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Fresh Beginnings: Springtime and Jewelry

Silver Maple Helicopter NecklaceHello! I’m happy to be making a post here after five months of blog hibernation.

With the official beginning of spring last week, I made a big decision. It is something I could not have done alone (hugs and thank you to my family), but one that feels right: I will now be working on Blue Dot full time, at least for the moment. With more time (and springtime!) ahead, I’m excited to see what I can accomplish.

Supporting myself with jewelry is a milestone I dreamed of reaching, but it was previously difficult to see just when those stars might align. I’m happy and grateful. To each purchaser of my work, and to those who choose to buy the work of any independent artist, I want to say, your choices make a difference! Thank you.

Here are some of the projects I’ve been working on this winter.

This first item was quite special, a custom order of four bronze mandolin bolo ties, the smallest to be a birthday gift for a five year old, with a matching tie for his father, grandfather and great grandfather:

Mandolin Bolo Tie in Silver

Mandolin Bolo Tie in Silver, Modeled

A three dimensional antler necklace:

Silver Antler Necklace, Antiqued

Silver Antler Necklace, Antiqued

A ruby ring, made with a delicate leaf I found in Portland, OR:

Silver Berry Ring, With Ruby

Silver Berry Ring with Ruby

A sputnik urchin necklace, which re-inspired my deep respect for the intricacies of sea life:

Silver Sputnik Urchin Necklace

This little face, made in the likeness of a rabbit named Poe:

Silver Rabbit Necklace

And just recently, this fun commission from my sister for a child she cares for, a three year old girl who loves pink and princesses. That’s a pink sapphire in the center:

Silver Crown Necklace

 

Also, Lee Havlicek on Handful of Salt magazine wrote this thorough and extremely kind profile of Blue Dot Jewelry that tells a bit about how I work and what Blue Dot is about.

Happy spring wishes to you!

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Crab Claw Necklace: Gifting with Purpose

I’d like to share with you a thoughtful post from The Righteous Knife on giving gifts from the heart, and remembering that it is, ultimately and certainly, the thought that counts.

I’m feeling lucky that the author, Alicia, took a fancy to my crab claw necklace, which she spotted at The White Weathered Barn on the North Fork and mentioned in her post.

We will all need good gift ideas sooner or later, including on a budget. Read Alicia’s post here!

Blue Dot Jewelry’s Crab Claw Necklace, with other gifts for sale in the North Fork area. I have my eye on those custom spreaders.

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A Walk in Prospect Park (Never Gets Old!)

The long meadow of Prospect Park Brooklyn by BlueDotJewelry

Sometimes when we are really busy, I need reminders to stop, put down the jewelry and go outside. I’m always glad for these breaks, and today was a perfect 82 degrees – a shame it would have been to voluntarily stay inside all day!

Somehow, we found parts of the park that looked unfamiliar to me. After a two hour walk that included ice cream (< this place is amazing) I found a few leaves that are now in the kiln with the other more urgent work I had. I cannot help but pick up a beautiful grass seed!

The third photo below shows rings in the making. They are also firing tonight.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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