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Ok, so you might have seen a few of my antler pieces before, but if you haven't, check them out here and learn about the super tiny and adorable deer they come from! So far all of these have been commissioned pieces for the same folks, and I am so inspired!  I have GOT to get my hands on a bundle of these antlers for myself! I'll be headed to the Tucson, Arizona gem show in a few weeks, and you better believe I'll be looking for roe deer antlers!

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Inspiration -

If you're wondering what all those cool colors on the silver bubbles are, that's what happens when you heat the silver up. I'm still looking for a good way to preserve it for jewelry :) Did you know that the vast majority of silver and gold jewelry being made today is from recycled metal!? Not every jeweler advertises it as such. It would actually be far more difficult to get freshly mined silver or gold than it is to get recycled metal. Jewelers send their scrap metal (all the way down to the dust they sweep off the floor!) to...

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Custom, Wedding/Engagement -

The transformation is so awesome to see from wedding band to necklace and earrings!

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Custom -

One day, Bruce and Rose brought me 2 of the tiniest and most beautiful deer antlers I have ever seen.

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Inspiration -

Eco-friendly, simple, stylish, handmade silver statement rings you've been asking for!

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