Yay, I have finally gotten caught up with customer orders! Now I'm working on two gallery orders, and then I'll be working on new designs. I have sooo many ideas for new pieces, I can't wait to get some of them made. And I'm feeling like the pink opal piece I blogged about back a couple of months ago might get done soon, too.
Another thing I'm very excited about now that I am not juggling my day job with my jewelry is finally having the time to get my metalsmithing area organized and looking better. My bead studio is a lovely bright space on the 2nd floor and overlooks the garden. What a contrast this is - I call it the "dungeon", lol!
My goal is to get a storage area for my tools, probably some type of rolling cart with drawers, and a real jewelers workbench with a place to attach real bench pins and everything. And a drawer to catch what I drop - I drop a LOT of stuff! I have gotten up the courage to post my "before" pictures. Please don't be frightened, ha ha! This is what it looked like this morning as I was working on a couple of stacking ring sets.
Also pictured are two stones I'm working on ideas for - an easter egg jasper cab with a little pocket of drusy, and a yummy moonstone. I'm thinking about making a ring for myself out of the moonstone - I really love that stone, it is totally gorgeous in real life.
Well, that's about it for today, time to get to bed so I can get an early start in the morning. And drink coffee out of my NEW CUP! (Yes, I bought the cup, and it came today - I love it!)