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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Etsy Feature-Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD + Giveaway!!!


**UPDATE: I am going to leave this open for a few more days {1/6}**
Okay I know that this is just a little late for Christmas but how awesome would it be as a gift for right after?!?!
Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD is one of my fave Etsy shops! Katie not only makes all of the molds for her jewelry but she also searches for the jewels with her husband! So when you purchase from Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD you know you are going to get a magnificent piece that she not only loves but that you will love too!
Decked with Plumes

I got to ask Katie a few questions about the shop, her inspiration and designs{YAY}!!
What made you want to open your shop?

I researched different ways to share the jewelry I was making with a larger group of people. Etsy was perfect for me.

What is best or your favorite part of making jewelry?

Besides the adrenaline of playing with fire it's the simple idea of creation. During the soldering process the silver can look quite ugly. There is an excitement while working that this ugly piece of metal will soon be worn to compliment a person’s style.
The Spider Bracelet

How do you find & create your pieces?

I buy a majority of my stones in their raw form. Usually, I find these in small town rock shops. The stones are first put into a saw that cuts them into slabs, then I choose a section I like and it is cut out with a tile saw. My husband helps me with this stone process, we both have fun! After a rough shape is cut from the slab it is finished off on a lapidary machine. My silver work mainly starts in a sketchbook but sometimes adrenaline takes over on the torch and I'll make things up as I go.

What is a favorite piece that you've created past or present?

My favorite piece so far is a ring I made from actual coffee beans. Using the Lost Wax process I cast 5 coffee beans with Sterling Silver. After casting I soldered them together so it looked like a large flower.

Greenhouse Sax & Beats Necklace
What is your creative process like?
My creation process happens in many different ways. Sometimes I’m inspired by a stone, sometimes it happens while sketching, and other times it happens in the midst of a playful mistake.

Large Cut Montana Agate Ring
*update:the amount went up*

Fire & Stone Jewelry has kindly offered $50 towards an item to one Ma21cuteboy reader!

*Mandatory Entry must be completed or your entries will be deleted! Please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!*

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD and your favorite item then come back here and tell me what it is. Leave your Etsy name in your comment!

{I will check & make sure you hearted your favorite item!}

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Contest Rules:
Contest will end on January 6nd at 11:59 pm MST
Open to Residents of the U.S. 18+
Winner will be chosen via Random.org
Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize
Winner will be sent an email as well as in a winning post on the blog
The 'madatory entry' must be completed or your comments will be deleted!

*Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. The opinions expressed are that of my own & others' may differ. Thank you Fire & Stone Jewelry by KD!
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