My pick this week is Casto Creations whose Etsy Shop I discovered through the forums.
A maker of elegant handcrafted jewelry, she says, "Playing with metal and fire is my current obsession. I love to fuse - melting metal together to create a strong bond. It's therapeutic and fun!"
Here are a couple of my favorites for sale in her shop.
These earrings: fine silver textured discs which sway gently beneath a single faceted semi precious gemstone. Each disc is hand cut, formed, fused by fire, and then hammered for texture and strength.
And this necklace: Fine Silver Cherry Tree Pendant which is available in different sizes in her shop. The cherry tree design is stamped into fine silver to create a fabulous necklace. It is antiqued to bring out the design and then hand polished for a soft shine. The pendant is made with PMC, which when fired becomes pure silver (99.9%). It hangs from a delicate sterling silver chain and is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp and a signature tag.