Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Morning Coffee and Etsy - 01/25/09

The nature of things. That's a good title for today's post. Making jewelry for me is often a celebration of nature. I get excited every time I discover a new way to incorporate the beautiful gifts that nature provides us into my jewelry. Etsy is a fabulous place to buy supplies, and today I'm sharing some of the wonderful supply shops I've found there.

The first is a new discovery - StoneStudioToo. She is lucky enough to live in Northern Idaho, and gathers her pebbles from the shores of nearby lakes. Her stones are just so touchable, and come in an array of lovely colors.

I just bought this pile of yummy khaki green stones and another pile of equally yummy purple stones this morning.

A new line of pebble pieces is in my mind, and the first one, the Three Pebbles bangle, was posted in both my Etsy and my 1000Markets shop last week.

Another purchase made this morning was from my favorite Etsy lapidary, Stones in Motion. Ed has a great array of lovely stones to choose from, and he is always happy to cut stones by request, as well.

I bought a beautiful pastel 'mystery jasper' from him a while back, and when I asked for more, he cut a special pendant and earrings set for me! My purchase this morning was this gorgeous Pietersite cabochon that I can't wait to receive!

Of course, that reminds me that I need to get busy on my pile of cabochons that always seems to take a back seat to what I call my "little metal" pieces. I don't know why I never get around to setting stones. It must be because they every time I finish one it sells before I get to look at it enough! I really am a 'stoneaholic', and need help!


  1. Funny! I've admired stonesinmotions work! And I've shopped with stonestudio (for Hawaii '09) *love* the new bangle!

  2. What a bunch of pretties! Ooooo you're having fun~