September 2016

Annukka Jewelry Design website store is temporarily inactive.

I will be studying towards a master's degree until June 2019, and I am unable to maintain an online store.

I may be able to take on custom work during this time. You can ask me about custom work by sending me a message.

Thank you for your continued support!

... And then my head exploded!!

So, I got a Western Union money wire today, and knew I was on a tight schedule after work to get the cash to my bank, so I can order metals today, and have it here in time for the weekend. I left work to drive to the town where I wanted to withdraw said cash, and deposit to my bank. "I have 45 mins" I said, "that's plenty of time" I said.

Happy 12th birthday Nico!!

My son Nico is turning 12 today, congratulations to my young man!

We had a lovely weekend, he invited 9 of his friends to go bowling on Friday evening. The bowling alley has glow bowling with music on Fridays, and the boys had a blast. And mom got to bowl too. 

We got back home quite late on Friday evening, but I couldn't resist getting to the bench for a short while.

Competitions and stuff

On this chilly Friday morning, as I get ready to go to work at the hospital, and try to not let the looming kid's birthday party stress me out, I thought I'd share a couple of competition wins with you.

In August 2015 I won Cooksongold's Design of the Week competition with this Argentium sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and Rutilated Quartz pendant.

I have the best customers

A happy customer = happy me!!

I'm sometimes lucky enough for my customers to send me pictures of them wearing their new jewelry from me. This week I had two, and both on the same morning!

I'm in love

My first love was silver, but I'm in love again. This time with gold.
Recently I have been fortunate enough to be able to work in 18K gold, and it's a dream!

Venturing in to the unknown...

... in more ways than one!

This past week I was fortunate enough to find more time than usual for jewelry. I learned how to bead set, and made this rather funky ring. Argentium sterling silver with bead set 1mm black spinels. Those tiny gems were a huge challenge to set without a microscope!