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Hi All,

This blog has has served a great purpose for me – it’s essentially been a diary of the jewelry I’ve worked on. For the past 3 years, posting my new work weekly really gave me structure, and helped me to evolve some of my techniques.

In August 2009, I decided to open up an Etsy shop, which took up most of my time, and the need for me to maintain this blog just got shoved aside. But I decided it’s time to rework, and revitalize my blog, so I’ve opened up a new one, and really changed the focus. Instead of just being a diary, it is now a blog that will include a variety of information – tutorials, new techniques, showcasing of other artisans – it will be more outward focused, and it is my sincere hope that I find an audience that is interested in the same things as me! Please take a look, and let me know what you think…. you can find it here:

StudioDax Blog

Thanks so much – happy browsing!

Randi……

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Week 40 – October 4, 2009

I LOVE these bats! I wanted to do something a little bit Halloween, and these are really my style… the bats are hand etched, dapped a bit for shaping, and antiqued. I hung them on leather cording, and they really look so cool on – I”m gonna have to make more of these next year!

OnTargetaI hate it when I fall behind in posting!

These earrings are a project I used for one of my classes – not my style, but alot of fun to create, and they actually look pretty cool on… I call them my “On Target” earrings, and I created them to balance all of my metal only projects. They are fairly easy to make for a beginner, and the overall cost is low – some folks have asked me to create a tutorial, which I may do when I get some free time!

Week 38 – Sepember 20, 2009

A silver circle, wrapped with silver . I love the symbolism of a circle – completeness, wholeness, unity, oneness… This circle is formed and flattened, and a half-round silver wire “ribbon” has been wrapped around it, adding both design and dimension. The texture is further emphasized with the light antiquing patina. The 1 5/16″ diameter circle moves freely in the unique bail, and hangs a total of a little over 1 1/2 inches.

Week 37 – September 13, 2009

MoonP1

This is a very sweet, delicate pendant, at least for me! It is a hand carved peach moonstone with great opalescence (impossible to capture in a photo). The silver setting is hand made – just a little bezel on a little teardrop shaped disc, with a tube rivet. The whole thing hangs about an inch with the bail…

Week 36 – September 6, 2009

I started designing some initial pendants, with the hope (?) that they will be a popular holiday gift – I am looking for something that looks like “me” but is fun to make, even if I make several of them. There is a stamped design in the copper outer ring, and the initial is stamped in the center. Both copper and silver are dapped, then soldered together, then antiqued. The “R” was made for me, and the “K” was a present for a friend… I plan on making a few more textures available too.

Week 35-August 30, 2009

I can’t believe I forgot to post another week! I am getting caught up in my new Etsy store, and preparing my new classes, and my brain is just getting fried a bit! So, I love how this came out, and I’m going to have to more in the same style. The pendant is made up of 3 silver ring shapes (2 circles, one oval), hammered and textured, and soldered together. To me, it looks a little bit like a very abstract goddess. I added matching textured bail, and hung it from a silver snake chain. And wow… I can add 2 photos to one post – never knew that!