Saturday, March 31, 2012

New supply shop

After much talk we decided to open up another stone shop. So last night John designed the banner and today I opened it with quite a few cool cabs. I will be adding more items as time permits. Go check it out and let me know what you think. Also, if you happen to have any wishes regarding stones, let me know and I'll see what I can do! Click here to check out the shop!
I'm off shopping to hopefully snaggle up some summery clothes!

Wishing you all a lovely saturday!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Here they are!

I just finished photographing all the new cabochons.
If there are any stones you'd like to acquire before they are listed, send me a convo through Etsy

8mm rose cut natural amethyst cabochons

Cushion cut natural blue chalcedony- rectangular shape

Square cushion cut natural blue chalcedony 

Various shapes of gorgeous pink chalcedony

Stunning rose cut lime chalcedony. These come in 8mm and 10mm sizes

10mmx14mm white opals. These are incredibly beautiful. Great luster and super price! $7.50 dollars each!!

Aqua chalcedony, rose cut. These come also in 8mm and 10mm sizes.

Beautiful natural ice quartz cabs, 10mm rose cut

Antique cushion aqua chalcedony 10mm, rose cut. Gorgeous!

Various shapes and sizes of stunning whiskey quartz. 

I'm ready for a nap, but since it's already almost 5:30pm I might have to pass on that lovely idea. I went to the gym this morning working my ( hopefully ) behind off and feel rather beat. Perhaps I'll head off
 to the studio instead to peruse my new beauties, and hopefully come up with a brilliant idea on how to use some of them in new designs! :) 

Wishing you all a super duper friday!
See ya'll tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!


Friday Special

I am having a new special every friday where I choose one item that will be 20% off. Sale lasts only one day, until 12am EST.
Today's deal is: Click here

I'll be posting of our new cabochons sometime later today when I'm finished taking all the pictures!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Amethyts and garnets

Took a day off from the studio today and it felt mighty good! I don't like exhausting my creative spirit. 
Went to a garden shop to check out some plants that I'd like to plant in my containers. I realize it's a bit too early for that. I guess the warm weather go ahead of me a bit. 
The UPS man showed up today with a small batch of lovely amethyst and garnet cabs. Ohhs and ahhs are  getting to be very common around here :)
Tomorrow we are expecting one HUGE load of cabs. Can't wait to share them with you!

How was your day?


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What wonderful spring weather we've been having. Yesterday we had 21 degrees C and today we're having 18. I almost feel guilty sitting behind the bench. However, I did sneak in a little walk around the neighborhood this morning.
Spring bulbs such a crocuses are in full bloom.

A few hours were spent behind the bench working on a couple of custom order rings and three pairs of earrings for the shop. I'm in a earring mode at the moment. It's funny how it works. A few weeks back someone asked me why I don't make a lot of earrings. To be honest, I make what I'm in the mood for. If I need to sit by my bench trying desperately to be inspired making anything, that takes the fun out of it for me. The purpose for me making jewelry is that whatever I make comes from a deep inspiration or for a lack of better words, the muse.

So today we have two pairs of "confetti" type earrings and one pair of "Stillwater" earrings.
I have been meaning to make confetti earrings for a while now. I think they are fun and no two are alike. A tad abstract, yet with an organic look and feel. 

These ones are post "stud" earrings which come with lustrous mother of pearl cabs.

They are so pretty, I think I need to make a pair for me as well.

Another pair of "confetti" earrings. These ones feature beautiful natural amber. I love how the reflect in the sun.
 They'll make you smile all day.

And lastly we have a pair of "stillwater" earrings which feature gorgeous rose cut aqua chalcedony pear cabs. As I mentioned in my last post. I'm in love with blues and greens these days. 

You should've heard me gasp when I got a large shipment of chalcedony stones last week. Others would think I have gone insane getting excited for stones...:)

Well, the sun is still shining and I think there might be a soft ice cream in order for today. In fact, this years first ice cream!

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful wednesday as well!

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Well hello again,
I must admit I have been contemplating if I should stop blogging altogether since there seems to be no consistency. I seem to be going in spurts where I absolutely love it, and on the other hand I'm struggling to keep it going.
So, I decided to give it another try. This time I am going to try blogging earlier in the day and not at the end of the day when I'm feeling tired.
Often I feel like I don't really have all that much to say. I'm too hard on myself ( german work ethic roots ) *coughs*. Enough said...
However, I feel incredibly inspired these days and can't seem to stop to produce new jewels. Even on days when the muse is in a hibernating mood I still try to make something, or at the very least try to learn a new technique. It works for me, although I realize that I need to take more time to just chill and to have those quiet moments to regain my energy. Last week I decided to go back to the gym. There is a new one down the street that opened a little while ago. Oh it feels so damn good again to be on the treadmill and working a good sweat. When I go for my nature walks I usually take it quite slow. It's sort of meditative for me, to take in all the smells and sounds around me.
Speaking of sounds. Today, when I was working in my studio, I had the window open and heard the most amazing bird chirping orchestra. Spring is definitively here. I think the neighborhood cat is engaging a daily early morning fight with the magpie birds whom seem to live in our backyard. Never knew those birds can make SO much noise.

John and I have ordered a ton of new cabochons including chalcedony in different shades, amethyst, white opal, chrysoprase and quartz. They should be getting here early next week. Looking forward to be using some of them in my designs. As you probably have noticed I'm using a lot of green and blue shades in my latest designs. I'm just so in love with those colors at the moment. After all, winter is over, out with the dark, in with the bright and colorful.

Please check out John's shop. He's updating it with beautiful new stones all the time. Check back once in a while and if there is a stone you like to be made into a design, let me know! Click here.

Have a wonderful, happy tuesday! It's almost midnight and I'm off to bed!

Nighty night!

New sprouts on my lilac bush

New sprouts on my lilac bush

New sprouts on my lilac bush