Thank You!

Hi all. It’s been awhile since I have made a blog post & a lot is going on. It’s much easier on the day-to-day to

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ArtiGras Art Show This Weekend

ArtiGras is this weekend in Green Bay at Shopko Hall across from Lambeau Field: Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-5      link: http://mosaicartsinc.org/artigras/about.php   I will be

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! If you will be out and about doing some Christmas shopping this weekend, Wild Prairie Silver will be at TWO LOCATIONS~

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Summer Going By Fast

Summer is going by way too fast! Making me want to scream, STOP!!!!!! In two weeks is ArtStreet in Downtown Green Bay Wisconsin. This is

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Winds Of Change

Winter never slowed here on the Prairie. I am out growing my space and I keep setting goals in my head that I keep achieving,

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On The News Tomorrow

Tune in tomorrow to Channel 5 at their live 9:20am spot…. I guess it will be me…. which is a little scary that it is

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Madison This Weekend…

Ocean Japser & Vanadinite Crystal Necklace: https://www.wildprairiesilver.com/store/p352/Ocean_Jasper_Vanadinite_Necklace_One_Of_A_Kind_Handmade_Sterling_Silver_.html It is already cruising through summer and hard to believe it’s July. We have been busy with life, as

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Setting Up Today

See you in Green Bay this weekend at Shopko Hall across from Lambeau Field: Sat 10-5 and Sunday 10-5 I will get to see Katie

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Making Jump Rings….

Making jump rings…. Why???? Number of reason ~ you just need one. It’s pretty lame to wait for the mail for just one jump ring.

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Merry Christmas!

Drusy Cobaltocalcite Necklace Amazing Pink! Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/216136930/pink-drusy-cobaltocalcite-stone-sterling?ref=shop_home_active_4 Azurite and Aquamarine Necklace One of the most interesting stones I have ever made into a necklace. It is

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One Week To Go….

One week to go before it gets too late to be shipping anything for Christmas… (If I don’t make any sense, sorry. I am a

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I am grateful for so many things that my list could go on and on…… I will start here: thank you ArtBeet

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Stars Aligning…

I think the stars are aligning for me to finally get this TIG welder. It has taken since spring… I will be traveling to Chicago

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Last Show…

Had my last outdoor show in Door Co. over the weekend. It was at Fineline Design Gallery in Ephraim: Townline Art Fair with 40 plus

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Abundance….

This past weekend I did an art show and there was not very many visitors in attendance…. I was pretty bummed on my way home

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September 11th 2001

September 11th 2001 ~ I will never-never forget that day. My stomach hurts just thinking about it ~ 13 years later.  I was sitting on my

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Happy Summer….

Happy Summer Everyone… It’s coming to an end here in Wisconsin and I can’t even say it was hot yet. Photo above is in Wyoming

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ArtStreet Preview….

Agate and Pearl Sterling Silver Necklace Ocean Jasper Handmade Teardrop Chain. I can’t tell you how good this necklace feels on… it’s smooth and weighty

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Attention Deficit Summer

Attention Deficit Summer… It’s been really crazy busy: kids have lives now that they are getting older yet they can’t drive so drive, drive, drive

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Leland Blue and Sapphire

Fresh today…. Leland Blue Stone and Sapphire Gemstone Necklace…. Leland Blue material is no longer available so it’s getting harder and harder to find. I

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Maggie Roschyk

Maggie Roschyk… is an amazing woman. She has become my friend over the last couple years and I have gotten to know her through Tammy

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Custom Piece

Just finished this custom piece for a great lady far far away from me… She lives in sunny California and this pendant will be on

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Egg…

Here is the ‘Egg’… It’s a huge planter made from stainless steel that we had sitting around for about 18 years…. The planter should look

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DIY: Nail Headpin Video

DIY: Nail Headpin Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq0GM08Y-G8 Made a 3 minute quick video on how to make the nail headpins like in this earring shown in the

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New Work….

This is a ring I have made a few times before but this is the best one… It has 18K gold details added to it

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! And to celebrate spring here is a Ocean Blue Chrysocolla… I have several of these stones brought back from Tucson from a friend

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Labradorite…..

