Nici's Art and Jewelry

I was born and raised in East Germany and was 12 years old when the "Wall" fell. Currently, I reside in New Mexico with my hubby and black lab "Roxy."

Art has always been my hobby and an escape from a stressful day job in health care. The vacuous desert of New Mexico inspired my creativity to fill the voids with huge colorful paintings of flowers, plants, mountains, landscapes, and extraterrestrial planets. Having run out of space on our walls, I began selling my pieces at a local farmer's market. Always in search of new ideas and mediums, I took a few courses in silversmithing and became passionate about creating custom handmade jewelry.

copper tea light holder

copper tea light holder

made a copper tea light holder :) cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip by 6 inch long from copper draw your shapes onto the metal small tip (if you like a shape make a template out of plastic via exacto knife ) cut out your lizards i use a jewelers saw with 1/0 blades shape the strip ,dome a circle and cut a 3×3 inch square solder everything together ( use plumbers solder as it has a…

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copper buttons

copper buttons made some buttons for my mom I remember as a child my mom had a small wooden box with tons of buttons in it . I was very facinated by it and when she got that box out to make something I would sit on the floor and play for hours . She still has that box with the buttons , so I made her a couple of new ones out of copper I cut out 2 discs an 2 flowers from copper I used a disc…

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playing with metal - Imgur

playing with metal - Imgur

knuckle ring with butterfly

knuckle ring with butterfly

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Today another easy an fun project – a knuckle ring . Knuckle rings are to be worn – like the name suggests – above the knuckle . I have several that i wear daily , I prefer to have mine on my middle fingers on both hands . They are comfy and are adjustable so very easy to make .

Knuckle rings are the same size usually as toe rings or pinky rings an have an open back ( to adjust them easy )

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spring has sprung - Imgur

spring has sprung - Imgur