Thursday, July 10, 2014

Before N After Earrings

Earrings are a daily, must-wear, accessory for many women. When I don't wear earrings I feel sort of naked... don't you?

Long-time winker, Angelica, is often getting earrings from me. Whenever she forgets to wear her earrings, she comes into the studio and has me make her a new pair on the spot. Talk about pressure!

Yesterday, she presented me with a pair of aquamarine and silver earrings I had repaired way back when I was still studying jewelry in 2007. One of the poor earrings had been stepped on. Back then, repairs were very new to me. Nonetheless, I fixed it and felt so proud of myself for doing so.

Now, fast-forward seven years, imagine how I felt when I saw that same pair of earrings again. My first thought was... did they break again? No, not really, Angelica just wanted them to be re-fashioned. 

Make earrings longer and change ear hooks. Because the aquamarine is set to face front, adding a chain or a bead would make the gem rotate and face backwards. 

I made a set of simple, long, sterling silver, kidney ear hooks and soldered a ball bead to work as ornamentation and to prevent the setting from sliding off. 

Earrings are now in their third life and Angelica is a happy winker. 

Do you want to give new life to your bling? You know who to call! 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Bling Batch

Sterling Silver Mermaid Pendant by Wink Artisans
You've probably noticed that I've been a little quiet and that the Wink inventory is a little low.  Well, like everyone else, I've been busy.  If is not my kids (one still in school) is the dog who got sick.  Some how I managed to get through and finished your custom orders.   Now, it's time to build that inventory back up.  Here are my three newest pieces.  Enjoy looking at them and if you want one, click on the link to be directed to my Etsy shop!  Have a great day!

Sterling Silver Cross Necklace by Wink Artisans

Sterling Silver Dia De los Muertos Sugar Skull Pendant by Wink Artisans

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Feliz Cumple Doña Frida

Frida Kahlo
July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954

Happy Birthday to Mexican Icon, maestra Frida Kahlo. Thank you for all the inspiration!
Below is an Etsy Treasury I curated.  Also, I've included the two most recent Frida bling pieces I've created.  Enjoy!

Frida Kahlo Pendant by Wink Artisans

Frida Kahlo  Butterfly Necklace

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Greatest Story Begins On The Day Of The Dead

Have you seen the trailer for the upcoming Guillermo Del Toro production, the animated movie, The Book of Life? Holy guacamole, Day of the Dead is about to blow up!  I mean, judging from the previews, one can see  the richness in colors, patterns, and textures... who's not to fall in love with this great celebration?!   I'm so excited that I may even just pee in my pants.  No, not really... maybe just a little. 
"the greatest story begins on the day of the dead, a day when spirits pass between worlds and anything can happen"- Narrator, The Book of Life Movie

So I did a little digging to see who's in this flixx. We'll be hearing the voices of charming Diego Luna (Y Tu Mama Tambien), hunkie Channing Tatum, gorgeous Zoe Saldana along with Placido Domingo, Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Kate Del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez and many more great actors. 

You bet I'll be at the movie theater, as soon as the movie opens, all decked out with my finest Day of the Dead bling, purse and clothes. How about you? Maybe we can all dressed up as catrinas y catrinos, get our face painted calavera style and post our pics on a Pinterest board.  Oh that would be so awesome!  More on that effort later.  For now, just enjoy the video.  Wink away!

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Four Hour Sale is Back

Winkers, the Four-Hour Sale is Back!  

Friday, May 9th
12-4 PM

Enjoy  50% off on all 
Wink merchandise.

Visit the online Wink Artisans Etsy shop

Offer excludes custom orders, repairs, sales tax, and shipping.
Not valid with any other offer. Void where prohibited.