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27 November 2007 @ 01:25 pm
Two semi-WIPs: they're finished except for the clasps.

Mom's apatite necklaceCollapse )

Nice necklaceCollapse )

This pendant will go up on Etsy as soon as I know what the base stone is! I think it's petrified wood, but it could be bone, or something else entirely.

I'm wearing it today, and discovering it should probably be on a chain instead of the magnet cable, but that's okay.
24 November 2007 @ 03:00 pm
I'm pretty pleased with how this pendant turned out, though I need to practice wiring them so they can't twist around (after a day of wearing, it didn't happen much, but it's something to keep in mind for next time). In my head it's called "Waterfall," but I probably won't really label it that.

(My apologies, frostedelves, for the old posts showing up--I changed this journal to a community so I wouldn't have to log in and out all the time.)
17 November 2007 @ 07:48 pm
Finished a bunch of things today, listed a few on Etsy, and am debating about the rest.

Listed: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend necklace (jasper and sterling silver)

Copper leaves bracelet (copper, glass, and crystal)

The leaves on this one are inferior to the ones I usually like--the copper color is clearly only painted on, because it's already fading off some of the beads. Oh well; I priced it a little lower than I normally would have.

But I can't decide about these others. These earrings I made a few weeks ago, and I kind of love them and don't want to sell them:
Berkshire Autumn earrings (Crystal, amethyst, garnet, and glass on gold-filled chain)

I can make them again, of course--I don't have any more of those striped glass flowers, but I could substitute something else. Sigh.

And these two necklaces: one is for mom and one is for sale, and while I'd originally planned to give her the quartz one, I'm honestly not sure whether she'd prefer the other instead.

Blue quartz necklace (Dyed blue quartz, fire-polished glass, gold-filled spacers and wire)

Apatite leaves necklace (Teal apatite, vintage glass leaves, and crystal on gold-filled wire)

(I love these leaves. They're such gorgeous shades of brown. I'm such a sucker for leaves, really--these were not cheap, but I had to have them.)

Sigh. I suppose I could let her choose. Or give her both. She picked out the apatite beads, after all.
17 November 2007 @ 10:42 am
I wasn't able to work on anything for a few weeks, but now I finally have time--hooray! Here are some of the ideas I've been having to hold off on:

Teal apatite and vintage leaves necklace - almost completed, and it's as gorgeous as I'd hoped
Blue quartz necklace - mostly complete. Not quite as gorgeous as I'd hoped, but I think mom will like it anyway.
Copper and leaves bracelet - complete
Changing leaves earrings - still just in my head. Need carnelian chips, and perhaps also garnet, depending on how deep an orange I can find for the carnelian
Naughty and nice necklaces for an upcoming silent auction - I think I've got the idea for the nice one all set; I've got a couple vague ideas for the naughty one, but I need to think about it more
Amethyst "grape" earrings - still playing with this one

Now to complete the ones I'm mostly done with, so I can take pictures.