Bisbee turquoise and busy week

lot of Bisbee turquoise
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Two weeks ago today I had the most amazing experience. I had been to the post office the week before and the mail girls asked what I did (since I mail parcels often with them). When I told them that I’m a jewelry artist and I often use turquoise they told me they had a lady that comes in that her father recently passed away and she had a ton on turquoise to sell. I gave them my card and thought nothing more of it. Well….. she went there last week and called me right away. I drove to her home not knowing what to think and when I got there her table was full. Her father had been an artist and bought a ton of stone from a Bisbee miner. He cut and polished all of it. He told his kids it was worth more than gold to him. I started piecing it out and she made me an offer for the whole lot. I took it. This is only a quarter of what I have and it is overwhelming to see the beauty in each and every one. It was my lucky day and I hope I can do justice to all these gorgeous pieces.

blessed Bisbee turquoise bracelet
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This is the first piece I made with the Bisbee turquoise.

back of blessed bracelet
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This is the back of that Bisbee piece.

Kingman turquoise bracelets
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I enjoyed making these a couple of weeks ago with the Kingman turquoise. They are all sold but I will be making more in the future.

fly me to the moon pendant
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fly me to the moon pendant
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I’ve also been making many different moon pendant commissions. This one is actually a gift for my mom. The back has my dad’s favorite song and the date they were married. I want her to know that whenever she looks to the moon he is looking down on her and protecting her.

I did just list the last moon I have available on my Etsy shop.

That’s all for now!! I’m heading back to my studio.

Fill your heart with art and turquoise

Happy Holiday!!

~manon

me
Hey there!!
My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ with my man, Rob. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

I’m *stone* crazy

new stones
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I’m officially obsessed with gemstones. Who knew????? I thought that shoes were my only problem but now I have to throw these stones in…lol. These are some of my new ones. Included in the photo are a labradorite, moonstone, African bloodstone, Peruvian opal…..swoon, swoon… candelaria and Nevada turquoise. So much fun!!!!!

shine like the stars pendant
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I started with the Peruvian opal…omg!! It’s such a beautiful stone. Check out the next two pics. I cut a hole in the back so when the light shines through you can see how lovely it is. These photos don’t have it on a chain yet but I did that yesterday. You can check it out at my Etsy shop.

shine like the stars pendant
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Shine like the starts necklace
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This piece was so much fun for me to make.

Kingman turquoise ring
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Ahhhhh…..the Kingman turquoise….. I just smile thinking of these amazing stones. I made this sterling silver ring in a size 7.5 so it wouldn’t be close to fitting me…lol. I’m so pleased at the way it looks. Btw…. I keep getting calls from my mom about my manicure or lack of. Really? I had to remind her that my hands are working in metals and files each day. A manicure isn’t going to fix what I have going on…lol.

Kingman Turquoise Ring

Have a wonderful start of the weekend!! Thanks for stopping in!!

fill your heart with art

~manon

me
Hey there!!
My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ with my man, Rob. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

working with turquoise

let your soul and spirit fly
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I’ve been really excited about the turquoise I’ve been working with. This pendant has a Bisbee turquoise. I love the way it turned out. As you’ll see in the pic below I’ve added the words *let your soul and spirit fly*…. it’s a wonderful line from a Van Morrison song. (Funny….many of my man’s family live in Ireland and see Van all the time.)

let your soul and spirit fly
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I sold her as soon as I listed her. She has a special meaning for someone so I’m happy.

i am brave
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I made this link bracelet with a Kingman turquoise. The back side of it says….courage. It’s also sold but I will be making more that are similar.

sterling silver bangle with Kingman turquoise
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These are bangles that I’ve attached with a bail that reads….blessed. I’ve also added the word cherish. Again…I’ve used a Kingman turquoise in this piece. You can find this at my Etsy shop.

I just got some great stones that I can’t wait to start working with. Check back soon for updates.

fill your heart with art

me
Hey there!!
My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ with my man, Rob. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

New work update and giveaway winner revealed!!

spirit soar ring
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spirit soar ring
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My stone fairy is so sweet. He has brought me so many new ones including the Australian fire boulder opal above. I worked this one into a ring that says…..spirit soar on the side.

Kingman turquoise
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These arrived yesterday. They’re Kingman turquoise and I’m so excited to work with them. I have so many ideas!!!

breathe deeply and repeat
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This is my *breathe deeply and repeat* pendant. I used a red creek jasper stone.

red creek jasper pendant
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Another view!!

new necklace
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I made a necklace similar to this one a couple of months ago. I love the simplicity of it so I made three more.

You can find all those pieces in my Etsy shop.

GIVEAWAY WINNER……… Melissa Langer at Pugnotes. Congrats Melissa!!!! Thanks to all that participated on FB, Instagram and my page!!!

See you soon

fill your heart with art

~manon

me
Hey there!!
My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ. where I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

GIVEAWAY!!!

giveaway
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My first GIVEAWAY!!! This is a sterling silver necklace 100% handmade by me. It’s ready to go to a new home and you could be the lucky winner!!

RULES……
1. follow my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sistersofthesunart (you don’t have to be on FB to follow)
2. like the post
3. Share the pic with your friends on FB if you are currently on Facebook

Only one entry per day.
Winner will be posted on Tuesday Oct. 21st.
Good luck!!! Thank you for your support!!!

