Friday, October 30, 2015

Wire Wrapped Front Loop Ear Wires - Wild West Kites
Handmade Ear Wires - Wild West Kites

New in my handmade to order shop!  Another geometric style inspired by my original design Signature ear wires: Wild West Kites.
Sterling Silver Ear Wires - Wild West Kites

These sterling silver front facing loop earring wires are very secure, stylish, and can be worn on their own or dressed up with charms. 

I'll also be creating these ear wires in 14k Gold Filled (Yellow & Rose), Silver Filled and Copper.  The sterling silver pair listing is now in my shop, but until I'm able to post the other metals, please feel free to contact me for a custom order.

For more details on this super cute pair, visit my shop and feel free to stop and say hello!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

My Artisan Hand Tools for Jewelry Making

Handmade Ear Wires - Hammered Signature Kite II

One thing I take pride in is the fact that I alone, from start to finish, create all my own metalwork jewelry and supply findings.  Except for closed jump rings as I no longer make those (I get them from my bulk metal supplier).  Other than that it's all me.

From designing to creating, packaging and shipping, communicating with my customers, and all the other aspects of operating a business, it keeps me quite busy.  Some people have asked me if I would ever consider hiring others to help me or even join in on the "handmade manufactured" club so that I can get things out quicker, etc.  Honestly, no and no.  Sure, it would lessen my time frame for starters, but it's simply not for me - ever.  I'm a one gal show who enjoys what I do very much.

A few of my hand tools for jewelry making

Anyway, I use a variety of hand tools to create with.  Some are the typical tools such as cutters, hammers, a variety of pliers, etc.  And then there are some unconventional ones, which I'll save for my next post.

So this is just a little peak in my studio for now, but I plan on posting more studio happenings so you can see what I do for a living.  Please know that I'm trying to keep up with blogging and other social networking, but on top of running my business, my home, life, etc., spare time gets kind of thin.  I'm also a birder and on most weekends I'm out in nature with my hubby.  Speaking of, if you love birds and/or nature I post our adventures on Instagram.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Handmade Jewelry Findings - Special

Special in my handmade to order artisan findings shop.

Now through 10/18/15,10/23/15 you can receive 10% off your entire purchase (excluding shipping) at time of checkout by using this coupon code: 10PERCENTOFF 

All metalwork is created by my two hands alone and made to order for each customer.  Due to the handmade nature and my workload, shipping time frames vary.  However, I always notify my customers of their exact ship date after purchase and scheduled. 

Please visit my shop for more details.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


UPDATED to expiration date

Thursday, July 23, 2015

14k Gold Filled Nose Ring
Nose Ring in 14k Gold Filled

I'm slowly but surely adding more of my new items that are on my bench into my shop - like these gorgeous 14k Gold Filled Nose Rings!

These endless hoops can also be worn as a lobe earring or cartilage piercing of choice.  I handcraft them in a variety of sizes, with more yet to come.
Endless Hoop Nose Ring

Currently I'm creating these handmade to order continuous hoops in 18g and 20g 14k Gold Filled wire.  The 20g can be made in yellow or rose gold filled, but right now only in yellow for 18g.  I'll soon be listing them in other metals as well, but as always if you have a request, please feel free to contact me via my online shop at Rocki's Artisan Metal.

If you like the ball end version, I do make those in Fine Silver and Copper, plus Sterling Silver which are waiting to be photographed, and soon another metal.

I'm very excited to start listing my other pieces, but there's only so much time in a day. I'll post when that happens.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Customize Hoop - Choice of Gauge and Size
Handmade Jewelry - Fine Silver Hoop

I create different style hoop earrings in my online handmade to order metalwork jewelry shop - and now here's one more that's customized by you!

In short, for this listing of one ball end Fine Silver Endless Hoop, you have a choice of gauge and size of hoop. Depending on size choice and your piercing, this hoop can be worn as a nose ring, earring or piercing of the lobe, cartilage, helix, tragus or your choice.

I'll be offering more customizable listings soon.  In the meantime, feel free to visit my shop to see what else I create. 

Handmade from my hands to your ears.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW: 14k Rose Gold Filled Wire!

14k Rose Gold Filled Wire

By the request of a dear customer, I finally added this beautiful metal to my Etsy shop and I'm so happy I did!  14k Rose Gold Filled is absolutely stunning, but the pictures don't do it justice.

I'll slowly be creating most, if not all, of my designs in this gorgeous metal and adding them to my shop.  Due to my workload and everything else involved with running my business, etc., this may take some time.  So in the meantime here's what I'm doing...
Wee French Handmade Ear Wires - Choice of  14k Yellow or Rose Gold Filled

In my 14k Gold Filled listings, I'm adding the option to choose either Yellow or Rose Gold Filled, as in the listing above of my Wee French.  However, in the meantime if there are other ear wires that you like and want in Rose Gold, just let me know.

Can hardly wait to start creating with this beautiful metal!

Have a rose filled day!