Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Hammering in My Heart

This week I'm a busy little bee doing the other half of what I love.

It's still about creating words (or just letters). But it's other people's word I'm creating, or rather, hammering, into pieces of metal.
I've owned my hand-stamped jewelry business for over three years now and this is my busy season.



And I truly love it!

So, to my tags-n-stones customers, I've put on end date on my website for guaranteed Christmas delivery and that date is a week from today! ^_^

In the meantime, check out what I've been working on for local businesses around here (these are not on my site, yet).

 It's a picture frame necklace.

The sample below is one I made for Elana Johnson's book launch. Do you recognize the butterfly from her POSSESSION book cover? The other side shows her name!

Making mementos for other people is the BEST part! And hopefully it makes them smile.


What's happening on your end?

26 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

OH, I love the POSSESSION necklace! What a wonderful idea -- and her book cover was perfect to make into an item of jewelry!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Well you know how much I love your designs and how much I LOVE the one you made me, Christina. <<<3

Laura Marcella said...

Wow, those are really cool, Christina! I love hand-stamped jewelry. Your designs are beautiful!

Gina said...

How pretty! I LOVE the Possession necklace!

Stefanie Wass said...

LOVE those picture frame necklaces!
So cute!

Matthew MacNish said...

You are so cool. So creative.

Pat Hatt said...

Very nicely done, you're very creative.

Joanne said...

What a beautiful way to extend your love of words!

storyqueen said...

The picture frame necklace is awesome!!!

I bet Elana loved it!

Shelley

Slamdunk said...

You have many talents Christina.

Couldn't you share just one to a talent deprived individual?

JEM said...

I love the picture frame necklace! And what a great idea to use book covers, a great way for an author to carry around a piece of their hard work every day. Lovely!

mshatch said...

pretty! And I love pretty :)

Christina Lee said...

*hugs*

blueviolet said...

The necklace you made her is phenomenal!

Laura Pauling said...

Those are awesome! And I love the one you made for Elana!

Elana Johnson said...

You know you made me cry. I mean, seriously. You rock.

Lourie said...

Ooh! I like that! Very cool. I am working on and hoping to finish: transforming an old spice rack into a nail polish holder. I found the idea on Pinterest.

Christina Lee said...

Aw, Elana, I loved making it for you!! Now I have to look for the next cover idea!

Meredith said...

Those are so cute and unique!

LisaDay said...

Beautiful work. I am full-swing into Christmas preparations. I love it.

LisaDay

K. M. Walton said...

You are one talented woman! I can't wait to give out the BEAUTIFUL things you made for CRACKED's release, and I get compliments deluxe on that spectacular CRACKED necklace.

K. M. Walton said...

And that countdown clock you have up there is FANTASTIC. Thank you for putting on this wonderful blog.

Christina Lee said...

Kate, you're THE BEST!!! *sniff*

Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! I LOVE these! So simple yet elegant and classy. My type of jewelry. Have fun with the Christmas rush. Hope it isn't too stressful.

Sarah Pearson said...

What wonderful pieces you have. One day ...

Beth said...

What a gorgeous tribute to Elana! Jewelry-making must be such a nice counterpart to writing.