Art Craft Etsy Chatter and Chitter

Stamey Creek Creations and a Giveaway

 

Stamey Creek Creations 2016

Hard to believe its been 2 years since Chitter opened her Stamey Creek Creations Etsy Shop. I interviewed her for the blog when she first started selling her jewelry-if you missed it go here.

Over the last 2 years Chitter has grown and evolved as a jewelry maker and you can sure see it in the items she’s been producing lately.

When Chitter first started making jewelry she used mostly bead stringing and simple macrame techniques. Since then she’s advanced to the beginning stages of metal smithing.

 

Stamey Creek Creations 2016 2

Chitter has a mixture of items in her shop at the moment.

 

You can see some of the metal working skills Chitter has learned in the photos above. The pieces are cut out, filed and sanded, textured, a patina is added, and then they are tumbled for a durable finish. She’s started using rivets to connect parts of the creations and I really like that look. I also really like the easy to use clasps she puts on the necklaces.

 

Chitter graciously donated this necklace for me to giveaway as part of my Thankful November series. It is a copper necklace made with rose quartz, amethyst, and Czech glass.

I hope you’ll jump over and visit Chitter’s Stamey Creek Creations Etsy Shop. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the necklace. *Giveaway ends Saturday November 19, 2016.

Tipper

 

 

 

 

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Perri Morrison Smith
    November 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Hello again from the French Broad River wind tunnel! I go to Chitter’s Etsy page often to look for special gifts for special folks made by a special young lady. Whoever wins this beautiful necklace will be wearing a work of art made with love, I’m sure of it. Bless all of you for bringing a smile to my face each and every day.

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    Cynthia
    November 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I have ordered the necklace made from the antique sewing machine key. I have been sewing since I was 13, so it has a special meaning for me. I learned on a Singer treadle machine. I made many a garment on it before we got an electric Singer. It had a buttonhole attachment and I thought I was in Heaven! I love one of a kind things and anything handmade.

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    Michele Langston
    November 17, 2016 at 11:12 am

    She is quite talented, from one crafter to another! 🙂

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    Colleen
    November 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Love the hammered bronze look. That little lady has talent. You go girl.

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    Quinn
    November 16, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve long been a fan of all three of the Blind Pig women’s Etsy shops, though my shopping is generally of the “window” variety these days. But I sure enjoy seeing what you all are up to, with your jewelry and herbal recipes and crochet and music and…well, everything you creative types are doing! 🙂

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    Gloria Strother
    November 16, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I love some of those pieces! Beautiful! Would be so excited to have this necklace 🙂

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    Ed Ammons
    November 15, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I hope the silver ring stays on the finger when the necklace goes to it’s new home!
    Has Miss Chitter ever considered custom fishing lures? Her creations remind me of them. Plus if she can do delicate work like that, she might even be able to tie flies!

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    Tom
    November 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Just always amazed how very talented both Presslry Girls are! So neat to see how they have grown as musicians, jewelry makers, you name it.

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    Sherry
    November 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    What a lovely necklace! I am amazed at the talent in your sweet family and thank you for the chance to win that piece of jewelry. Praying for you folks to get some much needed rain to put out those fires!

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    Ed Ammons
    November 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I bought my daughter’s birthday presents (yes two items) this year from Stamey Creek Creations. I am not an expert on jewelry but they looked to be more than worth what I paid and Missy loved them, which I hastened to let Chitter know.

