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Peak Baggers, Wind Rivers, Hikers, Ride the Divide and Cowgirls!

Written July 4, 2014

I've made some fun souvenirs for all of you outdoors fans. Backpackers, hikers, bicyclists, bikers, peak baggers....These medallions are in sterling silver or bronze and I've started with a few choices: Gannett Peak, Fremont Peak, Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming, and Wyoming Cowgirl. Is there a peak you've climbed and want to remember? I can customize one special for you.

Commercial to Custom

Written April 17, 2014

Sometimes a customer comes to me with a piece of jewelry she doesn't wear or has outgrown and wants a new and improved piece. I love to transform a ring from commercial to custom and she loves that she gets a one of a kind piece of jewelry. Here are two recent examples:

Commercial diamond ring to custom diamond ring:

Commercial diamond ring to custom diamond anniversary pendant:

Wheeee, it's a new year!

Written January 6, 2014

Happy 2014, the number 14 didn't have much significance to me but I heard somebody say that it is doubly lucky because it is the number 7 x 2. Also, my husband said it would be a great year to hike a "14er", one of the peaks in Colorado that is over 14,000 ft, we'll see if we have the chance to make it down there.

New Gemstone Earrings

Written October 24, 2013

I recently purchased a pile of beautiful gemstones. Last week I hosted a Ladies Night at my store and revealed dozens of new earrings. Each pair is different and the gems are transparent and sparkly, crystaly and colorful. I will post a few on this site but in the meantime here is a quick photo:

Handmade Findings

Written September 24, 2013

To customize the jewelry that I make, I usually handmake the "findings". Findings are what jewelers call clasps, ear wires, pin backs, etc. Basically the hardware of the piece of jewelry. Most of my beaded necklaces and some of my silver chains have a simple sterling silver hook and loop. I like these because they are unusual while being secure.

 

New to Instagram

Written August 6, 2013

After some urging by a friend I have signed up Isabel Jewelry for Instagram photo sharing site.  My name on there is isabeljewelry so please follow me if you are into Instagram.  I'll be posting fun photos of new jewelry and workshop activity!

Best of WY! art exhibit

Written June 18, 2013

I just got accepted to a juried art exhibit, "Best of WY!", that will be hanging in Jackson Hole, June 28-Aug 2, 2013, at the Center for the Arts in the main gallery of the building. I will be submitting a silver and amethyst bracelet and a group of four lockets:

Mother's Jewelry

Written April 30, 2013

I've had a lot of women request mother's jewelry over the years and I've been happy to oblige. One of the most popular are these silver medallions that I add their children's names and make each one different with various dots, lines, stars, etc.

 

And it still is snowing...

Written April 22, 2013

So, living in Wyoming means about 8 months of winter. The snow is coming down heavily today, April 22.  But after living here over a decade I'm finally used to it.  Anyway to get through this time of year I often do indoor projects, this weekend I decided to devote my craft skills to making a new skirt. (those are my gas tanks for soldering in the background).

 

Isabel Rucker artwork on the walls, Spring 2013

Written March 9, 2013

 

I recently hung new paintings in the shop. The "Her Guides" series, "Cloudscape" and "Mirror Box".

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