the rocks we'll see!
That silver bracelet is BRAND NEW on the website - it's part of my Jacks Collection, inspired by the game of jacks most of us played as kids. This collection is so much fun to wear and it reminds you of those childhood days everytime you wear it!
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Where I live in south Louisiana, you just NEVER wear a turtleneck in the summertime. Not ever. Even if the A.C. is blowing cold right down your neck. You just don't do it.
However, here I am in a black turtleneck right in the middle of the hottest part of the summer. Why, you ask? Very good question.
Turns out that silver jewelry just looks great against black. Better than against skin. Better than against almost anything. So, when it was time to take photos of this bracelet, I searched the back of my closet and came up with this black turtleneck, just for the photos.
Tough job but somebody had to do it!
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I was at a craft show last spring and was next to one of my favorite artists and people, Alex Williams of Potsalot Pottery in New Orleans.
I didn't have the right sort of container for my silver stacking rings so I wandered over to Alex's booth and browsed around at his little bowls - found this little piggy bowl and loved it so took it "home" to my booth &, for the rest of the show, my little silver rings lived his this bowl! So cute.
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New white gauzy shirt - perfect for the end of summer AND I got it on a nice sale, too! Win-Win!
It is still so hot here where I am in south Louisiana but, miraculously, we may be getting a brief cool front through in the next few days!
Logically, I know fall is coming but, in the meantime, I'll wear my new gauzy white blouse and enjoy the heat!
The "daisy chain" silver bracelet is available in my online store - you can click here to shop!
You can click here to see the silver stacking rings - they make great thumb rings, too - so comfortable!
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P.S. When you were younger, did you make clover chain jewelry or dandelion chain or even daisy chain jewelry? Let me know in the comments below - I would love to know!
This is my favorite little leather bag. I bought it a long time ago and really thought I paid too much for it but, you know what?
I use this little bag ALL THE TIME.
I am trying to teach myself that it's ok to spend money on myself for things I will LOVE for years and get so much pleasure from. I come from a long line of folks who are very careful with their money but I have decided that life is too short not to enjoy what I do have.
Oh, sure, I'm not going to just throw money around - I don't have that kind of money anyway so even if I wanted to, that's not going to happen.
But for something I love? For something I can't get out of my head even when I walk away and stay away from the thing for awhile? I'm going to buy it for me. And enjoy it every day of my life!
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This is one of my favorite sterling silver bracelets - it's called "rope chain" but it's really a double rope chain - nice and dense but still with plenty of flexibility. Who would want to wear a stiff silver bracelet? Nobody, that's who.
This bracelet is available in my online store -click here to shop now!
I love this sweet little hand painted vase by Louisiana potter, Rocky Broome (www.RockysPots.com) I got a beautiful, functional piece of pottery plus a mini painting!! Win Win!
That big silver bracelet is available in my online shop - go here to see it up close!
I am Laura Teague and you may as well know right up front that I am obsessed with sterling silver.