Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blue Lace Druzy Ring

I just finished this ring yesterday. It's a piece of blue lace druzy quartz with a lovely softly sparkeling top to it. I've set it in sterling silver which I then oxidized and lightly sanded which gives a lot of depth to the metal. This ring made it into my etsy shop. betsybensen.etsy.com

Friday, April 23, 2010

Petrified Palmwood and Sterling Earrings

Petrified palmwood set in sterling silver. These earrings move beautifully!
Available in my etsy store! betsybensen.etsy.com

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cherry Creek Jasper

Lovely Cherry Creek Jasper stones are set in sterling silver with 14kt gold. Fresh water pearl drops.
Measuring 1 7/8" this pair is heading off to David Frank Gallery!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our Lizzy

Sadly, Sunday we said goodbye to our most beloved lab, Lizzy, after 14 years as a member of our family. It was a beautiful warm Spring day and we said our goodbyes in the back yard where Lizzy passed away in my daughter's arms. It was sad and poignent but I can see Lizzy where she is now, just as much loved and running free from any belief of age and disability. We love you Lizzy girl, you are the best.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dragonfly ring

I just finished this custom sterling and glass ring for a customer in Lithuania! That's one of the things I love about being on Etsy, the entire world is your customer! You can check out Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

beautiful blooms...

My friend Francoise brought me this beautiful bunch of parrot tulips a couple of days ago, fresh from the  flower market! She's an incredibly talented  floral designer here in Portland. Check out her blog at: http://francoiseweeks.com/wordpress/ be sure and check out her flower purses!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

raw diamond ring

I just finished this ring yesterday. It features a raw diamond in a 22kt gold bezel atop a heavy, textured sterling band. Could make a wonderful engagement ring with a matching narrower sterling band... Available at betsybensen.etsy.com!

Pile 'o diamonds

Pretty little things!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mother's Day is fast approaching!

Little sterling silver everyday dresses SOLD (but I can make more!)
Party dresses detail

Little party dresses in sterling silver

Sterling mini Mother's Charms bracelet. The mini charms measure just about an inch tall

2" sterling Mother's Charms on a 30" sterling snake chain

Sterling mini Mother's Charms shown on a 24" sterling snake chain. All charms can be engraved with your child's name and birthdate.

Sterling birdhouse earrings - sure to attract feathered friends...

Mother's Day will be here before you know it! All of these little lovelies are available in my etsy store, betsybensen.etsy.com .