These sterling silver earrings with pearls are the best! I know, they don't like like sterling silver right?? That's because I oxidized the silver using a multi-step process that causes the silver to turn black (or kind of a very dark charcoal color). There is just something about that black with the creaminess of the freshwater pearl that I love!
Do you remember those carefree days of childhood, when we felt a sense of joy around the simple things we did for entertainment - like making necklaces from clover or daisy flowers? Those are the days I was thinking about when I designed this jewelry collection - I wanted to put that feeling of joy into jewelry that you could wear everyday and be reminded of another place and time as you go about your day!
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(aka clover chain) jewelry!
The other day, I was asked to provide photos of my jewelry for a shop to add to their website. I have tons of photos of my jewelry. Most of it is on sort of a gradient black/gray background or a plain white background which didn't seem exactly right in this case.
I have always enjoyed using Canva so decided to delve into using one of their backgrounds & this one presented itself...I think I like it! So - that's what I used for the background of the images I sent to the 1850 House Museum Store in New Orleans for use on their website!
Those earrings, inspired by the clover chains (or daisy chains) we made as kids, are available on my online store - click here to buy the earrings!
Several years ago, I visited the amazing aquarium in Monterey, California and there was a huge tank of these wonderfully wiggly jellyfish! I could not get the image of those jellyfish out of my mind so, as soon as I got back to my studio, I made these earrings, in honor of those cool jellyfish!
Who knew that jewelry could be inspired by jellyfish!!
These silver "jellyfish" earrings are available in my online store - click here to shop now!
Plus, well, ok a little bit of a chip on the nail polish...but I do love this color!! This is the large size of these silver hoop earrings that are intentionally not exactly round! A nice change from the really really round hoops that everyone has!
And the silver stacking ring (aka thumb ring!)
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New from the Jacks Collection - jacks silver earrings in a new longer length. To be fair, I have always made these earrings in two lengths but these are different because the "jacks" hang freely from a length of sterling silver chain! Cool silver dangle earrings!
Yes, these earrings are on my website - click here to shop the entire jacks collection now!
I have been spending some time in the last week or so with my camera in video mode - playing around with making videos of some of my jewelry. Also, it's fun to watch the jewelry "in action" - most of my jewelry has a lot of movement so it's good to be able to see that!
I know that when you can hold jewelry in your hands, it's pretty hard to judge the size and how it will actually look on you.
I'm hoping the videos will give you a better idea of the size and maybe the "feel" of the jewelry.
These earrings are both on the website so you can click here to check them out;
click here to get a closer look and shop the thin silver rings!
Favorite go-to sterling silver earrings, all dressed up with a little handmade ball on the ends! Lightweight & easy to wear all year long.
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I paricipated in the Baton Rouge Arts Market last Saturday and bought these gorgeous pure beeswax food wraps from Alison Landry of the Bee Pure Apiary (www.beepureapiary.com). I used them this week and I loved them as a replacement for Saran Wrap - so easy to use, easy to clean and reusable! Alison says they'll last about a year!
That "Jacks" inspired sterling silver bracelet is perfect against the backdrop of the vintage fabric beeswax food wrap! You can get the bracelet in my online store - click here to shop now!
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It's a process, taking photos of my jnew jewelry. First the right camera (the phone is great for some things, like this candid shot, but for great photos, I had to get a new camera. I love this one but, you know, yes, there was definitely a learning curve! Not to mention the remote shutter release to get rid of that pesky shake that inevitably happens when I push the shutter release button on the camera itself. Finally got everything working yesterday and took the photo below -happy with it!!
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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!
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!
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!
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!!
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 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!
These beautiful sterling silver multi hoop drop earrings have been one of my most popular designs since the moment I first introduced them. They are classic but unique enough to be interesting - a nice alternative to a simple and classic hoop earring!
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here to shop the sterling silver stacking rings!
Last weekend at the Abita Fall Fest in Abita Springs, Louisiana, I took advantage of a little downtime to shoot a couple of shots of some of my favorite new silver earring styles!
Love these long silver earrings - bold, fun and unique, all rolled into one cool pair of silver earrings!
These earrings are available in my online store - click HERE to go shop the earrings!
New business cards have arrive and I love them! It's a first design attempt with my new colors of dark lime and bright fushia so I'm still getting used to the whole "colorful" thing (after years of thinking I had to be "elegant" and always black/gray/white).
I have ALWAYS loved color - all the colors! I am really looking forward to doing lots of things with color at art shows and on my website! Yay for color - bring it!!! :)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - these earrings honor all the women we have known who fight breast cancer. Think Pink this month in their honor.
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The earrings inspired by the game of jacks have been my most popular earrings for a long time (go here to see the original "jacks" earrings) but some people prefer longer earrings. Enter the jacks earrings in this new, longer length. They still look like jacks but a lot more movement & whimsy!
These new silver earrings are available in my online store now - click here to shop!
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I was recently gifted with this precious little handmade copper enameled bowl - I love using it to store just one little pair of earrings. Sometimes smaller is better! The bowl was made by Louise Coulson of www.KingfisherDesignsMetals.com.
Those cute sterling silver bubble blower earrings really work to blow bubbles - so much unexpected fun in the simple things! Available in my online store - go here to shop!
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I am Laura Teague, a metal smith living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.