Thursday, January 8, 2015
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
New wedding ring set by SilverSmack.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I completely believe in chores for kids. It helps them develop responsibility and character. My son does not believe in chores. He believes in dragging out a two minute job to at least an hour. Here is the breakdown: 20 minutes of whining that he doesn't want to do it. 20 minutes of whining that he doesn't know how to do it. 15 minutes of trying to convince me to show him how to do it. 3 minutes of crying because his life is so horrible. 2 minutes of doing it.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
SilverSmack has been adding some color to her shop with some new silver stacking gemstone rings. These are so fun, add that much needed splash of color to my shop, and are here just in time for spring and Mother's Day. They can be Mother's rings, engagement rings, or just a fun color combination, so keep checking SilverSmack for new additions!
Sunstone Turquoise Silver Ring Stacking Set-Tangerine Tango Cockatoo by SilverSmack
Blue Chalcedony Opal Silver Stacking Ring Set-Sky Dreams by SilverSmack
Amethyst Silver Ring Purple Rose Cut Solitaire by SilverSmack
Moonstone Kyanite Iolite Silver Stacking Ring Set- Twilight by SilverSmack
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Lake Superior is the greatest of the great lakes, so when it came to naming my shop featuring beach stones and beach glass, SuperiorStones was the obvious choice. The lake affects my life in so many ways- the weather being the most prominent. The "lake effect" snow is what gives "Big Snow Country" its name, so I decided to celebrate the lake and all its power and beauty.
Brown Beach Stone Emerald Cluster Pendant Knotty Necklace by SuperiorStones
I love contrasting textures, so I enjoy pairing a dainty, classy stone or pearl with the more rustic, rugged beach stone. I often use pearls, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, tanzanite, diamonds, and other more precious gemstones as accents because I just love the contrast.
Slate Gray Beach Stone Pearl Knotted Pendant Necklace by SuperiorStones
Slate Gray Peacock Pearl Beach Stone Necklace by SuperiorStones
Brown Beach Glass Chrome Diopside Necklace by SuperiorStones
Beach glass is getting harder and harder to find because the ships don't dump their garbage in the Great Lakes any more (thank goodness) and people aren't littering as much as glass any more (also good.)
Gray Beach Stone Pearl Knotted Cluster Pendant Necklace by SuperiorStones
Moss Green Brown Braided Leaf Necklace by SuperiorStones
I also have a selection of carved bone and horn, and other organic, earthy looking pendants.
Black Cream Carved Bone Cross Necklace by SuperiorStones
And my shop just would be complete if I didn't have something for the men.
Monday, June 6, 2011
SilverSmack was named thus because I love(Smack=kiss) working with silver and I love smacking it with my hammer and seeing what kind of cool texture I can come up with.
Hammered Wide Silver Distressed Squares Antiqued Ring Band by SilverSmack
I also love the contrasting look that mixing metals can give to a piece of jewelry.
Copper Hammered Spinner Silver Oxidized Wide Ring by SilverSmack
I also love making stacking rings - the more the merrier!
Silver Super Stack Rings Hammered Multi-Colored Eternity by SilverSmack
And I put my heart and soul into making custom wedding rings and wedding ring sets for very many special people.
Mens & Womens Hammered Oxidized Distress Silver Ring Set by SilverSmack
I also really love working with different quality gemstones and bringing together beautiful color combinations.
Moss Aquamarine Lemon Topaz Labradorite Front Toggle Necklace by SilverSmack
Living in the great Northwoods, I get a lot of my inspiration from nature.
Copper Fern Leaf Rustic Earrings by SilverSmack
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Inside Etsy: Store Owner Interviews: SilverSmack: "It takes a special kind of person to live in a nearly year-round winter wonderland. And it ain’t me. Although sometimes the East Texas humid..."
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Men's Hammered Distressed Silver Reptile Rockstar Ring by SilverSmack
Men's Hammered Silver Distressed Squares Antiqued Ring Band by SilverSmack
Hammered Silver Ring Band & Stacking Dot Rings by SilverSmack
wedding ring set by SilverSmack
SilverSmack has been wielding her hammers and pounding out some fabulous new rings with some fantastic textures. A few examples are the Men's Hammered Distressed Silver Reptile Rockstar Ring, the Men's Hammered Silver Distressed Squares Antiqued Ring Band, and the Hammered Silver Ring Band & Stacking Dot Rings. Any of these textures could also be made into a wedding ring set.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I just opened up a new "Pro" shop on Artfire for my SilverSmack shop which means I can put more items in my shop and I get a few more bells and whistles.
SilverSmack - ArtFire Artisan Studio
I still have my SilverSmack shop on Etsy which is doing very well, I must say. I just don't want to put all my eggs in one basket.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sapphire is September’s birthstone and is the stone for the Taurus. If a Taurus wears a sapphire, it is said to protect one from and cure one's mental disorders.
Throughout history, the sapphire symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness in relationships, and to bring peace, joy and wisdom to the wearer and owner. Sapphire was also believed to protect against evil.
Blue is by far the most popular color for sapphires, but they can be almost any color, including yellow, green, white, colorless, pink, orange, brown, and purple. Padparadscha is the name for a rare orange-pink variety of sapphire and has a higher value than blue sapphires.
Abbes Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) wrote that the gemstones are formed through the powerful combination of water and fire, therefore holds powers corresponding to these phenomena. She also believed that each stone had a certain, divine blessing from God. She also suggested that licking the stone could make a person smarter.
Here are some beautiful sapphire creations by the Jewelry on Etsy Team members .
These Earrings, blue sapphire, wire wrapped briolettes, sterling silver, free shipping, handmade in Australia by Angelene.
These Tiny Key and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silverby Dashery .
These Sapphire 14K gold filled earrings - DEWBERRY by
This Bold sterling and blue sapphire knuckle ring, size 7.5 by Metalicious .
This Silver Green Sapphire Edelweiss Reversible Pendant by WearablebyDesign.
This Wedding band silver ring - engraved hearts, sapphires by
This Large Genuine Sapphire Pearl Kyanite Woven Herringbone Wire Wrapped Silver Necklace by SilverSmack.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sure, everyone wants spring to come, but lets take a little time to look at the facts. THERE'S STILL A TON OF SNOW OUT THERE! This is what I see when I look out my window. Not flip-flop weather in my book. Sure, we've had a few days of warmer temperatures, but in addition to a ton of snow, there's even more MUD!
Now, I've spotted some flip-flops already this week. Maybe in warmer climates, that's fine, but in BIG SNOW COUNTRY, I think it's best to wait a bit. . .