Feb 10, 2014

Cat Head Tutorial With Metal Clay - PDF Instant Download

NEW!  I've created a tutorial with detailed instructions and photos to show the steps I use to make a basic cat head with ears in metal clay. This adorable cat head design can be the base for makers to start with and design their own cat jewelry.

Perfect for jewelry makers who wish to make 3D sculptural art and this tutorial doesn't require sculpting skills or even drawing skills.

This tutorial will show how to make a basic cat head with ears using metal clay. From this basic cat head, I have created my own cat jewelry designs and hope that others will also be inspired to create their own version of cat jewelry. I will list the tools and materials needed, the techniques with photos along the process and helpful tips. I’ve included a bonus section that shows how to make a patterned ring band using a texture tool made from a lighter.

Visit my Etsy shop for the instant download PDF file.  I am offering this metal clay tutorial for only $5!


I would appreciate being “mentioned” in online posts relating to this tutorial, whether showing off your work or recommending this tutorial to friends. Please be sure to include York Avenue Studio when you refer to this basic cat head design.

Thank you!

Jan 31, 2014

Tutorial Copper Ball Love Knot Friendship Ring

Copper Ball Love Knot Ring by York Avenue Studio
New Tutorial for wire wrapping a Copper Ball Love Knot Ring! 

This tutorial includes a list of materials, tools and instructions for you to create your own ring. The skills required are basic wrapping skills as well as some general metalworking skills. I have included close-up photos throughout the process.
Instant Download - Visit my Etsy shop here:


Each side of the ring is adorned with a lovely knot. This is my original design with signature copper ball accents. This ring has a stylish Steampunk look and makes a wonderful Friendship ring or Promise ring.
Wire Wrapped Copper Ring by York Avenue Studio

Oct 14, 2013

Event is Over - Stethoscope Giveaway - York Avenue Studio

Stethoscope Giveaway by York Avenue Studio
Welcome to my Giveaway Contest!  The random drawing will be held Nov 17, 2013 and one winner will receive the stethoscope in the photo as well as the airway openers.  Brand new!  Bright cheery colors!  Enter now thru Nov 16th, details below.

I am hosting this Giveaway in order to introduce my charms for stethoscopes, hoping to reach those who use stethoscopes and would be interested in a charm that is personalized and custom made. 

Stethoscope Charm by York Avenue Studio
Stethoscope wide band ring that can be personalized with names and dates. I designed this solid metal cuff to fit around the tubing of your stethoscope and stay in place. The charm shown in the photos has a name and the date, the date is in roman numerals for a classy look. This particular charm has a paw print and DVM for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a caduceus medical symbol.

Stethoscope Charm by York Avenue Studio for Nurse or Vet
This is the perfect gift for anyone who uses a stethoscope! The name charm will identify their property as well as add a personal touch to their equipment. It stays put and isn't distracting or get caught up on clothing or in hair.  I make them in your choice of Golden Bronze or Sterling Silver. 

Gift for Nurse Vet - Stethoscope Charm by York Avenue Studio

Some ideas: Name or initials centered front with tiny paw prints all around. Maybe a dog or cat or both. Maybe the University letters of the school where the degree is from. Butterflies, flowers, stars, hearts, etc.

Veterinary Stethoscope Charm by York Avenue Studio
Please feel free to share this listing with anyone else that you know that might be interested.  There might be others that would like to find out about these charms and also enter the Giveaway. 

Designer made original art jewelry.

To enter the Giveaway:
Unlimited entries per person, 18 years and older with a US shipping address.  I will mail the package to a US address only.  Be sure to leave an email so I can contact you if you win.  If you prefer to send your contact info and entry to me and remain confidential, send me a note to enter at support@yorkavenuestudio.com

One entry for every Facebook page like - Like my page and then comment below to be counted as entry.  Here's my Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/York-Avenue-Studio-Handcrafted-Gemstone-Jewelry/138653009529987

One entry for Share on Facebook - spread the word for the Giveaway and leave a comment below to be counted as an entry.  The comment below can simply state "shared", but I would love to see the link, too, and visit your page!

One entry for every comment below with you ideas for what you might put on a charm - I really look forward to reading the ideas!

One entry for visiting my Etsy shop, YorkAvenueStudio,  looking around, and then commenting below about anything that caught your eye - I have a section in my shop called Personalized that I hope you enjoy browsing.

On Nov 17th, I'll count up the comments below, draw a random number, and contact the winner!

Good Luck!  Thank you for allowing me to introduce my Stethoscope Charms!