Update: Imperial Jasper FINISHED

Well I was busy growing a baby, then haIMG_5543cving a baby, and now attending to a newborn so you haven’t heard much from me lately. BUT, I’m going to make an effort to update more often.

I have some new earrings that I’m pretty excited about and some other work to share. Thought I would start things off with this beauty.

I’m too enamored with this piece to give it up, so for now it will adorn my neck.

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Feeling Inspired: Imperial Jasper

Imperial JasperOh mama! This stone is so beautiful. I love the demeanor of jasper- layered and somewhat ethereal- can’t quite put a finger on what makes her so beautiful (at least to me).

Stay tuned to see what I have in store for her!

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Painting a forest

Some of you may know that Brian and I are expecting our baby boy at the end of September.

This has given me many excuses -I mean opportunities- to craft. I’m going to post an update when I finish the closet, but here is a sneak peak (NO the closet won’t have doors- I would not cover up so many hours of work!).

Each tree takes me over an hour. Brian drew the outline/widths of the trees & branches. All the bark is free handed by me (and a crafty sponge brush…a real brush may have been easier, but I didn’t have one skinny enough).

So far we love it. It feels warm, and best of all, magical!

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Amethyst Stalactite Flower & Agate Stalactite Slice

I made these two beauties in one very late night in my studio.

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A Custom Piece- Nature Inspired

Recently a friend (who shall remain anonymous- no spoilers here!) asked me to make a custom piece for his wife. He loved the color of the stones in my Chrysocola earrings (below)

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One of those “Oh no!” moments

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I recently had a very friendly and (and very understanding) customer contact me about a necklace she purchased at the DUCF fair last weekend. Unfortunately, one of the jump-rings kept coming loose because it was too flexible.

For me, this bordered on horrifying because I pride myself on quality products, and want my customers to feel like they have purchased well-made jewelry. The jump rings in question were a new purchase (I usually make my own, but purchased some to use with some chain that was particularly fine).

My fear now is that other customers will run into this issue. If you (or someone you know) has this issue with something they purchased form me, please don’t hesitate to contact me (anna@threebirdsjewelry.com). I want to make things right! I’m happy to replace the jump-ring, or maybe for you it means a return- I’m happy to do either.

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Day 1- Turquoise Agate with Mixed Sterling Chain

This piece is stylistically very me- asymmetrical, mixed texture, and natural elements.

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Day 2- Orthoceras Fossil

This fossilized sea creature found it’s way into my pocket on a trip to Lake Leelanau Michigan earlier this summer.

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Day 3- Lake Michigan Fossil

Another grab from one of my rock jars, this little fossil was collected from one of Michigan’s lake shores.

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Day 4- A new Twist

I know I’ve recently shown you my beaded stacking rings, but I haven’t show you these yet!

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