Hand-Stamped Personalized Ring

Monogrammed jewelry is a great way to give a personal gift for any occasion- or for no occasion at all like this lakeshore lavaliere gold tone hand-stamped brass ring:

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This hand stamped gold tone brass ring was a gift for my roommate, who is also the lovely hand model you see in the pictures below. After stamping the blank with her initials, I used the oxidation process that I mentioned in my last post to really make sure the letters were a nice and dark contrast to the rest of the blank. Then, I punched two holes to slip the wire through in order to anchor the blank to the wire ring base & added a metal & jewelry adhesive as well to create a firmer hold. I made the ring’s base from gold tone non-tarnish copper 18-gauge wire, which is definitely the wire I prefer to work with because it doesn’t nick every time you touch it with a tool like most other jewelry/craft wires.

I’ve always loved all things monogrammed, and this ring was a fun way to be able to give a gift to the girl who is bravely entering her third year of sharing a residence with me. Next up: a ring for my other roommate.

These rings are available in any size, in silver, and can be personalized with anyone’s initials (or a word or name as long as it is short enough to fit on the blank!)

To access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures!

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go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere to browse the different shop sections

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, you can contact me by email at lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

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etsy convo me to get a custom order going right away. (go to my etsy.com shop, and click the ‘contact seller’ button on the menu on the left-hand side of the screen)

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Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) Hand Stamped Necklace

Que Será, Será has always been a favorite song of mine, mainly because I think that que será será, or, in English, whatever will be, will be, is a nice mantra to have during stressful times & something to remind ourselves of when we are anxious about what the future holds. This antique gold necklace has 3 gold tone metal blanks that I hand-stamped with the individual (lowercase, but uppercase are available as well) letters & then applied with an oxidizing agent to darken the impressions. Reading about different metalsmiths’ & jewelry makers’ metal stamping methods has definitely shown me that everyone has their own technique to stamp the letters straight and space them evenly (the path to finding my own technique was paved with many metal blanks full of crooked/sloping/slanted letters) and I think I finally developed mine making this particular necklace (now I can’t stop metal stamping!). To add more color and to give the necklace a slightly bohemian vibe, I accented each stamped metal piece with gold and turquoise beads:

To access this listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures!

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go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere to browse the different shop sections OR to request your own custom order

Also, For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Feel Free to Contact lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

**I will put up more hand stamped jewelry pieces within the next few days. I will also be hunting for more quotes or words to incorporate into new pieces. I’d love any suggestions you may have!

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Hope you like it & thanks for reading!

Woven Yellow Baby Headband with White Flowers

This baby/toddler headband was a custom order- which left me free to get creative in the design process! The headband is made of yellow ribbon that I wove together to create the braided look, and embellished with white flowers, pearls, and antique gold accents like the cute little hearts outside the line of flowers. This headband came out having a whimsical, flower-child-like vibe- which is exactly what I like ; ) – and I just loved making it. In the back, the headband has 3 gold tone buttons that fit into braided & flowered button holes, so that it can be adjusted for 3 different sizes. Honestly, I think the back might be my favorite part.

To purchase a headband similar to this one, just click the pictures to go to the lakeshore lavaliere online store!
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go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere
For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Monogrammed Hand Stamped Bridesmaid Bracelet

The metal stamping tools have finally arrived! This bracelet is part of a custom order for a group of bridesmaid bracelets with the first and last initial of each girl hand stamped into a silver blank used as a button/bead like closure for each bracelet. I’m so excited to finally be able to offer personalized hand stamped jewelry pieces, and the bracelet pictured below is the first of several orders I will be posting pictures of this week:

These monogrammed wrap bracelets are available with a variety of colors of leather cord, silk thread, beads, and blanks (these come in silver and gold)- & are not just for bridesmaids!

– Other fonts available

– Lowercase letters available

To access this listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online shop, just click the pictures!

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go to: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com 

Thanks for reading & check back this week for more pieces with hand stamped initials, letters, & words.

Flower Cabochon Filigree Ring

 

Resin cabochons, like the aqua flower cabochon on this ring, make for beautiful decorative additions to a piece of jewelry. I’ve seen them used in many different ways, like these earrings & barrettes below:

and I thought that a resin flower cabochon would look great as part of a large statement ring. I used an antique gold  filigree base and a decorative antique gold bezel to really accent and make the aqua flower cabochon pop:

To access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures!

