Thursday, July 22, 2010

my super-inspired week in the new shop!

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
pictorial prehnite

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.


Emily said...

I'm so glad you're back so I can drool over all your new pieces! Sounds like you had a fun adventure. You are so brave to go on that long of a road trip with your girls and even without a portable DVD player, amazing! Your girls must have really good imaginations :)

Poppy Q said...

I love all the new pieces, but a custom piece will be just the business. Paying a deposit spreads the cost too! I'll be in for a special made for me necklace or ring.

julie Q

Arjentia jewellery said...

Love the new pieces, especially the second necklace and the Andean opal ring. So great to have new work of yours to look forward to! And those pearls, wow, beautiful.

I think the custom pieces slots is a great idea, it'll mean you can keep a balance beween those and the stuff you have in your head to make and people will I'm sure be willing to wai a month if they miss that month's slots. I think it'll work really well.

Oh look at those kitties, they're carbon copies of one another, big cat and mini-me kitty. Adorable!

Um and it looks like I'll be commenting as Arjentia jewellery from now on, but it's still me, it's just that blogger won't let me use my LJ ID anymore. May even sign up for a separate account, I'll see. There are no posts for Arjentia jewellery, I just signed up as that in a fit of wild optimism ages ago!


Anonymous said...

Love all that piled-up silver on the collector's edition pieces! Your new studio looks like a great place to work.

Janell Armstrong said...

Wow! Gorgeous work--I love all the little details. Your new studio is wonderful and I am totally jealous of your cab collection : ) I always feel motivated to get to work when I see big batches of finished work like that.

6512 and growing said...

Holy fit of productiveness!

Welcome back dear friend.