    Labradorite, Sterling Silver, & 18K Gold… Labradorite or Spectoralite…. color shifting stone… Very pretty and timeless piece… Had a lot of peaceful time

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My One and Only

My One and Only…. I really could not have enjoyed making a piece more. This necklace has everything I love ~ a huge crazy lace

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Great Stones! Great Fun!

This is a repair job… The earring with the green stone and garnet (garnet is almost black in the picture) was purchased by a customer

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Shark Fossil…..

New necklace made with a shark vertebra fossil and another collection of fossilized stone… Handmade chain that looks like little bones all linked together. It’s

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New Piece

Just made this piece on Thursday. It was really fun. I was like a kid in a candy store to make a new piece…so much

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Freezin’

  Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone had a great holiday. If you live in the midwest could it possibly get any colder? It is has

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Merry Christmas!

  Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!! Below are pics of custom orders I made though out this season…. Above is a blue spinel, diamond, ruby 18K Gold Ring/Sterling

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Thanks To You

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Amazing Labradorite Stone…. Sticks and Stones Necklace with hand made ‘sticks’ for a chain. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/171013635/labradorite-sticks-and-stone-sterling? Heavy Thick Rings…. Hammered, Carved and Chiseled… Saturday

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Facebook

I have been playing around with Facebook all morning and I am going to give it up for the day. I realize Facebook is necessary

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Dog House Bracelet

Had a busy week with a show in Door County. What a great show. Saturday had amazing foot traffic and it was pouring rain with

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Townline Art Fair

  Winter, ‘The White Death’, as my friend Maggie says is coming… I picked the last few things out of my garden and hoping for

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Sticks N Stone

I bought this stone a long time ago. It is a Serpentine stone. I have had it sitting on my bench staring at me. I

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Pic of Artstreet

This was the first time ArtStreet has been open to artist on Friday night. It was busy! Wow! Thank you everyone. I’m already looking pretty

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Coming To A Close….

Summer is coming to a close. I just hate to say that but it is. We are heading to school orientation this week and school

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Mary Nicolas Cross

Mary Nicolas Cross was made with a special person in mind….. (Not sure that the Nicolas is spelled correctly – might be an h in

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Great Trip!

Just got home from a great trip. It will be one to remember for a long time. We were gone almost 2 weeks and traveled

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Professional Photos

A big thank you to David Orr. He is a professional photographer that was recommended to me by my friend Tammy Rae from Glass By

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The Flying Pig

Absolutely super day at The Flying Pig Gallery. It was their 10th Anniversary and I saw more people I had not seen in a long

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TGIF…and new stuff

Finished this necklace yesterday among many other things as I had the day to work in solitude. No radio…no nothin’. I got a lot done

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Bubble Gum Stone……

Smithsonite Specimen Stone…pink, weird, cool. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153927532/smithsonite-pink-stone-sterling-necklace This is the cast iron ingot mold and melting cruciable. I pour it in a steel pan just

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Not Jewelry Related

Did not get much jewelry made today but got my garden in. The kids love it. They plant and take care of their own stuff.

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Great Show Crazy Turkey

Great show! Thank You Sturgeon Bay for another great year and wonderful people. I met some new customers that really surprised me. Mostly a man

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Power

Will have power for the first time at this show…yippeeee! Shown in the picture is a deep cycle marine batter with an inverter. The inverter

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Front Page! Awesome!

Ok this is really cool… I had a long day working at the hospital yesterday. It seemed like everyone had a sad story to tell

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there…. Old, Young, Angels now in heaven….. Not a one of us would be here without having

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Boston Strong

  Just finished this custom made dog tag for a very good customer and friend of mine. I love it and loved making it. The

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Orange-sickle Fresh!

Made this today…. Was just inspired by the two stones color. I did not purchase them together but they just found their way to one

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Ruth’s Ring

Just finished Ruth’s ring…. It is a wedding band of 18K Gold, 7 sapphires (she has 7 children), and sterling silver. The interior of the

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Spring Day Today

I have so much to share and some of it is the weather…. It’s been just awful. It has snowed several times in April…. jeez.

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Stone and Feather

Stone and Feather Necklace…. made it yesterday. Stone is from another Etsy seller… here is the link:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/R2rockz  I have gotten some really great Mammoth

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All New Angel Wings

These are the new angels’ wings I have been working on since Christmas time. It’s been a labor of love and worth it. The post

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Tiny Angel Wing, New!

