SilverSpiral Creations–The Story.

Once upon a time,natural drusy ring jewelry

 

there was a girl who loved pretty stones. She collected them everywhere she went, and often took them out to look at them and admire nature’s beauty. stones jewelryShe lost that collection long ago.  As the girl grew up she lived life, went to college, raised children, and had an eclectic work career. With all of this, it seemed as if her childhood love for collecting stones had disappeared forever.

As she got older, she remembered her beautiful rocks, and began collecting again.  She saw that she could wrap these beauties in wire, and wear them around her neck,  and make them into bracelets or rings. wire wrap stone

Pretty soon, she learned to create with metal–with some classes, but mostly self taught. She collected fancier and fancier stones, and began to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for friends, family, and then the public.floral plume agate

 

 

 

That girl is me. And here is where I must confess that I am an addict. I own over 2000 stone cabochons–and I love looking at them–deciding how to make them wearable. And I love learning new ways to dress them up.

I named my business SilverSpiral Creations and I sell my jewelry on-line at the  SilverSpiral Creations Shop .

I also make custom jewelry for anyone who asks.
Beautiful Stones, Shiny Silver, and Artisan Hands. These are all the ingredients to make great jewelry that connects us to Nature.  And I LOVE what I do!   Can you relate?

We had a Makeover!

Well—Sort of.  My whole website is brand new and I am super excited!

 

Like any makeover, you have to give up certain ideas so that you can have a new look.  And you have to be willing to take a risk for that new ‘you’

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I got to thinking—don’t we do that already? Don’t we use new materials, take some risks, think of new ways of doing things?

I am the first to admit that technology, especially web technology, is intimidating.  I am fortunate to have a person who is able to build websites, take my ideas, and make them look better.  And believe me—it is more than worth it!

I thought that when I started SilverSpiral Creations, I could do it all—just build a website, create my Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, write a blog—and I would absolutely have no problem keeping up with it all.

 I remember thinking that once my website was up, I wouldn’t have to do anything else!

 I couldn’t be any more wrong!!!

What was really the final straw (so to speak), was when my website was compromised by someone who just wanted to have a little fun.  Luckily, that’s all they did, but it was enough to give me a good fright.

Without getting too technical, the outcome is that we now have our own server, and we are hosting our own website.

So what is so new about this site?  The blog is built into the home page, saving lots of time.  I have links to my Etsy store, Facebook page, a comprehensive gallery and overall, the site looks more organized, is cleaner and user friendly.

The best part of all, is that my web developer is my brother, who tirelessly worked on this website and will continue to improve it over time.  I can’t begin to thank him enough!  He does not want his name here, as he is quite modest, but I do think he did a fabulous job!   screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-6-37-34-pm

Believe me!  I know just how lucky I am.  And because of this, I have time to keep up with my social media, revisit the SilverSpiral Creations Newsletter, and to bring you new and interesting information about our world of nature and jewelry.

 

I hope you will browse through the pages, and leave me a comment about what you think!

 

Cheers!    Lynne