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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Loving the Labradorite

 A few months ago I went a bit crazy and bought a whole lot of labradorite. At the s-l-o-w rate I'm making jewelry these days it seems as if there's no possible way I'll ever use it all. What a GREAT problem to have!  I'm like a kid in a candy store, but for the record I really hate the use of words like "yummy" to describe polished rocks.

Anyhow, I managed to get a couple nifty pieces made over the past week or so.

The first one was lovely on a black leather cord, until you tried to actually wear it and the darn thing wouldn't lay flat. I had to give in to chain. It's still nice on a chain. Some Jam-Band types (who seem to also love wire wrapping, which I discovered some time ago) seem to this this piece has a "Save your face" Grateful Dead mascot quality, which I totally saw even before it was pointed out to me. 
Just imagine this on a chain...

The second piece I want to share with you I'm really happy with, it's a reversible pendant and I'm totally into that.


Just in case you're interested, both pieces are available and both under 100.00. Think CHRISTMAS!

Send me an email if you're interested...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Catching Up

I certainly don't want to get too personal in this blog, but since my last post my first grade son has started ABA therapy (which is a special daily therapy he goes to everyday for autism), and has also cut down to half days at school. I also have an adorable one year old daughter, and all of this makes it very difficult for me to hunker down in bunker and crank out the pretties. Since June I've only made a handful of pieces. When I do get the chance to be creative I often get stuck. I know I have a limited time before something will inevitably come up, so that means the pressure is on.

I have been getting a lot of requests for another skull necklace, but I have a really hard time recreating stuff. One such attempt sat on my bench for months before I picked it up last week and finally finished it. It sold pretty quickly. I especially like the details at the temples of the skull. The stone is a mid-grade yellow labradorite. I was unsure of it, but many of my "fans" had such wonderful and encouraging things to say.

  • This next necklace got such  positive response that I was inspired to make a new piece using a gorgeous piece of rare purple labradorite from India. It is an incredible stone, one of the best I've ever wrapped. It also sold very quickly, within a few hours of posting it on Facebook Fan Page. (Become a fan!)

I also worked with some lovely moonstone last month, and here is what came out of that, so flashy!  I admit, not my favorite wrap I've done, but the stone makes up for that.
It's actually still available, and I find myself wearing it often.

I wish I had more time to work on these things, but I'm a mom first and foremost. I have a busy schedule and lots of responsibility. But I wouldn't trade it for the world. My hope is that all of these things I'm doing now will help my family in the future. It's not always easy, but I'm committed to my son and his needs.

If you're interested in any of the jewelry you see here, shoot me an email. Most stuff gets sold very quickly, but some of it is still available. And, if you're new to wire wrapping, or just have some questions on my process, or want some tips, I'm happy to help.