May 18, 2009

Monet's Garden Necklace - Solid 14 Karat Gold, Tourmaline and Chainmail

I indulged myself while on vacation/break and created this incredible, one of a kind piece. I love to weave chainmail and wire wrap gemstones, and this was such a pleasure to weave!!

Some of the best multi-colored tourmaline I have ever seen, each sitting on their own hand-coiled solid 14 karat gold wire headpin and then wire wrapped within the solid 14 karat gold Shaggy Loops chainmail section. Solid gold chain finishes off the OOAK necklace.

Monet's Garden Necklace

This piece is available on my website for sale, and will be listed in my Etsy shop when I reopen in a couple of days. Shipping is on me via USPS Priority mail and will be insured.

I have several additional pieces (nope, no more solid gold yet....soon though! *grin*) I created while on my break and will try to add them to my website soon. Let me know if you have any requests for solid gold pieces! I'd love to hear from ya'll!!

May 08, 2009

Summer Afternoon and Gentle Expressions Earrings

I know that I'm supposed to be on a break/vacation, but, I can't seem to step away from everything right now. I'm having a hard time just turning my back and forcing myself to relax. One of the reasons is that I'm still processing orders from the surge of orders right before I put my shops on vacation mode. But, Lord willing, hopefully by tomorrow the last of these will be completed and in the mailbox. I also have a gazillion designs racing around in my head and since I'm very familiar with the desert times where inspiration is far from me, I'm trying to get these designs out of my head, off the paper and into fruition. I was able to create two new pairs of earrings. I absolutely tend to create more necklaces (obviously, LOL!!) but I know my customers have been itching for new earrings, so here's a small start! *grin*

Summer Afternoon Earrings

Smoky Quartz, Apatite, Lemon Quartz, Peridot, Sterling Silver

Gentle Expressions Earrings

Amethyst, Green Amethyst, Pink Topaz, Lavender Amethyst and Sterling Silver

These will be posted to my website at some point today after the typical zooishness of Friday mornings dissipates later today. LOL

May 05, 2009

A Glimpse of Heaven - Solid 14 Karat Gold and Grade AAA Blue Topaz

I like to imagine that when God created the Heavens and the Earth, before sin entered the world, when Adam and Eve walked among the Garden of Eden and talked with God, that they would look up at the neverending expanse of sky and it would be this same brilliant, deep shade of blue. A shade of blue so dazzling in its intensity, yet warm and inviting, drawing you in and giving you peace.

A Glimpse of Heaven

My first non-stamped solid 14 karat gold piece! Woohooo!!!! And oh boy...its going to be the first of MANY! I have had so many fabulous comments and requests for variations of the Blue Lagoon necklace ever since I created it, I have decided to create an entire line based on variations of that first piece. I have quite a few pieces drawn and planned out in my head, and Lord willing once my break/vacation is over I can get crackin' on creating them!!! Some of them I will need to find gemstones for, but, that's the fun part! *cheesy grin*

Speaking of getting crackin', LOL, I'd better get a move on and start working!! Ya'll have me so busy before I start my break my head is spinning! LOLOL

May 01, 2009

Spring Cleaning!

*cheesy grin* Yep, its that time of the year again folks, when I realize that my website has gotten overwhelming and I start reorganizing and editing things! LOL If you see one of your favorite pieces you haven't gotten around to purchasing yet has disappeared, just send me an email to custom order it. My Flickr account has most of my recent pieces from the last couple of years and is one of my ways of keeping track of how my work has progressed over time. I have also updated my Clearance section, and once those pieces are gone...they're gone! LOL Quite a few of them are one of a kinds that I CAN"T reproduce, so if you have been eyeballing one for a while, grab it quick because once I send out my next newsletter, those babies will be gone quick! *grin*

I will be taking a break/vacation starting Wednesday, May 6 and will be closing down my Etsy shops for 2 weeks and I will not be processing orders from my website until I come back from my break. I will be back from my break/vacation Wednesday, May 20th...or thereabouts. *cheesy grin* I find that I need to take these breaks every once in a while or I just get too burned out. Its been months since I've had some "putzin'" time with my jewelry and my girls (the last couple of times I've had to close my shop it was because we were all sick! LOL Nooot exactly the break I was looking for. *grin*) and I really want to have some time where I can dive into some things that have been on my to do list for a looong time. Anyhooo...enough gabbing from me. Time to get back to updating my Clearance section!!! *grin*