...when you're having fun :-)
Gosh, things have been busy around here!
I said goodbye to a few favourites during my 15% off sale in the shop...
...and I can't tell you how happy it makes my heart to know that these lovelies are heading out across the globe!
I've also been busy with custom orders, including this matching *Koutoubia* Necklace and Ring for the gorgeous Katia of Plushka's Craft...
The necklace is constructed of silver and copper, mixed metal match made in heaven!
With the cost of silver rising all the time ($48.55 an ounce at the time of writing), incorporating copper into my work is a great way of keeping my prices down.
Plus it's beautifully warm and pretty and takes texture better than any other metal! What's not to love :-)
Katia chose the gemstones to compliment the necklace - apatite, iolite, smoky quartz, mystic orange carnelian and a glowing Chrysoprase cabochon...
Katia also asked me to create a matching ring,
(which is one of the reasons why I love custom orders SO much -
I would never have thought to create a matching ring had Katia not asked me!)
and this is the design we settled on...
The gemstone is a stunning 1.18 carat apatite...yum!
And you know that I always have fun signing my work... ;-)
This past week I was also very blessed to read some gorgeous things written about me and my work by the super lovely and super talented Triz.
(and even now I'm blushing thinking about it!)
I cannot wait to see what your incredibly creative and capable hands can produce with metal and flame, Triz! ;-)
The postman has also brought me a bounty of gems this week...
...a little of this...
(arghhh...I just want to eat them!!!)
...and a little of that...
...and a few of these...
Seriously, is there any such thing as too many gems?
No, I didn't think so.
I'm glad you agree :-)
Have a fabulous week, friends!