Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Please contact me- you are the giveaway winner! I tried the email you gave me and it comes back to me.... I would love to be able to send you your gift by Christmas! Congratulations again!

Monday, December 15, 2008

We have a winner!

I am happy to announce the winner of my blog giveaway!
The winner is..........................................................................


Please contact me via email for your shipping address- I tried the one you gave me with no luck...


:) Cristina

Monday, December 8, 2008

Treasury #2!

I was picked to be in a treasury! It's only my second so far, and they make me so so happy....
Check it out!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

See this piece ?


Its the finished result of the last post, about my bench. I always love how organized and geometric my work is, but how messy my bench seems. I know I spoke about it in the last post, but I just think its curious.

I think it came out really good... What do you think?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wanna See?

My Messy Bench?
I clean it a lot, I really do, but my bench is my sketchbook, and I work furiously on it everyday, so it gets messy really quickly!
Right now I am working on a Temple necklace for a very nice lady. She is going to give it to her best friend. Isn't that nice? I love making pretty things for friends. I'm making pretty things for several of MY friends right now for Christmas. Some are gifts from me, some are from husbands and boyfriends, one is for MY best friend! In these trying times, I always can sit down at my messy bench and forget about everything for a little while.
I'm glad my bench is messy. It means I'm using it to its fullest potential. Does that mean my brain is messy too? Or could it be messier? HMMMMMMMM......
I had a friend come over the other day, and she got sucked into my bench. Not ONCE did she say "Geez! You're really messy!" or "don't you ever clean?!" Nope... She said "what this you're working on?" and "OOOH, I love that stone!" and this is going to be really cool!" she made my day!
Is YOUR bench messy?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A New Idea II

Here is the first piece i have created from an original I had designed, as a ring, for a friend of mine. The pieces were just perfect for a set of hoops.
Lets see where this takes me...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jumping on the SALE bandwagon!

Who doesn't LOVE a good sale?
I'm having one, of course, and invite you to take a look!
I have a ton of beautiful, mostly one of a kind pieces in my shop.
Everything is hand fabricated by me.
You will NOT be dissapointed!
Happy Holidays!
And don't forget my giveaway, here on my blog!
See post below...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Metalsmiths in Action Contest! Really Fun!

Hello everyone,
Metalsmiths in Action Team
is doing a fun contest, which I am participating in...
Go to this link to enter and the rules.
Its a fun one, like a scavenger hunt!
ALL the Prizes are beautiful jewelry from some VERY TALENTED people!
Good luck!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I made a special treasury!

For some special items:
Actually my favorite item, the PYRAMID.
Check it out,
I want to give back to my etsy community, so how about a little promotion for some other people!

A new idea...

I have always been interested in things that are opposite from each other, contrasts, things that are so different from each other, they create a balance, a natural order of things. Nature does it quite perfectly. I am exploring some new design ideas based on a project I did a very long time ago, a very organic ring, very different from what I do now.
My jewelry has always been very geometric, very confined to straight lines and squares, very mathematical, but without the intention of being so.
I wonder what I can do, what i could create, if I thought the exact opposite, and designed pieces that are very organic in nature...
I will keep you posted on my progress on my new idea, I'm very excited!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Parties parties parties

Will the parties ever end? And they have only just begun....

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cristina Hurley Jewelry Giveaway Contest!

Hello Everyone!
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I have decided to do a giveaway contest!
One lucky winner will win this beautiful set, A pair of sterling silver earrings, and a sterling silver Pendant, From my Star Charm line, with gorgeous faceted Labradorite Briolettes! This set is valued at over $100.00 and will be a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
Simply post on this thread, become a follower of my blog and include an email address where i can reach you; I have preselected a winning number, and if you are that post number to this thread, you are the lucky winner!
Thank you for participating, and GOOD LUCK!
Contest entries deadline is Dec 15th, to allow time for shipping by Christmas, if it is a gift. Also, I should mention that the set will come in a very nice box with a ribbon!
Thank you again!!!!
Cristina Hurley

Did a show tonight, and I'm so tired!

I enjoy doing trunk shows, but they are so unpredictable... And it is FREEZING up here! So the turn out was not so great. But I'm not complaining, I did ok...
Good night every one!

My Website!

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to mention that my brand new revamped website is up and running. I took a lot of time and hard work, but it was worth it! there are still things to iron out, and tons of content to add, but I am soooo happy with the results!
Please visit the site:
I will be working hard on it through to the holidays.
There are lots of pictures, but even more to add!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm in a treasury on Etsy!

Please look before it ends today, Thanks!
Thank you to expressyourself for including me in it!

A big deal to me

As a mom, and a jeweler, this is a BIG deal:

My daughter, who is turning 8, got her ears pierced this weekend!

She was very brave, and I was very proud. My mother and I made a big deal about it, and taking her became quite an event. She got nervous at first, but when we asked if she wanted to do it another day, she said "NO WAY! TODAY!"

It has also opened the creative doors for me, I started thinking about all the designs I could do for her, and her friends, and children in general.

It may not seem like a big deal to some, but all us girls who do have our ears pierced can probably remember the day we had it done, if we were not babies. In some cultures it is customary right at birth, in others they would not even consider it. It brought up a very interesting dialogue between mom and I, about when I did it and where, and how some cultures do and don't, etc.

So tell me, when and where did you get yours pierced? Was it a big deal? Were yours pierced at birth? I would like to know!



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My web sites and other sites of interest.

Here is a list of my website, and also of different sites I am a memeber of.
I'll be adding as I go!
I think this is enough for now!

Hello, this is my new Blog!

Hello everyone,
I'm jumping onto the blog bandwagon! I am very excited to share my news, artwork adventures and thoughts with all of my friends out the in the world. This is a very exciting time for me, I have really decided to take the plunge and dedicate myself fulltime to my craft and my business.
Making jewelry has made me very happy since I was a teenager, and has taken good care of me, through good times and bad times. It makes me almost as happy as having a wonderful family. It is true that if you have a good home, a good family, and a good job, you have achieved true happiness, and anything is possible.
I will try to post often, please come visit me as much as you like! And take a look at all of my endeavors...
Take care!

About Me

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I am currently working independently fulltime at home. I work for other jewelers, and for myself. I also work hard to take good care of my family, young and old. I love to cook, I love to sight see and explore new places and things. I love to try new things.