Monday, February 22, 2010

14k Palladium White Gold Subtlety Set

Oy! Where have I been?! busy busy and feeling like I have things pretty organized and under control. Though that does mean I've been lacking in A. editing photos. B. uploading photos. which then leads to C. blogging! Both flickr and blog have been sorely neglected, though my jewelry has not been. So I say this is a good thing, though it does portray me as a bit on the boring side. And it does leave my RAD #'s needing to be organized...

I do have a new lovely set to share - Subtlety Bands in 14k palladium white gold. The photos got taken, edited and listed on Etsy in my wedding shop! So they are the winners for the week, while other designs got neglected and are sitting unedited on my desktop. Maybe this week...

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Ring for Haiti

Ring A Day #6
Originally uploaded by B. Cyr
Tomi of metalriot - fellow etsymetal member, has put together an amazing ring auction to benefit Haiti. All proceeds will go to the Global Giving Relief fund.

So head on over and make a bid on my ring! Check out the auction here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oh the Busy-ness!

Well, sadly I am very behind in posting lots of things... but for right now it is just my ring for the day which was also the etsymetal project runway "heart" challenge for this week. I really didn't want to do a heart anything, but I decided to suck it up and just do something quickly that I would wear and quit whining about it! So here it is! A little organic vine heart ring w/ patina that fits me. The heart is very subtle - camouflaged in the vines you might say! ha ha!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ring a Day #32-36

Some of these rings may at first glance appear to be 'cheat' rings... and well, maybe they are - but they are all somewhat experimental variations of previous rings. So I'm counting them!

#36 - the paperclip triangle

#35 - Palladium Sterling - a new alloy I'm just starting to work with!

#34 - 3mm love rocks milled down from a little piece of 5mm stock, and with a new gold patina. Its different from the previous one I had and I'm not sure I like it - its the first time I used it... so we'll see...

#33 - 2mm love rocks - milled down from a tiny piece of scrap 5mm stock - so proud of myself! I couldn't believe I'd managed to use that little chunk and turn it in to a ring I wanted to make. Granted, it is a sz 4, but it fits me just perfect :)

#32 - two rings, but since they are a pair I'm counting them as one! The new palladium sterling alloy with a satin finish and a more subtle texture than usual.

EMJC-PR7.3 - "Inspiration from the Met"

This week's challenge was fantastic. Though the idea for the piece I created was something I've been planning on doing for years now, I used this week as an excuse to actually make it! I had a little more time than usual to play around with it, so I decided now was the time.

When I was in college I made several bra/bustier pieces and am really inspired by full chest ornamentation. There isn't an easy market for it, so I haven't done much in the past few years, I was glad for the chance to do something super fun!

I was really please with how it turned out, but there are some things that I would like to work on more, time wasn't allowing it this week! Guess that's how it is on the show, always something more you could do!

My inspiration piece from the Met:
created by the Cadora Jewels Corp - there's no real information about it.... but it was the first piece I saw when I typed in jewelry and I knew that was it!

My piece, all argentium sterling silver, all fused, no solder! Handmade chain and large organic vine "cups":

Beth Cyr Weddings is up and running!

My new shop is finally looking a bit more 'full' and I've added a few new things that I never had in my other/regular shop, so I figured it was time I actually posted about it here! Many of you might remember I was trying to decide if it would be a good thing or not to have a separate shop and I decided it was the right thing to do. I think I had forgotten a little bit on how tedious it is to create a new listing, which is why I only have 22 items in my shop right now. Going back and finding photographs of listings I created in my other shop is quite interesting! So I've only been doing a few here and there, though I got even more added yesterday. I'm hoping by the end of the month I will have my full current selection available. The biggest improvement is having the different sections. I think it will make seeing the different width and style options much easier for browsing customers.
Also, I will be adding a few new designs within the next month or two. January was really really busy and I've been working hard to get all caught up. I feel like I am really on top of everything right now and even have some time to do some other creative projects without feeling guilty that I am putting someone on hold for a day or two! Such as... project runway! The next piece is due today by 3:00 est... so keep a look out for it... its going to be something special!
I feel like Feb. 1st was the new Jan 1st and is starting a whole new year. My taxes are done, I'm much more organized, new designs in the works, fantastic!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Carnival 2.1.10

This month's installment for the EtsyMetal Blog Carnival falls in line with our ring a day project - What is our favorite Ring A Day so far?
I think my favorite ring was actually the third ring that I made has been my favorite. I love the form and the color of the real leaf. Its the best kind of sketch - Something I want to cast in metal and recreate as a "real" ring. It epitomizes what the ring a day challenge has meant - an exercise in seeing inspiration in many forms and in many different unusual objects.

Also - make sure to check out the other EtsyMetal members participating in this month's blog carnival:
Alisa Miller
Colleen Baran
Danielle Miller
stacey hansen
Chris Parry
kerin rose
Sara Westermark
Victoria Takahashi
Su Trindle
Nina Dinoff
Maureen "Cosmo's Moon" BZ
Thomasin Durgin
Caitlyn Davey/discomedusa
Catherine Chandler