Thursday, January 27, 2011

Freshly Listed on Etsy!

Hey friends! I finally got around to posting two new pieces fresh from the studio!

Upcycled Tiki Necklace

Parasol Necklace
Check out these new additions now for sale at!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giving a Tiki a New Life

I spent some time in the studio yesterday finishing a few projects and reworking a piece of old jewelry into something new.

Project one:
This is a tiki pendant reworked from an old dress clip. I heated the clip off the back, cleaned it up and drilled holes. Once I had it all cleaned up and replaced the face, I added a sterling chain that I hand textured and oxidized. Viola!

My other project was finishing the three umbrella necklaces I had started a few weeks ago. 

They each have a simox crystal water drop dripping down the sterling chain.

I'll be listing these on Etsy soon, keep a lookout!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I had an incredibly productive day in the studio today.

I had been approached on Etsy by a fellow seller (sususaid) who was in love with a ring I had sold weeks before. She wanted me to make her one but it was a one of a kind made from a vintage dagger pin I had found in a thrift store.

She located a similar dagger pin on eBay and before I knew it I had agreed to add the necessary ring shanks to the back.

The original dagger ring

just completed

SusuSaid's new dagger ring!
After I was done with that project I worked on my umbrella pendants (not yet done!) and I made three rings. I like repurposing old jewelry, just like the dagger pins I repurposed into rings. Who wears pins anyway?

The rings I made were from old earrings. I have been saving a cache of old sterling silver earrings, pins and junk jewelry to repurpose into other things. I had blogged on Closet at Capacity about a ring I had made a while back from a vintage sterling llama pin (check it out here). That ring inspired the design of the rings I made today.

Two of the rings are vintage abalone screw back earrings I found in a thrift store. I had to take the abalone out so it wouldn't disintegrate from the heat of my torch. The cat ring was a pair of earrings that had little crystals attached to them. I removed the crystals (too weird) and filed off the ring on kitty's head. I attached all three to copper backings and shaped them, adding ring shanks to the back. 

Shield Rings! If SusuSaid tries to stab you with her dagger ring, just hold up your shield ring to deflect the blow! 

These will be up on Etsy soon!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Enameling and a CONTEST!

I know I have neglected my MNS readers, but I have a reeeealy good reason why!

I started a new blog project on New Years Day to curb my clothing spending and shop my own closet.
I'm holding a contest over at Closet At Capacity for a sterling filigree ring from my ridiculous ring collection.

Check it out here:
You can win this silver filigree ring!

You can earn extra points by following the same guidelines on MissNovemberStudio:

1. "follow" my blogs (get your google account and get your little picture up there!) If you're already "following" you get an automatic point!

2. For every comment you leave you get another point!
3. In every post I'll ask a question, answer and get a point!
4. "like" Miss November Studio on Facebook, get two points!
5. Post your outfit of the day (OOTD) until the end of the contest on Miss November's Facebook page and get two points!
6. Link my blogs Closet at Capacity and/or Miss November Studio back from your blog (let me know via comment) and get 5 points!

The contest will run for two weeks- Saturday 1/8 through 1/22. 

Get your points in and win!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

WARNING...Closet At Capacity!

Please follow my new project:

Closet At Capacity

Where I'll be posting OOTD for a year as I shop my closet and curb my Anthro addiction!

I'm excited, nervous, scared...but I'm ready and willing to challenge myself to wear what I own and be creative with my existing wardrobe for the next 365 days!

the problem:

the solution!

Thanks for reading!