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    b. Ruth
    November 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Tipper,
    I know the girls remember when I gave them the small antique keys at the singing at Martins Creek a couple of years ago. At that time I told Chitter that she could incorporate them in her jewelry if she wanted. I see that the last year or so she has been included the little key types in her necklaces. They are just beautiful. Metals, glass (beads) and twines, leather and vintage type metal and chains mesh together very well for a unique look. She has really done well with her designs!
    I am allergic to metals due to the fact that I worked around mercury, silver, gold and amalgams for years. I finally got to where I could not even wear gold, platinum or silver.
    Sooo, I would like for Chitter to make me a bookmark. Use a key (a fake one is fine) at the bottom, Make it flat with twine (flat) or a slender strip of flat leather where it would lay in the book. At the top where it would hang out, maybe she could put a mixture of beads and before the key on the bottom. I will gladly pay her for the bookmark as she sells the necklaces…I am a bookmark collector, like my Mom and have hers as well as some unusual crafted bookmarks even though, I am a Kindle book buyer and reader for the most part. Ha I also have my Mother and Dads old house keys and Grandparents long keys as well and would like a design for book marks for them, maybe to pass on to my grandchildren.
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…Is Chitter still turning stones or pieces of crockery in the rock tumbler for jewelry?

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    Charline
    November 15, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I very much admire Chitter’s beautiful jewelry, the talents of the girls and your whole family. It is an observation in excellence and blessing- always increasing!

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    Charles Ronald Perry, Sr.
    November 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Your family is so talented in so many ways. You are truly blessed.

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    November 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Tipper: I just placed more copies of my book, “Fiddler of the Mountains” in this VERY SPECIAL shop here in Oak Ridge.Just now as I was reading the wonderful comments about Chitter’s CREATIVE TREASURES, I thought CHITTER’S TREASURES should be placed in this SPECIAL SHOP! Send me some photos and I will share them with the owner of the shop!
    Kindly, Eva Nell

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    Ken
    November 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Tipper,
    I’m so proud of those girls and their many talents. One time when you all were over here, Chitter told me her story of how she cut her finger and all the stitches it took to make her well again. Both girls talk a mile a minute, but Chatter let her sister tell me the story without interruption. I bet they’ve never met a stranger!
    Chitter sure is a talented girl. All my grandgirls would love the necklaces. …Ken

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    Beth
    November 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I truly enjoy following this blog, and love seeing how your family grows in creativity. Wishing her the best! Her work is beautiful and inspirational.

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    November 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    It has been such a delight to watch the girls grow and mature into lovely young women. Not only have they grown, but their gifts have matured also. So talented in their music and Chitter in her jewellery making. Her jewellery is lovely and anyone would be delighted to wear it. I love her styles as they will coordinate with dress-up or casual. Thank you for the Blind Pig and Acorn blog that has enabled me to be part of all this.

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    November 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    It has been such a delight to watch the girls grow and mature into lovely young women. Not only have they grown, but their gifts have matured also. So talented in their music and Chitter in her jewellery making. Her jewellery is lovely and anyone would be delighted to wear it. I love her styles as they will coordinate with dress-up or casual. Thank you for the Blind Pig and Acorn blog that has enabled me to be part of all this.

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    November 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    It has been such a delight to watch the girls grow and mature into lovely young women. Not only have they grown, but their gifts have matured also. So talented in their music and Chitter in her jewellery making. Her jewellery is lovely and anyone would be delighted to wear it. I love her styles as they will coordinate with dress-up or casual. Thank you for the Blind Pig and Acorn blog that has enabled me to be part of all this.

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    November 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    It has been such a delight to watch the girls grow and mature into lovely young women. Not only have they grown, but their gifts have matured also. So talented in their music and Chitter in her jewellery making. Her jewellery is lovely and anyone would be delighted to wear it. I love her styles as they will coordinate with dress-up or casual. Thank you for the Blind Pig and Acorn blog that has enabled me to be part of all this.

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    Sandy Quandt
    November 15, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Chitter is a woman of many talents, that’s for sure. Her jewelry is beautiful and very creative. Thanks for the chance to win that lovely necklace.

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    Marylou Sweat
    November 15, 2016 at 11:41 am

    It is very nice! Anyone would love it! Please enter my name…couldn’t figure it out on her Etsy account, but I did go look…Marylou

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    Ann Applegarth
    November 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Chitter’s craftsmanship is excellent, and her designs beautiful! What a family you have, Tipper — so many different talents put to use!

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    Joe Penland
    November 15, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Since I do some crafts (stained glass, basket making, chair caning and seat weaving) it is rewarding to see more of our younger people getting involved in crafts. I can also recognize the time and effort that goes into each piece, both in production and the time it takes to gain the knowledge and skill.

