i have been so inspired by my brand new shop and have been really enjoying my time out there this week. here is what i made for you:
these first two pieces are a part of my "collector's edition". it is not called that because i have become terribly arrogant in my absence and have decided that folks are lining up to collect my work, it is called that because it is a tribute to all of you collectors out there. the ones who go to the beach with a pail and become elated at all of the treasures, the ones like me.
"by the seashore"
with moonstone, freshwater pearl (from that pearl farm i told you about), chalcedony and labrodorite
"collect moments one by one" is from a feist song (that conor oberst covered) the rest of the verse is "i guess that's how the future's done..."
the chain is entirely handmade by trevor and myself!
i am head-over-heels in love with this one. (i am wearing it right now.)
"one by one"
with chalcedony, freshwater pearl (yes, from the farm), and moonstone
chalcedony, moonstone, amazonite, and prehnite grace the chain with their presence.
the "prepared to see" ring
isn't it fabulous? according to terry at lostsierra, it is extremely rare.
the "at the center" ring
with a fantastic high dome cut of andean opal
(i am also wearing this right now...)
a "labradorite bloom" necklace
the "before the storm" ring
with royal purple aztec agate
this stone is simply fascinating, and the colors!
the "tell him your plans" ring
(ya know, "if you want to make god laugh...)
with crazy lace agate
i will be listing these pieces in the shop tomorrow sometime! (unless i decide to keep two certain pieces. if you feel you cannot live without one of them, please let me know; maybe it will ease the pain of parting...)
and... i am happy to announce that i will be taking custom orders once again! however, because i absolutely love making custom pieces for my dear customers, but want to make sure that i still have time to create all of the pieces that are tumbling around my head, i will have a new system, borrowed from a clever fellow etsy jewelry artist. on the first of each month (but a bit early this time), i will list five "tailor-made jewelry reservations" in my shop, with the above listing image. the cost will be $50. that will be a down-payment for your piece. we will discuss via convo (or skype! , if you skype, won't that be fun?) what type of piece you want, your stone of choice, etc. and i will tell you a final price. the turnaround time for custom pieces will be 4-6 weeks. once the piece is completed, i will list it, reserved for you, and the price will reflect the balance owed. what do you think? please give me your feedback as, obviously, it's new.
and lastly, check out the twinkies!
they might as well be the same cat.