Thursday, November 12, 2009


This has been in the back of my mind for ages.
I'm not really sure what took me so long, but here is the first of (hopefully) many more to come:

These will be available for customized stamping as well. I'm gonna have one that says

Z & Cho

cos those are my ponies.

I am also making (and have made a bunch, now) copper with silver horseshoe halter tags. Yes, PONY JEWELRY. Zeus has the first and a bunch of other horses in the barn are soon to follow!


We also have a little Southwest number. Is every silversmith introduced into this world via turquoise and sterling?

It reminds me of the fancy conchos that adorn gaudy Western pleasure saddles. Except not so fancy. Or gaudy. It was just going to be plain silver but I couldn't resist throwing in the turquoise. Just couldn't do it.
(Actually, if we're going to be honest, thise was supposed to be part of a desert necklace that's been on my bench for a bit. I made it slightly too large, it ended up scrap. !)

And then we have some earrings. I've been meaning to teach myself how to wire wrap for awhile. I bought a bunch of vintage beads over a year ago with the intention of making a bunch of simple earrings...but they weren't cutting it for me. After spending a weekend in wire wrap central (aka open house) I decided I needed to do this asap. So here they be with squared ear wires which are quickly becoming my favorite -- I've tried out so many different things in the ear wire department and these have come the closest to sticking around for sure!

mit vintage beads --

und rose quartz --

(yeah. That's JUST what I need...a bead addiction on top of the cab addiction. Sigh.)

I won't get to photographing until this weekend, but they should be listed in the near future!
And don't forget to enter le give away!!


Chris O'Byrne said...

You really are amazing, your work just gets better and better. Look back even just a year ago and you have made some incredible progress.

Now to turn this into your full-time living...

jessi sawyer said...

Thank you! I feel like I've spent a year experimenting (not that I've REALLY stopped) and now I'm starting to come around to a place where my work is mine.

Fashionably Adorned said...

Hey Jessi~
I love the horseshoe necklace and the halter tags sound like a great Idea!! I have thought about doing dog tags when I get some stamping tools and a disc cutter.. I have seen other peeps selling them and thought hmmm.. why not?
have a good day!!