New Arrivals

Got more orbital earrings up this weekend, in fabulous Fall/Winter colors! 😀

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Here’s a link to their Etsy listings.

What’s in the works this week:

  • More quartz rings
  • A major cleaning out of my studio. It’s a disaster area, like to the point where I can barely function. It’s time to reorganize, get rid of the stuff I don’t use, and make a fresh go of it. ^_^
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Black and White and Red all Over

Black and White and Red All Over
Black and White and Red All Over by dkei featuring pearl earrings
Black, white, and red shine this month in all facets of fashion. To really make them pop, thrown in some gold for a little extra bling. 🙂

Black, white, and red shine this month in all facets of fashion. To really make them pop, thrown in some gold for a little extra bling. 🙂

Delicious Denim

I’m having a blast with my new Polyvore account! I’m going to use it for future fashion articles. ^_^ 

Fall’s blue trend is continuing. This month it will be shades of denim and indigo blue that will shine in the spotlight, especially in accessories. This is one of my favorite colors, and I’m thrilled I have yet another excuse to make and buy more of it. 
Delicious Denim

New Arrivals August 28, 2012

Here’s a summary of the new items in the DarkFire Designs shop. 🙂 To purchase, click on the pic to go to the Etsy listing. 

More of these rings are on the way! 

From top to bottom: Geometric Bubble Gum(size 9), Absinthe Garden(size 7) and Geometric Sun Rays(size 9) silver plated wirework rings, $9.99 each USD. 


Orbit: Citrine and glass pearl silver-plated wirework ring, size 6, $14.99 USD. 


Shades of Gold: Gold-plated wirework ring, size 6 1/2, $14.95 USD.

Framed Silver-plated wirework pendants, $14.95 each USD. 

Coming Soon:
Gold plated quartz rings
More wire cluster rings

Fall Fashion Spotlight: The Shag Coat

Big, fluffy, shaggy fur coats made a comeback for fall. Alexander McQueen sent a variety of them down the runway in fun shades of pink, fuschia, and white. Michael Kors took a darker route with rich red and fierce black, while Fendi worked in earthy browns, tans, and grays. This fun, funky 70s throwback came full circle this fall, with vintage pieces still packing as much of a punch as the new pieces. If you’re not into cotton candy pink or red and black, score one of these lovelies off of Etsy instead.

White crocheted fringe coat, $84 USD, Deja Vu Vintage. Etsy listing.


Vintage 1970s Lambskin Shag Fur Jacket, $175 USD, Cut and Chic Vintage. Etsy listing.


‘Sveta’ Pink Faux Fur Coat, $59 USD, Paris is a Dance. Etsy listing.


Reversible Lime Green Faux Fur Coat(transforms into backpack), $645, Light Up Coats & The Kings Royal Robes. Etsy listing.

Jewelry Report: Statement Earrings

In the last few years or so we’ve seen cocktail rings, bib necklaces, loaded, chunky charm bracelets, and thick bangles. Statement jewelry is always hot, and now it’s the earrings’ turn. Be it chandalier or shoulder duster, statement earrings are it It jewelry of summer, and are a fabulous compliment to strapless tops and tank shirts, a nice way to make your wardrobe pop if you just don’t feel like wearing a necklace or loading up your arms with bracelets during the dog days of summer. 🙂 

Melody Earrings, AMARENOstyle, price upon request. Amareno-Style.com


Pulsar Earrings, $27 USD, Uniquely Chic. Etsy listing. 

Capacitor and LED Earrings, $55 USD, Techcycled. Etsy listing. 


Golden Sun Earrings, $32 USD, Kica Bijoux. Etsy listing


Diamond Elysia Earrings, $30 USD, Krystal Chains. Etsy listing. 


Art Nouveau Chandalier Earrings, $17 USD, Art of Adornment. Artofadornment.ca. 

New Collection!

I’ve been working with jumprings…again. XD I did some tweaks to an older design and wound up making a new collection of orbital earrings!


These were inspired by chainmaille. I love the dimension of the orbital weave, and so I paired it with glass beads to make some pretty awesome, sparkly earrings. 🙂

Behold!







There are all for sale in the Etsy shop!

New rings!

I’ve been experimenting a lot with rings and focusing on more metalwork. While my repertoire still needs a massive expansion I wanted to include what I knew, which is mainly hammering. XD

I also wanted to include more of my fused glass and try to mix metals and textures. This is what I came up with.

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This is a mix of 14g sterling silver wire and 20g silver plated copper wire. The base/ring shank is sterling, and I hammered the ends flat and sort of shaped them around the glass. I used the plated wire to anchor it further. I really like the mix of wires. The glass itself is a small sliver of blue foil CBS 90COE dichroic glass, capped with 90coe green Bullseye and fired to a medium fuse.

Etsy listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89617835/fused-dichroic-glass-and-sterling-silver

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This ring is has a base of 14g brass wire, hammered in the same way I did the sterling silver. I used gold-plated copper wire to wrap the glass in the same fashion. I was worried the brass and gold colors might clash, but in the end they went together beautifully. The glass is a base of yellow 90coe Bullseye, with a strip of CBS 90coe iridescent dichro, capped with a piece of orange scrap I had on hand and fired to a medium fuse.

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91548091/solar-candy-dichroic-fused-glass

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I know the last one doesn’t have hammered ends but I wanted to include it anyway. I got the piece of glass from my former metalworking professor and I really like how it turned out. Sterling silver ring shank with silver plated copper wirework and anchoring.

Etsy:http://www.etsy.com/listing/91528377/evening-colors-fused-dichroic-glass

There will be more, when I can get more of the sterling wire. 🙂

New Pieces and Sneak Peeks

Hello lovelies! 😀

I am designing a new collection for the upcoming fashion show in Sacramento. Tentative dates
are October 22nd or November 5th, and for the sake of time am cheering for the November date. XD

This collection, like the last, is inspired in great part by Japanese fashion, bits of Visual Kei and Gothic Lolita, and the many wonderful flamboyant pieces of clothing lurking in Daisuke Asakura’s closet. I would LOVE to see that man’s closet. XD

Anywho, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!

The red shirt is not part of the outfit, it just looked nice under the jacket. XD The shirt itself…is now in pieces. 😛 You’ll get to see what it is soon enough! 😀

I’m working roughly half repurposed, half from scratch. Repurposed at this point is my strongest point as a designer, and I found some fabulous pieces I can’t wait to start ripping, cutting, and sewing.

New Collections

These are mini-collections of pendants, with exception of the Iceland pendants.

These are dichroic glass peace signs I got in Arizona, and as far as I can tell they have been slumped in a mold. I made simple necklaces out of these. Only four are available on Etsy, and I have price them at $5 each.

Dominoes! This idea got a pretty good response on DeviantART, and so I’ve kicked it off with the first five. These will be on Etsy in a few days.

Aaaaand here’s the lastest batch of Iceland Pendants. One of the clear pieces has already been sold. 🙂

That is all for now. I’ma go get some much-needed sleep today. XD

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