May 142017
 
Spring Earrings

Sue Van Dame Spring Jewelry

Sue Van Dame Spring Jewelry¬†–

Looking for sterling, aquamarine, amazonite earrings and more? I’m not sure what it is about these colors but they look like Spring to me!

I will be at the Arts in Ada Show on May 20 from 9-4. This is typically my first show of the season. It is a beautiful show right on the Thornapple River in the lovely town of Ada. We are hoping for nice weather this year!

I have a lot of new earrings combining sterling and bronze drops. As you all know, I like to have a lot of different colored stones and pearls as well.

So many people have requested I hop onto instagram so you can now find me there. I will send out more information as our 2017 show season gets into full swing!

 Posted by at 2:22 pm
Jan 232016
 
necklace

Bronze & Sterling Jewelry Set

One of my favorite things when I am making jewelry is to play with new metals. Along with working with one of my favorite metals – sterling. These are bronze and sterling and I am loving the combination. As far as color goes, bronze seems to be in between copper and brass to me. It is super strong and it seems to resist tarnishing more than copper and brass.

The bronze also has a higher melting point so it allows me to fuse the sterling right onto the bronze. That opens up a ton of cool possibilities!

I will be adding stones, of course. And I am still wanting to incorporate leather or faux leather (kinder for the animals and stronger too!) The cord on this necklace is a faux leather. I like it because you can get it wet and it doesn’t disintegrate like leather does. I love to hear your comments!

 

 Posted by at 4:49 pm