New & Exciting Designs are Coming for the Holidays!
New & Exciting Designs are Coming for the Holidays!
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The Gemstone Detective

Susan Said What!

Susan Said What!

Please visit http://susansaidwhat.com/2017/09/21/ellen-lyons-jewelry/ to see some of my wonderful new work for Fall 2017.   

Fall is that time when I look to the trees, the sky, Puget Sound and the mountains for color inspiration.   Deep reds, gold and sunflower yellow, oranges, lavender, greens, plums and blues.   Translated into garnets, rubies, Padparascha sapphires, emeralds, tanzanites, fossilized coral, sponge coral, sunstone, tourmalines and apatites.    Walking, hiking and just being in nature provides the inspiration while gazing upon this glorious color palette.   Red is a popular color this year and rubies, garnets and red colored beads are being featured in the sterling silver and reticulated silver pieces currently coming out of the studio.    

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New Reticulated Silver Pieces

New Reticulated Silver Pieces

Many new pieces are being readied for sale. To see them, please visit my Facebook page, SingedFingersJewelry or Instagram.   @Ellen Lyons Jewelry

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Many new pieces for July 2017

Many new pieces for July 2017

Come check us all out. Chandelier Earrings,  Donut Holes, Gold Saturno and many more.   Something new is always on the jeweler's bench!

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Bastille Day 2017

Reticulated Silver Store news

Bastille Day 2017

Hot and sweltering in Seattle but not in the cool studio.   Have a look around the revamped site.   See something you like?   Buy it!  It won't be here for long.   Fall is just around the corner.....

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What is Reticulated Silver?

Reticulated Silver

What is Reticulated Silver?

Reticulated Silver is a mix of sterling (.925), fine silver (.999) and copper (.075).   The metal is repeatedly heated, quenched and pickled.   During this process, the copper content is concentrated at the core of the metal, surrounded by a skin of fine silver.  Then, during the reticulation process, a very hot flame from a jeweler’s torch is moved in a specific pattern to bring the copper core to a melting point that in turn creates a liquid within the silver skin.  The path and angle of the flame affects the textures created, very often resembling a mountain peak,...

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