New Collection: Sneak Peek!

March 16, 2016

A few weeks ago I was playing around in the studio trying to get an idea to work. I really didn’t like how it was going so I started playing around with some items near me and one thing led to another and I had an idea. I tried it out and I loved it! I was so excited about the possibilities and I couldn’t wait to share it. Before I got ahead of myself though I had to be smart and think it through so I decided to choose a date to launch the new collection and work back from there.

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Just so you don’t get too antsy the collection launches next week March 23rd and you’ll finally get to see what I’ve been keeping a secret. Are you excited? Do you want to know more?

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Ok I’m excited too and I can’t keep it all in so I’m giving you a sneak peek. As you can see the collection involves rings. I’ve made a few in the past but never really offered them on my site. At the time they didn’t really seem to fit in. These new ones are a nod to what I currently do and I think they make a perfect addition. And of course all the designs can be purchased in necklace form as well.

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I don’t want to tell you much more but I do have a task for you while you wait. Think of a word, name, or phrase that is 14 letters long or less that you just love and type it below or write it down somewhere so you don’t forget it. It will all makes sense next week! See you then!


Anatomy of tiny gold Michigan

March 9, 2016

Michigan tiny gold anatomy

In the last Anatomy of post I shared what goes into the World Map Necklace. The tiny gold Michigan is much less complicated but it’s still fun to look at the parts of the whole.

I start out by hand cutting the tiny Michigan out of 14K gold fill. Next it get’s hammered and then I drill the tiny hole for the jump ring. After that I hand sand all the edges (very carefully since it’s so small) before tumbling it to smooth the edges and make it super shiny.

Finally a jump ring is added and it’s hung on the chain. Then I put it on because Michigan is my home state and I can’t get enough. This is actually the one I where almost every single day!

Here is the link if you are looking for a tiny gold necklace of your favorite place. Message me if you are looking for a custom listing.

What about Philadelphia?

March 2, 2016

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This summer Walker and I might finally be heading out to Philadelphia! We have been wanting to plan a trip for quite a while to visit some friends there but we could never settle on a time to go. Turns out Walker has a conference there for work so it’s the perfect time to make a trip out of it. I wish there was a way I could get my plane ticket paid for also. Anyone know of any shops I could visit with while I’m there to make it a business trip? Kidding, but I do want to hear of cool shops!

I honestly have no idea what to expect. I’ve heard a few stories but not quite enough to have a good picture of what I think it would be like. Luckily our friends will know where to take us but I like to be a little prepared with a few places to eat and a few fun must sees around the city.

This is where you come in! I’d love to hear any recommendations you have of what to see, eat, where to shop and any other fun thing you can think of! Let me know in the comments below or feel free to message me privately if you’d prefer. I love talking about travel and I love hearing what other people think are the cool places to go.

We are traveling to a few more places this summer within the US but mostly places I’ve been to. I’ll be sure to share some fun places you might want to head to. Don’t miss out! Make sure to sign up for my newsletter so I can send you updates. Also I have a new collection launching soon and that’s where I’ll be sharing all the details.