Breast Cancer Awareness Fighter Necklace

In an effort to increase breast cancer awareness, 100% off the proceeds of this necklace will be donated to charity to help in the research of finding a cure for this horrible disease.

I made this piece with a very loving and caring heart. A heart that feels for grandmothers, mothers, aunts, wives, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, cousins, and entire families that have fought or are going through the battle by their sides. This is a piece made for fighters, for warriors, for survivors, for believers and overcomers.

As for me, this pendant is a reminder of the fighter that was my aunt, a woman who despite all news and odds against her never gave up. She fought until the last minute of her life knowing that her time with the Lord was soon to arrive. This is a reminder to take care of ourselves and not neglect our bodies. A reminder to do annual testing and live healthy lives to the fullest. A reminder to see the beauty in gloomy days and to love one another to the fullest and never stop fighting.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace By Adriana Lyden

Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace By Adriana Lyden

 

Back of Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace by Adriana Lyden

Back of Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace by Adriana Lyden

 

Con Amor,

Adri

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Shop Updates

Hi everyone!

Did you know that Etsy has a new amazing feature called Shop Updates? I just started using it and I’m hooked. I am able to add a picture update and link it to a product in my shop. The picture tells a story about the product or a behind the scenes look at the making of a piece. As most of you know,  I love social media and interacting with all of my current and future customers. You can find me on Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr…. I think I have an addiction! LOL!

To find the shop updates link (on any Etsy shop) just go to your favorite Etsy shop: www.awljewelry.com and scroll down until you find the link on the left column of the screen.

 

After clicking on the link you will be directed to the updates page where you can find more info on new products, specials, and what I’m currently working on.

 

Feel free to stop by every week for new updates on my work.

Etsy Shop Updates

Etsy Shop Updates

 

Love Always,

Adriana

 

Equinox Necklace – Main Piece for South Miami Art Fest

 

YOU ARE INVITED!

Tomorrow I will be displaying my latest creation at the South Miami Rotary Art Fest. I call it the Equinox and its colors are what inspired the name of this statement piece. It is made out of Sterling Silver set with 4 teardrop Labradorites with stunning labradorescence, 9 round red carnelians, 8 green Jades, and 5 denim blue Lapis Lazuli cabochons. It hangs perfectly centered and dangles with your every move. Its simply spectacular and I am very happy to show you this beautiful piece this weekend.

Festival Info:

It takes place in the vibrant downtown area of South Miami on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) from US 1 to Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) adjacent to The Shops at Sunset Place. T

For online or GPS directions search for 5750 SW 72 St., South Miami, FL 33143.

February 21-22, 2015, Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. On Saturday night there is live jazz onstage until 8:00 PM in the beer garden at 58th Avenue and Sunset.

Equinox Necklace by Adriana Lyden

Before and After

A client came to me with a pair of larimar earrings she had in her personal jewelry stash. She hadn’t worn them in a while because she didn’t like the fact that they were so plain and she wasn’t fond of french hook earring wires either.

I was told to re-vamp the design and give them a makeover. I took them apart because honestly, whoever made these, didn’t do a great job. I made completely new bezels adorned with twisted wire, embellished them with some antiquing and gave them ball posts. They turned out so cute I think I will make more of these to add to my inventory.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Love always,

Adribefore after larimar

before and after larimar earrings

before and after larimar earrings

 

New Bohometric Collection

bohometric

 

Presenting the new Bohometric Collection designed and created by me for Always With Love, Inc.  It combines the bohemian spirit with geometric shapes and adds color for an earthy essence. Boho chic at its best.

Available only at alwayswithlove.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Adriana

Paisley Cuff Bracelet

New paisley-inspired bracelet made in sterling silver. It is  a one of a kind design and it is for sale now on my etsy shop.
paisley cuff bracelet

VIDEO: Labradorite Cabochon Ring

Welcome back! This is a video I shot with my iPhone as I created a custom ring for a client.  It shows me working the metal and creating the piece from scratch.  I thought it would be nice to show you guys the fabrication process in action and the final product.

Feel free to like, share, comment or repost!

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Argentium Silver Dangle Earrings

I am so proud of these new earrings! Aren’t they beautiful?

I used argentium sterling silver twisted wire a friend gave me about 2 years ago. She purchased the argentium wire and never used it. For some reason I misplaced it and found it this week.
I’m so happy I did!

Love the luster and how easy it is to fuse!

Will have to buy more for sure!

argentium silver dangle earrings

argentium silver dangle earrings

Bubble Earring and Ring Set

Here are some pictures (taken with my iPhone) that show you how I made my latest jewelry set. The pictures demonstrate how I made the earrings first, and then the ring. The fabrication process required many steps and here I show you the most important ones.

The order of pictures goes from left to right.

Oh, my Jewelry Photographer is out of town which means that the final earrings pic will come soon! For now, enjoy the process and the finished ring pic professionally shot by Pixeltoaster Studios!

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Always With Love - Silver Bubbles ring

Men’s Cut Out Ring

End of may means one thing for me. Gotta get ready and make father’s day items!

In honor of all cool jewelry wearing dads, I made a cut-out ring that looks like two ring bands in one. I love the jeweler’s saw and instead of making two rings and soldering them together I cut them. Let me show you.

1. Gather your tools.

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some tools used

•Jeweler’s Saw •Precision Square •220 & 400 Sandpaper Stick •Automatic Hole Puncher •Flat hand file • Scribe •Inside ring sanding mandrel • Drill bit •3m Sanding Wheels •Divider •Digital Caliper

2.  To make a size 11 men’s ring cut a 16 gauge sterling sheet 64.6mm X 11mm with the saw. File the sides flat, checking for angles and evenness with the square. Open the divider to 3.68mm and trace a line on all 4 sides. Find the center and trace two perpendicular lines 8mm wide. Drill holes in the center lines. I color the metal with a Sharpie marker to remind me where not to cut.

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measure, scribe and drill

3. Once cut, file and sand the metal. It should look like this:

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after cutting and sanding

4. Before bending the ring, we need to anneal it with the torch to make the metal soft. Wide rings can be hard to shape if you skip this step, not to mention you may crack the metal. Quench, pickle, rinse, and dry.

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anneal your metal

5. Bend the ring and make sure the ends meet without gaps. Ring is ready to flux, solder, quench, pickle, rinse, and dry.

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bend and join ends for soldering. pretty comes later.

6. Place ring in the ring mandrel and with a rawhide hammer, give it its beautiful round shape. File, sand polish… and don’t forget the stamp!

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after shaping, sanding, and polishing.

handmade jewelry by always with love

handmade jewelry by always with love

And done.