I thought I’d better wave Hello and sweep out the cobwebs before everyone thinks I’ve abandoned my blog for good, lol! I’ll be back to regular blogging soon – I’m starting to feel like writing again, and I’m also feeling the urge to get going on some new jewelry designs – yes, long overdue!
I’ve spent most of the spring and summer working hard in the studio on wholesale and custom work in addition to regular orders, and am still struggling with a better plan to get pieces finished and out the door sooner. I really love doing everything by hand, even the polishing, but I’m starting to see the need for a tumbler, at least for stacking rings and bangles. Maybe….we’ll see. There’s just something so satisfying about hand polishing for me.
One of my favorite custom pieces was this lapis ring embellished with a great pair of lions. This one was hard to part with – I may have to make myself something similar. I’ve got more of these nifty little lions (as well as a bunch of other stunning little 3-D silver goodies) that I’m looking forward to using in some new pieces when I get a chance.
So, that’s it for now, but I’ll see you soon – promise!