Silversmith+Jeweler

A Blog for the Silversmiths + Jewelers.

We've been having a lot of people come to the studio to make resin pendants recently. Resin allows you to trap a keepsake inside something like a pendant forever under a clear glassy surface. We have things like watch parts and crystals to fill the pendants with, but anything can be used really; a picture, saying or even seashells. The resin pendants are a fun thing to make in groups for birthdays or a Friday night out. And that's just what happened for the group that came in and made these lovely pieces! Resin pendants are a fun way to create something you can wear that reflects your own style and artistry....
Gaera made this lovely pendant at the studio last week. It's not in her shop yet, but her website gaera.com has some pretty hand sewn hair clips and bows as well as jewelry. Check it out and look for more jewelry to show up there soon!...
Tonight we met up at Pita Jungle for a nice Wine and Design. Nobody had wine, but we had a good time getting to know each other and talking about what we do and would like to do when it comes to jewelry making and techniques. Below are a couple of cuff bracelets brought by Beth of bbdesignsny.com . She is in the process of moving to Arizona from New York and we definitely got some good ideas from her! The next Wine and Design will be at Jobot (a favorite at the studio) on the 21st and the theme is fold forming! Can't wait to see you there!...
Last Sunday, Greg and Kimberly came in to make wedding bands for each other at the studio. They met while out country dancing and have been together ever since. It was a lot of fun and even Kimberly's daughter had a hand in helping! Kimberly was nice enough to send pictures of the experience to me to put up here and wrote: "Thank you for the wonderful experience you have given both of us. We appreciate your time and patience. We now have another memory to cherish." Thanks for coming to Harold Studio you two! I'm so glad you have a great memory in making the engagement bands. Now you can brag to your friends about how your ring is made by your fiance! Are you interested in making wedding bands for each other? Contact us at Harold Studio for more information....
We have a few beautiful pieces of jewelry at 10% off to anyone who mentions Harold Studio to the seller this week! That's over $35 in savings! First off is a Spinner Ring by Elizabeth Lyons Designs. Next, we have a beautiful fold formed necklace by Chris at Cross Currents Studio Silver and Stone earrings by Michelle at White Dog Studios Finally, there are the classic pearl earrings by Ariel at Beni par Dieu ...
We had a great workshop last week with Michelle Startzman on torch enameling. Above are a few examples of pieces worked on in the class. We learned quite a few new techniques including basic sifting, sgrafitto and stenciling with multi-colors. Below are a couple examples of Michelle's work. Can't wait to have her back in the Spring! ...
This weeks completely biased picks of some totally rad jewelry to sport are 10% off if you mention Harold Studio to the seller! Wohoo! So from today until next Sunday, mention Harold Studio to receive 10% off off of the picks of the week. Just in case you don't notice, the theme is earrings. First up, we have Seville Silver Earrings by White Dog Studios Next, some Mint Green freshwater pearl earrings by Beni par Dieu Splendid Vintage style earrings by Elizabeth Lyons Designs Sterling silver spiral earrings by Cross Currents Studio Lastly, we have the Sweet Spiculum earrings from Dara. (Email studio to inquire about these bad boys). ...
Dara's been around the studio for longer than most and many people know her as the guru of all things jewelry. These are some amazing earrings she was sporting today that look sweet on. With a spiculum each and quirky silver balls at the end that remind me of foliage, these are some Dara originals for sure. ...
Liz is an all around wonder woman and it's amazing to me where she finds any time to even make jewelry. She's a regular blogger and such a good writer that she can even draw me (an unmarried gal without kids) into a world about stories of parenting and the married life that are filled with hilarity and common sense. She has 3 books under her belt, is a public speaker, the creator behind Hold it Baby , and did I mention she has 5 kids? She started Elizabeth Lyons Designs in 2011 and it has been inspiring to have her in the studio. She has a very positive, get it done attitude that is a lesson in how to achieve a lot in life. ...