Friday, November 26, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gifts for the Holidays under $25

These earrings would be a great gift for that special aunt, a good friend or a Secret Santa office party. Click on the pictures below to enlarge each item. These are just a few items that are under $25 and "Free Shipping"!! visit www.obtp.etsy.com for more!!



Crystals and Sterling Silver Earrings $18


Freshwater Pearls, Garnets and Sterling Silver $18








Freshwater Pearls, Iolite and Sterling Silver $18



Freshwater Pearls, Mystic Pink Quartz and Sterling Silver $18







Blue Lapis and Vermeil Earrings $20


Biwa Pearls Garnet and Sterling Earrings $20







Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver $ 20





Saturday, November 20, 2010

Winter is coming!



Freshwater white potato and rice pearls dangle from a black leather cord to look like snow flakes on a branch. Each section of leather is hand knotted so the pearls will not slip together. This necklace is 66 inches to make a great triple choker necklace, or a beautiful 33 inch double strand Opera necklace! The clasp is a simple loop knot with a wire wrapped chunky freshwater pearl to be slipped through. $35


Here a beautiful pair of White Keishi Pearls and Oxidized Sterling Silver earrings that would make a great companion to the necklace! $30
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Monday, November 15, 2010

For the Holidays



Keishi pearls and Garnet rondells are wire wrapped with 925 sterling silver and clustered on top of a faceted quartz teardrop. These drops dangle 1 1/8 inch from sterling flowered ear wires. Festive for the holidays or bright for the summer
$38 and Free Shipping







These Freshwater Biwa Pearls have a nice sheen to them and are topped with pretty fuchsia colored faceted Rhodolite Garnets. Total length is 1 inch from bottom of sterling ear wires.
$20 and Free Shipping





Keishi pearls and Garnet rondells are wire wrapped with vermeil (24k gold over 925 sterling) and clustered on top of a faceted quartz teardrop. These drops dangle 1 1/8 inch from vermeil berry ear wires. Festive for the holidays or bright for the summer!

$38 and Free Shipping

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oxidize Sterling Silver Naturally

I've been looking for a way to Oxidize sterling silver 1) inexpensively and 2) an easy process. Here is an article I found by Pat Greer I tried that has both. The first 2 pictures are before Oxidizing and the bottom 2 are after Oxidizing and I thought I would share it!

Boil an egg and peel it. While it's still hot, break the egg into pieces and put it into a tightly sealed container, along with the piece of sterling silver jewelry you want to oxidize.

The container can be glass, plastic or even a Ziploc bag (I've used them all). Just make sure that it is airtight.

After a short while (maybe 15-20 minutes), shake the container around a little to redistribute the jewelry. I've found that if you don't get the jewelry moving around, some of the silver may not oxidize very well.

This method of oxidizing sterling silver may take longer than using liver of sulfur, but it seems to work just as well - and you don't have to go outside in six feet of snow to do it!

If the egg gets cold before your sterling silver piece has oxidized as much as you'd like, remove the egg from the container and pop it into the microwave to heat it back up. Then place it back into the container and seal it up again.

I have used this process to oxidize ceramic beads dipped in silver also. When oxidizing ceramic beads dipped in silver, some of the pieces seemed to bubble if I laid them in the container. So what I do now is string them on cord with knots in between each bead to separate them. This seems to give better results.

Oxidizing Article by Pat Greer

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"What is a Wandi"


A Wandi is a very thin crispy dough with powdered sugar sprinkeld on top. Wandi's are so light and flaky that they literally melt in your mouth.

Rhode Island has some great little family owned shops and Wandi's by Pina is just one of them.

Wandi's by Pina was started in 1978 by Ermanno and Pina Ruggiero.
They specialize in Wandies and Gourmet Italian Cookies

Their Wandies and Gourmet Cookies are a hit at Weddings, family gatherings, celebrations, parties, events and corporate gift giving.

Wandies by Pina proudly offers their Gourmet Italian Cookies online.

To read more about Wandi's by Pina or to order a tray today of the best baked goods you'll ever eat and believe me, you will not be disappointed.

Visit them at.........

1333 Cranston St, Cranston RI or online at
www.wandiesbypina.com

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Eye of the Stone


These beautiful Solar quartz have rings of cream and opaque white with a blue undertone. The eye of the stone is a dark blue.
These organic stones dangle 3/4 inch from sterling silver twisted ear wires.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Handmade Tibetans Beaded Earrings


These beautiful beads are handmade by the tibetans. They are a rustic looking detailed sterling silver bead with inlays of genuine turquoise and coral.

Bead size is 13-14mm, total length is 3/4 from bottom of ste
rling earwires.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Today I decided to make a pumpkin pie and I have to admit I am not much of a baker and I can prove it...

I bought a can of pumpkin pie mix and a can of carnation evaporated milk.

On the can of pumpkin pie it gave the directions, 2 large eggs beaten and mix with pie mix and carnation milk then poor in pie pan.

Preheat oven to 425 for 15 minutes then lower to 350...should take 50 to 60 minutes to cook

So yes here is where my non baking skills come in...

I preheated the oven for "15 minutes" at 425 then turned it down to 350 and then put the pie in the oven...

Needless to say my husband who is a baker (for real) is dying to tell someone this story...


Why would they want me to preheat for 15 minutes only to turn it down and why did I not understand this...duh


P.S. I can make a mean bowl of chip and dip!!

Friday, October 01, 2010

The 44th Scituate Art Festival


I grew up in Rhode Island and for as long as I can remember Columbus Day weekend was all about the Scituate Art Festival. People from all over come for the handmade crafts, sausage and pepper sandwiches and oh those dough boys.

