Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper

Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper
Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Coper

Sunday, July 4, 2010


My 15 year old cousin is staying with me until the end of July. She asked if I could teach her how to make a ring. She wants a spinner ring with hebrew going around the band. Thinking back to my metal smith classes I decided to start her off with copper.
As I filled an order for etsy, I taught her how to saw, file, sand, solder, and tumble copper. She made this adorable pendant which she has been carrying around with her all day. I have to go to my supplier in Tucson to get some etching materials so that we can actually make the ring she wants to make.
In the meantime, I am going to have her make a ring band in copper. Then we will try silver.
Its sort of refreshing to be teaching someone something new and its even more refreshing to have them respond in such a positive way to my teachings!

We are now off to watch the fireworks!


  1. sounds like it's going to be a summer she never forgets!

  2. Hi! I found you on etsy and I have a question for you and am not quite smart enough to figure out that other website. I love your hummingbird ring but will it fall off? If you could email me back at I would love to hear. That ring is so beautiful and I love hummingbirds :)

    Want to know a cool story about hummingbirds? One flew into our house the day before easter and she was flying around in circles and after minutes of panicking, she sat down on a high up window to rest. My mum went and got a broom and put it right next to the hummingbird and it hopped right on. Mum carried the broom with the bird on it all the way outside where it flew away. Apparently, hummingbirds just know when people are trying to help them. Cool right?

  3. Hi Gillian,

    I just sent you an e mail about the ring.