Book Review – Metal Jewelry in Bloom

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I recently purchased the book “Metal Jewelry in Bloom” by Melissa Cable and I am LOVING it. Pictured above is my version of her cherry blossom flower in sterling silver.

The book is well written and illustrated, with easy to follow steps and instructions. There are a ton of amazing projects and the possibilities for making these projects your own is really endless once you have the basic skills that this book provides.

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Also included in this book are the templates needed for each flower type, which makes getting started on your first project incredibly easy.

Here are my dogwood flower earrings – a lovely and simple project from the book:

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I would absolutely recommend this book for anyone wanting to expand their metalwork skills to include gorgeous metal flower projects.

Handmade for the Holidays

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Special thanks to the Handmade Market and the Honsberger Estate Winery for hosting such an amazing event.  I am extremely proud that Emmalynn Jewellery was a part of such a wonderful and exciting handmade artisan marketplace.

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I feel so happy that we got to meet other wonderfully talented artisans and had so much fun interacting with the shoppers that supported the local, handmade artists represented at the show.

Thank you again to everyone involved – it was absolutely amazing!

Find out more about the Handmade Market here:

http://www.handmademarket.ca/

Grandpa Picture Collage

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I had to post this picture of what we made my dad for his birthday this year. I had seen something similar to this on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Over three days, Emmalynn posed like a champ for literally hundreds of photos. For each photo you see here, there are at least 50 others where the letter is upside down, or dropped, or backwards!

I absolutely adore how this turned out. We printed the photos and mounted them in a floating frame. Emmalynn was excited to help Grandpa open it too!

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Father’s Day Keychains

I wanted to make something special for my dad and husband because it was their first Father’s Day as “Daddy” and “Grandpa.” I cut out these copper disks, hand stamped the messages on them, flame painted the copper to bring out the beautiful colours and filled in the grooves of the letters with a fine tipped pen.

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