These are tiny. 11mmx4mm. I made five new wings this winter and they are all finished. I even made some for guys…that is really going

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New Retail Store!

Here is the new Retail Store Wild Prairie Silver is in as of today! I’m excited! It is Vandervest Harley-Davidson in Green Bay WI: http://www.vvhd.com.

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Show Was Great!

Show in Green Bay was great: Arti Gras…had great attendance and thank you to the people who come and say Hi. There are a handful

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Show This Weekend

  Got a show this weekend in Green Bay Wisconsin ~ ArtiGras….. It is held right across the street from the famous Lambeau Field Home

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Pricing

Had a question on professionally pricing your work…. It takes a long time to get practiced enough to charge for time…. That is really hard

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Working At Home

  This post is about working from home and running a business. I had a wonderful lady that is interested in making her jewelry more

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New Piece

Again here I am with a just awesome necklace and can’t get a decent picture of it. Some natural sunlight would really help. I have

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Handmade Riveting Tool

This is an article on how to make a Riveting Jig. It’s from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist March 2010. I cannot tell you how many

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New Tools, Yippy!

New Tools!!!! Yippy!!!! These are some new tools I have been longing for…. for two years! Jeez, Joy just get them already. Why are you

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On Fire Necklace

Made this today…nice to get back to work after eating everything in site for a week. Back to the norm and it is good. It

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Merry Christmas!!!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! Believe it or not still making somethings that are last minute items and I will deliver them in person….makes ya feel like

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Snow Fall…

Beautiful snow fall at Wild Prairie Silver!!! Getting ready for Christmas with everyone’s custom orders. I have a lot of fabrication pics to share with

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Not What I Expected

Had pretty dismal show this past weekend. It was a 99.9% craft item show which I don’t fit into at all. I will say that

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Sting Ray Fossil

  This is a Sting Ray fossil… specifically it’s mouth. Pretty cool fossil. Pretty weird as well. Just had to post this pic before I

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Show This Weekend

Kohler Art Show this Saturday. I have never done this show before. I guess it’s swamped with people. Here are some pics of things in

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Skull Ring Creepy

  Happy Halloween! This is a carved bone skull I purchased at a gem show. I just loved it when I saw it and knew

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New Stuff and a Repair

Queen of Hearts Rhodocrosite Stone Necklace…. Labradorite Brush Finished Ring…. Kyanite Stone Necklace….. Repair Moonstone Ring… Goofy liner in it to compensate for the stone

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Thank You Again Appleton

Had Octoberfest in Appleton Wisconsin this weekend. Have never done that show before and it’s not an Art show. It’s a music festival with some

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Pretties…

  Pretties I just bought at a local traveling bead show! Fun little stop to purchase some badly needed gemstones I use as birthstones. I

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Gemstone Dragonfly Chain

  Gemstone Embellished chain made for a bride in Canada. Earrings to match…. I have made this chain before with my Angel Wings attached and

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Last Weekend of Summer

  Spent the last weekend of summer at Picture Rock National Park in Michigan. This park is located 3.5 hours North of Green Bay WI.

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Artstreet & New Website

Artstreet was great.Thanks to everyone who came down to say hello whether it was to purchase or just to chat! Saw old friends like Bob

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ArtStreet

Getting ready for ArtStreet in Green Bay WI. It is Saturday and Sunday. I am spot #61 on the end of Pine Street, same as

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Letter Charms Photo Done

  Here is what these sweet little charms look like done with birthstones attached. Simple and Sweet. Got awesome news to share as well…I have

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Red Sonora Sunrise Stone & Sea Urchins

  Just made this week: Modern Kinetic Necklace: Interesting, Moving, Colorful, Sculptural….Really Fun to make! Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/106596858/sonora-sunrise-stone-necklace-sterling Also Sea Urchin Spine Fossil Necklace:

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Photo Shoot Yesterday

  This was my favorite picture taken in yesterdays photo shoot. We had a great time and good to see my friend KT again. I

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Summer……

Well, Summer sure is busy and it’s wearing me out! Whew! Kids, Family, Soccer, Shows, Business, Yard, Garden, Sleep. Last weekend had a torch demo

