Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I probably spent a solid 10 hours doing various things - finishing the last bits of soldering on the last necklace, sanding, filing, oxidizing, taking photos...basically doing everything I mentioned above. I also may have gone to the local lapidary and picked up some stones. But I HAD to go because I needed hard solder and price tags. And it seemed like kind of a waste of a trip if I didn't even look through the drawers of cabochons.
Anyway, I'm still not done! More finishing, more stone setting, more pricing. More everything.
These are the things I HAVE finished, however. !! I'm really excited about what I'm making. I guess I'm always excited about what I'm making, but I can see such progression in every batch and I want everyone in the world to see it. Eeeee!
Onto the photos:
Amethyst bracelet with a wee little carnelian accent -
Raw diamond ring -
Garnet earrings -
Glass window earrings -
Spiny Oyster earrings -
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Cholula being a very good pony.
In between their tests and after expending a lot of energy on bucking instead of just cantering.
In conclusion, that is what I did this weekend. I'm working furiously to catch up in the shop so I can do a polish before the end of the week!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Seriously. Just click it.
(first horse show of the season tomorrow, + going away party for my brother who will be going to basic training at the end of the month, + sunday breakfast with my wonderful mother who will be in MN for a few weeks! busy weekend = jewelry updates...next week. love!)
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I'm determined to get everything in there and updated throughout this week, though!
I have been working away, promise. Only 11? more pieces to go (not including the few customs I still have) until April 30th. I'm being FAR overly optimistic there, seeing as one of those is a rather complex bracelet.
But that's what caffeine and all-nighters are for, right?
(wire wrapped itty bitty persimmoney carnelian beads on an oxidized chain. Just a sweet lil everyday thang.)
And then we have the customs. First, a twiggy ring with a Mexican fire opal:
It goes back to a few different design elements that I've used on past pieces (mainly the ocean jasper 'submarine' necklace that I kept for myself), but it's also so completely crazy and original that I love it a ton and I hope she loves it just as much in person as she does the picture of it! I've been calling this one the zeppelin ring. It's a little seascapey, a little spacey, a little science fictiony. And it's officially my first piece with 2 different stones side by side!