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go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Thanks for reading!

Alice in Wonderland Turquoise & Black Cuff Bracelet

This whimsical cuff bracelet was inspired by my FAVORITE book when I was a little girl- Alice in Wonderland. I spent weeks wandering around my yard looking hoping to find rabbit holes to fall down or a talking disappearing cat hanging out in one of our trees after I first read about Alice’s adventures. I was always my mother’s daughter however, and did not search for anything labeled ‘drink me’ or ‘eat me’ as she had me convinced that the candy was probably poisoned. So, my first thought upon finding any such bottles or cakes that appeared to help me get into Wonderland would have been that they placed in my yard solely to serve some nefarious purpose. (You have to admit that, outside of Lewis Carroll’s imagination, bottles left out labeled ‘drink me’ & cakes labeled ‘eat me’ probbbbabbblyy aren’t there to aid anyone in any fairy-tale adventures…) But, that’s neither here nor there….I digress. I never encountered any rabbit hole portals to any fairy-tale lands, nor did I encounter a fat grinning philosophizing cat- but I still love the story. The often nonsensical fantasy will always have a special place in my heart- which is why I had to have the pendant(s) depicting Alice with the Cheshire Cat as he sits in his tree. When I started making this cuff bracelet, the specific shade of the turquoise reminded me of an Alice in Wonderland costume I once wore (okay more than once), and I realized that the Alice in Wonderland themed pendant would complete this piece:

To access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures!

OR  go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries, Requests, Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

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Flower Pendant Filigree Ring

This flower pendant filigree ring was a custom order to make a necklace pendant into a ring. The back of the pendant came to a point in the middle, so in order to attach the pendant to the filigree ring base I had to file the back down into a flat surface. Using a special adhesive and extra wire, I attached the flower pendant to the filigree base. To finish, I applied a patina solution to create the greenish aged look.


Repurposing the materials to create this ring was such a fun & challenging project!

To access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures.

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go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries, Requests, Custom Orders, Contact:  lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Turtle Cuff Bracelet

I’m not going to lie- I made this turtle cuff bracelet with green tube beads & jasper round beads for myself. I wear a ton of earth tones in all seasons, and when these beads came in, I fell in love with the way the greens of the tube beads accented the brown swirls of the jasper beads. I knew I wanted to make a piece that incorporated  both, so I decided to bring them together in this 4 layer cuff bracelet.

I’m kind of obsessed with cuff bracelets right now & I’ll definitely be making more in a variety of different colors- so look out for upcoming posts with pictures of new cuff bracelets and other pieces!

Replicas of this bracelet are available for purchase in the lakeshore lavaliere online shop- to access the listings, just click the pictures!

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go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com 

Beaded Wire Design Bracelet with Freshwater Pearls & Stone

 

 

This bracelet was an experiment with wire designs combined with beads & stones. I’ve seen a ton of really intricate wire designs lately, and I thought that they might look pretty if they had some sort of beads or stones accenting them. The center pendant was really fun to make; I started with the stone, and wound the wire through and around it as if the stone were inside a frame. Making the swirls & curls match in size was pretty difficult though! After creating this bracelet below,

 

 

I decided I’d like to try making more pieces in this style!

To access the listing in my online store, just click the pictures!

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Green Tube Bead Double Wrap Bracelet

It’s been wayyy too long since I’ve posted or put up anything new, but I had to take a little break to fill a bunch of custom orders anddd to catch up on law school stuff. I also had to order some new materials, and I’m excited to say that the metal stamping tools are coming in this week, as well as a bunch of charms for necklaces/bracelets etc. So, I will have many new pieces to post about in the upcoming weeks. I am still hunting down tube beads in different colors because custom orders for those have been steadily coming in since the post about  the triple wrap turquoise tube bead braceletso there will be more of those available soon as well! This double wrap green tube bead bracelet with brown suede cord and a button with an antique gold finish is one of my most recent creations that I thought I’d share:

I saw the way the greens swirled around in each bead and had to get them! This bracelet has a fun and earthy vibe- and looks great stacked with other bracelets (especially with an antique gold or even an antique bronze finish).

To access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures!

OR

go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com