Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspired by Grandma Lynne

My mother in law is an amazing artist.  She is a master quilter and we have been so fortunate to be given many of her pieces.  I wanted to make something that was inspired not only by her own craftiness but also inspired by how wonderful a person she is.

I sand cast these two buttons in sterling silver.  One has been molded already.  I will be working on them this week.  Please look for them on my website and also at my first show- Craftopia in the great city of Pawtucket  Rhode Island.

Twigs and Heather
Handmade in Boston MA!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New pieces- sweet skullheads

I'm not 100% sure about a name for these yet, but these are the first of many more to come! I'm keeping one for myself. I'm leaning towards the cutey on the right with the pumpkin head!
These area all made in sterling silver and are one of a kind, baby!
Look for these and more new designs at our 2011 show season, which starts in Pawtucket RI at CRAFTOPIA, Sunday April 10th.

K Alice
Sweet sweet skullheads

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring has sprung

See that big one?  What a beauty!
I spend two afternoons at the beach with my girls this week.  Seaglass pickin' was good!
Check out some of our newest sea glass creations at .  This year we will have sea glass rings at all of our shows!

Monday, March 7, 2011

EtsyMetal blog carnival- March- private pieces

Heather and I have a few pieces that we just love and wear and will never sell or take off.
Let's start with mine, K Alice.

 I haven't purchased a piece of jewelry in quite some time, but i do have a few vintage pieces that I love.
This picture is of my 2 favorite vintage sterling silver pieces. The ship is made by "Hand and Hammer". By doing a little research on-line, I discovered that this silversmith company has been around for quite some time. The ship is "Old Ironsides",  The USS Constitution, which is located right in Boston harbor. What a beautiful ship!
The piece is really cool too. Not only does it have great detail, but the back is detailed too with tiny etchlike lines to show the ropes and ladders on the other side of the sails.

The other vintage piece is a growling wolf with a ruby eye. I don't know anything about this one, except it rules! (If anyone recognizes it, let me know what you know!)

I have many pieces of jewelry that i have made and I keep for myself, but these 3 are my favorite. One is a bracelet made of cast sterling silver birch bark. The heart and cross piece is my "craft show go to" piece. I love to wear this one at shows and on special occasions. It is one of the first in my "pincushion" series I ever made.

The last is a vintage PEANUTS button I bezeled. I love Linus from the peanuts and have been a fan of the Peanuts my whole life. When Heather had her first daughter, I got my Linus tattoo and made this necklace around the same time.

Heather's fav's...

These are Heather's bracelets she wears all the time. She does not take these off, EVER! She clinks and clinks wherever she goes. The maple seed bracelet is a maple seed that her daughter picked up and said, "you can make this one silver!" So we did.  I love the shininess of Heather's bracelets. I think that the more you wear a piece made of sterling silver, the more it actually looks loved. The Birch especially seems to grow with you. The details of the birch bark oxidize naturally and the silver really starts to shine.

Please check out some of the other blogs from members of EtsyMetal and read about their favorite private pieces.
 Rebecca Bogan -
 Nodeform -
 Inbar Bareket -
 2Roses -
 Quercus Silver -
 Beth Cyr -
 Thomasin Durgin -
 Michele Grady-