Monday, May 28, 2012

I said a couple of things so here's another completed Australian opalite with coral and a turquoise chunk. This is a great color of my favorites...and it's summery and southwest and sort of Scandanavian, too.  I made a vow that everything I make goes up on Etsy...but if this one doesn't sell in the first go round, I may keep it.
Got home from vacation a week or so ago and naturally, I'm catching up now....and then of course, unexpected leaks....lots of them....water gushing in...towels on the floor...buckets and pails everywhere.  What fun!

But I have been working, too.  I'm just accumulating some things and then I'm looking for a set of ears to show off the earrings.  Here are a couple of things that I have finished.

A fiery orchid quartz  with a high high dome from Lost Sierra with tourmaline and citrine ...I wasn't sure how to finish it so I added some beads, but it could really stand alone with a sterling bead and just the chain...easy enough to change.  What do you think? 

Game of Thrones sort of inspired this piece..over the top, fanciful...I used to see Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) riding around on his skate board, but he's traded it in...he's pushing a baby carriage now. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vacation Time....About Time

We're getting set to go on vacation...hurray.  Ten sun filled days of time with the girls...Maddie and Stella.  I bought some dresses...well, I'm always buying things for the girls...and Amanda told me to only bring two, but I said four and then I asked Maddie how many...four or six...she said, "Six".  Sorry, Amanda, you're overruled.  Six, it is.

Working on things as usual.  Here are some snaps, but they won't be for sale until after I return...some earrings, too.  A Chrysoprase and a Montana Plume Agate  in brass...

Since I have to price things according to how much cash goes into them, I wonder if some other sellers are smarter than I am.  My stones are pretty pricey and I see that other sellers don't invest as much in the buyers know, do buyers care?  But still, I don't think I'd want to work on a stone that I didn't truly like.