Author Archives: Chelsey

Week One: Update

Hello, faithful friends and family!  I’m sorry for neglecting to post an update sooner, but I’m grateful for the rest and time to acclimate to my new home.  It’s only been a bit over a week since I left, but … Continue reading

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New! Ring!

Well, I’ve actually never made a ring with a bezel setting before.  Go figure!  Here I am, thinking I’m a metalsmith, and I’ve never even done a simple stone setting on a ring.  The nerve.  Since I was thinking of … Continue reading

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Time to focus… and reflect.

Well, now I’m only 11 days away from leaving for Thailand.  It feels surreal.  It was only the first week in September that I got back in touch with Servantworks about helping out.  And now four months later, I’m shipping … Continue reading

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So I’ve been busy working and taking care of Thailand trip details, but I’ve also been a little Christmas elf on the side.  Here are just a few snapshots of my recent work……

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Who Invented Jewelry?

I designed this set with inspiration from plastic beads.  Plastic beads that I bought from a thrift store. Beads that were sold in a jar of Smucker’s Peanut Butter, no less.  I found these funky, outdated faceted plastic beads, and … Continue reading

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A few of my older designs…

Well, even though I made these years ago, I still like them.  Maybe it’s because these images just look so darn good.  And once again, I must credit my talented friend, Jillian Zamora ( for the photos.  Of course, she’s … Continue reading

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Spiritual lessons in Jewelry

When I first decided to enter the Metalsmithing program at UNT, I knew I’d learn tons of jewelry techniques.  What I hadn’t expected to learn is how spiritually connected the creative process is with the physical process of making jewelry. … Continue reading

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Support Letter

Dear friends and family, I want to tell you about some exciting new things unfolding in my life and invite you to be a part. A Surprising Opportunity This year has held many changes and surprises for me.  After graduating … Continue reading

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Meet Pepe…

This is Pepe.  He is my baby anvil.  I hadn’t actually thought of naming him until I saw “Pepe” tattooed on the side of his body.  Instinctively, I decided that it was a boy, and that this was indeed supposed … Continue reading

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A little history…

Hi!  My name is Chelsey.  I’m a graduate of the University of North Texas, where I earned my B.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry.  Before studying metals, I was already in love with jewelry and beads.  My mother helped me start … Continue reading

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