foilage3.jpgI love photographing my jewelry in my hand. I wish I had pretty hands but they are the hands of a person that takes care of a family of 5- 3 being 12 yr old boys. I have my hands in unspeakable things LOL Oh and not to mention what I put my hands through to work on glass.

But I love to look at jewelry in hands it gives the true color of the piece, it shows how it looks on skin, it tells the size of the piece, although I have a small hand -so not sure how well it does that but you know what I mean. It give the piece some perspective it doesn’t have in other settings.

Some people have an aversion to seeing people “wear” the one of kind piece you are selling. It must give it a used feeling. So jewelry in your hand is about as close as you can get without wearing it. I my self love to see jewelry on but cater to the masses so my hand will do the job for now.

Hope my tiny crunchy artist hands don’t bother anyone? I guess if it dose I won’t know about it LOL

Have a look in my shop my hands have touched all the things I have made ha!- http://shoozles.etsy.com

Please see my new blog for official instructions on this rubber channel. http://shoozles-wearyourart.blogspot.com/2008/09/hidden-rubber-channel-alternative-to.html

When I started fusing 8 years ago, the silver bails you see on pendants were nowhere to be found so all my pendants were made with a channel that was made with fiber paper. The fiber paper does not burn in the kiln therefore it leaves a channel/hole that goes through the glass pendant. It was all I knew when I began fusing, then I discovered wire wrapping and that evolved then came the standard silver bails. I am as usual looking for innovated ways to make pendants look and function different. Early this summer I started making sterling silver roll bails those are nice too and it really steps up the piece since the silver is expensive and I necklaceon2.jpgmake the bails by hand. Within the last few weeks I have been working on a new way to wear the pendants- A no bail alternative to all these other devices.1tubedetail.jpg

This is called the hidden rubber channel. I spent some time wearing and testing the strength of this and have found it to be quite nice, not to mention how great is lays on a neck, plus comfort. I have to say the thing I like best about it -NO BAIL, the piece stands on it’s own like art hanging in a gallery.

If you have any questions about the hidden rubber channel jurubberbail.jpgst drop me a line. Trust me it is a great new way to wear pendants. To find products with this alternative channel go to http://shoozles.etsy.com