Looking for that special something to put in their stocking? Here is a great list of a few Abella Blue items that are sure to make great stocking stuffers. Stocking Stuffer for the Pet Lover: These sweet little paw print stud earrings are a must for the pet lover. Stocking Stuffer for the Teenager: A little butterfly necklace that is great for everyday and goes with everything! Stocking Stuffer for Runners: Get your favorite runner a little sterling silver charm to celebrate their latest race. Stocking Stuffer for your Sweetheart: Say I love you with the key to my heart […]more
Between working in the studio, enjoying the sun and doing my first outdoor market this summer, I have been a busy metalsmith. Here are some of my new running jewelry designs and some gemstone designs too!
New Year’s Resolutions. Resolution #1: Stop making New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that out of the people who actually set New Year’s resolutions, only 8% end up following through. That is not very many people. Making very unlikely that even if I set them that I will even achieve my resolutions, resulting in a large amount of stress and guilt, and who needs that? But I also don’t want to just wander through the months aimlessly without achieving anything. So this month I am going to take some time to reflect on 2013 and how I want 2014 to […]more
I thought I would share a bit of running inspiration with you all. For some reason I am always more motivated to run when I have some new gear. Jacket and pants from athleta.com Shoes are from REI.com and the necklace is of course one of my pieces and is in my Running Jewelry collection.
Here is a gift guide for men that I put together to give you some handmade gift ideas for the guys in your life (or gals, there are a few things I want for myself!) My handmade men’s woodgrain ring is also featured below.
I did my first outdoor market! If you were in Park City, Utah on June 29th you may have seen Abella Blue at the Park Silly Sunday Market. This was my very first outdoor show and it was so much fun. Because I sell mostly on the internet, it was especially fun to get to talk to customers and see what pieces generated the most attention. Also, being my first show I was very nervous because it was actually the first time I set my booth up completely. There are a few changes I would like to make but overall, […]more
Whew!! We made it. The Holiday season is always busy around here. I love the crazy action of the holiday and it only makes the time off just after all the more sweet. One of my other favorite things of the season are the custom orders that I get. I love making special pieces for people and now that the big day is over I can share a few of my favorites. Here are a pair love gleaming gold hoops. The 18k tiny hoops are so small and sweet. These 16mm sterling cufflinks are based on the sterling silver stud […]more
This month’s Etsy Metal Blog topic asks us what is our favorite thing to do in the studio? My first thought was the obvious. Make things! But I thought I would drill it down a little bit further. Right now my most favorite thing to do is use my rolling mill. This is one of my more spendy tools in the studio but I have been using it a lot lately. There is something so cathartic about rolling out silver and I am working on a new collection doing just that. If you want to see what I am making […]more