Silversmith+Jeweler

A Blog for the Silversmiths + Jewelers.

Learn how to make these teardrop earrings and take them home with you in our new workshop! It's 1.5 hours, $25 and perfect for ages 13+. We're offering it now on Fridays between the hours of 12-6 and Saturdays from 10-3. All materials are included! ...
These are a pair of earrings that were a Christmas present from Chris of Cross Currents Studio which I absolutely adore. They're long and look great on and are a pretty example of what you can do with fold forming. And what a coincidence, because tomorrow is our next Wine and Design and we are going over fold forming! So join us at Jobot at 6pm for some amazing food, drink, and jewelry conversation!...
We just had a couple of ladies that came in to make Resin Pendants at the studio recently. They also happened to bring in a couple of their own keepsakes to trap inside the pendant including an old Star of David that was part of a necklace one of them didn't wear anymore. It has now been transformed with a new look! What do you think? Do you have anything you'd like to wear again with a bit of a change?...
The studio will now be open Fridays from 12-8pm in addition to our regular hours! So please stop by and say hello! We will be offering the resin pendant workshop during this time frame as well. The resin pendant workshop is a great time for anyone! Perfect as a mother/daughter activity or offered as a valentines day gift, it's hard to go wrong with something you make that looks so good!...
Michelle, of White Dog Studios made a fabulous ring a while back that I featured in this post . Everyone loved the ring so much, she decided to make earrings out of the same design. I was able to catch her this weekend after she finished making a pair to photograph them as well as another pendant. Pretty and sleek: This pendant and earrings feature tube set stones. These are made out of sterling silver and have a brushed finish to them. The earrings have champagne cz's set on both sides and have a lovely teardrop shape to them. Checkout Michelle's shop for more pretty pieces!...
Today at the gem show, we saw stones of all shapes and sizes (one as tall as me!) from every corner of the world. It was more than a little overwhelming. I was able to get some tools for the studio and everyone ended up buying some stones. It was definitely a fun time and we didn't even see a tenth of the show! ...
Joesphine, the newest key member of Harold Studio has a laugh that is catching. She does a lot of research for her day job and makes jewelry to relax and enjoy doing something she loves. Here are a couple of pieces I snagged off her today: This necklace has a clasp at the back with an extension which hangs down several inches. These are some earrings which are mokume. Mokume stands for wood eye metal. This is Josephine's first attempt at mokume and they turned out pretty neat! Last, these are some soon to be earrings using the technique of keum-boo. Josephine makes everything without using electricity! She thinks her pieces have a primitive look to them. What do you think?...
A group from the studio will be going to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this year! We'll leave around 8am on Sunday, Feburary 5th . This is Superbowl Sunday, so there will be at least one car back to Phoenix before the game starts. Let me know if you're interested in going and I can give you more information!...