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    Gina Price
    November 15, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Hi Tipper!!! !Beautiful beautiful ! I would be so proud to wear the necklace in the giveaway ! Handmade with love from a member of one of my favorite families…Talent abounds in your sweet family, beautiful blog, beautiful music, beautiful jewelry, beautiful hearts! God bless each of you, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Vanessa Elhenicky
    November 15, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I’ve always admired her jewelry, but more to admire is her (their) ability to stretch themselves, learn new skills & use that to help support themselves to which I can say good job mom & dad!

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Beautiful, I love tha hammered copper

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    Cynthia
    November 15, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Everything in Chitter’s shop is amazing. I like the necklaces made with vintage keys. The give-away necklace is stunning!

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    PinnacleCreek
    November 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Love watching those girls grow and perfect their skills. The dedication and determination is so obvious. I have found hobbies and interests to be a life saver as I have journeyed through this life. Never a boring rainy day when you are trying to find time for something of interest. They seem to have too many interests to ever sit around and wonder how to pass time. Teaching classes should be next, as they are becoming the next generation of role models.

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    Jackie
    November 15, 2016 at 9:29 am

    There’s some beautiful work in her shop. My wife wears very little ‘bling’ except for a few necklaces and rings. Her ears are too sensitive for earrings. She would wear that necklace.

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    Brenda
    November 15, 2016 at 9:24 am

    That is a lovely necklace. Her designs are great. I will hop over and check out her other creations.

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    Richard Beauchamp
    November 15, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Please enter me in the Giveaway for Chitters necklace !!

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    Pam Danner
    November 15, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Wow, time sure flies doesn’t it! Chitter’s creations are absolutely beautiful and unique, she is a true artist! I love the rustic charm and the beautiful colors that she uses.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    SuzyJ
    November 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Wow, didn’t realize how much work went into each beautiful piece. Wonderful job Chitter! I love the necklace you have donated. I wish for you much success in all things you undertake 🙂
    I would certainly enjoy this necklace, I could even put it on and off by myself, love the clasp!

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    Tamela
    November 15, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I was admiring Chitter’s jewelry creations then had a delightful surprise when I read that I had won the Heirloom Plants book! Having just watched the Growing A Greener World show on PBS about Seed Savers and heirloom plants, I am over the Super Moon excited!! 🙂

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    Alica
    November 15, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Handmade jewelry is the best! Great job, Chitter! Thanks for the opportunity to have this piece!

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    Gayle Larson
    November 15, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Both girls have grown so much in so many ways. Beauty, talent and personality.
    It has been fun watching them grow.

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    Ed Karshner
    November 15, 2016 at 8:28 am

    We love Chitter’s stuff. My daughter Alex has a bracelet, my wife has ear rings, James has a bracelet and bought one as a gift for a friend. We love it.
    You have such talented daughters. We’ll be buying more for Christmas!

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    Miss Cindy
    November 15, 2016 at 8:23 am

    The jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Chitters talent is growing by leaps and bounds and she has taught herself how to do the metal work and create such beauty. She keeps pushing herself and learning more and more. I am soooo proud of her work!
    I have done my Christmas shopping in her store for the last two years!
    You go girl!!!

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    wayne smith
    November 15, 2016 at 8:08 am

    my wife was 82 nov. 1, and she loves jewelry. i didn’t get her any for her birthday. maybe i can redeem myself with one of chitter’s creations.

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    Debbie Nobles
    November 15, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Please enter my name. I ordered some of her pieces last summer for my daughter’s birthday.She loved them all.She teaches intro to Social Work at our local jr college.Her students now want to know where she found her earrings and necklace.We also got the sweetest email too.Glad she has her Etsy store.

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    Dolores
    November 15, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wow! Such a beautiful piece! I would love to win it and I would proudly wear it with my jeans and a sweater. I have visited the site often and I just admire Chitters creativity. Keep up the great work!

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