Television has been getting a really bad rap lately, and it’s no wonder. But I have to admit, there are a few shows that I like to watch ~ if it weren’t for all those commercials! ( Is it just me or are there more of them these days?) I know I could record the shows and fast forward . . . but I’d rather make things. Here are a few things I’ve been working on. It started with some beautiful rubies . . .
Wow! It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since my last post. And even tho I haven’t been making much jewelry, I’ve been busy. Besides making and selling jewelry extenders, I helped plan our high school reunion, returned to crafting, opened a new Etsy shop, and more recently have been de-cluttering with Craigslist.
Below are a few of my favorite jewelry pieces that have sold:
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Apatite, Labradorite, Smokey Quartz, Iolite, and Gold Vermeil.
my son inspired me to make them in colors. I’ve named that collection of bears “Colores” and they are currently available at my Etsy shop Bitty Boo Gifts.
I’ve truly enjoyed making these little creatures and hope they put a smile on your face. With many jewelry ideas swirling around in my head, my return to jewelry making is just around the corner. But first, I must streamline the photography process . . . ahhh, another idea for a future post – “Photography Made Easy”.
Thanks for visiting, Diana 😉
When I first saw these Apatite nuggets I was drawn simply to the color. But the more I looked at them the more I loved them for their ancient quality – like something found in an archaeological dig – asymmetrically faceted slabs, they are cracked and pitted in places which give them a unique charm. Even my 9 year old son commented – “These are cool, Mom! I love the cracks!” Indeed. To enforce the museum feel, I’ve enhanced them with 24K gold vermeil and large Faceted Smokey Quartz Rondelles. To modernize the look I incorporated smooth labradorite pebbles. I love the contrast. As you move about, the labradorite beads flash gorgeous shades of blue and olive . . . yummmmm.
Soon to be available in my Etsy store where my seller name is “queeniejewels”. Hope to see you there!