Fill your heart with art

~manon

rings and things

free & fearless
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I’ve been making rings lately and I’m forcing myself not to make them in my size because I’m becoming obsessed with them…lol. This one is a black onyx with the words….free and fearless on the side.

stones
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I have a stone fairy named Rob. He has been buying me stones to use in my work. I”m such a lucky girl. The above stones are natural turquoise and agate.

stones
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The larger stone pictured is Australian bloodstone and the two others are turquoise. I’d have to look up my notes but I think that one is from Bisbee and the other Nevada.

imperfection is beauty
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I actually made myself this ring that reads…. imperfection is beauty. :) The turquoise is just stunning.

listen with your heart
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This is a dogtooth amethyst ring that I recently finished. The side reads….listen with your heart.

listen with your heart
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eye pendant
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As soon as I posted the above piece on Facebook it sold. It’s a necklace with a pendant that includes an image of my eye….lol. You read that right. I put the piece together and wasn’t sure how I was going to finish it so I didn’t do a thing for 2 weeks until inspiration struck. My eye seemed a perfect fit then I covered it with a high quality resin.

be brave. be strong
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This is the back of that pendant.

necklaces
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I’ve also been making other necklaces and have a few on my workbench as we speak.

fly free
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Yesterday I found myself playing with molten silver and made this ring. It’s very sturdy and comfortable to wear. It says….*fly* on one side and *free* on the other.

fly free
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Another angle on the molten ring.

Next week I’ll be doing a GIVEAWAY!! Yay!! Check back on details on how to enter!!

You can find some of my work at my Etsy shop.

fill your heart with art

~manon

me
Hey there!!
My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ. where I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

what’s new

inspire. magic. passion.
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I’ve been working on a bunch of different pieces but mostly ones with messages or inspirational sayings on them. This is a necklace that I’ve stamped the word *inspire* on the bail and *magic* on one side of the drop and *passion* on the backside. It’s a fairly long necklace so all the elements hang nicely.

om. namaste.
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om. namaste.
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The pics above are reversible necklaces with *namaste* on one side and *om* on the other. I am doing a bunch of reversibles so whatever mood strikes you can wear them on either side. Love these!!

tonight i dream. tomorrow i do.
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tonight i dream. tomorrow i do.
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This is also a reversible necklace which reads….tonight I dream. tomorrow I do. I’ve also added different elements on the chain and a silver drop that says…*believe*.

keep it happy
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I mentioned in my Etsy shop that I try and wear each piece out at least once. The first reason is that I can see if there are any issues that I need to resolve before I list it. The second reason is that I like to wear it close to my heart so I can send it out with love. Good mojo goes along way.

I wore this piece above on the weekend and it got many compliments. I listed it yesterday and it’s going to a new home already. It reads….keep it happy>

knuckle rings
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I rarely make myself anything….lol. Last week I did decide to make myself these quick and easy silver knuckle rings. Love them. They’ll probably stay with me because my fingers are so small!!

early evening AZ
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I was talking on FB the today how I rarely take out my good camera anymore because my phone is so much easier and the quality of the photos are pretty good. I even photograph all my jewelry with it. No more lugging around that camera. Btw…. this is AZ last night. I think it turned out great!!

See you soon!!

fill your heart with art

~manon

me
Hey there!!
My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ. where I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

inspired

organic shaped hoop earrings
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It’s been another fun week in the studio and I seem to have no lack of inspiration. I’ve been back and forth on earrings and necklaces lately and I’ve made a few new pairs of organic hoop earrings which I love the look of. They have a nice swing to them.

silver organic hoops
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The cobalt blue glass beads really sets off the look of these hoops.

sun, moon, and stars necklace
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This lovely necklace is gone to a new home. It has a lot of meaning to it’s owner as it did to me when I was making it. It reminds her of her dad as it did mine.

be free. be fearless.
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This baby has also found a new home. Be free. Be fearless. Good words to remind ourselves daily.

Buddha beads
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I bought these jade Buddha beads a couple of weeks ago and decided I wanted to incorporate them into earrings.

sun, moon and truth
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This is what I came up with as it relates to the Buddha quote… *three things that cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.*

shine like the stars
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I’m currently working on more necklace ideas. The sun, moon, stars and hearts often find there way into some of my jewelry as they did my paintings.

another beautiful night
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I heard it said once that Texas has big sky. I look out each night and watch the sunset here in AZ and think to myself that Arizona also has really big sky…lol. No lack of visual inspiration here!!

See you soon!!

fill your heart with art

~manon

busy week

dream bracelet
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It’s been a busy week in my studio. I’ve been working on various pieces and working out some upcoming ones. This is a bracelet that I just completed. I made it adjustable so it can fit the smallest wrist like mine or a larger wrist. I love the way it looks on and the *dream* tag I made looks great. :)

dream bracelet
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My pieces are 100% handmade by me.

dream big
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I made these lovelies this week and they are already going to a wonderful home.

breathe in breathe out
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On a different note…lol…. I love all these photo apps that you can play around with. I can get so caught up in them I often have to tear myself away.

the light in me
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I took this pic a few months ago and added a quote that I love.

Just wanted to give a quick update!! See you soon!!!

fill your heart with art

~manon

vintage beads, new earrings and one happy customer

earrings
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I recently purchased some vintage beads and they’re so cute. It’s been fun to incorporate them into some of my designs. I held my breath when I ordered them because I wasn’t quite sure what was going to arrive but they came to me like new. So far I’ve put them in some of the earrings.

Sterling earrings with words.....Find. Your. Happy. Place.
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These are my latest sterling earrings. I think that these are my favorite but I’ve said that about every pair….lol. I’ve added the words….Find. Your. Happy. Place. I think this rings true to many people. We look around for things and people to make us happy when in reality happiness is a feeling that is within us. I like these words in the piece to bring a gentle reminder.

Mae and her jewelry
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This photo was sent to me recently. My friend, Mae, is one of my biggest supporters. I love that she loves jewelry and mine at that. If she lived closer I would put a hammer in her hand and have her forge away with me. :)

You can find my jewelry at my Etsy or you can email me at manon@sistersofthesun.com

fill your heart with art

~manon