Friday, July 31, 2020

It's National Mutt Day and I love dogs! If you don't already know that, you will if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

We always get rescue dogs and right now we have 2 - Max (our little old man) and Bijou (the youngster). Max (a Westie aka West Highland White) is from Westie Rescue of OC. They do rescue mutts as well, but they focus mainly on Westies.  Bijou (a Schnauzer mix) is from Karmic Rescue.  I share pictures of both of them regularly since they're both so CUTE!

In honor of National Mutt Day I'm doubling my dog donation. Purchase from my Dog Collection before midnight PDT and I'll donate 20% of your purchase to Westie Rescue of OC. I normally donate 10% of Dog Collection purchases but, for all purchases today, I'm doubling that!! Just click on the products to buy. I have many more designs in the Dog Collection and I'll be adding more throughout the day. Buy some cute dog love earrings to help more fur babies find loving parents!

The Love Bone Earrings are customizable! You pick the gemstone or color of glass that you want for the hearts.

The Rescues Rock Necklace is one of a kind so grab it before it's gone!

Here's Bijou and Max

 

 

Mish Mesh Hooplets ERescues Rock Necklace - copper brass nut screw granite rivet artisan sterling silver animal dog cat paw srajd cserpentDesignsarrings - fused sterling silver filigree handmade artisan

Rescues Rock Necklace
Yes that is a rock that I captured between copper.  It is held together with brass screws.  A one of a kind necklace to show you love rescues!

 

 

 

 

 

Love Bone Earrings - handmade hammered forged wire dogbone ruby turquoise gemstone glass heart sterling silver artisan srajd cserpentDesigns

Love Bone Earrings
I create the bones by hand by fusing argentium sterling silver, shaping it, hammering it and then polishing it.  You choose the heart you would like.  I have a variety of gemstones and glass colors to choose from.  You pick the heart that is perfect for you.

I love my person brass handstamped dog bone tag - handmade artisan srajd cserpentDesigns

I Love ❤ My Person Brass Dog Bone Tag
A fun tag you can hang on your dogs collar.  If you want a different message (maybe you want a tag for you?) send me an email and we can figure out a custom tag for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the colors and textures in this inspiration collage:





With this inspiration I had some fun making new designs.  These will be in my shop once the inspiration challenge finishes tomorrow.  In the meantime enjoy!

Earthy Shades - amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, yarn and sterling silver
earthy shades earrings purple brown lavendar amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork freshwater pearls sterling silver handmade

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - blue green yellow artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Sunshine, Sunset Earrings - Bumblebee jasper, artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, carnelian and sterling silver

Sunshine, Sunset Earrings - yellow ivory black Bumblebee jasper, vibrant yellow purple pink black artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, carnelian and sterling silver

Whispers of Blue Earrings - blue lace agate, artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls and gold fill

Whispers of Blue Earrings - blue lace agate, light blue, light brown, topaz, white artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls and gold fill

Thursday, April 9, 2020

What are you doing to keep busy while you're hanging at home? I'm making surgical mask earrings!

A lot of us in the United States are sheltering-in-place right now to reduce the speed of transmission of the corona virus.  I've been making jewelry (surprise!  LOL!).  It is also recommended to wear a mask when out in public so I had to see if I could make a mask with metal. It took a bit of measuring, remeasuring, hammering, annealing, folding, hammering, annealing, ... and finally enameling. Here they are! I can stamp a tag with MD, RN, PA, CV19, or ??? Or I can dangle a gemstone below them.

Covid19 surgical mask earrings aqua blue enamel copper foldformed coronavirus

So what are you doing to stay busy while you're spending more time at home?

