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Saturday, March 26, 2011

New work can redirect your focus



This past winter was challenging but I found being in the studio every day made me focus on new work AND helped the dark days fly by. Out of those wonderful days came 2 new designs.

In the photo you see one of the new ideas I have been kicking around. While playing with Raku one day I noticed that the tennis ball toy we were playing with was rattling. You know those toys that have a tennis ball with a big rope through the middle? Well, inside that tennis ball are these amazing cut outs that were screaming to be set in silver! Who was I to disagree right?

So, off I went to the studio and the next afternoon I had my first pair of "Recycled Tennis Ball Parts" earrings. Thus far I have purple, chartreuse and orange "parts" and I am keeping my eye out for new and fun colors.

The second new design involves Bubble shapes. These guys are addictive to make my friends. I can spend hours and hours shaping the tiny circles, soldering them closed and then playing with the layout of each piece. Please take a look in my Etsy shop to see these fun pieces if you have a free minute.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoneyStudios?ref=si_shop


Let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bubbles!


OK, it's been way too long~
Sorry about that folks!
But I have started a new design and I would love your feedback!
These are all sterling silver and hand crafted!
When I look at them I think of the bubbles I used to play with as a child~
what do you think of?
Oh, and here is a link for a few more pics...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Buttons!!!!


I am so excited!
I finally got to make some enameled buttons!
These have been kicking about in my head for a while~
I need to get better pictures but once I do they will be available in my Etsy shop...

So, I took some shots as I was working and put together a few shots here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34357663@N04/4624647199/in/set-72157624103599586/

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
~Heather

Monday, May 17, 2010

TeamBacon giveaway this week on Etsy.com!

Hi all!
LoneyStudios is in a give away with Team Bacon! on Etsy.com!
Yay!

Here's the deal...
http://sixdegreesofetsybacon.squarespace.com/

The contest runs from May 17th-21st~
It's loads of fun~

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Custom Ring Design

Hi everyone!
I got a new shipment of silver last Friday and just couldn't hold back!
Here is the new ring design I have been pondering for months.
After a long spell of working only with copper for enameling it felt great to get back to my roots in sterling.

This baby is wonderfully heavy without being distracting...
How do I know you ask???
Cuz I am wearing it as we speak!
I took it off just long enough to take a few pictures~

Anyway, you can take a closer look in my etsy shop.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46192702/cloud-ring

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rob White is the master!


This week I am featuring the interview with Rob White (Etsy Forums Manager) by Illustrate for the Team Bacon! blog.

For those of you who may not know Rob, he works for Etsy.com as the manager of the forums section. He and his staff keep things running smoothly in the forums. It is a massive job and he does it wonderfully. Ok, here it is...

http://sixdegreesofetsybacon.squarespace.com/


Also, I will be adding new things to my Etsy store this week so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why is April soooo busy?????


The last week has been both amazing and busy.
I love all the creativity going on and am thrilled to have a chance to soak it all in. For example, check out this gorgeous cuff by TocadoraLeather!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44827200/red-gear-leather-cuff

Toca uses recycled materials to make the bases of her cuffs then adorns them with all kinds of wonderful things. In the one above she has used one of my enameled gears (which by the way, was kinda her idea just so you all know!). Toca invited me to collaborate with her several month ago and we have now become best buds and inspire each other every chance we get!

My personal favorite at the moment is:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44755741/orange-star-recycled-leather-and-metal-c

but if I linger too long in her shop I will have many many more than would fit on this here little blog of mine!

Ok, folks.... I hope this finds you all healthy and in the sun!