Studio Bits

Studio On the Road: Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague Virginia

Assateague National SeashoreAs October slides into the Midwest (though I do love autumn) I admit to being slightly nostalgic for my summer travels.  Assateague Island National Seashore, an even smaller island off the small island of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, is an amazing…(continue reading)

Working With Metal: Hammered Copper Rings

Silver Flower Copper Ring I love copper.  No other metal responds to a torch with such a varied palette--not just warm near mocha pinks, but vibrant marbled teals as well.  Plus, it is easy to add texture and create a rustic finish (much more interesting than the shiny sheet metal of its…(continue reading)

Etsy Trunk Sale Handmade Jewelry Catherine Jeltes Last Chance Sale

 Yep, you heard right...a Last Chance Trunk Sale in my Etsy shop :)  My jewelry designs are heading in a different direction:  more stones, wire work and wraps...more rustic minimalist the early designs must go. Prices are marked way down...things must go...good news for…(continue reading)

Rough Cut Gemstone and Blue Ocean Stone Pendant Necklaces, Catherine Jeltes, Gallery Zoo Art

With the start of 2014, my jewelry design studio is heading in a new direction.  Leading the way are these beautifully rustic pendant necklaces, two in fabulous rough cut gemstones:  citrine and February's birthstone, amethyst.  Citrine Stone Pendant Necklace, Bronze Wrap   …(continue reading)

Humor, Thanksgiving Day Musings, GalleryZooArt

 Tranquil Garden While pondering what I am thankful for this holiday season, I decided to take the opportunity to admit that while my life is far from a schmaltzy Hallmark card, I guess it certainly is pretty charmed.  As I choose to be a terminal optimist despite it all, here is what…(continue reading)