Friday, November 28, 2008

4 Day BOGO Sale!!!

Starting today, Black Friday through "Cyber" Monday I am running a very special sale - Buy any pair of earrings and receive a free pair. You get to choose your free pair - either my xsmall organic vine earrings, or my large hammered circles!

Buy a pair for a gift and keep one for yourself!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sale coming up tomorrow!!!!

It'll be a suprise, but one worth waiting for!!! come and check it out tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nora's engagement and wedding band

I added a patina and finished the wedding band that would go with her ring - and also included is her hubby-to-be's ring. I am super pleased with how they turned out. Nora was wonderful to work with, which makes creating new things even more fun!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

organic vine and moonstone

organic vine and moonstone
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
This was a custom order piece, but I just wanted to share, i thought it turned out so lovely!!!

it is a moonstone set in one of my organic vine pieces. it was both harder and easier than I thought it would be. Not really sure how that works, but some parts were more difficult - like getting a spot for the bezel to sit down IN, , but once I did, soldering the bezel in and setting the stone were much easier! So there, thats how it was both harder and easier!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bringing back an old favorite

night and day earrings
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
For some reason I was never happy with the photos I took of these earrings. So I quite having them for sale. How silly is that?!? They are one of my favorites and one of my customer favorites. I sell sooo many of them. I think b/c they are really versatile - they go with any silver jewelry that has a patina or is shiny! You can also unloop either the oval or the circle and have a longer dangle pair of earrings. Super fun!!

Check them out here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Rings cont'd

Here are the three rings all finished and they've been listed on Etsy now.
This one is sodalite and is listed here.

This one is aventurine and is here.

and this one is blue chalcedony and is here.

I was inspired to do these rings for several reasons. I'd been feeling kind of claustrophobic (for lack of a better word). I've been going through lots of things in my life and clearing out. There are several pieces I've had listed for sale and they haven't sold. I was tired of looking at them. Some pieces are going to be melted down in to something new, others will be turned in to something else! Like these rings! Some of the organic vine rings just didn't have the pizazz on their own that they needed, but as a band accompaniment to a lovely stone - they are perfect!! I feel like they are starting to give me the depth to my work I've been looking for.
I have so many stones that I really love and they just sit there. I'm hoping that habit is going to stop now and that I continue pairing up the stones to make some fabulous pieces.

I was also inspired by my friend Christine - who does amazing work, but like a lot of artists, is pushing herself forward and coming up with new designs to keep her creativity and passion in full swing. She created three rings that were just super lovely and inspired me to get out of my own run. Check out her shop - keep an eye on her - she is always adding new and amazing items.

Monday, November 17, 2008

new rings!

new rings!
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
I'm so excited about these new rings!!! I'll get better pictures tomorrow, but couldn't wait to share!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Last Chance SALE - this weekend!

I am having a special sale this weekend - a very spur of the moment sale. A great chance to stock up on some cute christmas gifts!!

After this weekend though, many of these items will no longer be in my shop - so get them now while you can!!

I will be adding many new items this coming week and am making room for new exciting pieces!!

Check out the sale section in my shop!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

great minds think alike?

anniversary flowers
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
just had to do a quick post.

my friend etsymetal friend ashley (ashleyjewelry) posted a picture of flowers her sweetie got her for her birthday. It was too similar to the flowers my sweetie got me for our anniversary!

check them out on her blog!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Design Challenge: 30 Minute Earrings - from Lark Books

Lark Books is having a design challenge - several of us at EtsyMetal are jumping on board to participate!! It sounds like loads of fun and a great way to get inspired and to inspire others! I've been thinking a lot about what I want to use for mine. Its harder than I thought it would be!!

Check out more info here on the Lark site.

Entry Deadline is January 26th!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gold and Champagne Diamond Leaf Ring

diamond and leaf ring
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
This sweet little thing is one of my new favorites. I had gotten some little marquise champagne diamonds a few weeks ago with the intention of making these! And surprisingly, they diamonds didn't sit around for months like they usually do before I get around to working with them. Course it did take me a week to actually photograph it though!

And this one is mine to keep!

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Cuff.... why won't you go to etsy already?

new cuff new photos
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
Sometimes I make something I like so much I have a hard time actually listing it. And this cuff doesn't even fit me! I just haven't put it up yet. Maybe for fear that no one will love it as much as me and it will just sit there? Or maybe that it will be gone so soon?

Either way - today is the day and I am listing it! no more letting i just sit there.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Extra long organic vine ring

xtra long organic vine ring
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
This lovely ring was a custom order. and I love it! It makes me super happy when a customer says, I love this piece, can you do it a little more special for me. Its so elegant. These rings looks so great the more and more detail that gets added.

Just one more thing on my list that I want to do more of!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jewelry Tennis #5

Jewelry Tennis #5
Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
This is my next tennis volley for Sophie!! I've been having fun making bangles and thought this would be perfect. I actually made a cuff bracelet too, though I haven't photographed it yet. This piece seemed the best 'hit'.
Check out more of the tennis details here!
Its on Etsy too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nya says "Vote!"

Seriously, you see that look? The subtext was "and if you don't, I'll bite your face" you don't want to mess w/ her. So go out and vote if you haven't already!!

Its an extremely important day, election, and a time in our history. I know I want to be a part of it, as should every American. Wouldn't it be nice if the president was elected by the majority of Americans, not just who happened to actually vote that day? Yes. Yes it would.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Originally uploaded by bcyrjewelry
This weekend I was reordering my business cards, gearing up for all the holiday packages I'll be sending out (wink, wink) and there was a free shipping offer if I spent just a little bit more money. I have a hard time passing those up and thought it would be a great chance to get a little something as an extra for my packages - so I designed these bookmarks! I wanted to do something that wouldn't be quite like a business card, but that someone might actually use a bookmark. I'd been thinking of something like this, design wise, for awhile, and I finally got a chance to implement it. They will be glossy and have rounded corners, just like my business cards! I'm very excited to get them and see them in real life.
You can get your own bookmarks here.