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Door County Day

Great day enjoying Door County. Amazing art. Good food. Good company. Gate To Nowhere…. Kids and Self… Thanks nice stranger for taking our picture.. Last

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Pencil Coral

  Pencil Coral Fossil Earrings Made this morning! Over 3 inches long, fun. They look like little sculptures in your ears. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105150271/pencil-coral-fossil-stone-sterling     Roni’s

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Working Pool Side…

It’s 95 degrees. Kids are here 8-11 years old, four of them….. I have got to get something done but kids can’t swim with someone

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Amethyst Specimen Necklace

  Just made this Amethyst Necklace. I love the backplate. I roll printed that texture on with my rolling mill. It’s simple, interesting and sweet!

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To Roni

Sorry to bug everyone but I’m showing Roni her piece step by step. This stage is really hard to visualize because nothing is sawn or

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Desert Druzy Autumn Blaze Stone

Just wanted to post this pic of this necklace completed. Here is the link to it online: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104337795/to-find-my-center-desert-druzy-autumn Will be working in the shop today

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Bergstrom Show Great!

Bergstrom show was great. I had a great spot! All shade, nice breeze, view of the water… People stopped and stayed next to my booth

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Monster Size Bezel

This bezel is huge for a huge stone. It was very time consuming to make just the bezel. It’s 20G sterling so it does not

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The 4th

Trying to work and not getting much done! But it’s the 4th of July and everyone is on vacation mode doing fun things! It’s also

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Tammy Rae Glass Gone Wild

It’s sure great when artists can collaborate! I hope Tammy Rae loves the look of her amazing boro glass in this bracelet. It’s completely handmade

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Riveted Green Tourmaline

This specimen Green Tourmaline crystal is rough and rugged. Chain is handmade as well. I purchased a lot of interesting ‘specimen’ stones that are not

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Matthew and Marley

Made a custom necklace and tags for two young people killed during gang violence in Charleston SC: Matthew and Marley. The dates of their death

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Home

Oh did I mention I was home! Yeah, I think I did….still just tickled pink to be home. 🙂

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Home Sweet Home

Made it home last night from being gone 6 days… It was a good experience. I learned a lot for the benefit of my business

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Two days to go

Show started Thursday after classes during the week. It’s crazy busy which is good. I did notice everyone here has help. I’m solo and really

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Room and Ad

Tools in my room… Going out to the car….. Our Ad in the Bead and Button program….

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Bead and Button

I’ve been here two days: in Milwaukee at the worlds largest bead show. It’s been just awesome. I have more pictures for you off my

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Tomorrow Will Be Done

Tomorrow I will  be done getting ready to leave for Milwaukee. I can’t pack my car until Monday morning. I’m going to make sure my

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Copper Bangles

Forgot to show you these! This is what you can do with a bunch of huge copper that can be purchased at your local hardware

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Getting Ready

Here is one box of goodies getting ready for the Bead and Button Show. Thanks to Katie this looks great! Katie is a big help

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Feather

Just making a feather and this is the beginning. I draw what I want and make a photocopy of it incase I mess up or

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Madison Show

Got home from Madison last night. I learned a lot at this show. Funny how you know things about yourself and it takes something like

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Labradorite for Lin Done

Heading out to Madison show… Finished this pendant for a customer who wanted a Labradorite stone necklace on a hinge with a funky chain.  

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More Beautiful Structural

One of the bees in the flower sculpture… there are several bees.This is the underside of a stainless pool…. the framework that would normally be

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Beautiful Structural

Just had to put these pics in of two different stainless steel welding projects. This first picture is a stainless steel vase of flowers. It’s

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Sad and Happy

BlackHeart Sold today. This is bittersweet because I love this piece but it’s going to a good home. The woman that purchased it walks the

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Necklace for Lin

This is the beginning pendant for a customer who like another piece of mine but it was a little on the large size for her

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Done Getting Ready

I am all done getting show stuff ready. It’s packed up and in the trailer: one week to go! First Show of the season in

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Earrings Done

These are gorgeous and simple… The topaz set is even sweeter being slightly smaller… Here is the links to them online: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97788174/hammered-circle-amethyst-briolette?listing_id=97788174&listing_slug=hammered-circle-amethyst-briolette

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Great Amethyst! Got Lucky!

