After taking a class last summer on using a new metal I quickly was drawn to the great textures I could create with this new technique. This lead me to this Moroccan-inspired, lotus flower turquoise ring. I love the elegant curve to this shape and have based my new line of jewelry on using it in interesting ways. While making the lotus flower ring I took a little video. It is a behind the scenes look at just a little of what goes into making each piece of jewelry that I sell in my shop. Getting to use the torch […]more
We have been busy in the studio. Here is a look at a new piece of my handmade running jewelry plus a few other pieces that have come out of the studio. This first piece is an addition to my running jewelry line. A sterling silver disk with a charming running shoe cutout. To personalize the piece the wearer can put the distance or even initials on the front. I have been working on expanding my offering of personalized handmade jewelry. This next piece I made for close family friends and gave the mother and two daughters each a matching […]more
Things have been happily busy here in the Abella Blue Studio. We are quickly coming up on the last day to order for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. (See my post on holiday deadlines to find out the details). Here are a few new pieces that have been added to my Etsy shop. I am hoping to add them to my web store soon but I have orders that need to be sent. These would make some great stocking stuffers. 1. Soccer Necklace – This would make a great gift for the player in your life. I can even add their […]more
I have been working on a secret project and am excited to share a sneak peek with you. I have to admit that I had been dragging my feet on introducing this into my running line because it isn’t a material I have worked with before. But, I finally took the plunge and ordered the supplies. After a few days of anxiously checking my mail box the package finally came on Monday. I am delighted to begin offering this piece in my running jewelry line and the big reveal is on Friday in the Running Jewelry section of my […]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!
I just finished up on these rings and wanted to share. Some of you might have seen one of them on my facebook page, but now I have some semi-decent pictures. I got the lovely golden and red stone at a local mineral club show, it was really fun getting to see some local stone cutters and I always like supporting other makers. The color of this stone is gorgeous and has some stunning reds and golds swirling through it. This ring band is quite substantial, and is imprinted with a trailing vine pattern. I gave the ring an antiqued […]more
It has been a little while since the last update. A lot has been going on, both in my personal life and with Abella Blue. The biggest change affecting my business was that I was unfortunately part of a large scale layoff. So, for the time being I have the unique opportunity to work on my business full time. Also, if you have sent me correspondence in the past two weeks or so, it looks like the contact page was not working correctly. I am so sorry and it looks like everything is up and running correctly again. So if […]more
It seems like there haven’t been enough hours in the day lately. Between the good weather and orders I haven’t had much time to add new things to the shop, well… here it is. These are some tiny running shoe stud earrings. You can see them in my running jewelry section of the shop. I am excited to expand the running line. I have been thinking about this line a lot lately and big changes and additions are in the works. These little studs are the beginning of a new line. They are little cupped sterling silver discs with a […]more