Sunday, July 6, 2008

Welcome!

My name is Toni and I've been playing with jewelry for about five or six years. About two years ago, a group of friends and I took a class in PMC (precious metal clay) and I fell in love with it. The process of taking clay and turning it into pure silver seemed truly magical and we created some lovely rings in that first class. I bought my own kiln almost a year ago and have been creating silver pieces ever since. I've recently discovered a new joy in fused glass. I love the brilliant colors in my glass pieces, something that just can't be achieved with silver. I'm hoping someday to do some pieces using pmc and glass together, but more on that later.

You can find my work here... http://WildDogStudio.Etsy.com

Thanks for stopping by! Check back often as I'll have new treasures to share with you... both from my etsy shop and from others I admire. And of course, the occasional rant about things that interest me.

~Toni
Live. Laugh. Love.

29 comments:

☼ ♥ Dog Mom ♥ ☼ said...

Welcome to the blog-o-sphere! Can't wait to see more of your work, it's excellent!

oldbagcrafts said...

Your blog looks great - good luck in blogland :D

moonmystic said...

Great work and great blog! Happy selling!

Beat Black said...

I saw your forum post and I'm completely interested! your blogs looking good so far :)

Art By MAR said...

Welcome to blogging! I'm fairly new to it also and have found it fun. Your pendants are beautiful.

Rae's in China... Almost... said...

I would Love to be featured! Am I commenting in the right space, lol

Thank you!

kruppknit said...

Your blog is awesome! I love to see talented people who are confident to show the world what they can do! Keep it up!

www.yarncoture.etsy.com

Amy Esther said...

Hi Toni! I've enjoyed all the comments you've left on my blog over the past few months. Now I can return the favor! :D

Inky Productions said...

Welcome from a fellow pendant and jewelry maker! Your work is beautiful!

Erin said...

i would love to be featured! good luck with the blogging. and I love your glass pendants!

createitcottage said...

Welcome! I would love to be featured. looks like your off to a good start!

Vanessa said...

Welcome to the world of blogs...looks great so far! I would love to be featured :)

TheresaJ said...

Well -- you sound like a kindred spirit. I'm also a jewelry designer and fell in love with PMC just the way you did. Don't have my own kiln though and therefore, don't do too much of it. Love metalsmithing as well, and lampworking and fusing glass are next on my list. I wish I could be a full time student/jewelry designer - that would be heaven to me.

Ana of The Pretty Peacock said...

Your blog looks great so far! Would love to be a part of it!!!
theprettypeacock.etsy.com

Sidewing Creations said...

Your blog looks great! I've been at it for a short while and I'm still learning. Your work looks beautiful. That's something I've thought about learning, but I'm a bit chicken. I'd love to have my etsy shop featured, sidewingcreations. Good Luck in blogland and on etsy!!!
Wendy

tanyBUG said...

congrats on starting your blog, let me know if you want to feature! all the best

bah said...

I'd love to be featured! Have fun with your new blog

Ariel Telsa said...

Hey there! Your blog looks great. I'd love to be featured. My shop is at www.arieltelsa.etsy.com. Thanks and good luck with it!

Butt Freckle said...

I think your photos are beautiful! I saw your forum post and I would like to be included.

Crystal said...

Welcome to blogging. :)

I just learned to play with PMC and love it. Though I don't have a kiln. Yet. *big sigh*

http://2bellesbeads.etsy.com

stripeymonkey :) said...

hey, welcome to blogging! i just started a week or so ago and i thik i'm going to get addicted!
i would love to be featured on your bog :)

Juliasew said...

Toni,
I love your blog name!

I saw your post in the forums on etsy. I'm always happy to get more publicity, but how do you find the time...

Thanks,
Juliasew

Mary V. Smith said...

Wild dog...your PMC and fused pieces look great! Love the organic look of your PMC pendants! Welcome to blogging and much success to you in your jewelry business on Etsy! I would love to be featured on your blog!

Jesica said...

Your work is stunning... I look forward to reading your blog!

~ Jesica

http://www.jesicamilton.etsy.com

evillilgirl said...

Great blog!!!! Your pieces are very nicely done and cool! Can't wait to see more of your work!
goodluck to you and now I have some hearts to do ^_~

<3 farfelue

Jodie said...

Hi glad you added blogging to your crafty skills. Following you from your Etsy thread, I make individual love object, thrift store type jewellery and I'd love to be featured here.

Toni said...

Thank you all so much for your well wishes. What a great community we have!

I'll be contacting as many of you as I can for a feature!

Tizzalicious said...

Welcome to blog land! :) Your shop looks fantastic!

Annabelle said...

Absolutely beautiful work. A kiln? Wow, you really are serious about your work. Great job!