Got these beautiful Amethyst in from India. You can’t always know and trust product when ordering it from overseas… This company I have dealt with

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Rox’s Pendant

This is Roxanne’s Pendant. The original piece is the center and it’s moves freely over the back piece. It was boulder opals she got on

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Bead and Button Show Ad

Hey everyone have not been blogging in awhile…. sorry about that. Kids had some spring break time off and it’s hard to keep a lid

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Etsy Front Page

This Treasury Made The Front Page Of Etsy with my earrings in it…..so exciting! Take a look! http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzU4NTkyN3wyNTEyNDIzMzE5/spring-showers

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Rock Stainless Stands

This was really fun. I have a zillion rocks at my house…. so the rocks are a renewable resource for me. The stainless I also

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Show Lights

I just got these lights for doing shows. I have two indoor shows scheduled this year and planning on a third or fourth during the

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Stand for BlackHeart

I finished making the stand for BlackHeart… I take that back…. My husband made the stand… I could not drill that rock if I wanted

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Black Heart Done

Black Heart is done… I really enjoyed making this piece! The arrow was especially fun and I love the way it turned out. I have

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Stones

These are my rocks. Had a good customer want a specific rock so she wanted to see them all. Here they are. Do you think

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Black Heart

I found this rock on Lake Michigan about 4 years ago. It’s amazing that it’s such a heart with no alterations from human hands. It’s

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Pouring Silver Ingot

I poured two silver ingots today that I will roll through the rolling mill for stock. I have two different projects for these ingots. A

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Hammered Cross Bracelet

Hammered Cross Bracelet that I made yesterday…. Seriously been wanting to make this bracelet for a year. I am wearing it right now and it’s

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Sign and Tables

Just some pics of work being done outside. My husband made these tables for classes I will be teaching at a local gallery, The Flying

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Labradorite Necklace

I named this necklace “Near The Bridge” for a sweet spot we have here by the river where I live. I love this piece. The

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Little Details Up Close

I really love to use tiny little details to texture a piece. Why I don’t know. I should take a granulation class or do granulation

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Photo Shoot Today

Photo Shoot Today! Unseasonably warm weather allowed us to work outside and almost not freeze to death…..We did have hot chocolate to follow 😉 The

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Next Weekend Class

Feb 11th is a great class in Fish Creek Door County at The Peninsula School of Art. We will be focusing on making small parts

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Soldering Tiny Things

When soldering really small things it really helps to leave the parts whole. So, in the photo I have the entire piece of white gold

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Something Blue

‘Something Blue’ for the bride is finished. It’s beautiful. Hope she loves it. I will deliver it today. Her wedding date is Feb 10th in

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Here We Go!

Here We Go! with Terra’s ring. I was waiting for white gold medium solder and I just got it on Monday afternoon. I need wh.gold

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!!!! It finally snowed here yesterday. Last year we had feet of snow at this same time. You never know in Wisconsin! Wishing

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Giving and Receiving

In my tiny little studio I have a little table that is waist-high dedicated to shipping. I have this so it’s fast, organized and I

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Making S Clasp

This post is a detailed post on mass making an ‘S’ clasp. I like the ‘S’ clasp for a couple of reasons: it’s really easy

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Cyn’s Ring Done

Cyn’s ring is done. She loves it. She wanted something with some victorian inspiration. We incorporated the lace from her wedding dress in the texture

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Cyn’s Ring

This is Cyn’s Ring. She went out West this summer and bought some sapphires…gorgeous. She wanted to incorporate the sapphires and a jasper into a

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To The Moon Tag

“I Love You To The Moon & Back.” Beautiful quote tag made to go with one of my angel wings for a young lady who

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Black Boots Dog Tag

Made this dog tag for a Marine Platoon: Black Boots….The Skull with Paddles behind it is their logo and their saying is on the back:

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Glass from Tammy Rae

More beautiful and amazing Glass Lampwork Beads from Tammy Rae. She is a glass artist local to Wisconsin. Her website is: www.TammyRae.com Thanks Tammy for

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Rock n Roll Post Done

Rock n Roll Post Earring finished and done…..I Liver of Sulfured them and put them in the tumbler. The other pair of earrings is handblown

