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In 2012 a new jewelry line was started by me. I called it Tumbled & Tempered.
Did you know what a beautiful color coke bottles are?
So I have a line of sliced diced, broken, ground, and manipulated coke bottles into the most unusual bling yet. Take a look. I t also includes a few vintage wine bottles and mason jars.
On the back of the piece it will tell you what it is. Enjoy, look and shop until you drop !
Below is an article written about my craft.

Nancy started out 20 years ago or so as a self taught jewelry artisan just making for herself and friends. In the last several years however she has taken instruction in soldering and glass
cutting and working with precious medal clay. Over the years she would do Christmas shows at schools and churches as well as working as her job in nursing.
Now that she is retired she stays in her work shop…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 23
  • Joined August 22, 2011

Favorite materials

gears, watch parts, tree bark, plate pieces, stained glass, rust, stones, silverware, sea glass, copper pipe, silver wire

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About

In 2012 a new jewelry line was started by me. I called it Tumbled & Tempered.
Did you know what a beautiful color coke bottles are?
So I have a line of sliced diced, broken, ground, and manipulated coke bottles into the most unusual bling yet. Take a look. I t also includes a few vintage wine bottles and mason jars.
On the back of the piece it will tell you what it is. Enjoy, look and shop until you drop !
Below is an article written about my craft.

Nancy started out 20 years ago or so as a self taught jewelry artisan just making for herself and friends. In the last several years however she has taken instruction in soldering and glass
cutting and working with precious medal clay. Over the years she would do Christmas shows at schools and churches as well as working as her job in nursing.
Now that she is retired she stays in her work shop creating, creating, creating, sometimes eight to ten hours a day.

Most all of the jewelry is made with sterling silver wire or 14 k gold filled wire.
The gold filled wire needs polishing from me to time like the silver but like the sterling the finish remains within its’ integrity

Some of the earrings made are all one piece of wire from the ear wire right down to the end where fresh water pearl hangs.

Nancy the creator collects a lot of items from nature to enhance the eclectic look.
You will find wood, stone, rust, bark, bone, antlers, shells and even a feather from time to time among her wearable art. One might find remnants of silverware somewhere in her collection. It is like a “treasure hunt” when one goes shopping in her bag of jewels! One never knows what one will find next.

Recently copper became her new love. She states that there is so many
different tones of color in copper, pinkish/salmon to a brown and then her favorite color… green happens as oxidation occurs. Not long ago she started making items from copper tubing used to connect ice makers in refrigerators.

She also likes to recycle vintage jewelry. This may be the only time one would see beads that were not real stones or crystals. The man made items seen here are broken china, watch parts, sea glass, and coins. There are a few cameos that are vintage and the rest are new but made from shell.

Occasionally you will find a piece of rust that was been glorified into an item worth wearing.

The chains the pendants hang from differ in style and material. Mostly you will find sterling silver chains and gold filled; but then there is the unusual thing going again when you might find brass or copper or a long beaded chain one might see hanging from a ceiling fan or a chain that use to hold a bath tub plug long ago. Other pieces may boast a piece of leather thong.
Whatever “fits” the piece is what one will find.

Recently Nancy has made more items from silver flat ware. Chokers, & bracelets from
spoons, pins from heads of forks one of which is a replicate of a musical note & staff,
hair clips from knife blades, plus embellishments on pins or earrings cut from the scrolled & engraved tips of the handles of forks and spoons. One might even find their own initials.
There are also recipe & calling card holders made from bent, twisted, hammered and curled
forks. They also can hold small photos.


Silverware is not the only source you will see made from a past dinning experience.
There is the old pottery and Grandma’s broken china and even depression glass, made into all the items of jewelry. It is fun to identify and see familiar things from the past.


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