Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas

As we near the end of 2013, I want to thank you for a great year and Holiday Season!  2013 has been a year of expansion and exploration in materials, tools, and techniques used and new shows to appear in.  I've made many new friends who share a love of vintage and handmade with me. 
If you purchased an In Small Spectacles piece for yourself or for someone special, I do hope the wearer loves it and enjoys wearing it. 
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
"For today in the City of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
                                                                                                                                        ~ Luke 2:11

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Soldered Glass Lace Filigree Necklaces

Finished the first batch of soldered beveled glass and lacelike filigree necklaces.  Super in love with the results:

Only one more week until Christmas and one day left for Free Shipping in the Etsy shop, so be sure to get your orders in.  After that, upgraded postage will apply to ensure Christmas delivery. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Soldered Glass Necklaces

This is probably my last new design for 2013:  Soldered Glass Necklaces.  I have been wanting to add some variety to the techniques and tools I use, so I became reacquainted with the soldering iron I already had.  I soldered pendants from faceted cut glass I found from a stained glass shop to hang from necklaces of aged rhinestone, vintage brass, and old glass beads.  I also put some antique lace under glass to add some romance to the pieces.  Hanging below each piece are vintage key, sacred medals, old Lucite, brass hearts, and antique Swarovski crystal.  I purposely darkened the soldered edges to give it a true stained glass window effect.  I love the end result:

I hope you are enjoying this special time of the year when we gratefully remember Christ's birth.  I'll be doing private Trunk Shows, and the last public show will be the Cincinnati Holiday Art Show this Saturday from 10-4.  Hope to see you there!