Author Archives: Chelsey

Newest Custom Work

This is the most recent custom work that I had the pleasure of completing for my friend Amanda.  She has three boys, and wanted a “mother’s necklace.”  I was able to design something uncommon enough to be proud of, while still keeping … Continue reading

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Day 42 of my New Job

So, today was pretty fun.  Some serious metalsmithing was made more enjoyable by the nearly-perfect candle.  Unfortunately, I burned over 50% of it in one day, and they’re no longer on sale for half-off at Bath & Body Works.  Soooooo, that’s dumb. … Continue reading

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Day* 39 of my New Job

*It’s actually late in the evening.  And no, I didn’t work today, because I spent the majority of the day traveling to Nashville to see one of my littlest sisters perform in a musical tomorrow.  Here she is, being cute: But … Continue reading

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Day 38* of my New Job**

*Ahem: 38 work days, but 52 total days have passed since I started whatever this is that I started. For those of you who don’t know, I quit my retail job to focus on my jewelry-making and painting. I’m still … Continue reading

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Day 2 of my “new job”

Today has been excellent.  I got three orders shipped out or hand-delivered.  I learned how scary Etsy ISN’T when I take time to read the forums and figure stuff out like a fully functioning, capable adult.  I’m an adult, man. … Continue reading

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Day 1 of my “new job”

Today, May 27th of 2014, is the first day of my entrepreneurial adventure.  Since graduating in 2010, I’ve taught some, traveled some, and then (begrudgingly) settled into a full-time retail job.  It wasn’t planned.  None of this was in my … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad I Got Pulled Over By A Cop

I got pulled over last Sunday night near midnight after pulling out of the “world famous” Dairy Palace.  Reason?  My lights weren’t on.  I had no idea, since the officer turned the vehicle’s lights on to pull me over only … Continue reading

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Heirloom jewelry, re-constructed

These were my most recent custom orders.  The lady who commissioned me had inherited some beautiful costume jewelry from her grandmother, and wanted Mother’s Day jewelry she could pass along to other ladies in her family.  I absolutely l-o-v-e repurposing … Continue reading

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dovetail

I recently had the pleasure of creating custom pendants for the band Dovetail.  They were a gift, marking the release of their first album, entitled “Mount Karma,” which released on 3-24-12.  (This is what I stamped on the pendants)  Dovetail’s … Continue reading

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wild flowers

Nature holds messages for us… Ever since I was a small, fatherless child, I’ve struggled with believing that I am loved.  I’ve felt broken.  Messed up.  Incapable.  Unable to do anything right.  Yes, yes I know that’s “silly.”  From the … Continue reading

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