I have been working really hard on a new look for my blog including a logo I designed, an attached online shop, and a new domain...and now that it is finished and up and running....I hope to see you all there!  I would love to hear what you think.

Here is a Sneak Peek:

I have been posting for about a month about new jewelry, the Portland Market, a visit to Silver Falls, a letter from Swaziland and more!  I am having so much fun with my new look, I hope you will come on by and say hello. :)

To visit, click here:

Happy Spring Everyone!


Help Me Celebrate!

Great accomplishment today, everyone!  Tarnished & True has reached 1000 sales!!  I am jumping up and down over here....and want to celebrate by saying thank you to all of my followers.

Enjoy free shipping on anything in my shop with coupon code:  Big1000.

Thank you for all of your continued support of my work, I am so happy with this success!  And....there are some big things coming in the form of a new look for Tarnished & True on the web.  Stay tuned....!


Big Project Reveal and Process: Ancient Valkyrie Necklace

Ancient Valkyrie Statement Necklace in Natural Turquoise and Sterling Silver

This big beautiful piece of turquoise was in my collection for over a year...just waiting for inspiration to hit.

This project began as a few stones, a design idea, and just silver sheet and wire.  It inspired a lot of silver details; a pierced cut out design at the back, a complex handmade foxtail chain, silver granule accents, and a hand forged fringe.  By the time I finished the piece, I was almost a little sad to be through with it....making it was such a fulfilling process!

I have another beautiful piece of turquoise stone, one that I have been holding onto for myself...I think I'm ready to work on that now, and very inspired to start another handmade chain.

The important thing is to keep producing. All artists have that quality. You have to be tenacious. 
~Mary Frank