I'm a Professional!

It's official--I'm an Accredited Jewelry Professional! The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has dropped some serious knowledge of jewelry, colored stones, and diamonds on me, and I lapped it up like a kitten with a bowl of cream. My love and appreciation of rocks has been lifelong, but I will soon have a fancy-dancy certificate with a pretty gold seal from an independent authority to prove it.

You have nothing to worry about. I'm a professional...

The Easter Egg Hunt Is ON!

Easter is a month from today and to hop into the spirit, I'm having an Easter Egg Hunt! Get on The List or 'Like' my Facebook page for more details.

I have Gift Certificates and Jewelry ready for your bunny basket. Some of you will find Jewelry I'm making *exclusively* for The Hunt!

I'll be updating the status of The Hunt here on the Blog.

(One Egg per person.)


The Red Egg has been found! Congratulations, Susan!!!

The Blue Egg has been found! Way to go, Sheryl!!!

More Eggs will be hidden in the days leading up to Easter, so stay tuned to The List or 'Like' my Facebook page for details!

Simplifying is the Byz Knees

My Spring Cleaning effort is ongoing, and a part of that is simplifying things on the website. I've added and condensed the various sizes of Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelets in silver on one page and added a new finish -- BLACKENED! Different-sized rings make different looks within the same chainmaille pattern. Now, you can easily see the differences side-by-side. The simplification effort will continue with all the patterns and items. Have a gander...

Ring in the Warmth

Is anyone out there ready for Spring like I am? I want blue skies and sunshine, so I'm releasing some sparkly things to herald in the warmth of a new season. Bring it!

Seize the Daisy! with Harold the Bug is unleashed...

...on the website and the world.

Spring Cleaning Freebies Part 2

The Spring cleaning continues... This time with glass beads. If you would like them, cover the shipping and they're yours! Pick the Groups you want or pick them all. Your choice--First to email me gets them! (shipping: $3 domestic/int'l USPS first class; $5 domestic USPS Priority)
UPDATE: These freebies have been snapped up. Enjoy, Mary!
My Spring Cleaning seems never-ending, so I'm sure there will be more.
Keep your channel here...


For the past couple months, I've been transitioning all my 'e-maille' stuff to 'Erin Michael.' When I started e-maille, I was making primarily chainmaille. Over the years, I've grown to include much more than chainmaille and I plan to further my skills as I go on. I thought it was best to simply work under my name and not feel the need to fit inside a certain box. Consider me fully unbridled now--Wheee-hoooo!