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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


3 daisy necklace
Three Daisies Necklace

3 daisy hoops
Three Daisies Hoops

Aspen Leaf
Aspen Leaf

Leaf Necklace
Leaf Necklace


These are some of the pieces I have been working on lately. I took photographs today. These will be listed soon in my shop. Thanks for looking, Kathryn

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beautiful Beach

A beautiful day at the beach.
Gorgeous flowers
Two shadows.
We could not figure out why Sophia had two shadows this day. The sun must have been reflecting off of the building somehow and creating a second shadow...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sophia's Flower Design

RAD 224/365 08.17.10
Sophia asked me tonight if I could make her a ring...I said sure...draw it for me. I had been thinking about wanting to take some of her flower drawings and convert them into pieces. She would not let me watch as she drew it for me. This is what she came up with. She wants a flower on top and a butterfly on the bottom. I told her that I would make the flower first and see about the butterfly tomorrow. I told her I didn't know if a butterfly would work on the bottom of the band, but she insists that it will...she showed me how she would hold her hand with it. I traced the flower exactly (I use my computer as a light box :)...then I made the piece...I thought it turned out wonderful...but I am biased since it is Sophia's design.
This one is my size. I will make one her size tomorrow...with the butterfly.
RAD 224/365 08.17.10

Edited to Add (August 30, 2010)

RAD 227/365 08.20.10

Sophia's Ring

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July Rings

July Rings
Originally uploaded by kathryn_cole

Here are my July Rings. My favorites are the beach inspired rings...especially the green sea urchin. I loved how it evolved into inner prong settings instead of outer prongs. When I started making it, I planned to create the prongs on the outside. Then I realized inner prongs would work nice for this. I also love the tall swirl shell. This one was found at the beach at Pass-A-Grille also. July was a fun busy month...lots of days were spent at the beach. I am sad to know summer almost over...

Have a wonderful day! Off to the bench now! ~K

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Monday, August 16, 2010

RAD 221/365 08.15.10

RAD 221/365 08.15.10
Originally uploaded by kathryn_cole

Flower Ring.

In case you are new to my blog, I have joined a great group of metalsmiths who have committed to creating a Ring a Day for an entire year. This creative endeavor is quite challenging to say the least. It is supposed to be a personal challenge. The rings can be made from anything and creativity is encouraged.

For me I have created a ring most days. Sometimes, I let a day or two (or more...but not too often) go by without making a ring and then I "catch" up. This is how I am able to do this challenge personally. My life is full being a Mother (to my beautiful 4 year old daughter) and a Silversmith (Photographer, Marketing/Advertising Person, Accountant, ect...all the things you have to do to be an Entrepeneur). The days fly by being all these things which is wonderful. I never sit and watch the clock go by. I am wishing it would slow down sometimes so I can get everything done. So...sometimes it is hard to create a ring also. I love to make Flower RIngs to give myself a break. And I LOVE, Love photographing flowers. I actually wish I had more time to take pictures of flowers. Another time in my life, I used to be a floral designer and I really, really love it. I miss arranging flowers. So here is my Ring for yesterday. It is a flower from a pot of flowers on my porch. I have been eyeing it for weeks...thinking it would make a wonderful stencil to create a silver peice. I love the points of the flower and the wonderful fuchsia color. I hope you might explore all the creative rings in the flickr group and maybe leave a comment or two or three. It really encourages us to keep going. Have a wonderful evening! ~K

Please take a look at the RAD flickr group here and spend some time looking through all the wonderful and creative rings: RAD Flickr Group

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RAD 220/365 08.14.10

RAD 220/365 08.14.10
Originally uploaded by kathryn_cole

I have been inspired by Shannon's (Rubygirl) sandcasting since the beginning of RAD. Many, many months ago, I bought a sandcasting set, but my torch just didn't heat up the silver enough. Today I went to Williams-Sonoma and bought one of those Butane torches and it worked!!! Hooray! This was my second shell I cast...I kept the first shell to make a necklace out of....I cast 5 shells today!!!!! This one has some imperfections, but still turned out pretty good. The shell was found at Pass-A-Grille Beach here. The bottom of it was actually prettier. I am excited to continue to learn about sandcasting and cast my finds from nature.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

RAD 211/365

RAD 211/365 pic2
Originally uploaded by kathryn_cole

I created this flower labradorite ring this week for my Ring a Day. It is Ring #211. The stone is a beautiful labradorite. I am very happy with it. I really want to keep it, but I am not going to. I have decided to start listing my rings from the RAD project to take the pressure off of me. Keeping the rings and putting time into them has been hard. I wanted to possibly do a show the end of the year at a local Gallery, but the pressure to continue making rings that I could not sell is a lot. I really want to continue the Ring a Day project. I love the inspiration that comes from it. I still have many ideas and only 146 days left in the year. Therefore, I am going to start selling my rings which is good news for my customers!

RAD 211/365 back

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Ring a Day: Some of my favorite Rings this week and last!


                                                                Rubygirl Creations

                                                             Mike and Mary Jewelry

 Happy Monday! ~K

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