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Tucson Day 1

We arrived in Tucson this afternoon.  Fortunately my mom is still doing well enough (she's in her 80's) to go with me and help me shop for beautiful gems!  We got out luggage and rental car and headed to the JGM Show.  It actually starts tomorrow but Toyo (Feng's Trading) lets me do some shopping while he's setting things up.  Of course he's continually tempting me with beauties that he's pulling out of boxes!  Here are some beautiful, double drilled pearls he has (and a peak at those maroon granulated pearls I'm getting).
double drilled pearls        

I like these because they are a beautiful maroon color and look like they are granulated on top.  Very different!
    

And a shot of what I have in my basket so far :)  I'll be going back tomorrow to see what else needs to go home with me.  Aren't those amethyst leaves gorgeous?!!


After doing a bit of shopping with Toyo we headed north and east to find our condo.  We dumped our luggage, freshened up a bit and then went to the Blue Willow for dinner.  They have delicious food and a vegan vegetable stir fry which is quite tasty.  We both finished off the meal with desert - chocolate crepe with strawberries for my mom and a vegan coffee cake for me.  Quite delicious, but, unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

cserpentDesigns Newsletter 01/2020


cserpentDesigns newsletter
cserpentDesigns Newsletter

Enjoy!                                                            January 2020                                           

Happy New Year!
2020 has begun, my annual Tucson visit is looming and I'm actually getting a newsletter out to start the year!
I'm slowly working my way back to playing soccer.  I made it through half a training session this weekend and I'll see how long I can play in a small field game with an over 55 group next weekend.  I'm in the throes of closing the books for 2019 so I'll be ready to add my inventory from Tucson into my database.  I had fun playing with some new enameling techniques so you'll be seeing more designs with my enamel work in them this year.   All my new designs premiere on Facebook since I really like the one-on-one interaction you get with people in the various jewelry groups.  If you want to be the first to see my designs be sure to like cserpentDesigns on Facebook and turn on the notifications.  I update my blog somewhat regularly and I do blog about my new designs there as well.  One big accomplishment last year was to get my own website for my jewelry designs.  cserpentDesigns.com  is open and ready for business.  
Since it's January I have to have some garnet designs in my shop.  I'm working on a few more designs with garnet so check back often to see what's new.
Ringed Garnet Wisps Earrings - handmade, artisan lampwork, sterling silver red white twisted ring srajd cserpentDesigns january birthstone
Red Tipped Spikes Earrings - handmade hollow artisan lampwork sterling silver red teal sonoran jasper garnet gemstone srajd cserpentDesigns january birthstone

If you are on my Facebook page and want to shop just click the Shop Now button.
If you're local and are interested in a home jewelry show anytime this year please contact me so we can arrange it. Hostess discounts are available and a hostess gift is always part of the show!
 
Field of Lavendar and Blue Earrings - handmade artisan lampwork sterling silver kyanite gemstone sapphire light blue lavender dangle srajd cserpentDesigns
You know I love purple, but I also think kyanite is a gorgeous gemstone.  For this pair I combined the two for a beautiful design.  Available in my studio.

Turquoise and Gold Kumi Necklace - gold turquoise Kazuri ceramic artisan srajd cserpentDesigns

I am doing more Kumihimo weaving with beads, cord and fiber and am adding in larger beads for some designs.  I love turquoise and gold and had fun weaving this beautiful and long necklace. Available in my studio.
 
Flower Garden Slider Bracelet - handmade artisan lampwork turquoise blue purple green lime swarovski crystals sterling silver srajd cserpentDesigns
I'm designing a new style of bracelet. This is adjustable with a sliding bead so it is easy to put on, adjust and take off. This pretty is available in my studio.
 
Lime and Purple Earrings - handmade artisan copper lime green purple enamel lampwork glass lavendar Swarovski crystals copper srajd cserpentDesigns
These earrings use a pair of my enamel drops.  This enameling technique is called crackle enamel.  I layer on multiple colors of glass and a crackle enamel. The crackle enamel causes the upper layers of glass to open up so you can see the lower layers of glass.  I combined the drops with artisan lampwork, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and copper.  This is available in my studio.
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