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Making Post Hoop

I had a request for my RocknRoll Hoops in a post style! I have sold three pairs of the swinging RocknRoll Hoops and I’m happy

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Vintage Found

Found some great vintage steampunk watch parts at the bead shop near me: Rocks of Ages Jewelry and Beads. I bought about 20 pieces! I

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ArtStudio Tour Wrap Up

ArtStudio Tour was really great! Every person that came was wonderful, beautiful person with something to share. Every person was thankful for us being there

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Forgot

Mom is doing great. All lymph nodes clear of any cancer and no further treatment is recommend. She just has to recover from her surgery

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Mom and Magazines & Coffee

Mom is doing well ~ Thank you to everyone for their prayers and concern. I am drinking coffee, reading metal related magazines and when my

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From This to This

Did not post this necklace completed. I love it. I love how serious it is and that was my intention. This necklace is named ‘Collect

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Butterflies Last Chance

Here is how Wild Prairie got it’s name…… What a beautiful time of year. The humming birds are gone and this will be the last

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Great Photo Shoot

Had a great photo shoot with my good friend and assistant.  This young lady use to be the little kid next door and now she

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Summer Bounty

Having a great summer so far. It’s been hot, humid and beautiful gardening growing weather. Just sharing with you a finished piece from the last

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On The Bench Now

On my bench right now is the very beginning of a copper and silver pod. This shape is a favorite of mine to make and

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Great Class and Then Some

Had a great Making Your Own Findings Class! Wow, all the ladies really knew their stuff and really benefited instantly from the simple tricks and

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Won A Prize

Had a great show in Neenah WI at the Berstrom Mahler Museum and by great I mean HOT……Wow. Lots of humidity and almost 100 degree

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Fish Creek Class

I am teaching at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek all week. It’s a pretty fun class because it’s a metals class for kids.

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On The Bench Today

Feel like my inventory is gone. So, I got everything out but the kitchen sink today and laid it out on the table to see

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Strawberry Fest Great!

Cedarburg is really a cute town. I had never been there. Just did their Strawberry Fest over the past weekend and it was just awesome.

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Table ~ Sign ~ New

Just posting a table update. It looks great. Put the 2 inch ring around the bottom. One picture is of the top of the table

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Iron Table

Husband and I decided to make our own patio set. We went and looked at some and knew in a few stops at stores that

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Promise Lost

Made this necklace today. It has a sad sobering story attached to it and it is appropriately named: Promise Lost. My good friend’s niece was killed

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Tumbling Equipment

Will be posting a mass making of ear wires and jumprings next week. I wanted to show my tumbling operation first because it is so

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Down By The River

Wild Prairie is an amazing place to live. It really is just that: a wild prairie. The history here is amazing too. In the 1920’s

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Day of Rest

Had my first show this weekend as Wild Prairie Silver. It was the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Show in Door County WI. Last year the

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Diamonds In The Rough

Just finished this piece! It was one of the pieces that was unfinished on my bench in an older post. I love it. I love red agates

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Beginnings of Copper Pod

This will become a copper pod with little details peeking out from within. This is formed with my hydraulic press. You push the metal so far

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On The Bench Now

Here are two pieces I am working on. As I write this one is finished and one has really changed a lot. I will post

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Soldering Station

Had a person ask about my torches and soldering station. I use Smith torches with Oxygen and Propane. I have a Little Smith torch and a

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Book on Hydraulic Press

Just received my copy of ‘Hydraulic Die Forming For Jewelers & Metalsmiths.’  It is by Susan Kingsley. It is all you need. It is very

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Iron Display

I spent a lot time this winter making displays which is working against me now because I am playing catch up on jewelry making. I don’t

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New Today

Had our first photo shoot. It was fun. I have been planning it all winter long and was just waiting for a decent day and

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Emma’s Wings

Just made these for a friend I work with at the hospital. Her niece died of cancer 5 years ago this Mother’s Day. She was 9

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Festival Tables

I had a jeweler inquire about tables for festivals. They need tables that would easily transport in a car. A good friend of mine has

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Up Next

Just my next piece up on my bench getting ready to be actually soldered together. I will send a photo when it is complete.

