Thursday, January 15, 2015

Working on Lately

I have been working on some new findings for my shop. Since I enjoy banging metal, that have been my focus!

I have been hammering, stamping and antiquing copper pieces that can be used for earrings, necklace charms, sun catchers, dream catchers and other crafts! 
Calm and Serenity Charms
Using affirmation words, I have been listing them in 2 pairs of related words.
Create and Inspire Charms
I have also added handmade sterling silver earring wires to my shop.
Handcrafted Ear Wires
Making little polymer clay findings has been fun too! I need to experiment more here since I'm not super happy with how the gemstones look on the dark clay. So I will have to try some lighter tones or painting the clay. 
Maybe when I try making something with them I will may change my mind in how I feel about them!
Here is a necklace I made for myself with some of the polymer clay components I received from Sharyl's Jewelry.
I love the warmth and chunkiness of the final piece!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful, creative week ahead! ~Val


  1. Love your stamped pieces! And the ear wires are very nice as well.

  2. The necklace is lovely! I also like the black polymer clay pieces with... are those goldstones? Nice contrast between the colours:) And lovely texture on those stamped pieces as well!

  3. These are really lovely copper stamped pieces. I love the look of stamped pieces, but just not enough to try it myself. You've done a wonderful job. Love that final necklace as well. :-)

  4. Nice straight lines in your word stampings! I just stamp patterns now as I can't stamp words in a straight line :D

  5. they are all great...but that heart on the necklace is breathtaking!

  6. that necklace is so pretty! i love the different colors and sizes of the pieces on it. I love stamped jewelry. those are pretty. i love stamped spoons with different messages on them.

  7. oh how fun Val! We've been using our new stamping equipment and tumbler we got for Christmas - and really loving being able to create with this. I like how you've done your pieces, and all the polymer!

  8. You have been busy! Your necklace is beautiful! Keep enjoying banging that metal. It sounds fun and good way to relieve stress :)

  9. Your necklace turn out beautifully! And I also like your hammered metal parts.

  10. I love your earrings and necklace, very creatives!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  11. What fun creations, Val! I've tried hand stamping and I admire your work.

  12. Your findings are really amazing.
    I cannot wait to see what you will create.

  13. Just awesome.That necklace is beautiful

  14. Your handstamped earrings are beautiful, Val! And I love that you used words that are beautiful and encouraging :)

    Happy weekend, my friend!

  15. You really have been very creative! I like the variety of your art work.

  16. Hi Val!
    I love how your hammered pendants have turned out! Love the words you chose too!
    The necklace with the polymer clay heart pendant is beautiful :) Hope you're enjoying your Sunday so far...
    The white stuff has arrived over here at my place too!

  17. VAL! I'm learning how to hand stamp metal now too. With my daughter probably leaving soon for college (I'm still trying to convince her that maybe she might want to stay close to home...), I need to learn the art. Even if she's far away, we can still work together on our shop, but still...I need to learn. So I've been practicing! =0)

    Your new pieces are great. Everything you do is always great! I love the antique look of the pieces you featured here. Keep up the awesome work.

  18. I love the way you mix up all the different elements. I always like to see what you will come up with next.


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val