There's only 3 Days left in the month long July Summer Sale in my online Shop! Use coupon code JULY20 at checkout.
This is a great chance to save on one-of-a-kind, truly handmade, quality Sterling Silver jewelry, along with real gemstones.
There's only 6 days left in the month long Sale going on in my Online shop! Use the coupon code JULY20 at checkout to save on some beautiful jewelry! You know you're getting quality handmade Silver-work in each piece. And of course I fill them all with Love! Come check out my Shop now and start saving on what makes your eyes dance!
I just added this gorgeous Nevada Turquoise Pendant for Sale in my shop! This rich stone is so beautiful, I had to frame it to show it off! The wall of sterling silver is split by a fine silver sphere and on the back is a dance of hearts with one of my own designs. Click on the photo to go straight to the item to see more photos!
Here I am on the second week of summer (according to the kid's school) and I feel like the end of the school year swirls are finally gone. Last week was the "settle into summer" week to get my bearings. Now, this week, feels more like life. We can plan, we can work, we can be lazy. And change up the order too! LOL!
This summer I only have one child at home and she's picked up a volunteer job for the summer. My oldest made it to adulthood and is rarely seen now. LOL! So for me, that sounds like more bench time and jewelry making!
This is such a different time with kids at these ages. It's very different than when they were little but even so at the middle ages as well. This is a big time when one kid grows up goes out there in the big world. The family left at home finds an adjustment has happened too. It's the next chapters of our lives.
That's why I am so thankful I have my jewelry work to keep my mind sane. Something to do, to distract from the ramblings of the mind. Something to be successful at. To find a way to complete something. That's a blessing.
I hope you have something to keep your mind sane when life is a bit more challenging. It does really help.
Off to my bench to ponder and make stuff!
Coming up next Friday, the 17th of June, is the Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration! There are over 20 different wine tasting rooms out here so that means a great selection. This is also a great event to see and purchase some amazing art from all types of Artists! I am one of them! I hope to see you there! I will be sharing a booth with a talented Copper Jeweler - Iris McWilliams Designs! We hope you will stop by to say hi and see what we make out of metal!
It's Summer and what a good time for a Sale in my Shop! I'm having a 20% off sale on all Jewelry and Wooden items right now. There are even some cool items for Father's Day!
This sale runs for a week - 6/8-6/15!
Use coupon code SUMMER20 at checkout to get your savings!
Yesterday was the last class of my Stonesetting 2 class. It was such a great semester this year. Lots of learning and laughs just make for a good time. I will be sad not to have that outlet during the summer for sure! But no fear, I've signed up for the Mechanisms class in the Fall! That's where I'll learn hinges and clasps and other cool things like that! It should be fun too. Each class I've taken in the last 5 years has been a blast. My teacher told me yesterday that I've come really far in the last few years. That means a lot.
So a break from class is good. I get settled back into my studio. No more transporting my favorite tools back and forth to class. Now they are all at my bench ready grab. I do like that. Right now, new ideas are forming as to what direction I'll take this summer. I also just received a new tool that I really really wanted. It's not new, but a hand me down of sorts. I got it for a really great price! It's a graver's block! The photo is of it riding home with me! It used to belong to an an amazing jeweler named Carol Webb out of Santa Cruz. The energy in this tool alone is what spoke to me. Afterwards I learned of the person who loved this tool before me. What a gift!
For now, my kids are almost done with their school and I will settle back into my home studio and play with stones and metal and my new tool (toy)!
My poor shop has been low in the Turquoise department! That means I got distracted by other amazing stones that I had to make silver homes for! LOL! Well, I just added 4 new pieces of Turquoise Jewelry. Two rings and two necklaces! I also made a beautiful necklace using a really cool stone out of Russia called Seraphinite! All of these beauties are now for Sale in my Shop.
I've just added 5 new Necklaces to my Shop! A friend of mine who
does lapidary, had all of these beautiful cabochons in his collection!
I was so happy to make silver homes for all of them!
The gorgeous Lavender stones are called Charoite. If you look close, you'll see the patterns of the colors are all swirly and wild. Each piece is a different pattern of swirls!
There are 4 of these small wonderful Charoite necklaces, along with their own design of hearts on the back. You can see all of these necklaces by clicking Here.
Scroll down to see the 5th necklace I added to my shop~it's a beauty!
The last necklace to be added is a deep and delicious Montana Agate that I've set in sterling silver with round and flat silver spheres. On the back is some hearts with Love of course! This beautiful necklace is really one of a kind. You can find this on my Shop or by clicking on the photo below.
Tomorrow is the Smart Gardening Fair in Pacific Grove, Ca! It takes place at the Jewel Park. Click on the photo for more information.
This will be my first time being a vendor at this event and am looking forward to it! There is so much to learn and see and do here! It's packed full of goodness! From plant sales to learning how to keep bees and grow your own tea! Here is a great article on the event from The Santa Cruz Sentinel.
The event starts at 9am and goes until 3pm. Lets hope for great weather and lots of smiling faces! I hope to see you there! Scroll down to see some of the items I will have at my booth~
Here are some of the items I will have at my booth this year! Of course I have Scrubbies! They are excellent at getting that dirt out of your fingers after a great day of playing in the dirt!
You can click on the individual photo below to see more information about the item.
Hi! My name is Kelli Mayer and I am a Silversmith/Jewelry Artist, mom of two amazing kids and the wife of an amazing husband. Welcome to my journey of silversmith and making beautiful jewelry!