I'm sad to say this will be my last year selling at the Scituate Art Festival. I have a friend Lisa that lives just before the entrance and I have always been fortunate enough to set up a table in her yard to sell my jewelry. Well Lisa and her family are selling their house (I wonder if I could have grandfather rights) LOL.

The Scituate Art Festival takes place every year during the Columbus Day long weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. - in Scituate, Rhode Island.

Scituate is a picturesque New England village nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island. Visitors stroll the beautiful Village Green, taking in some of the most unique varieties of art, craft, sculpture and antiques. Autumn provides the backdrop for this wonderful festival, bestowing crisp air and colorful foliage to energize the body and the spirit.

This annual event began in 1967 as a means of supporting the effort to restore the 1830 era former Congregational Church in the village of Scituate. Starting with just twelve local exhibitors that first year, this well-established and much-anticipated event now draws close to three hundred
exhibitors from all over the United States and Canada. Proceeds from the festival are distributed to a variety of good causes within the town, including continued upkeep of the venerable old church


Experience the Scituate Art Festival just once and you'll be sure to return year after year, and I hope you have a chance to stop by and say hi to me!




Saturday, September 18, 2010

Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver Bracelet

Beautiful jewel tone freshwater pearls in olive, rust, bronze, brick, cream and blue are mixed with sterling silver findings and the focal being a 1 inch sterling silver decorative bead.

This bracelet closes at 7 3/4 inch with a sterling toggle clasp.



Matching Earrings sold separate.
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Sunday, September 05, 2010

I picked up these beautiful Plum Pearls, Great for Fall


Beautiful freshwater pearls the color of a juicy ripe plum are topped with a sterling silver bead cap and black diamond Swarovski crystal. these 3/4 inch drops are wire wrapped and dangle from a 1 1/2 inch french sterling ear wire that is lightly hammered and flattened in the front. total length is 2 1/4.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fossil Coral and Freshwater Pearl Necklace




A large rectangle fossil coral (35x25mm) shows lovely patterns of prehistoric exquisite lace-like markings in light and dark sandy and grey colors. This fossil is centered between a flat coin pearl and a slate blue freshwater pearl on one side and on the other side six freshwater pearls and a dark grey fresh water pearl. Sterling lobster claw and chain, total length is 16 1/2 inches.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

All things Shiny


Citrine Quartz squares dangle from a
twisted sterling silver ring while
brick red faceted genuine topaz dangle from sterling silver ear wires.




Sage green genuine topaz are wire wrapped and dangle from sterling silver ball post. These petite earrings are just over a 1/2 inch in total length from top of post to bottom of topaz stone.


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Friday, August 27, 2010

New Today!


Beautiful black cherry freshwater pearls are topped with a fancy decorative and complimented with a black onyx round bead. these dangle from a new style twisted 925 sterling silver ear wire. total length from bottom of ear wire is just under 1 inch. a beautiful addition to a your fall wardrobe.


Gorgeous carnelian faceted teardrops in sunset orange are heavily wire wrapped in fine sterling silver and are suspended from a sterling silver studded ring. these 1 inch drops dangle from hand formed 1 inch sterling ear wires for a total of 2 inch earrings. Visit www.obtp.etsy.com for more handmade jewelry..........


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fall Jewelry, Olivine, Garnet and Sterling Silver


Faceted Olivine Crackle Agate Rondells with black veining are encased with sterling silver beads and Rhodolite Garnets. Total lenth is 3/4 inch from bottom of sterling silver ear wires.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Brown Topaz and Sterling Silver Earrings




Beautiful brown topaz faceted teardrops are wire wrapped and sit inside an open sterling teardrop frame. These drops dangle 3/4 inch from sterling silver lever back ear wires.
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Fancy Jasper and Sterling Silver Earrings


A cluster of faceted round fancy japers in tones of green, pale yellow, brick and mauve sit on top of a hunter green faceted rondell. Total length is 1 inch from bottom of sterling silver ear wires.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Freshwater Pearls, Sapphires, Keishi Pearls, Sterling Silver OOAK Necklace



This one of a kind necklace is a mix of multi colored freshwater pearls in pomegranate, coral,lime, bronze, rose, mauve, vibrant blue and olive each encased in sterling silver bead caps. Sapphires in fuschia and bronze, keishi pearls and a mix of sterling silver findings. The focal is 3 sterling silver hammered and decorative rings. total length is 18 inches and has a hook clasp.

Perfect fall piece of jewelry! Visit www.obtp.etsy.com for more jewelry

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sapphire, Apatite, Quartz and Vermeil Earrings


GREAT FALL EARRINGS
A cluster of genuine Sapphires in champagne/gold, olive/brown and raspberry/red, with a speck of teal apatite here and there are nestle on top of a beautiful faceted amber quartz teardrop. Each stone is wire wrapped with vermeil wire (24k gold over 925 sterling) and dangle from vermeil ear wires. total length is 1 inch from bottom of ear wire

New Fall Jewelry


Genuine Mixed Topaz in Brick Red, Olive Green and Deep Purple are wire wrapped in fine 925 Sterling Silver wire and are suspended from a sterling silver ring and chain. Total length is 18 inches.

Genuine Mixed Topaz in Brick Red, Olive Green and Deep Purple are wire wrapped in fine Sterling wire and dangle 1/2 inch from sterling ear wires.


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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sterling Silver Circle Jewelry!


This 3/4 inch shiny brushed 925 Sterling Silver Circle is suspended on 15 inches of sterling silver flat chain with a lobster clasp for a total length of 17 inches.



Sleek, shiny and lightweight 925 sterling silver circles in 2 sizes are lightly textured and dangle 1 1/4 inch from 925 sterling ear wires.



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