Monday, May 2, 2011

Times flies...

...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!


  1. Oh I love that necklace with the matching ring! Wonderful work!!!

    Don't you just love when the mailman brings you goodies! :o)

  2. Thanks Tess! I really love mixed metal creations, and the price of copper makes it very attractive indeed ;-) The mailman has been VERY good to me lately...we're on a first name basis now! LOL

    Thank you Heroilda! :-)

  3. What a bounty indeed!! My most favourite packages to receive. I love those yellow stones- are they chalcedony or quartz? And what a wonderful post by Triz, but it's all very warranted:) Have a great week!

  4. The koutoubia set is it. Your new jewels do look yummy - can't wait to see what you do with them.

  5. Wow, wonderful necklace which is so gorgeous and I love those jewelries which is simply outstanding with great work.

  6. I love your custom set!! I should start incorporating more mixed metals really is a nice combination, spesh with the designs stamped into them like yours :) Oh love the new cabs too...I love getting parcels of cabs. Prob my fave thing about jewellery making lol.

  7. Everything is so beautiful my mind exploded!
    The custom order is wonderful; the contrast of metals and stone, the elegance, the skill in craftsmanship, I am in awe.

  8. I love them all!!

    And no...there is no such thing as too many gems ;)

  9. Lovely colorful and elegant works, as well as a beautiful blog.
    Happy Beading Day to You!

  10. A new parcel of stones is ripe for the dreaming, isn't it??? Enjoy!


  11. Oh, you are all wonderful! Each and every comment goes straight to my heart :-) Thank you, gorgeous ladies!



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