Chrissi Harmon Jewelry

Contemporary Jewelry Design

Growing, changing and improving

Christina Harmon

For the past 10 years, I've been a seller on Etsy.  I've loved the venue, and I've met many good friends there.  However, Etsy recently made some changes that I feel will no longer be a good long term fit for myself or my jewelry.  I was already considering moving away from Etsy because it just didn't seem to feel like the "right fit" any longer.  The changes that Etsy is implementing was the push I needed to move on and put all of my focus and energy here. 

Change always bring some challenges, uncertainty and reevaluation.  I'm looking forward to seeing what changes I can make here to better serve my wonderful clients!  I like that I will have more control over what I can offer, how I can promote, and really support my clients.  I welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions!  I love to learn, and I love to grow.  

In addition, I'm also looking at growing my skills and jewelry offerings.  Because of this, custom orders will now only be taken on a very limited basis.  Please do not feel that you can't ask!  You just never know if the request will be the kick in the pants I need to try something new.  

I want to thank everyone for joining me on this journey.  

All the best! 

Chrissi

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New Ideas and Inspirations

Christina Harmon

This winter has seemed to drag on and on here and for most of the country, but it looks like spring and summer are finally making their appearance. With the warmer temperatures, my time in the studio seems to take a little bit of a backseat to outdoor activities and time spent with my lovely horses.  

However, that doesn't mean that I'm not always thinking jewelry or sketching or coming up with new ideas.  Quite the contrary!  The activity outside tends to open my mind up to more creative thoughts and inspirations.  Especially as I watch the landscape changes from winter to spring.  It just seems like the world gets brighter and more alive.

So...look for a few brighter pieces to appear in my shop!  I have a few lovely pieces already finished up and ready to list.  Light green prehenite, vibrant labradorite and stunning tourmalated quartz to name a few!  In addition, I'm working on some exciting custom orders!  I'm also discontinuing the leather and copper lines, as I just don't feel as inspired in that direction right now.  I may bring them back at a later date.  I love both mediums, but it just seems like my heart is more with working in silver and gold.  Speaking of gold...I'm adding in some fantastic Keum-boo pieces this next update.

If there is ever anything you would like to see me make...please don't hesitate to let me know.  I love custom work, and I'm always on the hunt for ideas or suggestions for things to work on.

All the best!

Chrissi

 

 Sunset driving into Tulsa from home.  Unbelievably bright!

Sunset driving into Tulsa from home.  Unbelievably bright!

New Work!

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I'm finally getting around to photographing the new work I've completed for the shop this summer!  I'm looking forward to getting some new items up on the site by the end of this week.  

I have been trying to branch out and do more multi-stone pendants and add in more beaded items.  I started with beads, and they have always been my first love...and I feel like my vision is coming back to a place where the beads meet the metalwork.  

This piece, is a stunning example of Congo Malachite!  The stone was hand-cut by an artisan lapidary and she captured the fantastic natural pattern of the stone.  I absolutely love this piece!  I really wrestled with adding a beaded necklace to the pendant, but the stone is so stunning and beautiful all it's own, I didn't want to detract from it's natural appeal.  

 

 

It's been a busy year so far!

Christina Harmon

I am admittedly not very good at blogging.   I will be the first to say that!  With creating new jewelry, listing items, and spending time with my family, I tend to forget to come back and write things down.

This year has been no exception so far...but I'm working on it. :)  I am constantly working on new things, and I absolutely love the growth that is occurring in the studio.  I'm also tremendously grateful for my customers, and lately, I've been doing a lot of custom work that hasn't made it onto the website. 

Since this weekend is the Gemfaire, I always get more inspired after spending some time at the show.  Seeing what is new and out there always gets the creative juices flowing, and I picked up a few new goodies to add to the shop.  So...in the coming months, look for some amazing lapis beaded pieces, gorgeous tigereye, malachite and some fun turquoise.  I am heading back to the show later today to scope out some additional items, and hope to have some time in the shop tonight to start creating.  

In addition...I just added some new items today...including a really beautiful howlite and black onyx necklace, amethyst earrings with tourmaline drops and a fun and quirky trilobite ring.  

As always, thank you to my loyal customers!  You keep me motivated, inspired and focused on continuing to create!

New Products in the Works!

Christina Harmon

I feel like I'm always working on something new, and I love to share!  It seems like I'm the most content when I'm challenging myself and branching out into new techniques and incorporating new ideas. 

Because of this desire to try something new, I have started incorporating leather tooling into my work. 

I have always been fascinated by the skill it takes to work with leather.  My mom did some leather tooling years ago when I was a kid, and I loved to watch her work.  Over this past winter, I happened to be walking through Hobby Lobby, and noticed their leather working section...and I thought "why not".

So...I'm excited to share some of my newest leather works.  I am finding that the marriage of leather and silver is a great combination, and the ideas are flowing like crazy!  I hope to have the new leather line up later this year...and it is guaranteed to be exciting! 

Never fear, I'm not abandoning my traditional sterling and gemstone lines...just adding something unique and fun into the mix!

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