Monthly Archives: July 2013

Introducing the Minis: Necklace Charms


These are little necklace charms. I plan to grow this line as far as makes good sense. I love each charm’s size, and feel, and personality. One or two can be added per chain.

What else would you like to see here? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Additionally I want to thank all of you who voted for my rings in the UncommonGoods design challenge. I did not win, although I was one of the top five final contenders who moved on to the judges round. It was a great experience. My sincere appreciation goes out to all of you who gave your time and support!

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Sugar Skull Cufflinks

Day of the Dead CufflinksThis has been one of my favorite projects of the year. Tiny Día de los Muertos cufflinks, each the size of a dime.

These will be a wedding gift between friends, for the groom to wear on his big day!

Day of the Dead cufflinks by Blue Dot Jewelry

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Sea Life Pendants

Blue Dot Jewelry Sea Inspired Jewelry

After an inspiring Fourth of July trip to the beach, I’ve become lost in making sea life pendants.

A small part of me hopes that summer will never end.

Above are a few of the final silver pieces — the tiniest crab claw and tiniest sea horse. Below they are pictured as unfired clay awaiting the kiln.

I hope summer has found its way to you, wherever you may be!

Sea Horse design by Blue Dot Jewely

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Blue Dot is in a Contest – Your Vote Would Mean the World!

Twig Stacking Rings by Blue Dot JewelryHello hello! My twig stacking rings are in the running for the UncommonGoods Jewelry Design Challenge! I would so appreciate your vote. Here is the link.

Each person can vote just once by July 16. Each vote is valuable! A million times, thank you.

The winning design will score a vendor contract with UncommonGoods. (How great!) There are some other beautiful designs there too – check them all out.

UncommonGoods is a neat place. As a shopping site they focus on handmade and sustainability. When they are considering offering new items for sale, they often let their shoppers vote, just like in this contest. It’s very community oriented. And they won’t sell leather, feathers or fur.

Thanks for your support! Here are some more photos.

Twig Stacking Rings by Blue Dot Jewelry Twig Stacking Rings by Blue Dot Jewelry

For fun, I took photos of the batch I sent to Greenport on Monday:

Twig Stacking Rings

Twig Stacking Rings

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Hardest Hike I’ve Ever Done

Breakneck RidgeI’m not an avid hiker, for the record. I do like long nature walks, but usually the horizontal variety. This is different. Breakneck Ridge is so steep and rocky in parts that you have to consider the next several spots you’ll place your feet before taking another step. You have to consider your route up, and often it involved, for me, finding handholds, too. But it also means you have route options, so each time we’ve gone up it’s felt like a slightly different hike, and variety helps motivate!

Yesterday was hot — I know some of you felt this, too. But the view there of the Hudson River is spectacular, and that’s the reason to keep climbing.

Cold Spring turquoiseFor those of you in the NYC area, this hike is between Beacon and Cold Spring, lovely towns. We’re especially fond of the latter’s Main Street (and its abundant antique stores).

I only collected a few leaves for making jewelry — I needed my hands for other things! — but afterward I bought a pretty little piece of turquoise at this great Cold Spring bead store.

I hope you had a safe, happy Fourth!

Breakneck Ridge

View from Breakneck Ridge

View from Breakneck Ridge

Breakneck view

I love you to the moon and back, at Breakneck Ridge

We saw this little gem on a table outside an antique store on Main Street, Cold Spring:

Vintage photos for sale in Cold Spring

And this, too:

Flowers in Cold Spring

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