How is Enfuse Jewelry created?

Welcome to the jewelry studio! Here's a sneak peek at the beginning of a necklace, which starts with a sawed copper base. With fusing glass to metal, there are many steps between the beginning and completion of each piece of Enfuse Jewelry

Sawing copper shapes to make Enfuse jewelry 

Sawing copper shapes to make Enfuse jewelry 

After sawing the copper, it's time to drill, file, and prepare it for applying and firing the enamel. Don't tell sawing... but enameling is my favorite part of the process since it introduces color to the jewelry. All jewelry is individually handcrafted in my Colorado studio so the beginning of your jewelry looks like the above image and you're sure to get something unique and beautiful every time. 

Delicate Details in Nature: A Quiet Lesson of Inspiration & Gratitude

Allowing yourself to see and appreciate the small beauties and details can make a great difference in your daily outlook. Today, witnessing the patterns of frost helped me pause in awe and gratitude. What wonder. 

frost feather patterns 

frost feather patterns 

Even though, like many of you, I feel ready for spring, it was nice to not wish away this gift of time. It felt fulfilling to allow a simple pattern in nature to fill my reservoir with inspiration. Nature reflects the ultimate creator's work and it reminds me of the limitless possibilities of shapes, colors, patterns, and textures that we can bring to existence in our own artistic creations. 

Today as I enter the studio, I come with a sense of purpose and readiness to explore new design possibilities. I'm not here to wish away time (I wish it were spring. I wish it were the weekend. Etc.), I'm alive and choosing to live this day. 

Let your imagination and inspiration be filled today and overtime. Whether it's the pattern of frost (as it was for me today), the colors of new fashion lines, a song, movement, smell, or  architecture... we're always surrounded by the potential for a change in feeling and perspective. Be mindful and discover something new in the ordinary today.

I'm curious, what thing inspired you most today? Or where did you feel gratitude? Hope your day is filled with the joy of being alive.  

Inspiration of the Week : Color, Mountains, and Perspective

Much of my inspiration comes from the constantly changing display of colors in Colorado. On my drive home, I had to pull over to admire the view. The mountain sunset sky was perfectly doubled in its roadside lake reflection. Soft blue transitions to peach and into the darker outline of mountains and land. 

Sometimes a little perspective change enhances everything. 

Sometimes a little perspective change enhances everything. 

I had to snap a few photographs for the landscape before continuing the journey home. Do you ever have to stop and give time for truly taking things in? I love a good slow moment. Here it was an amplified world of pastel. Definitely has me inspired to create my own reflections of that beauty in the upcoming jewelry I create.  

Color My Mornings: Soulful Self-care

There's something about the energy of a new day that feels fresh and full of possibilities. I do believe things are better in the morning. Today I ran out (in my pajamas, mind you) when I noticed the world was illuminated with rose light. I was so thankful to see the mountains waking up. The warm sunlight rolled out and reached the highest peaks before stretching the entire mountain range. Usually people face East to catch the sunrise... today, I found beauty in looking West, seeing the way the sun greeted the landscape.

Sunrise meeting the tallest peaks first. 

Sunrise meeting the tallest peaks first. 

This sight was a reset for my soul. Total gratitude and peace in that moment. I always do my best creative work when I slow down and get grounded in awe and nature. Look at those colors! Who wouldn't feel inspired? 

How do you recenter yourself? Are you a nature-needer? Treat yourself to a massage? Manicure? Yoga? I hope whatever it is, you're making space to take care of you. 

Be well,

Lynsey

Colorado Rain

You may be as inundated with news of Colorado, as we were with rain and its aftermath. I live here on the Colorado front range with my husband and dog. Our dog, Ayer (pronounced eye-er), is currently my only coworker (i.e. she taps naps at my feet and tells me when it's time to take a play break). She's lovely to have around!

This week, with the seemingly endless rain, made for perfect lighting conditions for new jewelry photos. I was making lemonade out of lemons!  Ayer, on the other hand, was in a constant state of pouting. If I could have stopped the rain for her, I would have. On Thursday, arguably the rainiest day, Ayer huffed, puffed, sighed, and pouted from 9am-5pm. Tragic! I gathered new photographs of jewelry because the lighting was so diffuse and perfect. Of all the photographs I took that day, this was speaks mounds:

Laying at the back door with her toys, but not wanting to get wet.  

Laying at the back door with her toys, but not wanting to get wet.  

Rest assured, brighter days are here for us (at least where we live)! Ayer's playing in the yard again, soaking up the last summer sunshine. I'm developing new pieces in the studio. My heart goes out to those in Colorado who aren't feeling as safe right now. In the mountains and foothills, it is a true state of emergency. I pray for their safety and well-being.