Sunday, May 18, 2008

new work~

while recuping yesterday and today, i decided to give a try a new jewelry technique by
stephanie lee that is shown in her new book~Semiprecious Salvage...
her technique instructions are super clear and easy
and as long as you have all the correct tools
it is a breeze, this bracelet took about 1hour to complete
and later in the evening i soldered all the jump rings together...
i had previously purchased a sterling silver spoon from ebay
do not use not a silver plated one..
i am not saying that silver plating will not work but it might just be
alot harder to get the results like stephanie lees ....
i think that the most time comsuming step was stamping the words..

the word "grace" was all ready inscribed on the spoon making it all the more special and on the inside or backside is the date july 22, 1888...

instead of using a lobster clasp i opted for a toggle, i like toggles as there have so many options!if you have an insterest in jewelry making get stephanie lees book , it is so worth it!!!

xoxox

17 comments:

Jill said...

ooooh! So pretty! and it looks like fun, too.

Ellen Lyn said...

Beautiful.....just like you, my friend!!
Missing you terribly,
Ellen

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

This is beautiful, Kim!! really beautiful. And your new blog banner is so fun and faerielicious!!

I've been around the block you've just returned from and I wish you quick recovery and strength and feeling just dandy again.

xoxoxox Faerierella

Beth said...

OMG....this is BEAUTIFUL !!!

{hope you are feeling great !}

cheesehead with sticks said...

Your bracelet is beautiful! I love the message.

I just picked up her book a few weeks ago. It's definately a good book!

Maija said...

OMG, Kim! That is stunning!!!

kecia said...

KIm it is really pretty! nice job and a great way for you to spend some down time. i see a trade in our future!

Dot said...

This is wonderful Kim! You make such beautiful jewellery.

I get lots of comments every time I wear the lovely pineapple quartz bracelet I won on your blog. And think of you everytime I wear it.

Much love

Dot xoxo

Laura said...

Wow!!!! Cool stuff, especially that spoon!!!

Hope you are on the mend and to the part of your recovery where you can enjoy resting!

love you lots!

Tola said...

gorgeous, just like you! love tola

Julie H said...

Oooh I have the book AND you have done a fabulous job with this!

Trixie said...

Very, Very Loverly! I really like the toggle..and the spoon is yummy too!

sue pieper said...

That very book just arrived yesterday, and Amanda came over today & was working on the same type of spoon bracelet-they're very cool, and the book is great, one of the best that I own.

Cindy Forrester said...

Hey Girl,

How are you, wow so you finally took care of that problem. Good for your. I love your bracelet, hey are we still on!!!! I have missed you.

xoxoxo
Cindy

One Crabapple said...

Love this bracelet !!!!!

Great job. We got the book too after the class...

Your dogs are so cute ! Just looking thru your posts.

One Crabapple said...

oh and love the new banner too !

paisleydragonfly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece! Beautiful work, Kim. I like how you varied the size of the letters. Very sweet indeed!

Denise