Thursday, August 28, 2008

LUXE is coming!

Behold, my new line LUXE is coming soon! Be prepared for luxurious handcrafted items soon to be seen in my etsy shop. I'll be making sets of stacking rings, some manly rings for the men of Etsy, along with some kickass earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. As the name implies, it'll be more of a luxury brand. I'll be using ONLY Sterling Silver, as well as some pretty neat gemstones including Chalcedony and Amazonite.

I can't wait, I'm so excited!

I've also added a lot of new items in my shop lately. I've been a busy bee. I've been using those Czech glass owl beads a lot, because lets face it, they're adorable! I've been using a lot of pressed flower beads and steel retaining rings, and I think I'm starting to create a signature Payson style. Pretty neat, I think.

I've also been using a lot of recycled components lately. Christopher has been kind enough to let me have his old guitar strings after putting on new ones, and I've created a lot of new earrings and bracelets with them. I think I'm going to do a whole new line of recycled jewelry and accessories, but I haven't the time right now, so I'll have to put it on the back burner. Which really does suck, because now I'm just collecting a whole bunch of JUNK for later use. Oh well, I suppose these things happen.

Well, time to get creating.

Don't forget the free gift with purchase, still going on in my Etsy shop!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Playing with fire

Everyone at work must think I'm a pyro or something because I was so excited when I bought my MicroTorch. I couldn't find it cheaper ANYWHERE! For once, I actually like my job.

Now that I've got my new toy, I'm going to try my hand at making some ball-end headpins and earwires. I've had this design floating around in my head for the longest time and I'll now actually be able to implement it.

Eventually I want to try making some little stacking rings or something out of both copper and silver. I need to buy a few more supplies before I can start soldering though.

I'll just stick with earwires and headpins for now, and see how that goes.