Author Archives: SEchoes

Moving, Moving, Moved

After almost 3 years at The Workhouse, it was time to upgrade to a larger space.

I am happy to announce I am all moved in and working.  It is a little disorienting, but amazing.  The space totals 1515 square feet of awesomeness!

I am super excited to be sharing my space with Suzy Williamson of Suzy Williamson Designs and Mary Jo Weiss of Josepha Weiss Designs. Our 3 studios have come together as Torch Jewelry Collective.

Open House festivities to be announced, but you can always stop by the studio and see if we are in.  1141 SE Centennial Court #C, Bend, OR 97702.

Cheers! And Happy New Year!

2nd Annual Photo Contest

Submit your personal photo or drawing to win…..

Entering is easy. Start by liking Sterling Echoes on Facebook. Then, just post your personal photo or drawing on my facebook page, www.facebook.com/sterlingechoes.

Enter by November 30th . A winner will be announced December 1st. I will create a custom pendant from the selected photo for the winner by December 13th.

To see more about the process, visit my website process page or stop in the studio located at The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott Street, Bend, OR 97702.

I hope you will share this with all of your friends and help me build awareness for custom personally inspired jewelry.

If you aren’t on Facebook, no worries, just email your photo to photocontest@sterlingechoes.com.

Memories Wrapped in Reyn’s

Custom Piece Contest

Submit your personal photo or drawing to win…..

Entering is easy. Start by liking Sterling Echoes on Facebook. Then, just post your personal photo or drawing on my facebook page, www.facebook.com/sterlingechoes.

Enter by September 30th. A winner will be announced October 5th. I will create a custom pendant from the selected photo for the winner by October 31st.

To see more about the process, visit my website process page or stop in the studio located at The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott Street, Bend, OR 97702.

I hope you will share this with all of your friends and help me build awareness for custom personally inspired jewelry.

If you aren’t on Facebook, no worries, just email your photo to info@sterlingechoes.com.

A Visit to the Studio

One of the great things about working in a studio that is open to the public is meeting other artists and finding out we have similar sources of inspiration but do our work in completely different mediums. It is double the fun when they take the time to visit the studio and write about it. ~ Thank you Lisa Marie Sipe.

Knot all Rings grow on Trees

Okay – so you may not get my sense of humor, but thought I would share the process I go through when making my Fine Silver Stack Rings.

Each piece is measured and cut with my jewelers saw
Each piece is measured and cut with my jewelers saw
I bend the metal into a triangular shape, the tension helps keep the seam tight when fusing
I bend the metal into a triangular shape, the tension helps keep the seam tight when fusing
These have all been fused using my oxy/propane torch
These have all been fused using my oxy/propane torch
Using different hammers, I create different textures for contrast
Using different hammers, I create different textures for contrast
Each ring is polished and now ready for sale
Each ring is polished and now ready for sale

If you are interested in purchasing a set for yourself or as a gift, you can visit my Etsy Store at www.sterlingechoes.etsy.com.  To go directly to this item just Click Here.

The Luck of the Irish!

Yup…I am one lucky Irish girl.  I was born into an amazing family.  Married an amazing man.  And have an amazing family of my own.  I had a very special relationship with my paternal grandfather – Albert Lewis Lynch from before I was born until he passed.  He wanted a granddaughter so badly.  I was the 5th grandchild and the first girl.

St. Patrick’s Day was very important to him.  Not only was he proud of his Irish roots and Irish name – LYNCH – it was also the day he married my grandmother.  My grandmother passed away just 3 months shy of their 70th wedding anniversary and they loved each other and each of unconditionally until the end.

I made sure each year that I sent him something special on St. Paddy’s day to remind him of how much I loved him no matter where I was.  So, as this St. Patrick’s Day approaches, his in in my thoughts.  And I so wish he was here to celebrate this day with us.  I love you GG!

 

Happy 1st Year Anniversary!

Today marks my ONE year anniversary in my studio located in The Workhouse.  Before having my studio space, I worked in my garage on 13 linear feet of bench.  I thought my new 10′ X 14′ was going to be SO spacious.  Little did I know, I would buy more tools, do more cool stuff and soon wish the space was even bigger.

At our Last Saturday event on March 30th I will have a drawing and the winner will receive a “Beer Speak” piece from my collection.  You don’t need to be present to win, but you do need to be present to enter.  Hope to see you there….6pm – 10pm at 50 SE Scott Street #6, Bend, OR.

Crowded

My Daughter Cracks me UP!!!!

You have to watch this video….there is a bit of truth to it if you know me and of course my daughter does, so she had to share this with me. The bits of truth? One, I live in Bend, Oregon which is close to Portland. Two, I do make jewelry. And three, it took me a while to get to this career…..Enjoy!