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Dust Collector

I just got this mini-bench top dust collection unit from Foredom. Notice I bought the foredom handpiece vise too. I was very hesitant to buy this little

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Imperial Jasper

This is an Imperial Jasper stone. It is huge. I love the setting I created for it. I make each little detail out of sterling

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Close up

Here is a close up of the stackable rings on the box. I will have more pics of the super chunky Organic Band, Pebbles in

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Pat at TFP

Here is Pat. She is a family favorite 🙂 We kinda love her. Behind her is the gallery and all of it’s goodies. Of course

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Ring Box At The Gallery

Here is the pic of the box at the gallery. The Flying Pig Gallery that is……Hwy 42 Algoma WI All new jewelry display there for

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Stainless Box Installed

I made this stainless steel ring box display. It’s pretty dynamic! The rings are all attached with a small flexible wire to a heavy washer through a

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Algoma ArtWave Tonight

The Algoma ArtWave is tonight and it’s a great time!!! It is also free!!!! For a map of all the stops go to www.algomaartwave.blogspot.com ~ Super fun

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Calm Before The Storm

This pendant was made with my eyes closed. I opened them and there it was all done. Just kidding but sometimes that is how a

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New Work

Here is some new work from this week. One of the rings is already sold and on it’s way to a southern state. Hope she loves

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On The Bench Now

I have work coming out of my work and I better get it done. I have been focusing on rings and finishing up custom orders

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Words of Wisdom

Just hung these words of wisdom up in my studio. Smile, Smile….. “I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.  ~

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Where did Springtime go?

Almost put the snowblower away last week. Got 17 inches of snow yesterday. Was sooooo liking looking at the ground instead of white snow but this is

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Back By Popular Demand

Copper, Bronze and Silver Letter Charms have been a best seller for two years. I didn’t offer many of them last year and had lots

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Gemstone Stack Rings

These are fun little beauties for Spring and Summer. I made about 50 of them this week. They are like a party on your finger.

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Diamond Ring Done

This is ready for pick up and I hope the lady loves it as much as I do because I kinda want one for myself.

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Diamond Ring

A good customer wanted this custom order. This is just a mock up stage for her to see. Will show you the ring when it is finished.

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Displays Done

Put a nice patina finish on these displays. Sure beats black velvet neck displays (yuck…sorry if you have to use them..so glad mine are all

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Metal Awaits Spring

This is a collection of metal works inspired by spring. Spring….please come….. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d6659843b928eef9c1dad6f/metal-awaits-spring

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In The Shadows Treasury

Check out this beautiful Treasury. Nice pics…. The skeleton key is mine so thanks for spot in the shadows!! http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d64c7c954a58eef4d3013d7/shes-playing-with-the-shadows

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Displays

Here is my heap of displays. I just finished puting small bars (back or bottom) on each one to secure jewelry to so it cannot fall off

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I Am Not A Photographer

It is no secret to friends and family that  I have struggled with my pics. They are getting better ~ sorta…. Someone wanted to know how

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Viking Knit Class Was Great

Took This Viking Knit Class at Rocks of Ages Jewelry with Barb Heike. It was great!!! What a wonderful old world technique to make chain. Loved it. The bracelet shown

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Made Etsy Front Page

Yippy….Made Etsy Front Page…..Here is what was shown and where http://www.craftcult.com/vault_list.php?list=18170&userid=&fm=2&esn=joykruse&m=2&d=14&st=2&pagenum=1&ls=0  www.wildprairiesilver.com

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Supplies from Thailand

Just ordered a fresh batch of supplies from Thailand. The American woman I know there helps coordinate sales all over the world for a small village. This

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New Work

Just finished this piece. The stone is amazing. The garnets among the details are amazing as well. Love it. Chain is also impressive and matches

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Cellcom Marathon?

This was my run yesterday…..still wondering about training for the cellcom marathon. I have done this training 6 other times all in the winter outside. Anyone else

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New Displays

Made some displays. I just love them. I have to put a finish on them yet and will wait until they are good and rusty.

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Custom Order

Just took a picture of this ring which is not finished for a preview for a different custom order. Rhodocrosite stone is a favorite of mine

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Shop Needs Cleaning

Shop cleaning is coming soon. Alittle earily for spring cleaning but it needs it. Made all new event show displays from iron. They are a

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