Author Archives: torchandhammer
Imbolc is the early celebration of spring for NeoDruids and is sacred to the Goddess Brigid. Brigid is also the goddess of the forge and smithing…so let’s celebrate!
I have a batch of flourite that looks so much like sea glass. These stones glow in beautiful blue, green and purple colors that remind me of tropical seas. I had been trying to decide what to do with them. I made … Continue reading
Here’s one of the first of my ornate Medieval Modern pendants. I have about 1/2 dozen different, unique designs planned all with different stones. This sterling silver pendant is set with a large lapiz lazuli and a smaller, rare, Oregon sunstone. … Continue reading
I made this ring in record time. It probably took me an hour to create the whole thing. The center stone is a large iolite. It was made of forged and soldered sterling silver. The earrings feature lemon quartz … Continue reading
I took a little foray into the wire wrapping world. I’m starting to think it’s not for me. I really crave the torch and the hammer, to wield total control over the metal and create something hard and permanent. There’s … Continue reading
I just love intricate wire jewelry. It’s so lacy and exotic. To me it always has an air of the ancient about it, very Byzantine, Greco-Roman or even sometimes Egyptian. And what a great way to showcase gorgeous gemstone beads! … Continue reading