Monday, August 15, 2011

Some of my silver,gold, amd mixed metal pieces

I've been busy. Some of my things sold before I had a chance to photograph them. But here are some of my more recent pieces. Some alread have customers waiting for them.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to my metal roots

I 've been very busy with a new old line of products. Years ago I did mainly silver and goldsmithing I had gotten away from it and now I am back at it. I truly missed it. Beads are wonderful and fun but for me the metal is what really speaks to me. I love to mix metals, copper,silver and gold such wonderful combinations can be made.Add some wonderful beads and it's a match made in heaven.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Gem Show in Chantilly

To all of you who read my blog I thank you. Please leave me comments. I went to the gem show yesterday and had a great time.  I saw Mary and Leslie from Beads Direct I found some wonderful pyrite chips  and pink tourmaline rondels to go with some vintage glass beads that my daughter gave me. I also got several strands of rondels that have dark purple amethyst, dark green peridot, swiss blue topaz and citrines. Prices were extremely reasonable and they had such beautiful and unusual things strands that were pearlized, just beautiful and they are such nice people to deal with, go see them today or tommorrow. Multicreations had some lovely looking cut and polished silver beads and there price are definately best in the show. I also got a half strand of 24kt gold vermeil bead over sterling silver. All together pleased with my purchases which I will share with my daughter. Some many beautiful beads, stones and jewelry not enough time or money, but still a fun time. The Nest Designs One of A Kind Jeweler

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chantilly Gem Show Feb18-20

This one of the things I like about living in the Northern Virgina area. Every year we get several visits from good gem dealers, bead suppliers, we all have our favorites. Some people I have dealt with for close to 30yrs Taj Beads very fair prices and very good quality beads. Beads Direct always has beautiful druzys and other unusual stones Mary and Leslie are a pleasure to do business with always.
Multicreations,N.J. Inc always have the best prices on silver findings at the show. If you want cut stones The Kay El Co.Inc has very nice precious and semiprecious cut and cabachon stones. These people are all in the back room so you must have a resale number to visit them. The show is very security conscious so no sneaking in without a number. However, there are a lot of vendors on the floor that those without resale numbers can buy from, and sometimes there are good buys to be found out on the retail floor. So if you go a few suggestions, pack a sandwich the food in the hall is overpriced and terrible, bring your own bottle of H2O, wear comfortable shoes and last but not least watch your purse with your money and credit cards in it. I've seen women get so excited about something they put their handbags down and wander off to look at something else be aware not everybody isn't as honest as you are and the last thing I will say to you is STICK TO YOUR BUDGET.It's easy to get carried away I know from personal experience. See you at the show! The Nest Designs One of a Kind Jeweler

Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine's Day is almost here

For those of you who are a little late doing your shopping there is still time to get it to you by Valentines Day if you order within the next few days. Everything will come gift wrapped or in a silk pouch. I have several pieces of jewelry that incorporate pink stones in them. The new hot trend for spring. Remember everything on my Etsy site is 15% off now.Also, on my website http://www.the/ Nest jewelry. If you see something there that you like contact me at and I will make the adjustment there on my website. Any questions convo
me @ Etsy The Nest Designs or my website. Hope to hear from you soon. The Nest Designs One of a Kind Jeweler

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Nest Designs Jewelry Valentine's Sale

Silly me I forgot to give you all the code for the saleVALENTINESDAY1. Remember it's 15% off all shop items.One of a Kind Jeweler

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Nest Designs Jewelry Valentine's Sale

As of this Saturday 1/15/2011 there should be a coupon for 15% off all jewelry at my Etsy site also go to my web site www. The Nest jewelry it will open to my website if there is something there that you would like to purchase and get the 15% off contact me. All jewelry will come in a gift box or pouch depending on the piece.  Thank you for your support. One of a Kind Jeweler.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Workstation Goodies

workstation goodies and some tools

Some of the Materials used in my Creations

Recently went the gem show in Chantilly,Va . I also got some vintage rose gold chain from  a guy in Vancouver,Canada ifoundgallery11 on Etsy. Very nice quality chain. Has some interesting findings. this picture will give you an idea of some of the materials I will be working with this year. Pearls, rutilated quartz,silver chain,rose gold chain,goldstone cabachons and tanzanite for special orders plus other assorted goodies as seen on my workspace. One of a kind Jeweler

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year I'm a little late

I have 3 rings with garnets which wil be featured on my websit The Nest one the the rings is on my Etsy site already. I also have some amethyst pieces necklaces and earring that will be very pleasing to those with birthdays in February. Think ahead for Valentines day. One of a Kind Jeweler